Champions League: longest unbeaten runs

Barcelona will head into the last 16 second leg aiming to extend a sequence of 35 home games without defeat.

Barcelona have not lost in 35 UEFA Champions League matches at Camp Nou
Barcelona have not lost in 35 UEFA Champions League matches at Camp Nou ©Getty Images

A trip to the Camp Nou is enough to strike fear into any visiting team but a glance at Barcelona's formidable home record suggests that apprehension is not unfounded.

The five-time European champions have not lost on their own turf in the UEFA Champions League since 2013, an unbeaten run that now stands at 35 matches. It is not the sort of statistic Napoli will want to dwell on ahead of their trip to Barcelona on Saturday 8 August.

The last side to beat Barcelona on their own patch in the competition? Bayern, the team whose record the Catalans broke when thrashing Lyon 5-1 in their round of 16 second leg last season.

Watch Barcelona make it 35 unbeaten at home by seeing off Dortmund 3-1
Watch Barcelona make it 35 unbeaten at home by seeing off Dortmund 3-1

The German giants triumphed 3-0 at the Camp Nou in the second leg of their 7-0 semi-final blow-out on 1 May 2013. Since then the Blaugrana have won 31 and drawn four, scoring 104 goals (2.97 per game) and conceding just 17 (0.49) in the process.

Most successive home games without defeat

35* Barcelona (18/09/2013 –)
29 Bayern München (04/03/1998 – 02/04/2002)
24
Arsenal (14/09/2004 – 15/04/2009)
23 Juventus (02/10/2013 – 13/02/2018)
23 Manchester United (27/09/2005 – 03/11/2009)

Most successive home wins

See Lewandowski's four goals in Bayern's 6-0 group stage win at Crvena zvezda
See Lewandowski's four goals in Bayern's 6-0 group stage win at Crvena zvezda

16 Bayern München (17/09/2014 – 15/02/2017)
15 Barcelona (17/09/2014 – 08/03/2017)
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)

Most successive away games without defeat

16 Manchester United (19/09/2007 – 16/02/2010)
14 Ajax (28/09/1994 – 19/03/1997)
12* Bayern München (31/10/2017 –)
11= Barcelona (01/10/2008 – 31/03/2010)
11= Real Madrid (28/09/2010 – 27/03/2012)

Most successive 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 Ajax (27/11/2018 – 02/10/2019)
5 Chelsea (16/09/2003 – 06/04/2004)
5 Juventus (05/12/2017 – 23/10/2018)
5 Real Madrid (29/04/2014 – 18/02/2015)

Most successive games without defeat

25 Manchester United (19/09/2007 – 05/05/2009)
19 Ajax (14/09/1994 – 20/03/1996)
19 Bayern München (14/03/2001 – 02/04/2002)
16 Barcelona (08/03/2011 – 03/04/2012)
16 Manchester United (04/03/1998 – 29/09/1999 & 23/10/2001 – 23/10/2002)

Most successive wins

Dortmund's final triumph in 1997 was one of their eight successive wins
Dortmund's final triumph in 1997 was one of their eight successive wins

10 Bayern München (02/04/2013 – 27/11/2013)
10 Real Madrid (23/04/2014 – 18/02/2015)
9 Barcelona (18/09/2002 – 18/02/2003 & 21/10/2014 – 06/05/2015)
8 Borussia Dortmund (04/12/1996 – 01/10/1997)

* Current winning runs: Bayern (6), Juventus (5)  

Most successive draws

7 AEK Athens (17/09/2002 – 17/09/2003)
6 Lyon (02/10/2018 – 19/02/2019)
6 Rangers (19/10/2005 – 07/03/2006)

Most successive clean sheets

10 Arsenal (18/10/2005 – 25/04/2006)
7 AC Milan (24/11/2004 – 26/04/2005)
6 Ajax (18/10/1995 – 20/03/1996)
6 Chelsea (24/10/2007 – 05/03/2008)
6 Juventus (07/12/2016 – 03/05/2017)
6 Panathinaikos (01/11/1995 – 03/04/1996)