Munich record chasers
Sun, 09/10/22, 18:19
5 facts on UCL match at Viktoria Plzen
Just one week after FC Bayern’s 5-0 success at home to Viktoria Plzen, the two sides meet again on Wednesday (21:00 CEST) on Matchday 4 of the Champions League group stage. Julian Nagelsmann’s side are looking to continue their 100 percent record of three wins from three games so far in Europe, and put one foot in the round of 16. Read on for the facts and figures around the fixture.
1. Bayern enjoy playing Plzen
Bayern and Plzen have faced off five times in European competition, and the Munich men have triumphed in all five. They’ve scored 18 goals in the process - an average of 3.6 per game and their best average against any of the 29 teams who FCB have played in Europe at least five times.
2. New UCL record
With the 5-0 victory in the first match last Tuesday, Bayern set a new Champions League record. The German record champions are now unbeaten in 31 group games in Europe’s premier club competition - something no team have ever managed before.
3. FCB on verge of another record
And they could break another record on Wednesday! The Bavarians have won each of their last 10 Champions League group games, a run that only Real Madrid (twice) and Barcelona have previously achieved. No one has yet managed 11 consecutive wins in the competition.
4. Sané in scintillating form
Leroy Sané has been directly involved in 16 goals in his last 13 Champions League appearances (10 goals, six assists). The Bayern winger has also found the net in all three matches this season, scoring four goals in total, which puts him second only to Erling Haaland (five) in the top scorers list.
5. Bayern strong on their travels
Bayern have lost just one of their last 24 away outings in the Champions League (last season at Villarreal). They’ve also netted an average of 1.7 goals per away game in Europe’s premier club competition (231 goals in 133 matches). Out of the teams who have contested at least 50 away matches in the competition, only Manchester City (1.8) boast a better figure,
Plzen warmed up for the meeting with Bayern with a win on Saturday: