6 facts and stats on the Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv
After FC Bayern extended their Champions League opening-day record with a 3-0 win in Barcelona (18 wins in a row on MD1 of Champions League campaigns), the men from Munich will look to continue their home form against Dynamo Kyiv. fcbayern.com has compiled the facts and figures ahead of the clash with the Ukrainians on Wednesday (9pm KO CEST).
1. Impressive head-to-head record vs. Kyiv
This match-up has already taken place ten times in European competitions, with half of all games going the way of the Bavarians (one draw, four defeats). Particularly at home, FCB have been imperious in winning all four home games against Dynamo in the Champions League or European Cup - and three of those games saw Bayern not even concede a goal.
2. Goal-hungry in the Champions League
Against Barcelona, FCB scored in their 23rd consecutive Champions League match, setting a new club record. In addition, the German record champions have won the most games (20) and scored the most goals (73) in the last three UCL campaigns - and in 14 of the 22 games, FCB have scored three or more goals.
3. Confidently through the group stages
Bayern are unbeaten in 23 Champions League group matches (20 wins, 3 draws). It's the longest streak for the Munich team since the Champions League was played in its current format in 2003/04. Overall, only Barcelona (25) from 2016-2020 and Real Madrid (30) from 2012-2017 have remained unbeaten in the group for longer. At home, FCB have won an incredible 32 of their last 34 games in the group stage (one draw, one defeat). The only home defeat in this period was in December 2013 against Manchester City (2-3).
4. Winner Lewandowski
The Best FIFA Men's Player Robert Lewandowski has been directly involved in 27 goals in his last 17 Champions League appearances (22 goals, 5 assists) and has won all of those 17 games. That is the longest winning streak by a player in the history of the UCL . Last season's Golden Shoe winnerdrew level with teammate Manuel Neuer (17 games between September 2019 and February 2021) thanks to the win over Barça and could claim the outright record on Tuesday.
5. Kyiv struggle away from home
Dynamo Kyiv have been winless in their last seven Champions League away matches (four draws, three defeats). Their last win away from home came in the 2015 group stage, a 2-0 success in Porto. The Ukrainians have also failed to score in seven of their last 11 UCL matches (two wins, three draws, six defeats). In their last two games, however, they kept clean sheets at the back, with a 1-0 win against Ferencvarosi TC on MD6 of the 2020/21 group stage and a goalless draw against Benfica last matchday.
6. Müller nears milestone
Thomas Müller scored his 49th goal in his 125th Champions League game on MD1 against Barcelona. The German record goalscorer in the Champions League could become the eighth player to score 50 goals in the competition with a goal against Kyiv, drawing level with Thierry Henry in seventh on the all-time Champions League goalscoring list. He would be the first German to reach this mark.
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