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Bayern Munich breaks Real Madrid’s scoring record

With their goals against FC Köln on Sunday, Bayern have now scored in 74 consecutive matches.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s victory against FC Köln on Sunday gave the Bundesliga champions their first league victory of the season while also helping them set a new record for goals scored in consecutive matches among the clubs in Europe’s top five leagues.

This record was previously set by Real Madrid back in 2016/2017 season after successfully finding the net in 73 consecutive matches. Die Roten, as of today, have scored at least once in 74 straight games. The last time they were unable to get one of their players on the scoresheet was against Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig in February 2020.

Interestingly enough, Bayern’s path to setting the new record began with a 4-1 victory over Köln on 16th February 2020 – a match in which Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry scored the same number of goals they did on Sunday with Kingsley Coman contributing the fourth goal. Ever since then, the Bavarians have scored a total of 214 goals 74 matches – 14 more than the previous record holders.

Lewandowski has contributed the most goals (72) with Gnabry (24) and Thomas Müller (21) behind him in second and third positions.