Champions League, holders Bayern through to quarters: Records broken
Bayern Munich cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a win over Lazio. The Bavarians won the two-legged round of 16 round by a 6-2 aggregate score. Gaining a 4-1 lead in the first leg, Bayern won the second leg 2-1 as Robert Lewandowski continued his scoring spree. Here we present the key records scripted in the match.
Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 33rd minute for Bayern. He coolly slotted home a penalty after Leon Goretzka was pushed by Francesco Acerbi. Substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting made it 2-0 in the second half with a chipped finish from close range. Lazio got a consolation goal through Marco Parolo late on, but Bayern sailed through.
Bayern manager Hansi Flick said the win was deserved. "Lazio defended well but I think the win was deserved. It's a shame that we conceded again. Our attack is so strong and we play a high-risk game. It's important that we keep playing like this and defend from the front to put our opponents under pressure," he said.
Bayern Munich have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 19th time. This is the the most of any team in the competition's history. The Bavarians are unbeaten in their past 19 games in the Champions League, equalling their longest run of consecutive games without defeat in European Cup/Champions League history - previously a run of 19 between 2001 and 2002.
Senior forward Robert Lewandowski has scored 285 goals for Bayern in 324 appearances. The Polish international registered his 39th goal of the campaign. This was his fifth Champions League goal this season. Lewandowski has raced to 73 Champions League goals. Notably, he has scored five goals or more in nine successive Champions League seasons.
Including finals, Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick is the first manager in Champions League history to win each of his first seven knockout-stage games in the competition.