Five of the Best for Bayern
Robert Lewandowski (L) and Alphonso Davies (R) celebrating after Davies made it 5-0 to Bayern Munich in their game against Fortuna Düsseldorf | Photo: FCBayernEN Twitter

Bayern started the game as they always do, on the front foot, and it was only a matter of time before the ball found itself in the back of the Düsseldorf net. In the 15th minute, Pavard’s shot made its way into the net, with the help of the Düsseldorf defender Mathias Jørgensen who could not adjust his body to clear the ball. In the 28th minute, Kastenmeier produced a very good save following a Müller shot; however, from the resulting corner Kastenmeier was unable to keep the ball out, when Benjamin Pavard rose the highest and his header bounced up into the top corner to make it 2-0.

Bayern continued to dominate the game and a wonderful passage of play that saw  Lewandowski flick the ball through to Kimmich start to move off, who then back healed the ball to Müller. Thomas Müller then  calmly cut the ball back to Lewandowski, who smashed the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-0 in the 42nd minute.

 

 

It did not take long in the second half for Bayern to pick up where they left off; just four minutes into the second half they found themselves  4-0 up. After a poor defensive header fell to Serge Gnabry in the Düsseldorf box, Gnabry played a simple pass to Lewandowski, who very nicely tapped the ball in. Less than two minutes later, the young Canadian defender, Alphonso Davies punished the Düsseldorf defence who failed to clear the ball. Following his powerful run through three defenders, Davies places the ball under the keeper to finish off the scoring to make it 5-0.

Düsseldorf had the chance to grab a consolation goal in the 60th minute but centre-back, Hoffman, headed the ball over the bar from three yards out. Düsseldorf created a couple of chances but Neuer produced some good saves. Bayern continued to dominate possession and after the final whistle they saw themselves take another step towards claiming another Bundesliga title.

Bayern Players Aiming to Break Records

Thomas Müller is set to break former Wolfsburg player, Kevin De Bruyne’s, assist record. The current Manchester City player set the record in his final season at Wolfsburg in the 2014/2015 season. The current number to beat is 21 and Müller already has 18 assists so far; the German attacker was the first player to register 11 assists in the first half of the season. Müller needs to get 4 assists in his last five fixtures if he is to set a new Bundesliga record.

 

 

Robert Lewandowski is another Bayern player who is close to breaking a long-standing Bundesliga record, that has been in-place since 1972. Gerd Müller currently holds the record for the most goals in a single season (40). Lewandowski has scored 29 goals so far this season and is averaging a goal a game since the return of the Bundesliga. This current goal scoring form is still fantastic, however, it will not be sufficient enough, if the Polish striker wants to break one of the oldest records in the Bundesliga. Lewandowski would need to average 2.4 goal per game to set a new record. But this is not impossible for a man with his talents, as Lewandowski once scored five goals in nine minutes, for Bayern Munich.

Who is next for the Leaders?

Bayern travel to Bayer Leverkusen for their next Bundesliga fixture. Leverkusen have won three out four games since the re-start and will be looking to grab all three points as they are in a very close battle for the final Champions League spot. The reverse fixture between the sides saw Leon Bailey score both goals for Leverkusen in a 2-1 victory for Leverkusen. A win for Bayern Munich on Saturday will see them needing to claim six points from their remaining games to win the Bundesliga title.

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