Bayern run and a unique goalscorer
Thu, 18/03/21, 01:22
Facts on a last 16 win over Lazio that was full of records
A commanding performance in the second leg against Lazio gave Bayern a well-deserved spot in the next round of the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Reaching the quarter-finals serves up a new record in Europe's elite competition. Here are the most important facts after FCB booked their place in this year's last eight.
By beating the men from Rome 2-1 in the second leg, the German record champions advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 19th time - more than any other team since the competition begun. With this season's progress, the Munich team left FC Barcelona (18 times) behind in the all-time standings.
Undefeated for joint-longest time in UCL history
Bayern thus remained unbeaten for the 19th Champions League match in a row - with a quite remarkable record of 18 wins and only one draw. The Munich team thus equalled a new club record: Previously, they had only managed such a run of success from 2001 to 2002 (13 wins and six draws).
63rd win in 75th match under Flick
Hansi Flick celebrated a small jubilee against Lazio with his 75th competitive game on the sidelines for the record champions. His record is pretty remarkable, with 63 wins and only five defeats (seven draws), with his record even stronger in the Champions League. In the UCL, FCB have won 15 of 16 games under the 56-year-old (one draw).
Choupo-Moting immediately in with the goals
72 minutes had been played when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting doubled the advantage, only 118 seconds after coming on. The Cameroon international scored his fifth goal in his 23rd competitive match this season, two of them in the Champions League, two in the cup and one in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski unchallenged in Europe…
Robert Lewandowski scored his 39th goal in his 35th competitive match this season when he found the net against Lazio. He is by far the most prolific player in Europe’s top five leagues. Dortmund’s Erling Haaland on 31 goals lies second.
...and clinical from the spot
Lewandowski converted his 13th Champions League penalty against Lazio (two for Dortmund, 11 for Bayern). The Pole took five shots on Wednesday, as many as all Lazio players combined.
German coaches dominate last eight
Hansi Flick in in good company. He, Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool), Edin Terzić (Borussia Dortmund) and Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) are the four German coaches in the Champions League last eight. No other nation in the history of the competition has achieved that.
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