Brilliant Bayern Starts Title Defence By Thumping Atletico Madrid

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As they thumped Atletico Madrid, Champions League holders Bayern Munich extended their record streak to 12 straight wins in the competition.

Hansi Flick ‘s side was in ominous shape again just 59 days after winning the 2020 title in Lisbon as they made light work of the typically watertight side of Diego Simeone. Winger Kingsley Coman, the Paris St-Germain match winner in Lisbon at the end of August, scored in one half of a superb all-round display.

Since Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest managed the feat in 1980, only Real Madrid and AC Milan retained the European Cup, but this time around, few would return against a Bayern repeat. Before this warning sign, which saw the holders rain in 16 efforts on goal, Bayern were already favourites with the bookmakers.

Source: BBC Sport

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