Bayern Munich beat Viktoria Plzen 5-0 on Wednesday in the Champions League, but that scoreline doesn’t even begin to describe how dominant the reigning champions were. According to UEFA’s official match report, Bayern incredibly out-shot Plzen 35:0. Twenty-two of Bayern’s attempts were on target.
No, really. This is a fact:
To be fair, stat services WhoScored.com and Opta both had it at 35:1 shots, crediting Plzen with one blocked attempt. But either way, this marks the biggest-ever shot discrepancy since such data was recorded:
34 - Bayern hatte gegen Pilsen 35-1 Torschüsse, eine solche Differenz gab es in der CL in 90 Minuten noch nie seit Datenerfassung. Übermacht— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz)
Translation: “Bayern had 35-1 shots on goal against Plzen, such a difference has never existed in the [Champions League] in 90 minutes since data collection. Superiority.”
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Bayern have held an average possession advantage of 71% so far in the Champions League, the highest of any team. Their 76 shot attempts are also the most of any team, while they’ve conceded only five shots on target thus far, another top mark. And Wednesday’s win was Bayern’s eighth straight Champions League victory, a new club record.
In short, we’re thinking Bayern are still the team to beat in Europe.