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FCB always through after 1-1 draws

Last week’s 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford is a good omen for FC Bayern. The treble winners have previously achieved that result eleven times away from home in the knockout stages of the Champions League - and have progressed to the next round every time.

Clash of the giants

Bayern against Manchester United is the only quarter-final meeting between two reigning league champions. It is also an encounter involving two clubs with record numbers of domestic league titles. FC Bayern have won the Bundesliga 24 times and United have come out on top 20 times in England’s top flight. The two clubs also lead the Champions League stats in terms of quarter-final appearances (13 each). The sides met three times in the last eight between 2001 and 2010 with FCB coming through and progressing to the final of Europe’s premier club competition each time.

Bayern v England

Unusually, FC Bayern have struggled against English teams at the Allianz Arena of late. Including the 2012 final against Chelsea, Bayern have not won any of the last four games against English opposition at the Allianz Arena (two draws, two defeats). The Red Devils have the same record against FCB, as they have not recorded a victory in any of their last four European games in Munich. Bayern have a positive overall record against English teams with ten wins, six draws and three defeats.

United in the hunt for records

Manchester United have two records in their sights ahead of the clash in Munich. The Red Devils boast the most appearances in the Champions League and Wednesday night’s encounter at the Allianz Arena will be their 200th game. Real Madrid are second with match number 197 in the UCL on Tuesday and FCB are fourth with 185 games in the Champions League. United stalwart Ryan Giggs could also set a record on Wednesday as he would draw level with Raul on 142 Champions League appearances.