Mathys Tel, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Kingsley Coman, celebration, FC Bayern

Reds break more records against Mainz

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Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala were among six different FC Bayern goalscorers as records tumbled in the 6-2 rout of Mainz. fcbayern.com rounds up the numbers behind a blistering display.

1. Gnabry the architect

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

Jamal Musiala, Alphonso Davies, celebration, FC Bayern
Jamal Musiala and Alphonso Davies celebrate Bayern's second goal.

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, tackling
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has 12 goals in all competitions.

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, penalty, FC Bayern
Sadio Mané sinks the rebound after Robin Zentner saved his penalty.

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

Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, celebration, FC Bayern
Leon Goretzka is back to his best following injury.

Midfield engine Goretzka (58') and substitute Mathys Tel (79') also helped themselves to a piece of the goal-scoring pie, each scoring for the second time this Bundesliga season.

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


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