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Saturday's showdown in stats and figures

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Saturday's showdown in stats and figures

Postby FCBayernNews » Fri May 24, 2013 3:10 pm

The day of the big match is coming closer and closer, and there are just hours remaining until kick-off: on Saturday, Bayern and Borussia Dortmund will go head-to-head at Wembley for the prestige and honour of being called Europe's best team. Ahead of the eagerly-awaited clash between the cream of German football, fcbayern.de has collected some interesting facts and fascinating stats about Saturday's game.

Wembley for the seventh time
This years Champions League final marks the seventh final in England's capital. The last Champions League final at Wembley was just two years ago, when Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1.

First all-German final
The match between Bayern and Dortmund on Saturday is the first Champions League final between two German teams. The only time two German teams previously met in a European final was in 1980, when Frankfurt beat Gladbach in the UEFA Cup. Jupp Heynckes was Gladbach's head coach at the time.

Champions League history
Germany's best teams of the last twenty years (16 of the Bundesliga titles have gone to Munich or Dortmund) have played each other once in Champions League history. In 1997/98 they met in the quarter-finals. After a 0-0 draw in Munich, Dortmund advanced by winning 1-0 at home in extra-time.

Undefeated this season
Bayern have yet to lose to Dortmund this season. Of the four games played, Bayern have won two (2-1 in the Supercup and 1-0 in the DFB Cup), and drew the others (1-1 in both league matches). Bayern have won 23 of their 25 games in 2013 - they only failed to win against Dortmund and at home to Arsenal (a 2-0 defeat in the CL Round of 16).

Strong FCB defence
Bayern marched through their quarter and semi-finals without conceding a goal. The current team has equalled the club's record of four Champions League matches without letting in a goal (2001/02 and 2006/07). If Bayern prevent Dortmund scoring on Saturday, they would make history, as no team has yet managed to avoid conceding in the quarters, semis and the final.

Treble in reach?
Bayern secured the championship title in April. Now their sights are set on the first treble in the club's history. This week they have the Champions League final and only one week later they contest the DFB Cup final against VfB Stuttgart. The last team to win the domestic championship, the national knockout cup and the most prestigious European trophy was Inter Milan in 2010. Looking at the all-time records, only Barcelona (2009), Manchester United (1999), PSV Eindhoven (1988), Ajax Amsterdam (1972) and Glasgow club Celtic (1967) have achieved this feat.

Second trophy for Heynckes?
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes won the Champions League in 1998 with Real Madrid and now has the chance to become the third coach to win the trophy with two different clubs. So far only Ottmar Hitzfeld (Bayern and Dortmund) and José Mourinho (FC Porto and Inter Milan) have managed this.
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