Bayern's attack sets next record

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The Bavarian attacking machine is still going at full pelt! With two goals in the cup semi-final against Frankfurt, Hansi Flick's team scored their 128th and 129th goal in just their 43rd competitive match this season, equalling a record. The last Bundesliga team to be so goal-hungry were none other than FC Bayern in 1972/73.

First-team change at short notice

Shortly before the Eintracht match there was bad news for FCB's attack: Serge Gnabry dropped out of the game after the final training session. But the Bavarians once again proved their depth of quality in the squad. Ivan Perišić moved into the starting line-up at short notice and made his mark on the game right from the start.

Number 14 in the 14th minute

Perišić has scored three of his six goals this season with his head - only Lewandowski (10) has scored more headers this season.

The 14th minute of the game saw the floodgates open: Thomas Müller had the ball on the right and saw Perišić free in the penalty area. The Croatian player made good use of the subsequent cross with a remarkable diving header, pushing open the door to the final. It was his first DFB Cup goal in 1869 days - the last time Perišić scored in the competition was in April 2015, in the semi-finals when he was a Wolfsburg player.

The man guaranteed to score

Perfect body control: Even when he's falling, Lewandowski cannot be stopped from scoring.

After Eintracht's unexpected equaliser with 20 minutes to go, striker Robert Lewandowski decided the game a short while later. Alphonso Davies entered the penalty area from the right and played Joshua Kimmich in the middle, who played the ball further on to the Pole. Lewandowski netted despite being off balance, restoring Bayern's lead. The goal that proved to be the winner was his 50th goal contribution of the season (45 goals, five assists) - he has only been involved in more in 2016/17 (51).

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