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The big showdown

Champions League final facts and figures

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Bayern face Chelsea at Munich's Allianz Arena on Saturday evening in the biggest football final of the European season, with the winners assuming the mantle of the continent's best team. On the eve of the titanic showdown, has compiled a catalogue of interesting facts and figures relating to the ‘Final at home’ in the Bavarian capital city.

Fourth final in Munich
The final of the Champions League and its predecessor, the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, has taken place in Munich three times in the past, in 1979, 1993 and 1997. On each occasion, Germany's biggest club was not involved in the competition. For the fourth final in the Bavarian capital, FCB not only entered the Champions League but have made it all the way to the decisive match.

One previous meeting with Chelsea
Bayern and Chelsea have only met once before in competitive action, in the 2004/05 Champions League quarter-finals. The Blues won the home leg in West London 4–2, and although FCB triumphed 3–2 at the Olympic Stadium, the Premier League side went through.