Bayern set new record with 23 wins in a row
"It is incredible and simply superb what this team and their coach Hansi Flick have achieved over the past few weeks and months," raved President Herbert Hainer after winning the UEFA Super Cup. Even though it took 120 minutes to get over the line over Sevilla, Bayern once again played great football and were not to be beaten. "This deserves the utmost respect and acknowledgement. Congratulations to the team and the whole crew behind them," the 66-year-old continued.
Dominance as new records are made
For the Munich team, it was their 23rd victory in a row. No team from Europe's top 5 leagues has ever managed such a run before. They are now a cut above the rest. But much more remarkable than this run is the way Bayern have done it. Flick's team have dominated almost every opponent, whether they were Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund or Barcelona.
4 trophies and loads of goals
The goal ratio of 78 to 16 speaks volumes. FCB not only play convincing attacking football at the moment, but they also look very solid at the back. Manuel Neuer & Co. have kept clean sheets 12 times on this run, and they've not once conceded more than two goals at all. From this, the team have achieved four trophies: the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, Champions League and now UEFA Super Cup. "The mentality of the team is sensational," Flick said, praising his team. In short: what FCB is currently achieving is incredible and great.
Javi of all people! With his header, Martínez saw to an explosion of celebration at full time on Thursday: