Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola On Pace For Historic Season
Bayern Munich has played extremely well this season and appear poised to win another league title this year. The team just secured their 1000th league win in Bundesliga history over the weekend, with a 4-0 win against Cologne. The win gives Bayern Munich a perfect 10 league wins in a row. As this article points out, Pep Guardiola is now in position to shatter a number of new domestic records. Here is a list of some of the records Guardiola and Bayern Munich have the potential to break.
1) Record Fourth Straight Bundesliga Title
Bayern Munich has already rattled off three consecutive league titles and at this point of the season, it appears there is no other formidable opponent. After 10 games, the defending champions have reached 10 points clear with an undefeated record. Although Bayern is accustomed to winning the title frequently, not even they have achieved the feat of winning four consecutive titles.
2) European League Best
The German champions have their sights on some European records as well. With their win Saturday, Bayern has now matched Serie A’s Roma’s ten wins in a row from two seasons ago. They now have their sights on England’s Tottenham Hotspur’s record of eleven consecutive wins during the 1960-61 season.
3) Highest-ever, Season-points Tally
During the 2012-13 season, Jupp Heynckes led Bayern Munich to an historic season in which the finished with a total of 91 points, from a possible 102. Throughout the course of the season, Bayern only dropped 11 points, which included a home defeat to Leverkusen and four draws. If Bayern Munich is serious about outpacing this astonishing record then they will need to focus on finishing the season strong. The last two seasons, Bayern slacked off a little after securing the Bundesliga Title .
No team has ever won every single Bundesliga game (34 total games) or even stayed unbeaten throughout the entire season. Bayern has previously come close on two occasions. During both the 1986-87 and 2012-13 campaigns, Bayern lost single games, both of which were to Leverkusen.
5) Most Goals Scored
Over the course of just 10 games, Bayern Munich has already racked up a total of 33 goals. They are averaging a staggering 3.3 goals per game, which puts them on pace to smash the long-standing record. The all-time high of 101 goals in a season has stood since 1971-72, when legendary Gerd Muller scored an impressive 40 goals himself. If Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller stay healthy, this record should be well within their grasp.
6) Fewest Goals Conceded
Bayern Munich has only conceded four goals this season. During the 2013 and 2015 seasons, Bayern conceded 18 goals, equating to 0.53 goals per 90 minutes of action. With the way that Manuel Neuer and new back-up Sven Ulreich have played, this record appears very beatable.
7) Best Goal Difference In Season
As previously mentioned above as standalone records, Bayern Munich has scored 33 goals this season and has only conceded 4 goals. With almost one third of the season completed, they are currently at a +29 differential, putting them on face to surpass the current high of +80, which was achieved during the 2012-13 season.
For a list of even more records that Bayern Munich is poised to achieve, check out this article.