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7 facts on the away game at Bochum
On Saturday (15:30 CET), FC Bayern travel to VfL Bochum for a Matchday 22 Bundesliga clash. In the reverse fixture in Munich, the German record champions thrashed the newly promoted club 7-0 - their biggest defeat in professional football to date. Check out our facts and figures ahead of the match to find out which statistics are important:
1. FC Bayern, forever Number 1
The 7-0 win on Matchday 5 was FC Bayern's biggest Bundesliga win under Julian Nagelsmann to date, and the biggest win of any team in the current season. The emphatic result also saw the record champions climb to the top of the table for the first time since the 34-year-old took over the reins and they've not relinquished the lead since.
Leroy Sané scored a particularly impressive goal in the reverse fixture against Bochum - his free-kick was voted FC Bayern's Goal of the Month for September:
2. Bayern dominate in head to head
Bayern have lost just one of their past 31 competitive matches against the club from the Ruhr valley (21 wins, seven draws): a 1-0 away defeat in the Bundesliga in February 2004. Since then, the men from Munich have won all eight of their games at VfL (five in the league, three in the cup). It's the longest losing streak Bochum have ever experienced against any club at home in professional football. Moreover, the record champions have scored at least three times in each of their most recent six encounters with VfL in the Bundesliga - if they manage to do so again on Saturday, the Bavarians would equal the historic record in Germany's top flight of seven Bundesliga games in a row with at least three goals scored - last achieved by Bayern themselves against Düsseldorf.
3. FCB scoring spree on the road
FCB have scored in every one of their last 43 Bundesliga games away from home, extending their record in the competition. In each of their three most recent away games, Bayern even got on the scoresheet at least four times, a feat previously only achieved by Werder Bremen in the autumn of 2003, their double-winning season.
4. Impressive run against promoted teams
Bayern have not lost an away match at a promoted club since August 2010, when they went down 2-0 at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Since then, there have been 23 wins and one draw from 24 encounters with Bundesliga newcomers.
5. Tolisso in top form
Playing well: Corentin Tolisso not only scored in his last two Bundesliga games away from home - before his goal in the 4-1 in Berlin, he also netted in the 4-0 at Köln. He also boasts a 100 per cent win ratio in the current campaign: FC Bayern have won all ten Bundesliga matches in which the French World Cup winner has featured this season.
6. Müller makes the difference
With the exception of the 2-1 win against Mainz in mid-December, Thomas Müller has been directly involved in at least one goal in each of his most recent 14 Bundesliga matches. In his past eight away games in the league, the Bayern veteran has even consistently recorded at least one goal contribution - no player has had a longer streak of this kind since detailed data capture began in this competition.
7. Bochum's defence in step with Bayern's
With 21 goals conceded, Julian Nagelsmann's team has the best defence in the Bundesliga this season. Opponents Bochum, however, have also steadied the ship recently and have conceded just 14 goals in their last 14 Bundesliga games - as few as only Bayern in the same period.
Ahead of the clash in Bochum, we spoke to former Bayern player Miloš Pantović, who now plays at VfL: