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Bayern buoyed by strong home record

Postby FCBayernNews » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:25 am

FC Bayern and Real Madrid have won the Champions League in three of the last four years, the German record champions sealing the title in 2013, their Spanish counterparts in 2014 and 2016. The two European heavyweights cross swords on Wednesday at 20.45 CET, their 17th meeting in the history of Europe's elite club competition. No other fixture has been staged as often. The record is slightly in favour of the Bavarians, who have won eight matches and lost seven, with one game ending in a draw. fcbayern.com has delved into the facts and figures prior to the mouth-watering clash at the Allianz Arena.

Strong home record

Philipp Lahm & Co feel at ease at the Allianz Arena, boasting a run of 16 Champions League home matches without defeat, a record in the competition. The Bavarians have scored an impressive 58 goals along the way, conceding only nine and keeping a clean sheet in nine matches. Bayern's home record against Real is strong: the German record champions have won nine out of eleven matches against the men from the Spanish capital. However, their last Champions League home defeat dates back to 2014, a 4-0 reverse against Real.

Experts from long range

Bayern boast the most goals from long range in this season's Champions League campaign. The German record champions netted four times from distance, whereas Real conceded four long-range goals. Only Besiktas have conceded as many this term.

Last eight regulars

FC Bayern have made the Champions League last eight for a sixth consecutive time and for the 16th time overall. No other team has advanced to the quarter-finals as often. Real have been last eight hopefuls 15 times. However, the Spanish record champions and FC Barcelona boast the longest streak, having progressed to this round for seven times on the bounce. Both Bayern and Real have advanced to the semi-finals in the last six consecutive seasons. Besides, Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti is very experienced, having made the quarter-final stage 11 times, second only to Sir Alex Ferguson on 12.

Boateng sailing close to the wind

Jérôme Boateng has picked up two bookings this term and would be banned for the return leg in case of another yellow card on Wednesday. The centre-back is the only Bayern pro to run a suspension risk, whereas Real's Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos will hope to avoid yellow cards.
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