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Statistics on FC Bayern’s ‚Mini-Crisis‘: Memories of 2001 & 2010

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FC Bayern München have suffered their first competitive loss of the season, but after three straight league draws, the fourth consecutive Bundesliga match without a win, and a 30% success rate stretching back to last season, the team seem to be going through a ‚mini-crisis‘, not unfamiliar to older fans, evoking memories of 2001 and 2010 seasons

This season so far is the worst start in 12 years, when FC Bayern finished third in 2010/11 under Louis van Gaal and fell in the UEFA Champions League at the first knockout round to Inter Milan

The 1-0 defeat at Augsburg is also the first match in 87 consecutives FC Bayern have failed to score in the Bundesliga, dating back to 9 February 2020 in a goalless home draw against Leipzig. This is now the current Bundesliga by a significant record, beating the previous mark of 65 matches by FC Bayern ending in April 2014. Surprisingly, Augsburg also ended that run, with a 1-0 defeat at the Allianz Arena. The other record to end is even higher, 54 consecutive away Bundesliga matches, scoring a goal since a 0-0 draw at Leipzig in May 2019 under Niko Kovač

The last time there were four consecutive matches without a win was in 2001, under Ottmar Hitzfeld, who could not guide the team to win in 6 matches and finished third come the end of the Bundesliga season, although they did pick up the UEFA Champions League, beating Valencia on penalties. The team also had 19 shots on goal at Augsburg; the previous defeat with as many shots on goal was also under Niko Kovač at the Olympiastadion, losing 2-0 against Hertha Berlin on Matchday 6 in the 2018/19 season, with Robert Lewandowski in the team

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