Lewandowski’s goals, Muller’s assists among marks set in Bayern Munich’s record season

first_imgBayern Munich set record after record as it sealed another Bundesliga title this season.A sluggish start under former boss Niko Kovac was almost forgotten as Hansi Flick led a charge to glory. Bayern clinched its latest silverware with a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen on Tuesday, with Robert Lewandowski scoring the winner in the first half. Here is a look at some of the records and personal bests the club established in a history-making campaign:Eight in a rowBayern’s dominance reached a new peak as it extended its streak to eight successive Bundesliga triumphs.A record 30th title looked in doubt in the European autumn as the club stuttered, but it has sauntered to glory with two games to spare.Borussia Monchengladbach (1975-77) and Bayern (1972-74, 1985-87, 1999-2001) had previously achieved three in a row, but this era of dominance by one team is unprecedented in Germany.Muller, the ultimate helping handThomas Muller was the World Cup’s Golden Boot winner with Germany in 2010 and has been a regular goal hero for Bayern for over a decade, but there is more about him than an assured finish.The 30-year-old has become king of the assists in the Bundesliga this term, racking up 20 to match the highest total achieved since data collection began in 1992-93.Opta statistics showed that Muller drew level with the total set by Kevin De Bruyne for Wolfsburg in the 2014-15 season.Lethal LewandowskiLewandowski’s goals have provided the fuel for Bayern’s surge over the second half of the season. The Poland striker has recorded his best haul of 31 Bundesliga goals and notched 46 across in competitions, a personal high in his Bayern career.For a while, he even looked like he would challenge Gerd Muller’s league record of 40 goals in a single campaign, but that is surely out of reach now.Bayern clicks with FlickFlick won a startling 26 of his first 29 games in charge across all competitions, the best start by any Bayern boss, beating Pep Guardiola’s 22 in 27.Kovac lost his job after winning five of the opening 10 Bundesliga games this season, with three draws and two defeats. The required standard is higher than that Bayern, but Flick’s success to date has surpassed all expectations. Goal glutBayern has scored 93 goals in its 32 Bundesliga games, a record for that period. It’s teed up for a shot at the 34-game league record of 101 goals, set by Bayern in 1971-72.The club’s haul of 132 goals in 45 games across all competitions is also a record by a German team.Bayern has scored at least four goals in a game 12 times, a figure last achieved by Stuttgart in the 1996-97 season. It owns the record with four or more on 13 occasions in 1973-74.last_img


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