Anwar Ibrahim (Cairo)
After the crushing victory over Red Bull Salzburg of Austria 7-1, in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, Bayern Munich set unprecedented records to be added to its numbers, whether at the level of the team or the players.
And the Opta Statistics and Records Institute reported that Bayern qualified for the twentieth time to the quarter-finals of the tournament, which is more than any other team, and scored 7 goals or more 7 times, 4 times more than any other team.
The Bavarian club won 26 of the 29 matches it played in the tournament, starting from the 2019-2020 season, while drawing twice and losing once, a number four more wins than any other team, and scored in the same period mentioned 100 goals, an increase of 31 goals over any other team.
For the fourth time, Bayern scored 4 or more goals in the first half of a match in the direct elimination round, a number equal to the number recorded by the other teams combined in the history of the tournament.
At the level of players, the Polish star Robert Lewandowski, the team’s top scorer, succeeded in raising his score to 68 goals with Bayern in the Champions League, and only Argentine Lionel Messi with Barcelona, and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid. Thomas Muller scored a goal in the direct elimination matches of the 12th season in the Champions League, and the only two stars who precede him are Ronaldo and Messi, both of whom scored in 14 seasons.
Bayern defender Benjamin Pavard touched the ball 149 times in the Salzburg match, 38 times more than any other player in the match, and the only one who preceded him in this achievement is the Croatian Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea, who touched the ball 153 times in the Juventus match on September 29 last.
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