Bayern Munich – New Records Set in the 2012-2013 Bundesliga Season

    Bayern Munich tied or broke 17 Bundesliga records in 2012-2013, making it the most dominant and impressive championship in the history of the league, and one of the more impressive in recent history around Europe when the top leagues are taken into account, never being in danger of losing the first place from the first week of the season.

    Not that they gave anyone a chance to catch them. Bayern failed to win in only five matches, finishing well ahead of Dortmund and Leverkusen, who also didn’t have a lot of competition for the second and third places, which secure a non-qualifying spot to the Champions League group stage next season.

    The Records

    Bayern Munich Champions

    By finishing first with 91 points (29W, 4D, 1L), Bayern set a new Bundesliga record, breaking the 81 points Dortmund set last season. Their 25 point lead over Dortmund at second (66 points) is also a new record, breaking the 16 points, also by Bayern from 10 years ago.

    No one has secured the title so early in terms of both matches and date: Bayern needed only 28 matches to clinch the title, with the previous record being 30; they also did it by April 6, with the earliest date before that was April 18. Bayern also led the league from the first day of the season, something the club has accomplished four times in the past.

    Their 29 wins this season is a new record as well, beating the 25 by Dortmund from last year, which was tied with the 1972-1973 Bayern side. Fourteen of those wins came back-to-back, four more than the previous record of 10 by Borussia Monchengladback and Wolfsburg. They lost only once, which is tied with the Bayern side from 1987.

    Bayern broke another record of their own by conceding only 18 goals throughout the season, better than the 21 conceded by the 2007-2008 Bayern side. They finished with a clean sheet in 21 of their 34 matches, breaking the 19 set by Werder Bremen in 1988 and Bayern in 2002.

    They became only the second club in the history of the Bundesliga to score a goal every match, equaling the achievement of FC Koln from 1964. Stretching back to last season, this makes 36 matches in a row with a goal scored, equaling the record set by the club in 1973 and 1974. Their goal difference of +80 blows the previous record (+64, Bayern in 1973) out of the water.

    Maybe the most impressive thing about Bayern’s season was their away record – They won 15 matches on the road (out of 17), beating the previous record of 11; They didn’t lose a single match away from home, something only the Bayern team in 1987 did; Their 47 away points is a new record as well, 10 better than the 37 by Dortmund (2012) and Weder Bremen (2004); and also the longest away winning streak with 9, beating Dortmund’s 8 from 2011. No noe has conceded so few goals away from home (7), breaking the Bremen record of 10 from 1988.

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