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Putting Bayern’s 8-2 victory into perspective: the stats

Just how historic was Bayern’s thrashing of Barcelona? Very.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images

The dirt has still not settled over the grave of FC Barcelona’s Champions League season. But before we look ahead to Bayern’s opponent in the semifinal, let’s take a minute to appreciate just how historic this victory was.

Bayern Munich became the first team in Champions League history to score 8 goals in a knockout match. In European Cup competition (the CL’s predecessor) no team had scored 8 since 1991 (Real Madrid 9-1 over Wacker Innsbruck).

Barcelona hadn’t been beaten by 6 goals in any competition since 1951 and hadn’t surrendered 8 goals in a match since 1946.

Thomas Muller became the first player in Champions League history to score 6 career goals against Barcelona.

Bayern are going to their 12th CL semi final which is now only one behind Real Madrid for the all time lead.

Robert Lewandowski, in scoring in his 8th straight CL game now holds the second longest scoring streak in CL history, only three games off from Cristiano Ronaldo’s 11.

Speaking of Lewandowski vs Ronaldo, Lewa scored his 50th CL goal in 60 career matches. Only Ronaldo has reached the 50 goal plateau faster.

Bayern Munich have now won 19 consecutive games in all competitions. That is a record for German top flight clubs among all competitions.

Hansi Flick became the third manager to win his first six CL matches after Fabio Capello with AC Milan in 1992/93 and Luis Fernandez with Paris Saint-Germain in 1994/95. Capello would lose in the finals that year and Fernandez in the quarterfinals. No coach has scored more goals than Flick’s 26 through their first 6 matches. That record he has all to himself.

Barcelona have now lost 6 CL matches against Bayern Munich. This is two more than any other side.

All in all, this was not only a crushing victory for Bayern, but a historic night in Lisbon, as they advance to face either Manchester City or Lyon in the semifinals.

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