The 9th league title in a row is within reach. Thanks to a 2-0 win over Leverkusen and Leipzig’s 2-1 defeat in Cologne, Bayern now have a ten-point lead over RB with four matches to go. Therefore, on Saturday (April 24), Bayern can seal the title in Mainz. However, that’s not the only interesting fact to come out of the home match against die Werkself.
1. Points total in favour of Bayern
No league leaders have ever squandered a ten-point lead at this late stage of the season. Overall, FCB are top with 71 points after 30 league games. In Bundesliga history, there have been 11 seasons in which a team has had 70 or more points after 30 games (10x FCB, 1x BVB). Only BVB (71 points in 2015/16) were not champions come the end of the season. FCB won in all previous ten incidences (the last time being the 2019/20 season).
2. Neuer hunts Kahn record
Manuel Neuer was not often called upon against Leverkusen. But when he was, he was alert and kept a clean sheet.
For Manuel Neuer, it was his 291st win in just his 435th Bundesliga game. He thus caught up with Manfred Kaltz in the list of record Bundesliga wins and now only has the Titan Oliver Kahn (310 wins) ahead of him.
3. 50th win versus Leverkusen
In the 84th league clash with die Werkself, Bayern celebrated their 50th victory. Bayer 04 have not lost to any other team more often.
4. Kimmich goal = good omen!
Joshua Kimmich loosed off a total of four shots on goal against Leverkusen. One of them found its way into the net.
The goal to make it 2-0 was Joshua Kimmich’s 16th goal in the German top flight. When the 26-year-old has scored, FCB have only lost once (a 4-1 reverse against Hoffenheim on MD2 this season). Otherwise, Bayern have notched up 13 wins and two draws.
5. Pavard’s 50th Bundesliga start for Bayern
Benjamin Pavard reached a milestone against Leverkusen. The Frenchman made his 50th Bundesliga start in a Bayern shirt. In total, the number 5 has appeared 53 times in the red of Bayern in Germany’s top flight.
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