Bavarian goal machines
Bayern once again demonstrated their good form on Saturday, downing Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-1. Jupp Heynckes' men have scored 26 goals in their last six Bundesliga matches, conceding only four. fcbayern.com has compiled the most interesting numbers after the match.
178 – Robert Lewandowski advanced in the all-time Bundesliga scorer rankings when he netted against Gladbach. The Pole is now lying seventh on 178 goals, only one short of Stefan Kuntz. The 29-year-old also progressed in the all-time FCB rankings, lying fifth on 146 goals now. But despite his impressive numbers Saturday was a first for the striker as he scored his first goal against Gladbach wearing Bayern colours. He scored his second goal overall against the Foals.
94 – Bayern struggled to find their rhythm at first but completely dominated the match later on. At the end of the day the Bavarians had seen 69.3 percent of the ball, boasting a 94.6 percent passing accuracy, a best-mark in the league (surpassing Borussia Dortmund's 93.7 percent against Freiburg). Niklas Süle with a 98.8 percent accuracy (84 passes) and Thiago (97.1 percent, 103 passes) stood out on Saturday.
17 – Bayern once again demonstrated their aerial prowess against Gladbach. Sandro Wagner's second goal was Bayern's 17th headed goal this season, a best-mark in the league. Bayern scored nine headed goals last season. The German record champions set the record in the 2013/14 season, when 21 of their headers finding the net back.
11 – Thomas Müller set up Bayern's first two goals and now boasts 11 assists. The Bayern captain is the league's second-best provider behind Augsburg's Philipp Max on 12. Müller is the only player to surpass the ten-assist landmark in six seasons.
4 – Sandro Wagner converted Müller's two assists, finding the net in four consecutive league matches, a first in his career. Wagner scored his goals 10 and 11 this season, bagging his first brace wearing Bayern colours.