Openers, maiden goals and substitutes
Sat, 13/05/23, 22:00
5 stats on the win at home to Schalke
FC Bayern laid down a marker in the Bundesliga title race with a brilliant 6-0 win over Schalke on Matchday 32. It was the team’s second biggest victory of the season, after their 7-0 thrashing of Bochum away from home on Matchday 3, and the 11th time in all competitions in 2022/23 that the Reds have scored five goals or more. We’ve got the best stats for you from the Schalke win.
1. Goals guaranteed at the Allianz Arena
Bayern extended their scoring run at home to 75 matches. Since FCB gained promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965, they’ve only once had a longer scoring run on home soil, spanning 77 games between 1979 and 1982. The Reds have also now struck in each of their last 25 Bundesliga fixtures.
2. Müller paves the way
After squandering a few early chances, Thomas Müller finally put Bayern ahead on 21 minutes to pave the path for a comfortable victory. “I’m pleased to have scored the opening goal. The Arena then exploded,” the No.25 said. The Bayern youth product got his 12th Bundesliga goal against Schalke, from 21 games – he’s only netted more against Wolfsburg (13 in 26). It was also Müller’s 144th league goal of his senior career, taking him joint-18th with Stefan Kießling on the Bundesliga all-time scoring chart.
3. Mazraoui gets first Bayern goal
Noussair Mazraoui ran onto Sadio Mane’s clever flick to round off the scoring with Bayern’s sixth goal and the first of his career in Munich in his 24th appearance. It follows an assist from the Morocco international for Leroy Sane in last weekend’s 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.
4. Gnabry in top form
Serge Gnabry bagged a second-half brace at the Allianz Arena, meaning he’s now got four goals in his last three games. “I’m very happy. Serge trained really hard, is a top character who sacrifices himself for the team. Sometimes it takes a bit of trust and luck. Nothing is more important for a striker than goals,” Thomas Tuchel enthused of Bayern’s No.7 after his impressive display against Schalke.
5. Tel strikes again off the bench
Mathys Tel struck with 10 minutes to go for the fifth Bundesliga goal of his career. Four of those have come from the bench, which at full-time was the most in the division together with Wolfsburg’s Luca Waldschmidt and Borussia Dortmund’s Gio Reyna, who got a fifth in Saturday’s late game.
Read more about the big victory in our report: