Bayern Munich: Five key stats from 6-0 win over Gladbach

Robert Lewandowski was in fine form for Bayern Munich against Borussia Monchengladbach.(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Robert Lewandowski was in fine form for Bayern Munich against Borussia Monchengladbach.(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich routed Borussia Mönchengladbach 6-0 at the Allianz Arena to celebrate their Bundesliga title in style. The hosts took an early lead and never looked back as they cruised to their 23rd win of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.

Robert Lewandowksi led the way with a hat-trick as Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, and Leroy Sane registered goals as well. Even though it was a dead rubber for Die Roten, players were eager to give their best. Here are five key stats from Bayern’s emphatic win on Saturday.

Lewandowski nears Bundesliga record

The hat-trick performance by Lewandowski greatly increases his chances of breaking Gerd Muller’s single-season goal-scoring record. His season goal total now stands at 39 goals and needs to average just one goal per match over the course of the last two matchdays of the 2020/21 campaign to set a new record.

The record is well within reach and Lewandowski might even set a new mark next weekend when Die Roten faces Freiburg. Even without missing few games due to injury, the Polish striker has given himself a tremendous chance to make history in the coming weeks.

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Sane ends goal drought in Bundesliga

Sane’s goal in the second half ended his goal drought in the Bundesliga. Before scoring against Mönchengladbach on Saturday, the last time the winger scored in a league match was on Matchday 14 against Mainz. The goal increased his season total in the German top flight to five goals.

Lewandowski scores the earliest goal of his Bundesliga career

According to OptaFranz, Lewandowski’s second-minute goal was the earliest goal of his Bundesliga career. The Polish striker produced a fantastic finish to open the scoring and it set the tone for the night as he went on to lead the way to victory. It’s been a season of records for Lewandowski and this was another one to check off the list.

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Manuel Neuer ties Oliver Kahn in clean sheets

Amongst all the goals and the offensive display of firepower, Neuer reached an important milestone in his career. The Bayern goalkeeper is now tied with Kahn for the most Bundesliga clean sheets all-time. Both goalkeepers are level at 204 clean sheets. With just two matchdays remaining, this will be another interesting record to watch alongside Lewandowski’s quest for the goal-scoring record. Neuer needs to register just one more clean sheet to set the record.