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Bayern's fine record against Czech clubs

Bayern have generally done very well in Europe against clubs from the Czech Republic. In 11 previous meetings, the treble winners have emerged victorious from eight, with two draws and just one defeat. Bayern have played Plzen three times in the past: in 1971/72, Uli Hoeneß, Sepp Maier, Gerd Müller and Co won 1-0 away from home against the team then named Skoda Pilsen; FCB triumphed 6-1 in the return on home soil. The Allianz Arena clash against the current Plzen side two weeks ago finished in a convincing 5-0 home win.

FCB chasing European records

The Bundesliga is not the only competition where records are tumbling to Bayern, as the treble winners are also well on the way to setting new benchmarks in the Champions League. Nine points with 11 goals scored and just one conceded is FCB’s best record after three matches in the Champions League group stage. The Bavarians have also won their last eight Champions League fixtures, a record only bettered by FC Barcelona, who won nine straight in 2002/03. At the individual level, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribéry have both won their last 10 matches in Europe’s elite club competition. If both feature in an FCB win on Tuesday night, they would draw level with David Beckham, who finished on the winning side 11 times in a row between 2002 and 2003.

Attacking and defensive power

Bayern players have delivered 76 shots at goal in the three Champions League matches so far this term, with 35 on target - both are comfortably the best figures in this season’s competition. FCB’s total of 11 goals is bettered only by Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid on 12 apiece. And together with PSG and Barcelona, FCB also boast the best defence in the Champions League with only one goal conceded. Finally, no team has allowed their opponents as few shots at goal as Bayern (18).

New languages for Twitter feed

Bayern are pleased to announce the continuing expansion of our social media presence, catering for even more of our fans in Germany and abroad by launching brand-new Twitter feeds in English (@FCBayernEN) and Spanish (@FCBayernES). The German feed launched in summer 2012 and now has more than 700,000 followers. Fans around the globe now have another chance to stay up to speed with all the news from the club. Just a few days after the launch of the new services, both language feeds have attracted around 10,000 followers. So sign up now, find out what’s going on and join in the fun - we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Quote of the day

“It was 12 minutes long, and eleven-and-a-half were about Thomas Müller’s missed header.“
(Bastian Schweinsteiger on his conversation with Pep Guardiola at Sunday training in Munich)