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League leaders FC Bayern München appear on course to lift the Bundesliga Meisterschale for a record-breaking fourth time in a row…
The story so far
Having finished ten points ahead of runners-up VfL Wolfsburg in 2014/15, it is perhaps unsurprising that Pep Guardiola’s side set the Bundesliga pace 12 games into the new campaign. The manner in which the record titleholders have continued to add to their collection of milestones and best-marks, though, has been nothing short of astonishing.
Since chalking up the biggest opening-day victory in Bundesliga history against Hamburger SV in August, the Bavarians have gone on to become the first German top-flight team ever to win their opening nine games, record their 1000th Bundesliga victory (against 1. FC Köln on Matchday 12), and topple several other records along the way.
- No other Bundesliga team has collected 34 points from a possible 36 at the beginning of a season.
- The record champions have scored the most and conceded the fewest goals in the Bundesliga in 2015/16.
- Bayern have created more clear-cut chances (38) than any other side, while also conceding the fewest in the league (four).
- On average, Guardiola’s charges have enjoyed 68 per cent possession this season, far more than any other top flight club.
Bayern’s incredible start is down in no small part to the phenomenal goalscoring exploits of Robert Lewandowski, who - if possible - has become even more prolific this season. The Polish international leads the scoring charts with 14 goals in 12 appearances, including an astonishing nine-minute, five-goal blitz against VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 6.
Most memorable quote
"He could have scored seven tonight. We have to be critical of that and remind him of the chances he missed. It's unacceptable!"
Philipp Lahm after Lewandowski's record-breaking five-goal haul against Wolfsburg.
Signed from FC Shakhtar Donetsk as a potential long-term replacement for star wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, Brazil international Douglas Costa has hit the ground running in a Bayern shirt. The 25-year-old has laid on more goals (seven) than any other Bundesliga player this season, while chipping in with two himself.
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