Bayern Munich

Bayern set new Champions League record with thumping victory over SS Lazio

Max Cooper
Feb 24, 2021, 11:00 AM GMT
Lewandowski fired Bayern to another comfortable away win
Lewandowski fired Bayern to another comfortable away win | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich broke another incredible Champions League record on Tuesday evening, becoming the first team to remain unbeaten in 17 successive away matches, after their comfortable 4-1 victory over SS Lazio.

Die Roten made short work of the Italian side, cruising to a 3-0 lead at half-time, before putting the tie to bed just after the break.

And ESPN noted after the game that their impressive success in Rome was the 17th successive away match in which Bayern have not lost, breaking a record set by Manchester United back in 2010.

The Red Devils managed to remain undefeated on their travels from 2007 until 2010 under Sir Alex Ferguson, and like Bayern, they won the trophy during that period, beating Chelsea in the final in 2008.

Bayern's last defeat away from home came in France, when they lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain on 27 September 2017. Of course, Die Roten would inflict their own revenge upon the Parisians three years later, beating them 1-0 in the 2020 Champions League final.

The German champions have shown no signs of slowing down in Europe this season, even if their domestic form is slightly patchier than at the beginning of Hansi Flick's reign. They'll be confident that they have done enough to progress to the next round of the Champions League, given the comfortable nature of their win in Rome on Tuesday evening.

The visitors were handed a gift of a first goal at Stadio Olimpico, when a short back-pass was intercepted by Robert Lewandowski, and he rounded Pepe Reina to kick off the scoring. Starlet Jamal Musiala doubled the lead on 24 minutes, and Leroy Sane added a third just before half-time.

A Francesco Acerbi own goal two minutes into the second half killed any Lazio hopes of a dramatic turnaround, although they did bag a consolation through Joaquin Correa on 49 minutes.

Bayern remain one of the favourites to lift the trophy and retain their status as the best team in Europe, and if their away form is anything to judge them by, they're a safe bet to go all the way.