Created on 15-08-2020 at 07:59 AM
Attacking machine, fireworks display, goal fest: it is hard to find the right term for Bayern’s dominant and high-scoring display in the 8-2 victory over FC Barcelona. So we’ll let the numbers do the talking. Here are the most important facts on the magic night in Lisbon.
1. Goal record in knockout stage match
FC Bayern are the first team to score eight goals in a Champions League knockout tie since the inception of the competition in 1992/93. The last time a side achieved a similar feat was in 1990, when Real Madrid beat FC Swarovski Tirol 9-1 in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup last 16.
2. Quick off the blocks
Only 31 minutes had been played when Bayern were 4-1 in the lead. No other side has scored four goals that early in a Champions League match.
3. Blues for Barcelona
FC Barcelona conceded more than five goals in the Champions League or European Cup for the first time. The last time the Catalans conceded eight goals in a competitive match was in 1946, in an 8-0 defeat to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey last 16.
4. Utter dominance
Hansi Flick’s men scored more goals than Barcelona took shots on goal (seven).
5. Best Bayern attack in Champions League history
Munich have already scored 39 goals this season, more than they had ever done so before in a Champions League campaign. Previously, their top score was 33 goals in the 2014/15 season.
6. Lewandowski a cut above the rest
The spearhead of Bayern's attack is of course Robert Lewandowski, who was able to extend his lead in the goalscoring charts with his 14th goal of the season, his latest coming against Barcelona. In fact, the Pole now has 50 goals in 60 Champions League games for Bayern – and only one player has scored at a quicker rate for a single club: Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid (50 goals in the first 50 games for Los Blancos).
7. On their own in Europe
In the 2019/20 season, Bayern have now scored 155 competitive goals in just 50 matches – more than any other team in the top five European leagues.
8. Incredible run of form
FC Bayern have now gone 28 games unbeaten (27 wins, one draw), and have now won 19 times in a row in that run - a running record in German professional football. During this period, Hansi Flick's team have scored an incredible 94 goals.
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