January 12, 2023 2:43 PM
Last modified date: June 14, 2023 5:59 PM
Alex Lawes

The longest winning streaks in UEFA Champions League history

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The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League has had an unusual schedule this season with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar forcing the group stage schedule into a shorter amount of time and being concluded in early November.

The Last 16 began in mid-February as per usual, though, and the competition concluded in June with Manchester City winning their first ever UEFA Champions League title, beating Inter Milan 1-0 in Istanbul, extending their current unbeaten streak in the competition to 13 games.

This is a look at the teams that have managed to main serious consistency across several matches and rounds.

*Last updated in June 2023

The Hansi Flick-inspired Bayern Munich of 2019 and 2020 have the best winning streak in UEFA Champions League history with 15 matches. The Bavarians handled the COVID-enforced ‘mini-tournament’ format in 2020 as they defeated PSG in the final behind closed doors in Lisbon. However, reigning champions Manchester City are hot on their heels and could well move past Bayern come the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Quite surprisingly, Real Madrid only enjoyed one long run of winning in their dominant period. Los Blancos’ longest run of ten matches finished before they went on to win three successive UEFA Champions League titles. Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, widely viewed as one of, if not the, greatest team of all time, could only ever manage to string seven wins on the trot at most.

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