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Bayern Munich set multiple records with Barcelona hammering

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Bayern Munich became the first team to score eight goals in a Champions League knockout match with their 8-2 demolition of Barcelona on Friday.

That wasn’t the only record the Bavarians set on an incredible night in Lisbon, with Hansi Flick’s men cruising past the Catalans and into the Champions League semi-final.

Of course, Bayern weren’t the only side who set records on the night, with the historic result also condemning Barca to some humiliating marks, including one that saw them reach a 74-year low.

After winning the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal this season, Bayern will take some stopping if they are to be denied a treble.

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Thomas Muller and Philippe Coutinho each scored a brace on the night, with further goals coming from Ivan Perisic, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry.

Lewandowski, the Champions League’s top scorer this season, became the first player to score in eight or more consecutive Champions League matches since Cristiano Ronaldo in April 2018 (11 games) when he netted in the second half.

It was the 50th Champions League goal for Bayern Munich in Lewandowski’s 60th appearance for them in the competition. Only Ronaldo has reached that mark in fewer games for a single side (50 appearances for Real Madrid).

For Flick, the result continued a memorable debut season in charge after the 55-year-old took over from the sacked Niko Kovac in November 2019.

He has become only the third manager in Champions League history to win his first six matches in charge, after Fabio Capello in 1992-93 and Luis Fernandez in 1994-95.

And the Bayern boss has a record all to himself as well, with no manager having seen his side score as many goals as their 26 in his first six Champions League games in charge.

The Bavarians are on an incredible run of form under Flick, having won their last 19 matches in all competitions, a record run in German top-flight football in all competitions.

Bayern will now move on to the semi-final, where they will face either Manchester City or Lyon. It will be the team’s 12th Champions League semi-final – only Real Madrid with 13 have reached that stage more times.

 

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