5 facts on the Bundesliga match at VfL Bochum
FC Bayern travel to VfL Bochum on Sunday (17:30 CEST) for Bundesliga Matchday 3 of the 2022/23 season. The men from Munich won their first two games of the new campaign for the first time in four years, and after picking up six points against Frankfurt (6-1) and Wolfsburg (2-0), they're now aiming for a third straight win. fcbayern.com has put together the key facts and stats from the game in Bochum for you:
1. Impressive record against Bochum
FC Bayern have won 46 of 70 Bundesliga matches against VfL Bochum (15 draws, nine defeats). FCB's highest win rate (66%) and lowest defeat rate (13%) against the Bochum side is unparalleled against any team they've encountered more than 60 times in the Bundesliga. Another fact in Bayern's favour: in their last 48 Bundesliga games against a team in a relegation spot (Bochum are currently 17th), FCB have never lost (40 wins, eight draws).
2. Bayern have never lost twice in succession
FC Bayern suffered a 4-2 defeat in their last meeting in Bochum in February. Two straight Bundesliga losses against Bochum are unprecedented, and the last time the men from Munich went two league games in a row without a win against VfL was in 1998 (two draws).
3. Bayern goal machine in overdrive
Including the Supercup, Bayern have scored 13 times in their first three competitive matches of the season. They've only managed that many twice in this millennium so far (2000/01 and 2016/17), and the last time they scored more was in 1988/89 (16).
4. FCB with the most attempts on goal
On the first two matchdays, FC Bayern notched up 18 attempts on goal - the highest number in the league. VfL Bochum, meanwhile, allowed 18 shots on goal, only Schalke 04 allowed more (20).
5. Musiala in superb form
With three goals after two matchdays, Jamal Musiala leads the Bundesliga scorers' list. Last weekend, he netted his 14th league goal in total against Wolfsburg, becoming the youngest German player to reach this mark at just 19 years and 169 days. Only England's Jadon Sancho was younger when he scored his 14th Bundesliga goal (19 years, 145 days).
After picking up a knock in the match against Wolfsburg, Serge Gabry trained individually in the performance centre this week: