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Bayern hold all the trumps

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The history of the Champions League reveals that no team has progressed in the knockout rounds after losing the first leg at home by more than one goal, so Arsenal face an uphill task. However, Bayern have been warned: the last team to go out after winning away in the first leg was FCB against Inter Milan in 2010/11. Bayern won 1-0 on the road before losing the return leg 3-2 at home.

Always gone through against Arsenal

Bayern could win a third Champions League knockout tie against Arsenal on Tuesday night. In the Round of 16 in 2005 the Reds went through with a 3-1 home win and a 1-0 reverse in London. Last season - also at the same stage of the competition - it ended as a close-run affair following a 3-1 victory in the first leg. FCB made it to the quarter-finals in spite of losing 2-0 at home. Bayern and Arsenal have played each other seven times in total with FCB winning four games (plus one draw and two defeats).

Dante on verge of ban

Defender Dante is the only FCB player under threat of suspension. The Brazil international will miss the first leg of the quarter-finals if he picks up another yellow card on Tuesday and the Reds go through. Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is available again after a one-match ban. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is ruled out after being dismissed at the Emirates three weeks ago. Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky will also miss the next Champions League game for Arsenal if they get booked again.

Arsenal winners on last Germany trip

Arsenal have not lost any of their last five away games in Germany (three wins, two draws). The Gunners ran out winners in the last two matches - 2-0 at the Allianz Arena and 1-0 at Borussia Dortmund. Although Bayern have lost the previous two home games against English opposition (2-0 against Arsenal, 3-2 against Manchester City), the overall record is positive with six of the ten matches ending in wins.