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Stronghold Allianz Arena

Postby FCBayernNews » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:35 pm

FC Bayern have won all of their last 14 Champions League matches at the Allianz Arena, scoring 52 goals and conceding eight along the way. No other European team boasts a similar record. The last defeat at the Allianz Arena dates back to 29 April 2014, a 4-0 reverse against Real Madrid. fcbayern.com has delved into the facts and figures prior to the match against Atlético.

Balanced record against Atlético

FC Bayern and Atlético cross swords for the sixth time in a competitive fixture on Tuesday evening, their fourth Champions League encounter. FCB lost two of the last three matches. The two sides also met in the 1974 European Cup final, when the German record champions won the replay 4-0 after a 1-1 draw. Overall the Bavarians have won two, lost two and drawn one of the matches, scoring seven and conceding four goals.

Positive home record against Spanish sides

FC Bayern will take heart from a strong home record against teams from Spain. The Munich men have won 17 and lost only two matches, with five games ending in a draw. The overall record is also positive: FCB have won 24 matches, lost 16 and drawn 12. However, the Bavarians have only won two of the last seven Champions League duels with Spanish teams, losing five.

Lahm poised to equal Kahn's record

Philipp Lahm boasts 102 appearances in Europe's premier club competition and would equal Oliver Kahn's CL club record if he plays on Tuesday. The former FCB keeper and captain made 103 appearances. However, Kahn's successor as skipper has clocked up two bookings and runs the risk of a one-match ban in the Round of 16, as does Jérôme Boateng.

Efficient Atlético

Atlético are the only team to have won all five group matches so far, the best CL group stage in the club's history. The Colchoneros only needed seven goals for the maximum yield. Only Juventus needed fewer goals to seal 15 points in the 2004/05 season, scoring five.

Atlético v German sides

Atlético's record in Germany is patchy. The man from the Spanish capital have won five, lost nine and drawn three matches, scoring 16 and conceding 23 goals. However, the overall record against German teams is positive: 18 wins, 13 defeats and six draws, with 51 goals scored and 41 conceded from an Atlético point of view.

Frenchman in charge

Clément Turpin will be the man with the whistle for Bayern's final group match. It is the first time the 34-year-old match official from France takes charge of a match involving either side. Turpin will oversee his tenth meeting in Europe's elite club competition and his 50th match in an official UEFA competition.
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