Facts about FC Bayern's Champions League success

The stats behind Bayern's progress to the UCL last 16

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Last 16, here we come! With the 4-2 win at Viktoria Plzen - their 11th straight victory in the Champions League group stage no less - Bayern have qualified for the knockout round of Europe's most prestigious club competition with two games to spare. The numbers attest to their consistency, as fcbayern.com finds out...

1. Among the best in years

FC Bayern celebration
FC Bayern once again flexed their Champions League group-stage muscle with a 4-2 win.

FC Bayern have reached the last 16 of the Champions League for the 15th year in a row. Only Real Madrid can lay claim to a longer streak, having never missed the knockout round since the introduction of the last 16 in 2003/04.

2. Great starters again

The German record champions have won their first four games of a Champions League group campaign for the fourth year on the bounce, and seventh time overall - a competition record.

3. Fantastic first half at Plzen

It was only the second time that the Munich team scored more than three first-half goals in a Champions League away match - the last occasion being the 7-1 win at AS Roma in October 2014 (five). Bayern's eight goals before half time in 2022/23 is the most among all teams in this season's competition.

4. Young Wanner makes history

Paul Wanner FC Bayern
Paul Wanner, only 16 years old, celebrated his debut in the Champions League in Plzen on Wednesday evening.

Substitute Paul Wanner is the first 16-year-old to represent Bayern in the Champions League, usurping Mathys Tel as FCB's youngest player in the UCL. In addition, Josip Stanišić made his full UCL debut in Plzen.

5. Sané is Mr. Champions League

Leroy Sané, who set up Leon Goretzka's goal for 4-0, has been directly involved in at least one goal in each of his four Champions League appearances so far this season (four goals, one assist). Across his last 14 outings in the competition, he has contributed 17 goals (10 of his own, plus seven assists).

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