FC Bayern vs. RB Leipzig
Wed, 09/08/23, 16:57
Next edition of goal fest: 2023 DFL-Supercup fact check
FC Bayern are immediately going for silverware in their first competitive fixture of 2023/24 as they take on RB Leipzig in the 24th edition of the DFL-Supercup on Saturday evening (20:45 CEST). The German record champions and cup winners have the chance to also extend their record tally in this competition having lifted the trophy 10 times before – more than any club. fcbayern.com has compiled more facts and stats for you:
Goal record last year
The same two teams contested last year's DFL-Supercup. In a hard-fought contest, the Bundesliga champions triumphed 5-3 over the cup winners in the highest-scoring match in the history of the competition. Incidentally, the eight goals were scored by eight different players.
Next record for record winners?
Seventeen appearances in total, the 12th in a row and 10 titles – Bayern's list of Supercup records is long! And the Munich men can set another one on Sautrday as they have the chance to make it four wins in a row after 2020, 2021 and 2022 – something no team have achieved in the competition.
The evergreen Müller
With 12 appearances, Thomas Müller is the player who has taken part in the most Supercups. The born-and-bred Bavarian has lifted the trophy eight times – also a record. In addition, the 33-year-old is the second highest goalscorer in the history of the fixture with five goals. Only ex-teammate Robert Lewandowski (seven) has been on target more often. However, it remains to be seen whether Müller, who is nursing a muscular problem in his hip at the moment, will be involved on Saturday.
Last encounter dampens impressive record
FCB have lost just two of their 17 competitive meetings with RB Leipzig (W10 D5), although one of those defeats came in the teams' last encounter on Matchday 33 of last season, with the Saxons winning 3-1 at the Allianz Arena. But thanks to Jamal Musiala's magic moment on the following matchday in Cologne, Bayern were able to get over the defeat in the end. Thoughts of revenge may be on the minds of a few Bayern players on Saturday, although they'll be up against quite a different Leipzig team. All three of RB's goalscorers on that day – Christopher Nkunku, Dominik Szoboszlai and Konrad Laimer – have left over the summer, the latter even joining FCB.
Heading for club record with incredible run
This run just won't end. Since a 0-0 draw against upcoming opponents RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga in February 2020, Bayern have scored in each of their last 76 competitive matches at home. If the Reds find the net again in the Supercup, it would equal the record for a club in German professional football. Only Bayern themselves previously achieved this in the period from 1979 to 1982.
Allianz Arena a good omen
The DFL-Supercup will be staged at Munich's Allianz Arena for the third time this season. Bayern lifted the trophy in both of the previous editions, beating Borussia Dortmund in 2012 (2-1) and 2020 (3-2).
Tuchel's missing trophy
Head coach Thomas Tuchel won the French version of the Super Cup twice during his time at Paris Saint-Germain (2018 and 2019). In his native Germany, however, it's the last domestic trophy missing from his collection having won the Bundesliga with Bayern in 2023 and the DFB Cup with Dortmund in 2017. The 49-year-old contested this competition once before seven years ago, but his BVB side lost 2-0 to his current employers.
We've looked back on some special Supercup triumphs for Bayern: