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Providing for a record-breaking attack

Kimmich, Coman, Müller: The Bayern delivery service

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Bayern’s 4-1 win over Hoffenheim took the Bundesliga champions’ goal tally for the season to an incredible 57 after 19 matchdays. It means the Munich side have by far the league’s best attack in 2020/21, with Frankfurt and Dortmund next on 38, and have also set a new club record. Bayern’s previous best at this stage was 55 in the 2019/20 and 1973/74 campaigns. Only Hamburg have ever scored more after 19 games in the Bundesliga (58 in 1981/82).

Assist king Kimmich

Jerome Boateng thanked provider Kimmich for the corner he headed home to make it 1-0.

One reason for the huge haul is that FCB have numerous players capable of playing the final pass. The league’s top three assist providers all play for Bayern. The chart is led by Joshua Kimmich, whose corner set up Jerome Boateng for the opener against Hoffenheim and was his 10th assist of the campaign. That’s already three more than he managed in the whole of 2019/20.

Coman and Müller approaching double figures

Thomas Müller made it 2-0 against Hoffenheim for his 10th goal of the season. The last time he reached double figures was in 2015/16, when he got 20.

Kingsley Coman is also on the verge of double figures for assists. His fine chip to Serge Gnabry was his ninth of the campaign, which is as many as Thomas Müller has. Our No.25 wasn’t a provider on Saturday but instead got himself on the scoresheet. With 10 goals and nine assists, the 31-year-old has been directly involved in 19 goals, which is second only to Robert Lewandowski in the league (24 goals, six assists).

FCB tough to predict

Lewandowski doesn’t just score goals but also set up Müller with some fine footwork against Hoffenheim for his sixth assist of the season. It puts him not far behind the leading FCB trio.

Bayern’s delivery service is well stocked, which makes the team so tough to figure out for opponents. Together with the always goal-hungry Lewandowski, they’re making sure that Bayern are almost full to bursting with goals like never before.

Bayern’s first goal against Hoffenheim evoked memories for Boateng:

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