Bundesliga 2021-22: Champions Bayern Munich's season in numbers
FC Bayern concluded their campaign in Bundesliga 2021-22 with a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena on May 14. The Bavarians had a 2-0 lead but allowed the hosts to crawl back into the game. Nonetheless, Bayern had captured the league title after a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund and three matches to spare. We decode Bayern's numbers in Bundesliga 2021-22.
Full-back Josip Stanisic slotted a beautiful header to give Bayern an early lead. Thomas Muller then swung a left-footed cross toward Robert Lewandowski who netted a header into the corner. Jonas Wind pulled one back for Wolfsburg at the 45th minute. Later, Max Kruse scored an equalizer after getting past Bayern defender Lucas Hernandez to slot home a Micky van de Ven cross.
- Bayern Munich's continued dominance in Bundesliga isn't something unknown to the football fraternity.
- They have won the prestigious German title in each of the last 10 editions, totaling a record 31 honors.
- Julian Nagelsmann would be a happy man, given he pocketed his maiden league title with Bayern and a second overall since joining in 2021.
Lewandowski had yet another scintillating campaign with the Bavarians in Bundesliga 2021-22. He netted 35 goals along with four assists across 34 appearances. He finished as the highest goal-scorer. As per Opta, it is the seventh time the Pole finished as the leading goal-scorer in Bundesliga, equaling Gerd Muller's record. Thomas Muller was highly enthralling, having managed eight goals and a league-best 18 assists.
Lewandowski won his eighth Bundesliga title with Bayern. Earlier, he had won the trophy twice with Borussia Dortmund. Overall, this was his 19th trophy with Bayern.
Lewandowski has scored 344 goals in 375 appearances for Bayern. It is the highest goal tally by a player across competitions in Europe's top five leagues since his arrival in 2014. Notably, he has been involved in 416 goal contributions (72 assists and 344 goals). He is also a two-time recipient of the European Golden Shoe (2020-21, 2021-22). This season, he netted 50 goals.
Bayern played 34 league games, winning 24, drawing five, and losing five times. They forwarded a league-high 97 goals and concede just 37. Overall, Bayern amassed 77 points. Borussia Dortmund finished second with 69 points. Bayer Leverkusen (64) and RB Leipzig (58) followed suit.
As per Opta, Bayern Munich have scored 49 away goals in Bundesliga in 2021-22. With that, they have set a record for most away goals by any side in a single season in the division.