Bayern Munich: Five key stats from draw against Freiburg

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski celebrating with Serge Gnabry against Freiburg.(Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski celebrating with Serge Gnabry against Freiburg.(Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich earned a point in their final away fixture of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season. The visitors led twice in the match but Freiburg answered with a goal of their own each time Die Roten went ahead.

The 2-2 draw was another fine showing from Freiburg who tested Bayern in their first meeting of the season as well. Robert Lewandowski and Leroy Sane were the goal scorers for the visitors as Lewandowski’s goal allowed him to tie Gerd Muller’s 40 goal single-season scoring record. Here are three key stats from Saturday’s match.

Lewandowski reaches 40 goals

For the first time in his career, Lewandowski has reached 40 goals in a Bundesliga season. As mentioned, this goal-filled campaign has allowed him to draw level with Muller for the all-time record of goals scored in a single Bundesliga season. The Polish striker needs to score just one goal next week against Augsburg in order to set a new record in the German top flight. For this reason, the final match of the season will be a must-watch event to see if Lewandowski can surpass 40 goals.

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An away goal record is set

According to OptaFranz, Bayern has scored at least one goal in their last 34 Bundesliga away fixtures. This is a new record in the league and is an incredible statistic considering the difficulty that comes with playing away from home in the Bundesliga.

Best away record in the Bundesliga

Bayern will finish the season with the best away record in the German top flight. In 17 away fixtures, they went 11-2-4 to register 35 away points. At the time of writing this, RB Leipzig has the next best away record with 28 points in 16 away matches. With only one away fixture remaining for Die Roten Bullen, they will not be able to match Bayern’s away record.

Thomas Muller reaches 29 goals and assists

Muller’s fantastic assist on Sane’s goal increased his season total of combined goals and assists to 29 with 11 goals and 18 assists. This equals his previous career-best which was set last season when he recorded eight goals and 21 assists. It’s been another special campaign from Die Roten veteran.

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Lewandowski continues to thrive from the penalty spot

Lewandowski’s successful penalty conversion was his 35th career Bundesliga goal from the spot. He’s converted an incredible 35 of his 39 penalty kick attempts during his career in Germany’s top division. Although he’s scored eight spot-kicks this season, he would still lead the Bundesliga and Europe’s top five leagues in goals if those penalty kick goals were taken off his 40 goal total.