Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal 5-1 in the Champions League not long ago, but the Gunners can feel okay about that once they see Hamburg’s recent record in Munich.
Hamburg travelled to the Allianz Arena for a league fixture against the German champions this weekend – it’s fair to say they took nothing from the game, which they lost 8-0.
"Can we play you every week"
Bayern destroy Hamburg at home for the 7th game in a row pic.twitter.com/ddAZ7b5gxG— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) February 25, 2017
Pretty rubbish, right?
Well that doesn’t tell the whole story, actually – if you look back just a little further, you’ll see that this result was part of a trend which has been going on for some time.
Bayern's home matches against Hamburg since 2011:
6-0, 5-0, 9-2, 3-1, 8-0, 5-0, 8-0.
44-3 on aggregate. Insane. #FCBHSV— Michael Yokhin (@Yokhin) February 25, 2017
Bayern has won seven straight home league games vs Hamburg by a combined score of 44-3.— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) February 25, 2017
That’s an average of over six goals a game for Bayern.
It wasn’t a bad way to mark Carlo Ancelotti’s 1,000th match in management either – the Italian has enjoyed a managerial career filled with success, just as he did as a player.
Bayern Munich record an 8-0 win vs. Hamburg to mark Carlo Ancelotti’s 1000th game as a manager.
The perfect present. 🎁 pic.twitter.com/mR7jABLmAA— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) February 25, 2017
In Carlo Ancelotti's 1,000th competitive match as a manager, his Bayern Munich team pipped Hamburg 8-0 today— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) February 25, 2017
You wouldn’t want to be on the shortlist to play Bayern anytime soon, would you…
Arsenal fans....Bayern 8-0 up today v Hamburg in Germany....good luck with that Champions League 2nd leg— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) February 25, 2017
… good luck Arsenal.