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Prolific Pizza completes the set

Claudio Pizarro’s goal in Braunschweig means the Peruvian closed a gap in his personal career record: going into Saturday’s match Pizza had scored against 17 of the 18 current Bundesliga clubs, but not against the Lions from Braunschweig. The strike takes Claudio onto 83 goals in the Bundesliga and means he draws level with Paul Breitner in ninth place in Bayern’s all-time top flight scorer roll of honour. In the same ranking for the Bundesliga, the league’s most prolific non-German player lies eighth with 172 goals.

Mandzukic’ strike sets records

Mario Mandzukic’ goal to make the final score 2-0 in Braunschweig was the 14th goal scored by a Bayern sub this term, the most in the league and a new club record. Munich topped the ranking last season with ten goals scored by super subs. Mandzukic himself is now on 18 Bundesliga goals this term, extending his personal best for a season and keeping pace with Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski as the league’s leading goalscorer.

Raeder the provider

Manuel Neuer’s understudy Lukas Raeder had three reasons to celebrate in Braunschweig. The match marked his starting debut in the Bundesliga; he kept his first clean sheet for the senior team; and he also chalked up a scorer point, as he provided the assist for Mario Mandzukic’ goal four minutes from time. Raeder is the first keeper to supply the pass leading to a goal in the Bundesliga this season.

Mia san sold out

In an unparalleled achievement, FCB’s game in Braunschweig was their 250th Bundesliga fixture in a row played in front of an officially full house - that’s a world record! The last time the treble winners played to a less than sell-out crowd was more than seven years ago on 30 January 2007, when “only” 64,000 turned out for a goalless draw with VfL Bochum on a bone-chilling evening at the Allianz Arena.