Can Werder end Munich’s dream start?

28.09.2012, 11:59:19 Uhr

Zlatko Junuzovic, here at the LIGA total! Cup, and SV Werder Bremen will face off against Bayern Munich on Saturday for the 93rd time in the Bundesliga.
Werder Bremen will face off against Bayern Munich for the 93rd time in the Bundesliga on Saturday 29 September 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Bayern have suffered more losses at Bremen's Weser Stadium than everywhere else, though Werder have not done well at home recently against Munich. The Green-Whites' last home victory over Bayern dates back to October 2006. But Werder handed Bayern a loss this season as they won 6-4 in penalties in the semi-finals of the LIGA total! Cup.

WERDER.DE put together other interesting and exciting facts about the classic showdown.

Did you know ...

... that Bayern Munich have lost more times against Werder in the Bundesliga than any other team? Altogether, the record champions have lost 26 times against Bremen. The 116 goals conceded and 19 away losses are negative records for Bayern.

... that Claudio Pizarro has played the most Bundesliga matches as a foreigner with 337 games after the mid-week contest against Wolfsburg? The striker played six years for Werder and scored 89 goals in 159 Bundesliga matches, making him the fourth-best scorer in Bremen's Bundesliga history. WERDER.DE had an extensive interview with the Peruvian ahead of the North-South classic.

... that Bayern are off to their best start in 28 years? FCB's eight wins in eight competitive matches was bettered only in 1984-85 when they won their first nine matches. If you consider the goal differential, Bayern have put together the best start in Bundesliga history. Never has a team had 15 points and a 17-2 goal differential after five matches.

... that Bayern have not lost any of their last nine competitive matches against Werder? They have collected six wins and three draws. Bremen's last victory dates back nearly four years ago, when Thomas Schaaf's team won 5-2 in Allianz Arena in September 2008.

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