Pep Guardiola’s side may have failed to repeat their treble-winning heroics of the previous campaign, but they broke plenty of records along the way. bundesliga.com rounds-up some of the juiciest stats to have emerged from Bayern’s 2013/14 domestic double...
Only Dutch coach Louis van Gaal enjoyed a better first season in charge of the German giants than Guardiola. The Catalan won 44 of his 56 competitive matches in the Bayern hot seat (D6, L6), winning the league and DFB Cup and reaching the last four of the UEFA Champions League in the process. Van Gaal also secured the league and cup double in his first year in Munich, but narrowly missed out on the 2009 Champions League crown after defeat to FC Internazionale in the final.
The Bavarians’ in the DFB Cup final was the 17th cup success and tenth league and cup double in the club's history. However, it’s only the second time that the record titleholders have managed to retain both the Bundesliga title and the DFB Cup in the same season. The last time die Münchner achieved that feat was in 2005/06, when Felix Magath was in charge.
Bayern became the first ever side to after doing so on Matchday 27, but that wasn’t the only record the Bavarians managed to topple in 2013/14. Their run of 19 consecutive league victories between Matchdays 9 and 27 is a new Bundesliga milestone, as was the champions’ ten successive away victories between Matchdays 11 and 27. Guardiola’s charges also became the first team in Bundesliga history to go 53 matches without defeat - a run stretching back to the 2012/13 campaign.
Bayern’s players also got in on the record-breaking act: Javi Martinez remained unbeaten for his first 39 Bundesliga appearances (36 victories, three draws) – a top-flight record - while his compatriot Thiago became the first ever Bundesliga player to win his first 15 matches. Franck Ribery went a 49th Bundesliga game in which he's scored without tasting defeat and Bastian Schweinsteiger has now won the league and cup double on seven occasions, more than any other player under the age of 30.
Guardiola’s side may have enjoyed more possession (67 per cent, compared to 61 per cent in Jupp Heynckes’ final season), than any other team in the league, but more often than not there was also an end product to their efforts. On average, one in every seven attempts on goal found the back of the opposition net - more than any other club. Bayern also scored more goals form headers (21) and crosses (20) than any other team in the division. Not quite what you'd expect from a tiki-taka side.
In four of their last seven league games, not to mention both legs of their Champions League semi-final defeat to Real, Bayern conceded from an opposition counter-attack. No team managed to score against Bayern on the counter in the first 27 league matches. Overall, Bayern also conceded more goals than during Heynckes’ last two seasons (23, compared to 22 and 18 respectively) and only kept three clean sheets in their final eleven league encounters.