It was a hard-earned but enormously important win for FC Bayern. The Munich side won 1-0 (0-0) against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday evening. With the three points, FCB defended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga and will go into Der Klassiker at Borussia Dortmund next Saturday in pole position. Read about a new record Bayern set against Bielefeld and why the match was a special one for Thomas Müller in our match facts.
1. FCB with a new goals record
In the 71st minute, Leroy Sané finally rewarded Bayern against Bielefeld with the only goal of the game. It was Bayern's 102nd Bundesliga goal in 2021: a new record for goals in a single calendar year. FCB surpassed previous record holders 1. FC Köln, who'd scored 101 goals in 1977. We're still just in November too!
2. Müller draws level with Beckenbauer
Thomas Müller made his 396th Bundesliga appearance against Bielefeld. The Bavarian native thus drew level with legend Franz Beckenbauer. Only five players played more games in the German top division for the record champions: Klaus Augenthaler, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Gerd Müller, Oliver Kahn and Sepp Maier. "If I stay fit and well, anything's still possible. It's a nice stat, it shows how far I've come," Müller said.
3. Bayern can't stop scoring: 60th Bundesliga game in a row
With Sané's goal against Bielefeld, FC Bayern have now scored in 60 Bundesliga games in a row. They're now just five games off the current record of 65 consecutive games (FCB between 2012 and 2014).
4. Assist king Müller
Sané's decisive goal was once again set up by Müller. This is the first time Bayern's number 25 has notched up at least one assist in six consecutive league games (eight in total); a new personal record. In total, it was his 21st Bundesliga assist this calendar year - a record in the top 5 European leagues since detailed data collection began in 2007.
The match report: