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Bayern Munich players kick off Ruckrunde with new Bundesliga records

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Another match day, another record for Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Jörg Schüler-Bayer Leverkusen/Handout via Getty Images

Bayern Munich kicked off the Rückrunde with a 4-0 win over Schalke, keeping them on top of the table with 42 points – 7 points ahead of RB Leipzig. The first half of the season was bit of a rough ride for the Bavarians. From a total of 18 matches, they have conceded 25 goals in the Bundesliga with a clean sheet in only 4 matches.

Although that is the case, Bayern’s irrepressible attack is making up for the wobbly backline and the club has a positive goal difference of 28 goals.

Goals might be pouring in, but so are records. Manuel Neuer set the new Bundesliga record for most clean sheets in the German to flight on Sunday. He now has 197 clean sheets from 423 league games, overtaking the record set by Oliver Kahn (196 clean sheets from 557 appearences)

Meanwhile Robert Lewandowski, as usual, is on his way to set and break records. The Polish hitman has already scored a record 23 goals from just 18 league matches this season, with 16 games left to play. Statistics suggest that, with this goal rate, Lewandowski would score a minimum of 43 goals by the end of the season – surpassing Gerd Müller’s record of 40 goals in a single season (1971/72)