Five facts on Matchday 3 clash against Hertha
FC Bayern welcome Hertha BSC to the Allianz Arena this Sunday (kick-off 18:00 CEST). We've collated the most striking facts and stats ahead of the second home match of the 2020/21 season.
1. Tough opponents in recent years
At first sight, the record against the capital club looks one-sided. In 77 meetings in all competitions, Bayern have prevailed on 44 occasions and only suffered 13 defeats. A note of caution, though: FCB have only won two of their last seven games against Hertha.
- Hertha are welcome guests
That said, the Berliners are without a win in Munich in 43 years. Their last success dates back to October 1977 (2-0). Moreover, they've never started the season with back-to-back away wins, so after the 4-1 victory at Werder Bremen on Matchday 1, that's a good sign that the champions will be able to continue their strong record at home.
- European Footballer of the Year looking to hit another milestone
After being crowned European Footballer of the Year in Geneva on Thursday, Robert Lewandowski is bidding to reach 100 Bundesliga goals at the Allianz Arena on Sunday evening. The Poland international has scored 99 times in 97 home league games for the German record champions. Lewandowski also averages a goal every two matches against Hertha, with eight in 16 meetings.
- Still a force at home
Bayern have won their last 10 home matches in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in every one. RB Leipzig were the last side to get anything from the Allianz Arena with a 0-0 draw in February of this year.
- Neuer on verge of record
Manuel Neuer has fond memories of recent encounters with Hertha. The Germany No.1, who was recognised as the best goalkeeper in Europe this week, has already registered 15 clean sheets against the Old Lady. Another would break the Bundesliga record for clean sheets against one club set by Oliver Reck, who registered 15 shutouts against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
As well as Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer also received UEFA awards this week. Read all about it here: