Neuer on brink of record
Wed, 02/02/22, 12:00
5 facts about the home game against RB Leipzig
Bayern return from the international break to play their second home game of the year against RB Leipzig on Saturday evening (18:30 CET). After the defeat against Mönchengladbach, three points will be needed against the in-form side to maintain the lead in the table and help captain Manuel Neuer set a record. Find out about this in the facts and figures for the game.
1. Bayern dominate the head to head
FC Bayern have lost just one of 11 Bundesliga games with the Die Roten Bullen and are undefeated in seven games in the top flight since that 2-1 loss in Leipzig in March 2018 (three wins, four draws). RB have not had a longer winless streak in the league against any other team.
2. Neuer on brink of record
Will Manuel Neuer become a new Titan? FC Bayern's Number 1 has won 309 of his 457 Bundesliga games to date - 77 wins with Schalke and 232 with Bayern. Another victory would see the 35-year-old equal Oliver Kahn's Bundesliga record of 310 (in 557 games). To put this number into perspective: Leipzig brought up their 100th Bundesliga win in club history (in their 190th game) against Wolfsburg (2-0) last matchday.
3. Strong record under Nagelsmann
FCB have won 16 of 20 Bundesliga games this season, a figure only bettered twice before: Pep Guardiola won 17 in 2015/16 and 18 in 2013/14. With 65 goals in the first 20 Bundesliga matchdays under Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern have scored more times than any other team in history at this stage of the season.
4. Müller delivers and delivers
Thomas Müller has already contributed to 22 goals (six goals and 16 assists) in the first 20 games of this Bundesliga season - a new personal best for the 32-year-old. If he matches his performance in the last home game against Leipzig, he could expand this record: The Bavarian scored twice in the 3-3 draw in December 2020.
5. Leipzig best since the turn of the year
Leipzig are the only Bundesliga club to win all four competitive games so far in 2022. In addition to the success in the DFB Cup last 16 against Hansa Rostock (2-0), Leipzig have started the second half of a Bundesliga season with three wins for the first time and lead the table since the winter break with nine points and a goal record of 8-1.
Bayern impressed with offensive power on the last matchday in Berlin - here are the numbers for the game: