Reds set new Bundesliga record

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FC Bayern set a new Bundesliga record in Saturday's 1-0 home victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. The Bavarians have kept a clean sheet against Frankfurt for a total of 747 minutes, longer than any other team against a fellow Bundesliga competitor. FCB surpassed the previous best-mark of 669 minutes set by Borussia Mönchengladbach against Arminia Bielefeld between 2003 and 2009. The last goal for Eintracht against Bayern dates back to April 2011, the scorer being none other than Sebastian Rode.

Milestones for Alonso and Neuer

The home match against Frankfurt marked a milestone for two FCB stars: Xabi Alonso made his 50th Bundesliga appearance, while netminder Manuel Neuer kept a clean sheet for the 150th time in his 311th league match. Only Oliver Reck on 172 matches and Oliver Kahn on 196 boast more games without conceding a goal.

Bouquet for Ribéry

Congratulations! Franck Ribéry received a bouquet of flowers before the match against Frankfurt for making his 200th Bundesliga appearance in the 1-0 victory away to Köln two weeks ago. Buoyed by this mark, the Frenchman scored the highly watchable match-winner against Eintracht, taking his impressive German top flight tally to 70 goals and 76 assists.

Accolade for Neuer

The celebrations continued after the final whistle. The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) presented Manuel Neuer with the World's Best Goalkeeper award. The FCB custodian won the accolade for the third time in a row after 2013 and 2014.


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