Seven interesting facts on the crucial three points away at Leverkusen
After FC Bayern inflicted a first league defeat of the season on VfL Wolfsburg in midweek, the Munich team also ended Leverkusen's unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory on Saturday evening. In addition, the three points against die Werkself provided some interesting facts and statistics:
1. Müller and Coman: assist kings!
2. Müller to Lewandowski = goal!
The chemistry between Bayern's number 25 and the Pole is sublime, and the goal showed that once again. It was Robert Lewandowski's 30th Bundesliga goal set up by Thomas Müller. No other player has provided more than 13 for the striker (Kimmich). "Thomas' cross was outstanding, I just had to connect with it," the newly-crowned World Footballer of the Year commented.
3. Hungry Bayern
FC Bayern have netted on 39 occasions so far this campaign. They only boasted more than that after 13 matches in two other campaigns: 40 goals in 2015/16 and 44 in 1976/77, a Bundesliga record.
4. Strong spirit
Bayern turned the tide against Leverkusen, as they did in the last few matches. Bayern are the only team in Bundesliga history to take points in seven straight matches despite going a goal down. In total, FCB have taken 15 points after going a goal down this season, the best in the league, a show of how hungry the treble winners are.
5. Flick the best coach ever
Hansi Flick boasts an incredible rate of 2.54 points per match, slightly ahead of Pep Guardiola on 2.52. Flick is the most successful of all coaches in Bundesliga history, of those who have overseen at least 25 matches.
6. Lewandowski with his first Bayer brace
The list grows. It was Lewandowski's first Bundesliga brace against Bayer 04 Leverkusen - he's already scored multiple braces against 22 other teams in the league.
7. Head happy Bayern
Three of Bayern's last five Bundesliga goals have been headers. Maybe Hermann Gerland's pendulum has paid off? For Lewandowski, his header today was his 32nd league headed goal in a Bayern shirt - since the start of detailed data collection in 2004/05, only two players have scored more headers for their club: Kevin Kuranyi (33 for Schalke) and Stefan Kießling (36 for Leverkusen).
Robert Lewandowski showed the world why he's the best: