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Reds plus Oktoberfest equals goals galore

Every year, when the Mayor of Munich taps the first barrel with a cry of O’zapft is! and the foaming beer flows like water at the Oktoberfest, the goals have traditionally rained in for Bayern. Germany’s most successful club and the world’s greatest popular festival have historically proved a successful combination. The Bavarians are almost invincible on home turf during the autumn revelry, as the record books clearly show:

Bayern and the Oktoberfest

  • Bayern have played 75 home matches during the Oktoberfest since joining the Bundesliga in 1965, recording 48 wins, 20 draws and just seven defeats.(
  • Home fixtures during the Oktoberfest have produced an average of 2.68 goals for and just 1.17 goals against (goals scored 201, goals conceded 88).
  • 3,915,000 fans have turned out for the 75 matches in question, for a sensational average attendance of 52,200. The top crowds were: 1976 v FC Köln (4-1) and 1980 v Hamburg (5-1), each drawing 78,000 spectators to the Olympic stadium.(
  • Bayern’s biggest Bundesliga victories during the Oktoberfest in Munich: 1977 v Schalke (7-1), 1983 v SV Waldhof (6-0), 1978 v Braunschweig (6-1), 1965 v Karlsruhe (5-1) and 1989 v Bochum (5-1).(
  • Bayern’s first Oktoberfest home fixture took place on 18 September 1965 at the Grünwald stadium, the match in which Bayern defeated Karlsruhe 5-1.
  • Appropriately enough, last season’s first Oktoberfest fixture at the Allianz Arena was the all-Bavaria derby against FC Nürnberg. Bayern triumphed 2-1 with goals from Ivica Olic and Daniel van Buyten. The second Oktoberfest fixture was a disappointing goalless draw with FC Köln.
  • The top goalscorer in Oktoberfest home fixtures is Gerd Müller: Der Bomber struck a total of 21 times. Second and third places in the list are held by Uli Hoeneß (13) and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (11).