Bayern Munich's Super Cup Victory Sets Remarkable European Record

Sep 25, 2020, 9:45 AM GMT+1
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Bayern secured a 2-1 win over Sevilla | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Bayern Munich came from a goal behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 in the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday night, setting a remarkable new record in the process.

It looked like the curse was going to strike again - only ten of the previous 22 Super Cup matches since the occasion switched to a one-legged affair have been won by the Champions League winners - when Lucas Ocampos put the Spanish side ahead from the spot.

His no-look penalty was cancelled out by Leon Goretzka's strike 20 minutes later, but there were no further goals in the initial 90 minutes as the match went to extra time. Javi Martinez, who looks set to have played his final game for the club, scored the winner in the 104th minute to clinch the title.

In doing so, Die Roten have now gone 32 matches unbeaten in all competitions, but it is their staggering record of 23 wins on the bounce which as taken all the headlines. The victory means they've become the first club in Europe's top five leagues to win 23 consecutive matches.

Since drawing 0-0 with RB Leipzig in February, the club have gone on a streak that has won them four trophies - Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup - surpassing a record previously held by Real Madrid.

Under Carlo Ancelotti in 2014, Los Blancos won 22 matches on the bounce, although they weren't quite as trophy-laden as their German counterparts'.

A key member of this Bayern team is Thomas Muller, who is now only one trophy away from becoming the most decorated German footballer of all time. He has 26 trophies to his name, a figure he now shares with club legend Bastian Schweinsteiger. One more will set him apart and there a few who don't expect him to write his own records during the new campaign.

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