Bayern Munich: Three key stats from Supercup victory against BVB

Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring during the German Supercup football match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs FC Bayern Munich in Dortmund, on August 17, 2021. - DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by Ina Fassbender / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring during the German Supercup football match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs FC Bayern Munich in Dortmund, on August 17, 2021. - DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by Ina Fassbender / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night at the Signal Iduna Park to claim the DFL-Supercup. Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller propelled Die Roten to victory.

The win over Dortmund is the first trophy at Bayern for Julian Nagelsmann. Nagelsmann was able to defeat Dortmund’s first-year coach Marco Rose in their first Der Klassiker meeting. Here are three key stats from Tuesday night’s triumph for Bayern.

Lewandowski keeps on scoring

According to OptaFranz, Lewandowski has scored in 14 consecutive competitive matches for Rekordmeister. This is a career-best scoring streak for the Polish striker who has begun the 2021/22 campaign in fantastic form. Lewandowski’s two goals on Tuesday night were a major factor in Rekordmeister’s Supercup success and he once again showed why he is the best striker in world football at the moment.

Having already scored three goals in two matches for the defending Bundesliga Champions this season, Lewandowski is looking at another great season when it comes to registering a large number of goals. He scored 48 goals in all competitions last season and that number could be surpassed this season if this kind of form continues in all of Die Roten’s competitions.

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Limiting chances from inside the box

Dortmund registered five shots from inside the penalty area which was fewer than what they were able to produce against Eintracht Frankfurt in their 5-2 win in the Bundesliga last Saturday. Against Frankfurt, Dortmund registered 11 shots from inside the penalty area and this led to four of their five goals being scored in the penalty area.

Die Roten did well to limit the number of opportunities that Dortmund was able to produce in the penalty area and it resulted in them holding Erling Haaland to zero goals. The only goal Dortmund scored came from outside the penalty area when Marco Reus produced a top-class strike.

In the match against Frankfurt, Dortmund displayed what they can do offensively when given the opportunity to generate scoring opportunities in the penalty area but Bayern’s backline was able to rise to the challenge.

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Der Klassiker success

Tuesday’s victory was the sixth consecutive Der Klassiker victory for the Bavarian club. The last time they fell to their rivals was in the 2019 edition of the DFL-Supercup which ended in a 2-0 Dortmund win. Since then, they have defeated Dortmund four times in the Bundesliga and twice in the DFL-Supercup. It’s certainly been an impressive Der Klassiker winning streak for Die Roten in the last few years.