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Bayern equal their own record

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Even though it wasn't enough for the desired result in the end, Bayern showed their goalscoring accuracy once again in the first game of 2022. In the 2-1 loss against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Robert Lewandowski scored in the 18th minute and ensured the Munich side found the net for the 65th game in a row in the German top flight. Only one other team in the history of the Bundesliga have achieved this feat - Bayern from 2012 to 2014.

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Lewandowski just couldn't find another goal against Gladbach: the woodwork stood in the way.

Nagelsmann one of many great Bayern coaches

Back then the people in charge on the Bayern bench were Jupp Heynckes and later Pep Guardiola, now it is Julian Nagelsmann and his predecessor Hansi Flick who have shaped an era with many goals and an attacking style. Incidentally, the current head coach also played his part in the record being equalled now: He was the opposing coach on the sidelines in Bayern's last goalless game, a 0-0 draw against RB Leipzig on 9 February 2020.

The 34-year-old will rely on Bayern's goal instinct again for the Bundesliga clash at 1. FC Köln (Saturday, 15:30 CET). If his team score another goal they will set a new league record, and hopefully be rewarded with points this time.

Robert Lewandowski has played a big part in the record run, and not just because of his goal against Gladbach - so he is rightly one of the three candidates for "The Best - FIFA World Footballer":