Bayern Munich: Five key stats from 12-0 win over Bremer SV

Bayern Munich players celebrating 12-0 win against Bremer SV.(Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating 12-0 win against Bremer SV.(Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich cruised to a 12-0 victory in their first-round DFB-Pokal match against Bremer SV. With seven different goalscorers, it was a complete team effort to register a dominant victory against their fifth division opponents.

Bayern was in complete control at halftime and never looked back as they added seven goals in the second half to their already dominant 5-0 lead. Here are three key stats from the goal-filled win on Wednesday.

Goals galore

According to OptaFranz, this was Rekordmeister’s second-largest margin of victory since 1965. In 1997, they won a DFB-Pokal fixture by a scoreline of 16-1 against DJK Waldberg which is the largest margin of victory they have recorded. It certainly was a night to remember as it is not often that Die Roten has reached double-digit goals in a single match.

Pokal history

The margin of victory was one of the largest so far in the 21st Century in the DFB-Pokal. Die Roten’ss 12 goals was the biggest win since Kaiserslautern won 15-0 in a first-round fixture during the 2004/05 edition of the competition.

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Choupo-Moting’s incredible performance

The Man of the Match was undoubtedly Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. He was involved in an incredible seven goals with four goals and three assists being recorded by the forward.

With Julian Naglesmann giving Robert Lewandowski a rest for this match, it was Choupo-Moting who was tasked with scoring the goals for Die Roten and he delivered in a big way. Not only did Choupo-Moting score four goals but he also set up three other goals for his teammates.

Improved passing accuracy

Out of their four competitive fixtures so far this month, Wednesday’s match yielded the highest passing accuracy of the season. The 90% pass completion percentage registered by Bayern was higher than the 82% against Koln, 81% against Dortmund, and 84% against Borussia Monchengladbach. The defending Bundesliga champions was all business in this win and they did not allow their opponents to regain possession by making a large number of passing errors which only helped them in their quest for an emphatic victory.

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Sane bounces back

After being taken off at halftime against Koln, Leroy Sane bounced back against Bremer to lead Die Roten with seven key passes. No other Bayern player was able to match the number of key passes he produced. Further, the winger was able to add a goal and assist which is the first match this season where he has recorded both a goal and assist in the same appearance.