Created on 09-04-2008 at 00:00 AM
If the record books are any guide to current form, Bayern’s chances of making the UEFA Cup semi-finals at Getafe’s expense look slim. Only once in four attempts have Germany’s most successful club avoided elimination from a European competition following a 1-1 home draw in the first leg.
The solitary success came in the 1990-91 European Cup, a 2-0 win in a quarter-final return leg away to FC Porto thanks to goals from Christian Ziege and Manfred Bender.
Never out after 1-1 away draw
By contrast, Bayern have been knocked out three times after drawing 1-1 in Munich: twice in the Champions League Round of 16 against Real Madrid (2004) and AC Milan (2006), and in a European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Glasgow Rangers (1972).
The Bavarians have a flawless record in the reverse situation, when they have played the second leg at home after a 1-1 away draw. The men in red have progressed to the next stage on all 12 occasions so far.
Return legs after a 1-1 draw in the first leg:
Champions Cup / Champions League:
1972-73 1st Round Galatasaray Istanbul 6-0 (H)
1973-74 Semi-final Ujpest Budapest 3-0 (H)
1975-76 Semi-final Real Madrid 2-0 (H)
1990-91 Quarter-final FC Porto 2-0 (A)
1999-00 Quarter-final FC Porto 2-1 (H)
2003-04 Round of 16 Real Madrid 0-1 (A)*
2005-06 Round of 16 AC Milan 1-4 (A)*
European Cup Winners’ Cup:
1966-67 1st Round Tatran Presow 3-2 (H)
1966-67 Round of 16 Shamrock Rovers 3-2 (H)
1967-68 Quarter-final FC Valencia 1-0 (H)
1971-72 Quarter-final Steaua Bukarest 0-0 (H)
1971-72 Semi-final Glasgow Rangers 0-2 (A)*
1982-83 1st Round Torpedo Moskau 0-0 (H)
1982-83 Round of 16 Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 (H)
1991-92 1st Round Cork City 2-0 (H)