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Bayern’s record men shine against Darmstadt

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A game that began with a red card inside four minutes for Joshua Kimmich ended in an 8-0 win for Bayern – a storyline that would’ve even seemed farfetched in Hollywood. However, fans inside the Allianz Arena were witness to one of the most memorable games in history between Bayern and Darmstadt. Here’s the numbers behind it.

EIGHT goals in the space of 38 minutes

Jamal Musiala had an excellent second half with two goals.

Bayern turned on the style in the second half, finally going ahead through Harry Kane on 51 minutes and not looking back. They were striking on average every five minutes up to the final whistle. “It was fireworks in the second half,” said astonished sporting director Christoph Freund. He wasn’t wrong, as Thomas Tuchel’s side became only the third team in Bundesliga history to score eight goals in a single half, after Borussia Dortmund in 1982 (11-1 vs. Arminia Bielefeld) and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1967 (10-0 vs. Borussia Neunkirchen).

Record tally for Bayern

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Find someone who looks at you like Thomas Müller looks at Harry Kane…

Following this remarkable display, Bayern now have 34 goals in the Bundesliga this season, which is a new league record after nine matchdays. The previous best was 33 by – no surprises – FCB in 2021/22. Kane’s goal to make it 5-0 also marked the 200th time THE Munich club had netted five or more goals in a Bundesliga game. Next in that regard are Dortmund with 99.

None quicker than Kane

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The sight of Harry Kane celebrating is becoming a regular occurrence for Bayern fans.

A header, a goal while falling in the box and another from over the halfway line – Kane showed with his full array of strikes just why he’s one of the best strikers in the world. The England international scored his 10th, 11th and 12th goals of this Bundesliga campaign from only nine appearances. No player in Bundesliga history had ever reached 12 goals in so few games. And as well as bagging a hat-trick, Kane also set up another, meaning he’s been directly involved in 13 Bayern goals over the last six league fixtures (nine goals, four assists). By means of comparison, opponents Darmstadt have scored 13 all season. It means Kane has the most goal contributions in the division with 15 (12 scored, five assists).

Sane sets new PB

Leroy Sane also stood out in a strong team display, bagging his second brace of this league campaign (after the opening 4-0 win at Werder Bremen) to equal his personal best haul for an entire Bundesliga season with eight – and that’s with only nine games gone. The Germany international has either scored or assisted in each of the last five matches, netting five and setting up two.

Another Müller record

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Thomas Müller also got in on the act from the bench against Darmstadt.

Thomas Müller came off the bench to add Bayern’s sixth in the 71st minute to set a new club record. The 34-year-old has now scored a Bundesliga goal in 15 different seasons for Bayern, surpassing the previous best of 14 by legends Gerd Müller, Klaus Augenthaler and Mehmet Scholl.

Read more about what happened in the game in our report: