Thomas Tuchel Equals Unwanted Record As Harry Kane Coasts Bayern Munich to Victory

Thomas Tuchel Equals Unwanted Record As Harry Kane Coasts Bayern Munich to Victory

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Bundesliga resumed with Bayern Munich fixture against FC Cologne
  • Forward Harry Kane ensured the Bavarian club secured a victory
  • Thomas Tuchel etched his name into an unwanted record book on the night

Bayern Munich climbed to the summit of the German Bundesliga thanks to the first-half strike from Harry Kane in the victory against FC Cologne.

The English forward, who continues to rack up the numbers, was on hand to finish off from a rebound of an initial strike from Eric Choupo-Moting.

In a match that saw the Bavarian club miss a flurry of chances, Kane's solitary effort was still enough to see him etch his name into Bundesliga history.

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Harry Kane applauds during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Koln and FC Bayern Munchen. Image: Rene Nijhuis.
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According to statistics, the 30-year-old became the first player to score 18 goals in the initial 12 games of a Bundesliga season.

However, Kane wasn't the only one making headlines in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich's manager, Thomas Tuchel, also etched his name in history, albeit in a less exciting manner.

Tuchel sets unwanted record

According to data courtesy Gracenote Live, the 50-year-old Tuchel became the first Bayern Munich manager since Louis van Gaal on December 11, 2010, to make no substitutions in a Bundesliga match during the team's three-nil home win over FC St. Pauli.

This decision by Tuchel did not go unnoticed, prompting the Bayern manager to address it in the media. Quoted by @iMiaSanMia, he explained,

"The players on the bench deserved to play. My intention was not to punish them; I told them that as well. I was just pleased with everyone on the pitch and how they held their positions, so I didn't want to disrupt the rhythm and risk conceding a late goal."

Despite some discontent among the players on the bench, they will look forward to potential involvement when Bayern faces FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League.

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Kane sinks FC Cologne

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that England striker Harry Kane continued his brilliant Bundesliga form on Friday, scoring the winner in Bayern Munich's 1-0 win over strugglers FC Cologne.

Kane scored a first-half tap-in to sink struggling Cologne and send Bayern top of the table overnight.

The win ensured Thomas Tuchel's side climbed to the summit of the Bundesliga table.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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