Created on 2021-09-15 at 02:05 AM
FC Bayern started the new Champions League season with a strong performancen Tuesday evening. The Munich side celebrated a 3-0 victory in the opener at FC Barcelona, and improved a number of records. fcbayern.com rounds up the key facts about the win at Barca.
1. UCL opening run extended
Thanks to the success, Bayern have further extended their record opening run in the Champions League. The Munich team have won their last 18 opening games 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
He's still Mister Unstoppable! 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). At the same time, Lewandowski scored in his 18th competitive game in a row for Bayern and further extended 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 attacking player has now scored seven times in six games against FC Barcelona - more often than against any other opponent in the competition and more than any other player 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 the UCL was four years ago, a 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in September 2017.
6. Stanišić celebrates UCL debut
Josip Stanišić came on for Niklas Süle in the 82nd minute and celebrated his debut in the Champions League! Congratulations, Josi!
"I like scoring against Barca" - Thomas Müller is a true goal expert when it comes to the Catalans: