Bayern Munich: Five key stats from 4-0 win over Hoffenheim

Robert Lewandowski celebrating on Saturday at Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich cruised to comfortable win against Hoffenheim. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Robert Lewandowski celebrating on Saturday at Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich cruised to comfortable win against Hoffenheim. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich continued their winning ways in the Bundesliga with a 4-0 victory over visiting Hoffenheim. The league leaders led 2-0 at halftime with goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowksi. In the second half, they would add two more goals as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman registered goals for the home side. Here are five key stats from Bayern’s seventh win of the domestic campaign.

More goals for the defending champions

With 33 goals in nine Bundesliga matches, Bayern has set a new league record for most goals scored after nine matches played. They are currently averaging 3.7 goals per match in the German top-flight. If they continue to average this number of goals per match then they are well on course to register a club record for most goals scored in a single league campaign. The current record is 101 goals which was the number recorded in the 1971/72 season.

Bayern limit Andrej Kramaric’s impact

Entering this match, Kramaric was the co-leader in assists in the Bundesliga. Having recorded four goals and one assist against Bayern during his career at Hoffenheim, the Croatian international was going to be one of the key players to watch in this fixture.

Against Bayern on Saturday, Kramaric was unable to register a goal or assist. He only managed one key pass and 37 touches of the ball. Kramaric has been averaging 49.7 touches per match and was below this average against Bayern. The hosts did well to limit the impact the 30-year-old had on the outcome of the match.

Historic victory for Manuel Neuer

Saturday’s victory was Neuer’s 300th career win in the Bundesliga. The goalkeeper trails only Oliver Kahn in all-time wins as the former Bayern player recorded 310 wins during his impressive career. With 25 fixtures remaining in the Bundesliga campaign for Bayern, Neuer will very likely surpass Kahn at some point this season.

Lewandowski reaches ten goals

Lewandowski’s goal on Saturday allows him to become the first Bundesliga player this season to reach ten goals scored. The 33-year-old striker holds a one-goal lead over Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland who is close behind at nine goals scored.

With 1.23 goals per 90 minutes played on average, Lewandowski is on pace to record yet another 30+ goal season for Bayern. If he does register a 30+ goal season it will be the third consecutive campaign he’s achieved this mark.

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Gnabry continues to score

With six goals in nine Bundesliga appearances, Gnabry currently has a 0.90 goals per 90 minutes played average. If he can continue to stay at this average for the remainder of the season then he’s going to have his best goal-scoring season to date. His best full-season goals per 90 minutes average was registered during the 2017/18 campaign when he scored ten goals in 22 appearances for a 0.60 goals per 90 minutes average.

The most goals scored by Gnabry in a single season was in the 2019/20 season when he recorded 12 goals in 31 appearances for Bayern. He’s already halfway to equaling that number of goals in the current term with 25 matches yet to be played in the Bundesliga season. It’s certainly shaping up to be a memorable campaign for the 26-year-old.