5 facts on the Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg
FC Bayern entertain Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Friday night (kick-off: 20:30 CET) in the final match of 2021. The Bundesliga record against the Wolves clearly favours FCB, who have won 38 out of 48 matches (six draws, four defeats). We bring you important facts on the clash with Wolfsburg.
1. Top at Christmas as precursor to the title?
Tuesday's 5-0 victory away to VfB Stuttgart has already secured top spot at Christmas for FC Bayern. Since the introduction of the three points for a win rule, FCB have lifted the Bundesliga title in 14 out of 15 seasons after being top of the table at the midway point of the season.
2. Unbeaten at home against Wolfsburg
FC Bayern have not lost any of their 24 Bundesliga home games against Wolfsburg (22 wins, two draws). No other team in the history the Bundesliga has played an opponent as often at home and not suffered a single defeat.
3. FCB goal machine in top gear
FCB have scored a whopping 52 goals in the first 16 league matches in the current campaign -- that is a new Bundesliga record. The men from Munich have clocked up an incredible 112 Bundesliga goals in 2021, also a record. FCB have scored five or more goals in nine Bundesliga games this year -- no other team has managed that before in a calendar year.
4. Lewy sets next record
With his brace against VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday, Robert Lewandowskiequalled a longstanding record set by FCB legend Gerd Müller. Lewy has scored 42 Bundesliga goals in 2021 -- only Der Bomber had managed that before, in 1972. A goal against Wolfsburg would see Lewandowski set a new record. And the Bayern No.9 loves to score against Wolfsburg. The Poland international has netted 23 goals in 20 Bundesliga matches against the Wolves. In the history of the Bundesliga, only Müller has scored more goals against one opponent -- 27 against Hamburg.
5. Assist King Müller
Thomas Müller provided his 12th assist of the season against Stuttgart -- that is already a record for the first half of a league campaign since records were kept (2004/05). The previous record of 11 assists in the first half of the season was held by Müller himself (2019/20).
Lewandowski equalled a long-standing record set by Gerd Müller on Tuesday: