Bayern crush Viktoria Plzen to break Champions League record

Germans have gone 31 games without defeat in group stage of European Cup

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Bayern Munich struck three times in the opening 21 minutes on their way to a 5-0 demolition of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League to set a record for the longest unbeaten run in group matches.

The German giants have now gone 31 group matches in the competition without defeat after their destruction of the Czech side.

Leroy Sane opened their account in the seventh minute before Serge Gnabry drilled in their second five minutes later and Sadio Mane added another with a fine solo effort in the 21st with the visitors putting up little resistance.

Sane struck again five minutes after the restart and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's shot went in off the post just before the hour mark before the Bavarians gradually eased off with an eye on Saturday's big Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern have won all three of their group matches so far to sit in top spot on nine points.

Updated: October 04, 2022, 6:59 PM
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