7 facts on the Bundesliga matchday 2 game against Hoffenheim
Following the historic opening day win against Schalke 04 – 8-0 is the biggest margin in the history of the Bundesliga – FC Bayern are ready for their first away game of the season. fcbayern.com brings you some of the best facts and figures ahead of the first away game in the Bundesliga at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
1. FC Bayern continue hunt for records
Following the win in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla (2-1 a.e.t.) in Budapest, FC Bayern have now overtaken record holders Real Madrid with 23 wins in succession across all competitions to set a never previously achieved run for a team in one of the top European leagues. But there's more: FCB are also setting the standards in the Bundesliga: Hansi Flick's team have won 14 Bundesliga games on the bounce – only twice has a Bundesliga side achieved a longer run of victories (15 wins in 2004/05 and 19 wins in 2013/2014) – both record set by FC Bayern.
2. Flick's team on verge of new away record
FC Bayern have won all their past ten away games in the Bundesliga and thereby equalled their own Bundesliga record from 2013/14. Now Hansi Flick's team can achieve another historic first in the top flight.
3. Reunion with Sebastian Hoeneß
85 days after Sebastian Hoeneß sensationally won the third division with the FC Bayern Reserves, he now faces the first team of his previous club. The Munich born coach was in charge of the German record champions U19 side 69 times between 2017 and 2019 and managed the FC Bayern Reserves in the third division last season. Hoeneß was presented as the new coach at the Europa League participants from Hoffenheim on 4 August 2020.
4. Third clash of the year
This will be the third meeting for the German record champions with the team from the Kreichgau this year. On 5 February, Bayern beat TSG 4-3 in a spectacular match in the DFB Cup Round of 16 at the Allianz Arena. The FC Bayern tally came from an own goal by Benjamin Hübner, a strike from Thomas Müller and a brace from Robert Lewandowski. The two teams met again in the Bundesliga three and a half weeks later with the Reds winning 6-0 at the stadium in Sinsheim. FCB have won four of their last five clashes with TSG.
5. Record clearly in favour of FC Bayern
The two clubs have met each other 25 times in competitive matches (24 Bundesliga fixtures and one DFB Cup tie) since Hoffenheim were promoted to the Bundesliga in 2008 – Bayern have won 17 times, drawn five and lost three. FCB have scored 61 times against TSG and only conceded 24 goals.
6. Hat tricks: Gnabry versus Kramarić
In last week’s game against Schalke, Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick in the Bundesliga for the first time. It was also the first time he has scored more than one goal at the Allianz Arena. They were goals number 22 to 25 in his 62 Bundesliga appearances for FC Bayern to date. Andrej Kramarić is the focus of attention for the other side. The Croatia 2018 World Cup runner-up has scored all nine goals in Hoffenheim's last three games. He netted a hat-trick in the first game of the new season against FC Köln that secured the first three points of the campaign for Hoffenheim in added time.
7. Kimmich on top form
Joshua Kimmich has a new squad number since the start of the Bundesliga this term. The FC Bayern number six was in extremely good form in the game against Schalke. With a successful pass rate of 96%, setting up five shots and providing two assists, he was the main man for Bayern.
New era in Bayern kit: Joshua Kimmich is wearing the number six shirt for FC Bayern this season.