In search of early classification for the knockout stages of the Champions Leagueo Bayern Munchen receive the Galatasaraythis Wednesday (8), at 5pm (Brasília time), at the Allianz Arena, for the 4th round of Group A, and has its top scorer, Harry Kane, as the main hope to continue with 100% success. And the English star has enjoyed a spectacular start to the season for the Bavarians.
Since leaving the Tottenham and transferred to the German club at the beginning of August, Kane has already found the net 17 times – averaging 1.21 goals per game – and has also contributed 7 assists. In other words, there are 24 direct participations in Bayern’s goals in the 2023/24 season.
If he maintains this absurd pace, the number 9 could even surpass some of the German club’s main legends. And all of this in his debut season, which would be unprecedented.
In the 1971/1972 campaign, Müller, multiple champion for Bayern and champion of the world Cup of 1974 as Germany, registered 50 goals in 48 games with the Bavarian mantle in all competitions he played. With an average of 1.04 goals per match.
Recently, in the 2020/21 season, Lewandowski did something similar to the German legend. In 38 games, the Pole scored 46 goals and also registered 8 assists, totaling 54 direct contributions to Bayern’s goals.
In fact, the former Bavarian number 9 was responsible for breaking a record that, at the time, had lasted 49 years, and was owned by Müller himself: he surpassed him in goals scored in a single season in the Bundesliga.
While Müller, in 1971/72, scored 40 goals in 34 games for Bayern in the German elite, Lewa broke the mark with 41 goals in 29 appearances. And now, the duo can be surpassed by Kane himself.
In Alemão, the Englishman has 15 goals in 10 games, which gives an average of 1.5 per game. If he maintains his pace and plays in all 24 remaining games, he will close the current edition with 51 goals.
In other words, in addition to being the newest holder of the record in the German elite, he will be able, with just his virtual numbers in the competition, to close the season in a monstrous way, with the best performance in the history of a Bayern player in a single campaign. .
So far in the Champions League, number 9 has two goals in 3 games, one of them against Manchester United, in the debut of the group stage, and another exactly against Galatasaray, at the home of the Turks. In both games, the Englishman also contributed with assists.
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