Bayern Munich set a new record for the longest unbeaten run in Bundesliga history with a 3-0 victory at home to Augsburg on Saturday.
Bayern have now gone 37 league matches since their last defeat, at Bayer Leverkusen in October 2012, breaking Hamburg’s previous record of 36 set in January, 1983.
Bayern, who now have 31 wins in their last 37 Bundesliga matches, were without Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, who will miss the forthcoming internationals against Italy and England with an ankle injury.
It was Bayern’s second milestone of the week after they equalled Barcelona’s record from the 2002/03 season of nine consecutive Champions League wins with a 1-0 at Viktoria Pilsen.
More importantly, Bayern extended their lead at the top of the table to four points as second-placed Borussia Dortmund went down 2-1 at VfL Wolfsburg. It was Dortmund’s second defeat of the week after losing to 1-0 at home to Arsenal in the Champions League.
Ronaldo rolls on
Cristiano Ronaldo netted another hat trick on Saturday in Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Real Sociedad, as the Portugal forward extended his scoring run to nine goals in his last four games.
Ronaldo’s latest goals took him three past Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa as the leading scorer in the La Liga with 16 through 13 rounds. Madrid’s win pulled it to within two points of Atletico and three points behind leader Barcelona.