Bayern Munich Set New Champions League Record After Dismantling Viktoria Plzen

Bayern Munich Set New Champions League Record After Dismantling Viktoria Plzen

  • Bayern Munich confirmed their royalty status in European football when the Bundesliga side set a new Champions League record, following their comprehensive win against Viktoria Plzen
  • The last time Bayern Munich suffered defeat in the group stage was against Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, where they were humbled by 3-0 in Paris
  • Since then, the six-time winners of the Champions League have been in commanding form, winning 28 games and drawing three in their last 31 group games

Bayern Munich etched their name in the annals of European football when the German giants hammered Czech side Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday night.

Die Roten have now gone through a staggering 31 Champions League group games unbeaten, setting a new all-time mark in Europe's premier club competition, reports GOAL.

Julian Nagelsmann's charges made history in style, with Leroy Sane grabbing a brace while Serge Gnabry, Sadio Mane and Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting contributed with single strikes to romp past Plzen.

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Bayern Munich, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane, Julian Nagelsmann
Bayern Munich have set a new UEFA Champions League record for consecutive group games without losing. Photo credit: @FCBayernEN
Source: Twitter

Bayern surpassed Real Madrid's record set between 2012-2017 for the longest unbeaten run in the Champions League group stage.

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According to The Analyst on Twitter, the reigning Bundesliga champions have won 28 and drawn three of these matches since the run began in October 2017 (MD3 of 2017-18), outscoring their opponents overall 98-21.

Drawn in the supposed 'group of death', Bayern Munich have made light work of their Group C opponents, winning their opening three group games - against Inter Milan, Barcelona and now Viktoria Plzen.

The Bavarians will hope to extend their enviable record in the Champions League when they play as guests to Plzen on Wednesday, October 12.

Leroy Sane strikes twice as Bayern thump Czech side Viktoria Plzen

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Leroy Sane scored twice as Bayern Munich continued their flawless run in the Champions League on Tuesday, with a 5-0 win over outclassed Group C rivals Viktoria Plzen.

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Group D leaders Sporting Lisbon paid for goalkeeping errors in a 4-1 defeat at Marseille, which gave the French team their first win of the campaign.

Convincing in Milan against Inter and at home against Barcelona, Bayern shrugged off the absence of Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Mueller, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

Source: Sports Brief News