Ten facts on Bayern's route to the final
"Berlin, Berlin, we're going to Berlin!" FC Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the DFB Cup last four, advancing to the final for the 24th time. But that was not the only record Hansi Flick's men broke on Wednesday evening. fcbayern.com has compiled the ten most important facts after the match.
1. Flick surpasses Guardiola
Hansi Flick has won 24 of his first 27 competitive matches, more than any other FCB coach since promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965. He surpassed Pep Guardiola, who won 22 of his first 27 matches.
2. All good things come in threes
FC Bayern advanced to the DFB Cup final for the third time on the bounce, equalling a club record. The record cup winners last achieved it from 2012 to 2014.
3. Milestone for Müller
Thomas Müller was involved in 50 goals in 55 DFB Cup matches, scoring 32 and setting up another 18. Müller is the first player to reach this mark since detailed data collection began in 2008/09.
4. Record finalists
FC Bayern will contest their 24th cup final, which is at least twice as many as any other team. Schalke have contested 12 finals.
5. Record for Müller
Müller has already won 47 cup matches. Only Gerd Müller and Sepp Maier have reached this number.
Thomas Müller celebrated his 47th victory in the DFB Cup (excluding penalty shootouts) in the 2-1 win against Frankfurt, matching the club record. Only Gerd Müller and Sepp Maier have celebrated as many DFB Cup victories for FC Bayern as Müller.
6. Bayern's goal machines with new record
In the 43rd competitive match of the season, the Bavarians scored their 129th goal, equalling a record. It had previously only been achieved by Bayern themselves in 1972/73.
7. Lewandowski in first place
Robert Lewandowski's match-winner was his fourth goal in this year's DFB Cup competition, which sees the Bundesliga's top scorer also become the joint top goalscorer in this season's cup - alongside Rouwen Hennings of Fortuna Düsseldorf, whose side were eliminated in the quarter-finals.
8. Flick's Bayern on Heynckes' heels
FC Bayern won their 12th competitive match in a row. The last time this was achieved was in the 2017/18 season under Jupp Heynckes (when the side won 14 matches in a row).
9. Gnabry replacement Perišić delivers
For Ivan Perišić, the cup match was only his second appearance since the restart - the only other match he had been involved in was 18 days earlier in the league match against the same opponents at the end of May, a 5-2 win for the Bavarians. And he immediately scored a crucial goal to give his side an early 1-0 lead.
10. 21 games unbeaten
FC Bayern remain undefeated for their 21st consecutive competitive match (20 wins and 1 draw) - the last time FCB had such a run was in 2013/14 under Pep Guardiola, when the team went unbeaten for 24 competitive matches.
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