Fortress Camp Nou: Barcelona eye Bayern's record

Bayern München's record run of 16 UEFA Champions League home wins came to a halt last week and we may not have to wait long for someone to match it: enter Barcelona.

A general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior to the Spanish Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid
A general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior to the Spanish Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid ©Getty Images

Bayern München's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid last Wednesday not only left their UEFA Champions League hopes in jeopardy, it also halted their record run of consecutive home wins in the competition at 16. That mark could be matched this week by Barcelona.

A pair of 1-0 home victories on 17 September 2014 for Bayern and Barcelona did not look particularly noteworthy at the time, but 31 months later the date carries some significance – it was the start of winning streaks for both clubs.

Bayern's run has now ended but Barcelona, who welcome Juventus on Wednesday with a 3-0 deficit, will equal their feat if they win at the Camp Nou.

Most successive UEFA Champions League home wins
16 Bayern München (17/09/2014 – 13/04/2017)
15 Barcelona (17/09/2014 –)
12 Manchester United (13/09/2006 – 29/04/2008)
11 Real Madrid (03/04/2013 – 09/12/2014)
10 Juventus (20/03/1996 – 10/12/1997)

Comebacks: Can Barcelona do it again?
Comebacks: Can Barcelona do it again?

Barcelona's winning home run
08/03/2017: 6-1 Paris Saint-Germain
06/12/2016: 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
19/10/2016: 4-0 Manchester City
13/09/2016: 7-0 Celtic
05/04/2016: 2-1 Atletico Madrid
16/03/2016: 3-1 Arsenal
24/11/2015: 6-1 Roma
04/11/2015: 3-0 BATE Borisov
29/09/2015: 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
06/05/2015: 3-0 Bayern München
21/04/2015: 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain
18/03/2015: 1-0 Manchester City
10/12/2014: 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain
21/10/2014: 3-1 Ajax
17/09/2014: 1-0 APOEL

Wins: 15
Goals for: 50 (3.33 per game)
Goals against: 7 (0.47 per game)

  • The last time Barcelona failed to win at the Camp Nou in the competition was 1 April 2014, a 1-1 quarter-final draw with Atlético. Their most recent home defeat came in the last four the previous year, 3-0 to Bayern. Their unbeaten run at the Camp Nou stands at 20 games (W19 D1).
Bayern's 16th successive home win v Arsenal
Bayern's 16th successive home win v Arsenal

Bayern's winning home run
15/02/2017: 5-1 Arsenal
06/12/2016: 1-0 Atlético Madrid
19/10/2016: 4-1 PSV Eindhoven
13/09/2016: 5-0 Rostov
03/05/2016: 2-1 Atlético Madrid
05/04/2016: 1-0 Benfica
16/03/2016: 4-2 Juventus
24/11/2015: 4-0 Olympiacos
04/11/2015: 5-1 Arsenal
29/09/2015: 5-0 Dinamo Zagreb
12/05/2015: 3-2 Barcelona
21/04/2015: 6-1 Porto
11/03/2015: 7-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
10/12/2014: 3-0 CSKA Moskva
05/11/2014: 2-0 Roma
17/09/2014: 1-0 Manchester City

Wins: 16
Goals for: 58 (3.63 per game)
Goals against: 9 (0.56 per game)

  • Before last Wednesday's 2-1 reverse to Real Madrid, the previous time Bayern failed to to win at the Fußball Arena München in the competition was 29 April 2014. That was in the 2013/14 semi-finals, and it was also Madrid that beat them 4-0.

Most successive UEFA Champions League away wins
7 Ajax (22/11/1995 – 19/03/1997)
7 Bayern München (19/02/2013 – 19/02/2014)
6 Barcelona (12/04/2011 – 14/02/2012)
6 Manchester United (15/04/2009 – 16/02/2010)
5 Chelsea (16/09/2003 – 06/04/2004)
5 Real Madrid (29/04/2014 – 18/02/2015)