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FCB v BVB: The factfile

Bayern against Borussia Dortmund! First against second! But it is not just the positions in the table that show Sunday‘s clash at the Allianz Arena (17:30 CET) is a meeting of the two best teams in the Bundesliga. brings you some key stats ahead of the big match:

Brilliant start
Bayern and Dortmund are the only teams unbeaten after seven matchdays. FCB have established the best start to a season of any club in the 51 years of the Bundesliga with seven wins, 21 points and a goal difference of +20. BVB have gone unbeaten in the first seven Bundesliga games in a campaign for the third time in the club‘s history (as in 2013/14 and 2002/03). Dortmund have only had more than their current 17 points at this stage of the campaign twice before in 2013/14 (19) and 2010/11 (18).

Hungry for goals
FCB are currently the most prolific team in the league with 23 strikes to date followed by BVB with 21 goals. Bayern and Dortmund are the only teams to score in every match so far this season. Together they account for a quarter of all Bundesliga goals so far (44 of 177).

On target
Bayern and BVB are fighting it out amongst themselves in the top of the Bundesliga goalscorers’ list. Robert Lewandowski (10) is top of the pops ahead of Dortmund‘s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9) and Thomas Müller (6). In the rankings of goals and assists FCB and BVB pros occupy five of the first six places: Lewandowski (10 goals + 1 assist), Aubameyang (9+1), Douglas Costa (1+5), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (3+3), Thomas Müller (6+0); they are joined by FC Köln’s Anthony Modeste (5+2).

Lewandowski v Aubameyang

The Munich and the Dortmund strikers are the outstanding goalscorers not just this season but also over the whole calendar year. Both have scored 20 goals in the Bundesliga in 2015 – top of the pile! If you take all competitive games into account in the current year then only Lewandowski (29) has hit the back of the net more often than Aubameyang (27). Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 13 competitive matches this term, Lewandowski 14 in 10 competitive games. Lewandowski‘s 10 goals from seven matchdays is a league record (equalling Gerd Müller in 1968/69 and 1977/78), Aubameyang is the first player to score on each of the first seven matchdays.

Bayern and Dortmund have won 18 of the last 22 German league titles between them. Bayern have lifted the league shield 13 times and BVB five. In the same period Bayern and Dortmund are the only clubs to have won the Bundesliga more than once.