Bayern Munich continued their perfect start to the Rückrunde with a 3-1 win over Mainz at the Coface Arena. Goals from Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, and Thiago Alcantara secured the three points for Bayern and they have now scored 12 goals and have only conceded once from 3 matches in the Rückrunde.
As an added bonus, Bayern set a club and Bundesliga scoring record with their three goals against Mainz (AZ). For the first time in their history, Bayern has reached 58 goals after only 20 league matches The only other team to do this in the history of the Bundesliga was Werder Bremen during the 1985/1986 season, when they finished second behind Bayern and scored a total of 83 goals under manager Otto Rehhagel. Currently, Borussia Dortmund have 56 goals after 20 matches, the most recent of which was a 5-0 routing of Union Berlin at the Westfalenstadion.
Additionally, across Europe’s top 5 leagues, only Liverpool (60) and Manchester City (65) have scored more league goals than Bayern, although both of those teams have played more matches than Bayern — both will have played 25 after this weekend concludes.
Of the 58 goals Bayern has scored so far, 33 have been scored since Hansi Flick took charge, replacing Niko Kovac. The other 25 Bayern scored under Kovac took a total of 10 matches to achieve, which means they’re 8 goals better off in the same number of matches under Flick. Additionally, Bayern has conceded only 7 goals during Flick’s current tenure as opposed to the 15 they conceded while Kovac was in charge for the first 10 matchdays. The scoring, which should come as no surprise, has been predominantly done by Lewandowski, who raised his tally to 22 for the season with his goal against Mainz.