Flick goes into international break on back of victorious milestone

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Hansi Flick stated his desire to go into the international break with a win, and the team did just that with their impressive 4-0 victory against VfB Stuttgart. It was also a happy milestone for Flick, who oversaw his 50th Bundesliga match as a coach -- all for Bayern, of course.

Hansi Flick also marked his Bundesliga debut as a coach with a 4-0 win at home to Borussia Dortmund.

The 56-year-old's record in the top flight verges on incredible. He's overseen 40 wins, as well as five draws and only five defeats. Only Pep Guardiola boasts a better win percentage as a Bundesliga head coach (80.4% from 102 games) than FCB's 2020 treble-winning boss (80%).

Recharge batteries for big run-in

What's been even more impressive is the way Bayern have played under Flick. Their total of 153 goals from 50 games is just an example of the great joy and power the team have shown on the pitch, which was once again clearly seen in the Stuttgart match. "The mood in today's game and after the game will carry is into the next weeks," Serge Gnabry stressed on Saturday after his goal and assist. Some members of the team now head off to join their national teams in high spirits, while the rest will be able to recharge their batteries.

"The players will train in Munich but also have a few days off to have a break. It's the same for the coaching staff. I think we've earnt it," Flick explained. After that, they will approach the upcoming games fully refreshed. The first fixture after the international break is the top-of-the-table clash away at second-placed RB Leipzig. A few days later they then have the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

Thomas Müller was a leading figure in the team performance against Stuttgart: