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Rekordmeister’s Records: A preview of Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim

Records are there for the taking

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Bayern Munich take on Hoffenheim in the return of the Bundesliga during what is technically still the Hinrunde; this is Matchday 17 and Bayern have a league game against Union Berlin rescheduled to January 24. Here are the stats you need to know about the Rekordmeister’s showdown against the Sinsheim club.

The Big 500

Manuel Neuer is set to make his 500th appearance for Bayern in all competitions, drawing level with Bastian Schweinsteiger. Current teammate Thomas Müller is second on the list with 685 appearances, 21 behind Sepp Maier’s 706.

The fortress that is the Allianz Arena

Bayern have scored at least once in their last 64 home games in the Bundesliga, and they have the chance to extend that record and set a club and league best 65. The last home game where Bayern did not score was against Leipzig on 9 February 2020.

Defence? What defence?

Hoffenheim have conceded at least once in their last 11 league games, stretching back to Matchday 6. Augsburg is the only team with a worse run (19 games since a 1-0 win over Union Berlin on 6 May 2023).

Longevity at its peak

This game will feature three active players with the most appearances in the league: Neuer and Müller for Bayern and Oliver Baumann for Hoffenheim.

Lewandowski vanquished

If Harry Kane scores against Hoffenheim, he will break current FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski’s record of most goals at the halfway point of the season.

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