5 facts on away game at FC Augsburg
After the Champions League cracker against Barcelona (2-0), FC Bayern are aiming to pick up an important three points in the Bundesliga. Head coach Julian Nagelsmann's team will try to reclaim top spot in the league from Union Berlin at FC Augsburg this Saturday (15:30 CEST). Our facts and figures offer hope that they could succeed in their endeavour - at least temporarily:
1. Away at Augsburg: 👍
After three straight draws in the Bundesliga, the men from Munich are determined to get another win. There is reason to be optimistic: FCB have won eight of their 11 Bundesliga games at FCA, and the German record champions have a higher points average (2.3) and a higher win rate (72%) away from home there than at any other current Bundesliga club.
2. Like being at home: ✈
Things are going like clockwork for Thomas Müller & Co. on the road: In their three games this season, they've racked up an impressive 14 goals - no team in the history of the Bundesliga have ever scored so many times in their first three games away from home. More of the same, please!
3. Clash of opposites: 🟢🔴⚪
On Saturday, FC Bayern, who boast the best attack in the Bundesliga (19 goals), come up against Augsburg, who currently have the weakest (four, the same as Bochum). The German champions have taken the most shots on goal in the league (142), while FCA are in last place with 57 attempts. Furthermore, Bayern's pass-completion rate is the best in the top flight (88%), while Augsburg's is the weakest (68%).
4. Augsburg specialist Nagelsmann: 🔝
This record also raises hopes of coming away with all three points: Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann has celebrated more wins against FCA than against any other team in the Bundesliga (ten). But a word of caution: in his last visit to Augsburg, he suffered his first defeat there.
5. Tel even younger than Musiala: 😲
Mathys Tel's maiden goal against VfB Stuttgart made him the youngest FC Bayern scorer in Bundesliga history at the age of just 17 years and 136 days. Since Jamal Musiala also scored afterwards, it was only the second time that two teenagers got onto the scoresheet for Bayern in a Bundesliga match - after Uli Hoeneß and Paul Breitner in 1971 (7-0 against Köln). Moreover, only one non-German player in Bundesliga history was younger than Frenchman Tel when he scored his first goal: Dortmund's Nuri Sahin (17 years and 82 days).
Bayern will be missing defender Lucas Hernández for the clash at Augsburg: