7 facts about the season finale at VfL Wolfsburg
To finish the 2021/22 season, the already crowned German champions FC Bayern Munich will take on VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday at 15:30 CEST. You can read about the possible records Bayern could achieve in these facts and figures about the game:
1. Bayern dominance
On Sunday, Bayern and Wolfsburg face off for the 50th time in the Bundesliga. Of the 49 matches in this competition so far, Bayern have only lost four times (W39 D6). Of the teams Bayern have played at least 10 times in the top flight, they have a lower rate of defeats only against Uerdingen (7%) than against VfL (8%). Since a 4-1 loss at Wolfsburg in January 2015, the record champions have picked up 37 out of a possible 39 points against the Wolves.
2. Munich goal run against the Wolves
Goals guaranteed: since a 0-0 draw in May 2008, FCB have scored in each of their last 27 Bundesliga games against Wolfsburg (78 goals in total). In the history of the league, Munich have only had a goalscoring streak this long against MSV Duisburg from 1973 to 1997 - now they can set a new record.
3. Strong finishers
Bayern have won their Bundesliga Matchday 34 fixture in 14 of the past 15 seasons - the exception being in 2017/18 when they lost 4-1 to VfB Stuttgart. These two sides also met in Wolfsburg on the final day two years ago, with Bayern winning 4-0.
4. Classy Kimmich set for landmark match
What a milestone! Joshua Kimmich could play his 300th competitive game for Bayern against Wolfsburg. The all-rounder has worn the shirt of the German record champions since 2015 and is once again impressing with top performances this season. Although the 27-year-old has missed six games in the current Bundesliga campaign, he has played the most passes in the league and had the most periods of ball possession among Bundesliga players.
5. Lewandowski on track for new record
Talk about favorite opponents: Robert Lewandowski has scored 24 goals in 21 Bundesliga encounters with Wolfsburg - including, of course, his legendary five-goal haul in September 2015. Only Gerd Müller has scored more goals against one team in the history of Germany's top division, with 27 against Hamburger SV. Nevertheless, the Polish striker has a chance to equal another of Der Bomber's all-time records on the final matchday. With a ten-goal lead over closest challenger Patrik Schick in the top scorer standings, nothing stands in the way of Lewandowksi's seventh golden boot. Only the legendary Müller has won the award this many times.
6. Bayern on verge of away record
Julian Nagelsmann's team have scored 47 away goals this season and are thus on course for a record - no Bundesliga team has scored more than 47 times on their travels in one season.
7. Battle of clean sheet kings
Wolfsburg and Bayern have each kept 11 clean sheets this season - the most in the league. With 35 goals conceded, the Munich side also have the best defence in the Bundesliga overall. The Wolves' defence, on the other hand, is in the best form: in the last three games, Florian Kohfeldt's men have only conceded one goal, the fewest in the league in this period.
The day after the Wolfsburg game, Bayern can finally party with the fans on Marienplatz again: