Five facts after Bayern's victory over Atlético

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The Champions League is a marvellous competition, and how keen FC Bayern are on it was evident in their 4-0 opening day victory over Atlético Madrid. The Munich side played really good football and once again produced some impressive figures. fcbayern.com has all the facts and figures for you.

1. Neuer near-invincible

Manuel Neuer celebrated his 200th clean sheet in a Bayern shirt against Atlético. To get to this outstanding achievement, it has only taken the FCB captain 394 matches. Keeping a clean sheet against the men from Madrid saw him overtake legend Sepp Maier, who kept 199 clean sheets in his 651 games. Neuer does still have some work to do before he reaches Oliver Kahn's total though. Kahn kept 247 clean sheets in his 14 years at Bayern, playing in 632 matches.

2. FCB prolific in the Champions League

FC Bayern scored four times on Wednesday evening, just above their average going by recent UCL form. In the last 12 Champions League matches, the current holders have scored 47 goals; an average of 3.9 goals a game. 

3. Record winning run

Bayern have had plenty to cheer about in recent times in Europe's elite club competition.

The German record champions left the pitch as winners in all of these last 12 games, the longest winning run in UCL history. Across all competitions, Hansi Flick's men have won 28 out of 29 games. Their sole slip was the 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim some weeks ago.

4. Impressive Bayern

The win against Atlético saw Bayern continue with yet another strong winning run: that of winning the first game in the UCL group stage. Bayern have now won 17 games in a row, and boast a 42:2 goal ration from their first games at this stage of the competition.

5. Tolisso loves the UCL

What a goal! Tolisso's stunner made it 3-0.

The goal to make it 3-0 from Corentin Tolisso was a real wonder goal. From 30 yards the Frenchman hammered the ball into the top corner. The 26-year-old world champion has now scored 7 goals in 19 Champions League games for FCB, as well as making five assists. 

Kingsley Coman was scintillating as he scored his first brace in the Champions League:

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