Hat-trick hero Kane & providers
Sat, 04/11/23, 22:00
The numbers behind Bayern’s Klassiker win in Dortmund
Harry Kane simply keeps on scoring, this time bagging yet another hat-trick as Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 to become the first player ever to score three times on his Klassiker debut. “We’re so pleased we have him in the team,” said captain Manuel Neuer, who also gave an explanation for Kane’s impressive displays: “It’s just the experience. The moves and actions he’s made over his career weren’t left behind in England. He’s shown that with the utmost brilliance since he’s worn red and white.”
Kane equals Gerd
The striker’s hat-trick produced far from just one record. Kane now has 15 goals from 10 Bundesliga appearances, which is a total never before reached so quickly. He also now tops the league’s scoring chart with a tally only previously seen after 10 matchdays of a season from Gerd Müller in 1968/69. He has six goals in the last two games alone, becoming the first player since Mario Gomez over 12 years ago to bag hat-tricks in back-to-back Bundesliga matches.
Thanks to the England captain, Bayern have 38 goals on the board, which equals the best total in Bundesliga history after 10 matchdays and was set by FCB themselves in 2021/22. The team’s current goal difference of +31 is in fact the best ever at this stage of a season in Germany’s top flight. They’re just the headline stats for a Bayern attack that is so full of quality, which was once again on display in Dortmund.
Sane, Coman, Pavlovic the providers
Leroy Sane marked his 153rd Bundesliga game by contributing a pair of assists for the third time (previously vs. Schalke in September 2020 and Köln in January 2022). The forward has either scored or assisted in each of his last six Bundesliga outings, bagging five goals and setting up four more.
Sane’s wing counterpart Kingsley Coman is also in good form and provided an assist in Dortmund as well. It means he has three goals and two provisions in his last four league games. The Frenchman also extended his record of having never lost a Bundesliga Klassiker to 12 games (W11, D1). No other player has featured so often in this fixture without ever tasting defeat.
And then there was Aleksandar Pavlovic. The homegrown youth product only signed a professional contract three days earlier but helped round off the result by setting up Kane to make it 4-0 – his first assist in only his second Bundesliga outing.
Recap the game again in our report: