Pep Guardiola's all-conquering side are on course to claim yet more trophies and set a plethora of records in the coming weeks - and in many cases they already have
By Robin Bairner
As the 2013-14 season begins to reach its business end, Bayern Munich are enjoying a period of unprecedented dominance both domestically and in Europe.
The unbeaten Bavarians are poised to shortly wrap up a second successive Bundesliga title and are in the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal.
Bayern are also favourites to become the first side to retain the Champions League in the modern era and are currently sweeping all before them in devastating fashion.
Under Jupp Heynckes and now Pep Guardiola, Bayern have been racking up a whole raft of incredible statistics and records.
Ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last 16 return leg with Arsenal, here are a selection of their best numbers.
0 – The number of teams who have previously retained the European Cup since the inception of the Champions League in 1992-93. Bayern are red-hot favourites to become the first.
3 – Since the start of 2013, the Bavarian outfit have suffered only three defeats in all competitions; two of these were virtually inconsequential losses in the Champions League when qualification was already assured.
4 – Bayern Munich have spilled only four points in this season’s Bundesliga, with their draws coming against Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen.
5 – The number of trophies claimed by Heynckes and Guardiola for the Allianz Arena side over the course of the last year: the Bundesliga, the DFB Pokal, the Champions League, the Fifa Club World Cup and the European Supercup.
10 – Including last season’s final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, Bayern have won their last 10 away matches in the Champions League - a record.
16 – Saturday’s 6-1 win over Wolfsburg was Bayern’s 16th consecutive Bundesliga victory, which is a record they will want to further enhance. Previously, the best was a 14-match winning streak.
20 – With a massive 20-point advantage in the Bundesliga over second-placed Borussia Dortmund, Bayern could become the earliest winners of the German title in history. Last season's April 6 date is the mark that could be broken, potentially as early as March 25.
21 – In winning the German title last term, Heynckes’ side shut their opponents out 21 times from 34 matches – a record that could yet be beaten this time around.
22 – Despite the dominance of FCB, their top scorers – Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Muller – only have 22 goals each this season. However, an additional three players – Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze and Arjen Robben – have all hit double figures.
47 – When Bayern were crowned winter champions of Germany, they did so with a record points total, smashing the previous best mark of 42 that was set by themselves a season earlier.
49 – The current unbeaten run of the Bavarians in the Bundesliga. They have not lost in the league since October 2012.
58 – Bayern’s form over their last 58 matches reads: WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWLWWWWWWWWWWWDWWWWWWDDWWWWLWWWWDWWWWWWWWWWW
61 – The goal difference of the Bavarian side is greater than the number of goals any other team in the Bundesliga has even scored.
69.54% - Bayern have kept more possession in the Champions League this season than any other team in the competition.
72 – The number of goals the Allianz Arena outfit have scored in only 24 Bundesliga matches so far this season. They are chasing the record total of 101.
87.18% - Bayern’s formidable win percentage this season
106 – Guardiola’s side have attempted 106 shots in the Champions League this season – more than any other team. Eight of these have hit the frame of the goal, again a competition high figure.
117 – From the last available 123 points in the Bundesliga, Bayern have picked up 117.
119 – Bayern are already deep into three figures in terms of goals scored, despite having played only 39 times this season.
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