Impressive facts from the opening Champions League win in Barcelona
FC Bayern started the new Champions League season with a strong performance Tuesday evening as the Munich side celebrated a 3-0 victory in the opening match away at Barcelona and improved a number of records. fcbayern.com rounds up the key facts about the win at the Camp Nou.
1. UCL opening run extended
Thanks to the success, Bayern have further extended their record opening run in the Champions League. FCB have now won their last 18 Matchday 1 fixtures in the competition The start of the run was a 2-1 home win at the Olympic Stadium against Celtic in the 2003/04 season.
2. Bayern score in 23rd UCL game in a row
Bayern also scored in their 23rd Champions League game in a row in the triumph in Barcelona. This is a new club record in the competition.
3. Lewy improves record with brace
Robert Lewandowski scored a brace against Barcelona and increased his goal tally in the Champions League to 75, third on the all-time leaderboard behind Lionel Messi (120) and Cristiano Ronaldo (135). It also saw Lewandowski score for the 18th competitive appearance in a row for Bayern and further extend his club record.
4. Müller scores against his favourite opponents again
Thomas Müller scored the important opening goal for Bayern in the 34th minute. The forward has now scored seven times in six games against Barcelona - more than against any other opponent in the competition and more than any other player has against Barca in the history of the European Cup or the Champions League.
5. Bayern strong away from home
FC Bayern are unbeaten in 19 away games in the Champions League (15 wins, 4 draws). This is the longest run in the history of the competition. The last defeat away from home in Europe was four years ago, a 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in September 2017.