9 facts on the win against Köln

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The 2-1 victory in Cologne was the eighth in a row for FC Bayern. The reigning champions are currently on a fine run of wins and ensured both the streak and the number of records that have been falling almost every week continued to topple in the light of picking up three points in the west of Germany. fcbayern.com sums up the best stats and facts from the game.

1. Record win for Thomas Müller

Goalscorer Thomas Müller celebrated his 260th win in the Bundesliga, equalling FCB legend and board member Oliver Kahn. Müller managed this feat in astonishing time - in just 357 games. 

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2. FCB with record attack

After just six matchdays, Bayern have already scored 24 goals - no other team has scored that many at this stage of the season in Bundesliga history.

3. FCB never goal-shy

Bayern have now gone 32 games without recording a blank in front of goal - the last time Bayern were unable to score was in February, in a 0-0 draw against Leipzig.

4. Gnabry scores against his favourite opponent

Serge Gnabry has now scored four goals this season, but in six games against Effzeh, Bayern's number 7 has scored 7 goals. He's not scored that many goals against any other team.

5. Kimmich collecting goal contributions

Joshua Kimmich was particularly impressive against Köln. As well as assisting once, Bayern's midfielder touched the ball 116 times, more than any Bayern player.

In injury-time of the first half, Joshua Kimmich won the ball in his own half before passing the ball on to Gnabry, who finished the counter-attack to make it 2-0. Kimmich has thus been directly involved in at least one goal in seven of his last eight competitive matches since the Supercup against Dortmund (the only game where Kimmich was not directly involved was in the 4-3 victory over Hertha).

6. Strong run against Köln

Bayenr have not lost to 1. FC Köln since 2011. In 13 games against the men from the Rhineland, Bayern have recorded 12 wins and 1 draw. 

7. FCB racing from win to win


In the last 32 games, Hansi Flick's men have won 31 times. The only blemish on that record was the 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim on Bundesliga Matchday 2.

8. FCB ice-cool from the spot

Müller's 13th minute penalty is the 14th penalty in a row that Bayern have scored since March 2019. For Müller, it was the first penalty he'd scored since December 2015, when he netted the only goal in a 1-0 win in Hannover. With just six games gone this season, he's already notched up 8 goal contributions (4 goals and assists apiece), equalling the best effort in his career. The last time he picked up this many was in 2012/13. 

9. Martínez and Pavard with milestones

Javi Martinez celebrated his 150th Bundesliga game in the match in Cologne, with Benjamin Pavard marking his 100th game in the German top tier, of which 37 have been in Bayern colours.

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