Facts & figures
Sat, 29/10/22, 21:25
Reds break more records against Mainz
Gnabry's hit top form of late, producing goals for fun. The Bayern No.7 assisted all three in the 3-0 win at Barcelona in midweek, and set the tone with the opener against Mainz on Matchday 12. Needing just four minutes to break the deadlock, he's now had a direct hand in a goal in five straight competitive matches for the first time in Bayern colours.
2. Musiala the top scorer
Scoring at will, Musiala is one of Gnabry's proverbial partners in crime. The 19-year-old doubled Bayern's lead in the 28th minute, bringing up his seventh Bundesliga goal of 2022/23. It marks a new single-season personal best for the twinkled-toed teenager, as well a team-leading return for the campaign. With five assists to go with his seven goals, he also boasts the division's joint-best combined hand, along with Werder Bremen striker Niclas Füllkrug.
3. Choupo-Moting the form player
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's switch from back-up striker to man of the moment is some story. For the first time in his Bayern career, Choups has scored, assisted or both in five competitive matches in a row. He teed up Musiala against Mainz, before getting the goal his performance deserved to put the seal on a gala day at the office. The Cameroonian has how scored in three successive Bundesliga games for the first time since March 2014, when he played for Mainz.
4. Mané involved in three goals
Sadio Mané's enjoying an even richer vein of form. The summer signing from Liverpool struck again against Mainz, albeit at the second attempt. The Senegal star won and missed a penalty in the 42nd minute, but made no mistake with the rebound for 3-0. Mane's effort was Bayern's 24th first-half goal of the season - a league record after 12 rounds of fixtures - and his sixth in the German top flight. He underlined his impressive form with assists for Musiala and Leon Goretzka.
5. Tel and Goretzka on target
With goals from all quarters, it's no wonder Bayern have netted at least once in every one of their last five Bundesliga games. An eye-watering total of 19 goals is more than any other team across that period, and takes their season tally to 38.
If Julian Nagelsmann's free-scoring ensemble continue to fire with such regularity, they will end the season on 108 goals - another Bundesliga record.
Praise poured in for Sadio Mané for his part in the Mainz win