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Sat, 01/04/23, 22:28
Seven facts on the victory over Dortmund
Not only did Bayern seal three crucial points in Saturday's top-of-the-table clash, they also laid down a marker! Munich's 4-2 win that took them back to the top of the Bundesliga was utterly deserved. Find out the impressive facts and stats:
1. Bayern close it out early
Bayern have chalked up 51 first-half goals so far this Bundesliga campaign. In the history of the competition, the only side to achieve more was Bayern in 2020/21. However, Munich scored a total of 52 first-half goals over the entire campaign back then. FCB have also kept a clean sheet before half-time in 17 out of 26 matches. Only SC Freiburg boast more (18).
2. Tuchel's historic start
Thomas Tuchel got to celebrate three goals in his first 23 Bundesliga minutes in the Bayern dugout. No other FCB coach boasts so many early Bundesliga goals.
3. FCB continue goal streak at home
The match against Borussia was the 53rd Bundesliga home match in a row in which German record champions scored at least one goal. The last time they failed to net on home soil was a goalless draw against Leipzig in February 2020.
4. Crucial points in title race
The team at the top of the standings after 26 matchdays have gone on to win the championship title in each of the last 15 Bundesliga campaigns. The last side to fail to do so was Schalke in 2006/07, when they were toppled from their perch by VfB Stuttgart.
5. Strong when it's crunch time
Bayern have gone unbeaten in the last 20 Bundesliga matches between first and second (14 wins, six draws). Munich have also lost none of their last 26 Saturday evening matches (21 wins, five draws). The last defeat dates back to November 2019, a 2-1 loss against Leverkusen.
6. Sublime streak against Dortmund
Saturday's win was Bayern's ninth consecutive Bundesliga home victory over Dortmund, a longer currently ongoing streak than against any other team in the competition.
7. Coman strong in second half
Kingsley Coman banished any last lingering doubts when he scored Bayern's fourth. The Frenchman personifies Bayern's current success like hardly anyone else. Bayern have never lost a Bundesliga match when Coman netted (31 wins, one draw). The 26-year-old scored his sixth goal this campaign against Dortmund, more than in any other campaign. Five of those have come in the second half of the season - only Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani has netted more often (6).
The match report: