Neuer, Lewy and goals galore
Sat, 23/10/21, 19:56
4 facts on the 4-0 win over Hoffenheim
Four days after the 4-0 victory in the Champions League at Benfica, Bayern did it all over again, beating TSG 1899 Hoffenheim by the same scoreline. Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman had the 60,000 spectators in the stadium out of their seats four times - and set new records in the process.
1. Just Kahn ahead of Neuer now
Captain Manuel Neuer is a winner, and he underlined that once again in the home match with two crucial saves. This is the 300th time that the number one has left the field as a winner in the Bundesliga, putting him second in the all-time list - only Bayern's current CEO, Oliver Kahn has more wins to his name (310).
2. FC Bayern - Goal machine
88, 100, 99 - the impressive number of goals Bayern have scored in each of their last three Bundesliga seasons. The exceptional and, from the point of view of thier rivals, rather frightening thing is that the record champions currently have 33 goals after nine games - a new Bundesliga record! The league leaders have also scored at least once in their last 56 Bundesliga games, which have featured a staggering 174 goals.
3. Super-subs bite
No other team has scored more goals off the bench than Bayern this season: five. As such, it was unsurprising that two players emerged from the dugout and then scored vs. Hoffenheim this weekend: Choupo-Moting and Coman. With three goals from the bench, Choupo is the top-scoring substitute in the league, whilst in-form King scored his first goal of the season against TSG.
4. LewanGOALski leads the scoring charts
Even if these numbers no longer come as a surprise to anyone due to his consistent quality, it shouldn't go unmentioned: Lewandowski was top of almost all attacking metrics against Hoffenheim, from shots on goal to penalty area actions. With his wonder-goal to make it 2-0, the Pole also moved to the top of the scoring charts; having scored ten goals from nine games. Lewy has also been directly involved in at least one goal in each of the last 15 home games (25 goals, 4 assists). World class!
For the first time in over 18 months, FC Bayern were able to welcome 60,000 spectators to the Allianz Arena: