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Facts and stats from the Stuttgart clash

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. Bayern’s goal-laden 5-3 victory over VfB Stuttgart threw up the usual gems, including a milestone for the club, and a memorable day for top scorer Mario Gomez. has pored over the match stats and picked out the highlights.

Facts and stats from the Stuttgart clash:

1 - Bayern enjoy Sunday matches, with just one defeat in their last 31 matches on the second day of the weekend (20 wins, 10 draws).

2 - The victory in Stuttgart means FCB have won two league games in a row for the first time this term.

2 - And Bayern now have two away wins in the Bundesliga.

5 - Munich scored a season-best five goals away to VfB.

5.5 - Until Sunday’s triumph, Bayern had not won away to Stuttgart in the Bundesliga for five and a half years. FCB won 3-1 back on 21 May 2005, but had only emerged victorious since then in the cup, a 5-1 success in January 2009.

6 - Franck Ribéry has finished the first half of the campaign with six assists, the best tally at the club ahead of Thomas Müller and Danijel Pranjic on five apiece.

7 - Bayern have not lost any of Andreas Ottl’s seven league appearances this term (4 wins, 3 draws).