Bayern Munich: Three key stats from draw against Union Berlin

Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala celebrating his goal against Union Berlin. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala celebrating his goal against Union Berlin. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich and Union Berlin were unable to get past one another for the second time this season. Saturday’s match finished 1-1 which was the same scoreline from their first meeting back in December.

Despite not being able to record all three points at the Allianz Arena, Die Roten will remain atop the Bundesliga table with a five-point advantage over RB Leipzig. Here are three key stats from the 1-1 result against Union Berlin.

Muller continues to be the king of assists

Thomas Muller’s assist on Jamla Musiala’s 68th-minute goal increased his season total to 16 assists. The veteran attacking midfielder has been in fantastic form as he has recorded five assists in his last four Bundesliga appearances. This recent run of form has allowed him to create separation at the top of the Bundesliga assist leaderboard.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic now trails Muller by five assists as he is the next closest player at 11 assists. With only six matches remaining in the 2020/21 season, it’s looking like Rekordmeister will finish with the top goalscorer and top provider of goals in the German top flight.

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Bayern remain undefeated at home in the Bundesliga

The Allianz Arena has not been an easy stadium for visiting clubs to record victories at this season. In fact, not a single Bundesliga club has been able to defeat Die Roten in Munich in the current campaign.

Die Roten has recorded ten victories and four draws in the 14 home Bundesliga fixtures they’ve played. Their impressive home record is of course one of the key reasons why they are atop the table entering the final weeks of the season.

New faces in the starting 11

Two of the players in Saturday’s starting 11 were making their first starting appearances for Bayern. Tiago Dantas and Josip Stanisic were the two players who were given their first chance in a starting role by Hansi Flick. With Die Roten’s squad suffering from numerous injuries and needed squad rotation ahead of the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, the introduction of the younger players into the senior squad was a necessity.

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Both Dantas and Stanisic performed well. Stanisic, who started at left-back, ended up leading Bayern with five aerials won. Dantas completed 81.5% of his passes and found a teammate on two of his three cross attempts. Although Rekordmeister did not register a victory against Union Berlin, it was still great to see the club’s young players get meaningful minutes in a league fixture.