Nagelsmann - the last coach to stop Bayern scoring in the Bundesliga
When FC Bayern and RB Leipzig played out a high-quality 0-0 at the Allianz Arena on 9 February, almost exactly two years ago, nobody would’ve been aware of the historic dimension of this goalless draw. Because since that stalemate, the Munich men have not experienced a single Bundesliga match where they haven’t celebrated at least one goal. FCB have now put together a run of 67 games in which they’ve scored, already surpassing the previous record in the league which stood at 64 and was also set by Bayern between 2013 and 2014.
Nagelsmann playing his part in record run
In charge of the opponents on that day was Julian Nagelsmann, who is not only the last Bundesliga boss to manage a clean sheet against Bayern, but has also played a big part in the new record run in his new function. Since taking the reins at FCB last summer, the German record champions have scored 65 goals in the Bundesliga, a record after 20 matchdays. In his 29 competitive matches in charge, his team have notched up a grand total of 102 goals - that’s an average of around 3.5 per game. Bayern therefore represent attacking brilliance, although they will come up against tough resistance against Nagelsmann’s former club on Saturday evening (18:30 CET. Leipzig, now coached by Domenico Tedesco, have been the best Bundesliga defence so far in 2022 and have won 2-0 in their last three matches in all competitions.
„When you have a lot of attacking players on the pitch who like to have the ball at their feet and score goals, it’s going to be difficult for the opposition to score themselves.”
Attack the best form of defence
“Leipzig are in good form again. The team have become a bit steadier again, both defensively and offensively,” stated Nagelsmann in his pre-match press conference on Thursday, while also confirming that his team will stick to their aggressive approach: “I’m an attack-minded coach,” said the Bayern boss, who believes attack is the best form of defence. “When you have a lot of attacking players on the pitch who like to have the ball at their feet and score goals, it’s going to be difficult for the opposition to score themselves.” If the record champions keep their own goalscoring run going on Saturday, there’s nothing to stop them picking up three points against the Saxons.
Here are the key facts and figures on the clash with Leipzig: