The numbers behind FC Bayern's DFB Cup last-16 win.

5 facts on the DFB Cup win over Mainz

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FC Bayern punched their ticket to the DFB Cup quarter-finals with victory in Mainz. rounds up the standout numbers behind a convincing win...

1. Choupo-Moting shines in favourite competition

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting celebration DFB Cup
Mr. DFB Cup Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting set Bayern on the road to victory.

Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, FC Bayern and the DFB Cup - it's a match made in heaven. The Cameroonian's opener in Mainz marked his ninth goal in just five DFB Cup appearances for the competition's record winners. Put simply, no one can hold a candle to the 33-year-old, who has had a direct hand in 12 goals in the DFB Cup since the start of last season (seven of his own, plus five assists). That, just like his seven goals, is a competition high for the period in question.

2. Musiala keeps on scoring

Jamal Musiala made it 2-0 in Mainz to extend his scoring run to four straight DFB Cup matches. He's the only player to have hit the back of the net in all three stages of this season's competition. What's more, the 19-year-old is Bayern's joint-top scorer this term along with Choupo-Moting, on 13 goals .

3. Müller puts in record-breaking shift

Jamal Musiala takes chances, Thomas Müller makes them. Bayern's attacking ace is the only player in this season's DFB Cup to have set up at least one goal per round, with his three assists already equalling his single-campaign personal best of 2016/17. No player knows his way around the competition quite like the Bayern veteran, who made his 63rd DFB Cup appearance, tying Sepp Maier's club record. His 53 DFB Cup wins, meanwhile, is an outright record.

Thomas Müller FC Bayern
Thomas Müller celebrated a record-setting win in Mainz.

4. Milestones for Bayern trio

As Daley Blind and João Cancelo celebrated winning debuts, Kingsley Coman hit a milestone of his own. The Bayern winger became the fourth Frenchman in club history to reach 250 competitive appearances, after Bixente Lizarazu (273), Willy Sagnol (277) and Franck Ribéry (425).

5. Bayern hot streak bodes well

Bayern's 4-0 win in Mainz extends their unbeaten streak to 17 competitive matches (W13, D4). That's their best run since a 20-game spell between September 2020 and January 2021. Furthermore, Bayern have now won their last 14 ties at this stage of the competition and are through to the last eight for the first time since 2020. Encouragingly, Bayern have gone on to reach the final on the last three occasions they've reached the quarters.

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