The FC Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller has become the youngest player in history to with 50 Champions League victories. The Bayern youth product passed the milestone in yesterday’s match at the Allianz Arena against Olympiacos (4:0) at the age of 26 years, two months and 11 days – earlier than both Lionel Messi (27 years, four months, 12 days) and Cristiano Ronaldo (28 years, one month). The German record was previously held by ex-Bayern and now Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger (29 years, three months, four days).
Since the 4-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the 2013/14 Champions League semi-finals, Bayern have won all nine of the following Champions League home matches. Yesterday’s victory over Olympiacos Piraeus equalled the club record in the competition, set between September 2011 and December 2012.
Bayern are now guaranteed to finish at the top of Group F and the trip to Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb in two weeks’ time is a dead rubber from a Munich point of view, but Olympiacos and Arsenal London will go head-to-head for the runners-up spot. Arsenal are now up to six points, still three off Olympiacos, after beating the team from Zagreb 3:0 at home on Tuesday. The Gunners must beat the Greeks in Piraeus on the final matchday while also prevailing in the direct comparison: the first meeting in London ended in a 3-2 away win for Olympiacos.