Thursday, 20 August 2020

Match Review: Lyon vs Bayern Munich

 Serge Gnabry scores for Bayern Munich against Lyon

FC Bayern Munich will play in the final of the European Cup/Champions League for the 11th time in the club’s history (equalling AC Milan’s record), with only Real Madrid (16) having participated in more.

Lyon have been eliminated in both of their Champions League semi-final ties, with both coming against FC Bayern Munich – they have failed to score a single goal across the three games, while conceding seven in return (previously 0-4 on aggregate in 2009-10).

FC Bayern Munich have now won 10 consecutive games in the Champions League, equalling the longest winning streak by a team in the competition’s history (achieved by Real Madrid in 2015 and Bayern themselves in 2013).

FC Bayern Munich have scored 42 goals in the Champions League this season – only Barcelona in 1999-2000 have netted more in a single campaign in the competition (45).

In scoring FC Bayern Munich’s third goal, Robert Lewandowski became only the second player in the history of the Champions League to net 15 goals in a single campaign, along with Cristiano Ronaldo who has done so three times (in 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18).

FC Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has now scored in nine consecutive Champions League games; only Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2003 (9) and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 (11) have scored in as many successive matches in the competition’s history.

FC Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry has been directly involved in 11 goals in the Champions League this season (nine goals and two assists); only Robert Lewandowski has had a hand in more (20).

Serge Gnabry is only the second German player to net a brace in a Champions League semi-final, following current FC Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Müller back in 2012-13 (two goals v Barcelona).

Lyon’s Rayan Cherki become the youngest player to appear in the knockout stages of the Champions League, aged just 17 years and two days.


1 comment:

  1. Bayern is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 31 national titles, including nine consecutively since 2013, and 20 national cups, along with numerous European honours. National League Scores