Quarter-final record extended! Five facts about the PSG triumph
Success! By beating Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the second leg of their last 16 clash, FC Bayern reached the Champions League quarter-finals and set a record in the competition too. Read here about the record and the other outstanding stats achieved in the last 16 triumph:
1. 21st time in the quarter-finals - record
What a number! Bayern are among the best eight teams on the continent for the 21st time, more than any other team in the history of the competition. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid follow in second place with 18 quarter-final appearances, although the latter could make it 19 this season. In the last 15 years alone, the Munich side have reached the quarter-finals 13 times and for that reason they are something of a regular guest in this round. In mid-April, Julian Nagelsmann and his team can look forward to quarter-final games 40 and 41 for the club - another competition record.
2. Bayern go from win to win
FC Bayern have now won all eight games this Champions League season! Eight wins from the first eight games had only been achieved once before - by men from Munich in the 2019/20 treble-winning season. So let's keep it going!
3. Bayern strong at home
Bayern are hard to beat with the fans at the Allianz Arena behind them. They have won 16 of their last 18 home games in the competition (one draw, one defeat). The goal tally in this period is 57 scored and just 11 conceded. In addition, the Munich team scored in their 23rd Champions League home game in a row and further extended the club record. The last time FCB didn't score at home was in April 2018 against Sevilla (0-0) - almost five years ago.
4. Bayern defence stands firm
In the second leg against PSG, the German record champions could rely on their outstanding defence. They have recorded a clean sheet in seven of the eight games this season. That's not only the most in the current competition, but also perhaps a good omen. Every team that has achieved this particular feat has later gone on to reach the final. The last goal conceded by FCB in the competition was 411 minutes ago.
5. Gnabry scores at the right time
Substitute Serge Gnabry wiped away any remaining doubts about reaching the quarter-finals with the goal to make it 2-0 against PSG on the night. For the attacker it was his second goal of the season in the Champions League - and Gnabry scored off the bench for the first time in this competition.
Here are the highlights of the Champions League cracker: