Bayern with chance to surpass Real's record against Köln

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Julian Nagelsmann will probably still clearly remember 9 February 2020. As coach of RB Leipzig then, he took his side to the Allianz Arena for a top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash. Leipzig were just one point behind Bayern and had the opportunity to claim top spot with a win, but the match ended goalless as the Munich men maintained the upper hand on the way to their 30th German championship.

Julian Nagelsmann and then FCB coach Hansi Flick witnessed a 0-0 of the better variety on 9 February 2020.

Bayern equal Real Madrid's record run

Although the now Bayern boss did not manage to pull off the major coup back then, his Leipzig team did achieve something that no other club in the world has done since: keep a clean sheet against Bayern in a competitive fixture! With their success against Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup on Tuesday, the German record champions made it an incredible 73 competitive matches in a row in which they've scored at least one goal. Up until now, only Real Madrid in Europe's top leagues had gone on such a long run -- FCB have now equalled their record from the 2016/17 season

The stats within Bayern's record run are impressive: they've scored 211 goals in those 73 competitive matches during the last 18 months -- that's an average of around 2.9 per game. 71 of them have come from The Best FIFA Men's Player Robert Lewandowski alone, who's been by far FCB's leading scorer during this period.

Instrumental in Bayern’s prolific scoring: World’s best player Robert Lewandowski

New record possible against Köln

The Bavarians therefore have the opportunity to become the sole record-holders in Sunday's Bundesliga fixture at home to 1. FC Köln. 560 days after playing his part in Bayern's last failure to score, Nagelsmann can now enter the history books in his competitive debut at the Allianz Arena. This time he'll be hoping that it's the other side with a zero next to them on the scoreboard.

Robert Lewandowski has already hit top form in the new season: