Bayern Munich’s rampant 8-0 win over newly promoted SV Darmstadt saw a 10-man Bayern dominate, setting new records in what was surely a very crazy game. Here’s the game — by the numbers.
Yeah, the number of red cards was actually a Bundesliga record for most red cards in the first half. At some point, it felt that Bayern might just end up getting a victory by forfeit.
For the first time in Bundesliga history, there have been three red cards in the first half of a game pic.twitter.com/LvDFcagugw— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 28, 2023
The negative side, however, is Joshua Kimmich’s red card. Unless Leon Goretzka recovers in time, that leaves Bayern with a single midfielder — Konrad Laimer — for Der Klassiker. Ouch.
‘TOOOOOR FÜR BAYERN!’
A dominant second half saw goals galore as Bayern made history. 8 goals in 45 minutes were enough to set new league and club records for goals.
• Bayern is the first team in Bundesliga history to score 34 goals after the first 9 matchdays— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 28, 2023
• Bayern have scored 8 goals in the second half of a Bundesliga game for the first time in their history
What could Thomas Tuchel possibly have said to the players at half-time?
Harry Kane just Kaneot be stopped
After the hattrick and assist against Darmstadt, Harry Kane takes his personal tally to 14 goals and 7 assists in 13 games. His 12 goals and five assists in 9 Bundesliga games make him the first player to score 10+ goals and bag 5+ assists in Europe this season.
It’s also worth mentioning that Kane’s second goal from his own half covered a distance of about 60 yards: truly phenomenal. Kane continues to impress!
Müller does Müller things
If there were any remaining testaments to Thomas Müller’s greatness, Müller came on in the 65th minute against Darmstadt and instantly grabbed 2 assists and a goal as Bayern went on to score five more times. Not only is that crazy impressive for someone who is supposedly ‘slowing down’, but his goal meant that he is the first Bayern player to score a goal in 15 consecutive Bundesliga seasons.
Thomas Müller is the first player in Bayern history to score at least one goal in 15 Bundesliga seasons - overtaking Gerd Müller, Klaus Augenthaler and Mehmet Scholl (14 seasons with at least one goal) [@OptaFranz] pic.twitter.com/EcqsGWkpSH— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 28, 2023
Müller also ups his own personal Bundesliga tally: 145 goals in 450 starts. #MüllerMafia is feasting. And, of course, there is this:
Thomas Müller läuft lachend durch die Mixed Zone, ruft: „alles super, 8:0, KLASSE!“— Heiko Niedderer (@itstheicebird) October 28, 2023
Er muss aber leider zu einem Termin…
Thomas Müller runs through the Mixed Zone laughing and shouts: “everything is great, 8:0, GREAT!” Unfortunately he has to go to an appointment...
Debut day at Darmstadt
Aleksander Pavlović made his debut, and he seemed great! Hopefully, Pavlović starts against 1. FC Saarbrücken so the fans get to see more of what seems like a very, very promising youngster.
Aleksandar Pavlović debut pic.twitter.com/Z7KyzcCRAh— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 28, 2023
That’s enough for a roller-coaster of a game. Bayern continue their unbeaten streak as they move onto the DFB Pokal midweek.
Interested in more analysis of this crazy game? Is Harry Kane suffering from Erling Haaland syndrome? Why doesn’t Thomas Müller play more? We talk about all that and more in our postgame podcast! Listen to it below or on Spotify.
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