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The magic three

Facts and stats from the Hannover clash

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These days, the statisticians don’t just count the goals and cards in a Bundesliga fixture. Passing, possession and touches of the ball are just a few of the figures on offer. Three was the magic number on Saturday, as Bayern made it three league wins this term with a 3-0 win over Hannover, thanks to three-goal Mario Gomez - FCB's number 33. has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.

1 Andreas Ottl made his first competitive appearance for Bayern since returning from a loan spell with Nürnberg.

3 Mario Gomez scored all three goals against Hannover, his first hat-trick for Bayern.

5 Gomez scored his goals from five shots, with Thomas Müller creating five shooting chances. The pair topped the respective rankings on the day.

8 FCB have conceded eight goals in their eight league games so far, a number bettered only by leaders Borussia Dortmund (six goals against).

9 Mirko Slomka has now coached teams against Bayern nine times, but he has yet to win (2 draws, 7 defeats).

10 Louis van Gaal was without ten first-team players against Hannover.

11 Jörg Butt is undefeated in his last 11 appearances against Hannover.

52 Bayern shaded the possession tally with 52 percent of the ball.

55 FCB also topped the tackle count by winning 55 percent of the challenges.

75 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk played the ball 75 times, second only to Hannover’s Steve Cherundulo on 77.

90 Holger Badstuber won an outstanding 90 percent of his tackles.

125 Bayern’s last 125 league matches home and away have played to capacity crowds, an unprecedented run in Bundesliga history.

225 Bastian Schweinsteiger has now made 225 Bundesliga appearances.

250 Saturday’s match was the 250th game at the Allianz Arena since the stadium opened in 2005.