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FCB v Roma: Records, goalscorers, progress

German champions against Italian runners-up, top of the group plays second, FC Bayern versus AS Roma - the Allianz Arena hosts a promising Champions League encounter on Wednesday night. fcbayern.de brings you the facts and figures ahead of the game and answers the crucial question: What result do FCB need tomorrow to go through to the knock-out stage?

FC Bayern could...

...go through to the last sixteen with a draw. Even better, a victory for FCB would secure top spot in the group after just four matchdays - no other German team has achieved that feat in the Champions League.

The previous meeting...

...set a record for both clubs. For FC Bayern the 7-1 scoreline was their biggest away win on the European stage. It was also the largest margin of victory for a German team against an Italian side. In contrast, AS Roma equalled their heaviest Champions League defeat (7-1 at Manchester United on April 2007) and also their worst competitive loss at home in almost 70 years (7-1 against Torino in 1947).

The record...

...against Roma could hardly be better from FC Bayern’s perspective as FCB have won four of the five meetings to date. The only reverse was back in the 2010/11 campaign when Bayern lost 3-2 in Rome after taking a two-goal lead.

FC Bayern have...

...an evenly balanced record against Italian teams: 38 European matches have ended in 15 wins, 15 defeats and eight draws, although FCB have come out on top in all of the previous four meetings. Bayern have only lost one of the last seven European home games against teams from Bella Italia (5 wins, 1 draw). The overall home record reads: 8 wins, 5 defeats, 5 draws.

AS Roma...

...have only won one of their last eight European games (4 defeats, 3 draws). The Giallorossi last kept a clean sheet in Europe five years ago (December 2009, 3-0 against CSKA Sofia). The following 15 matches saw Roma conceded an average of 2.3 goals per game (34 in total). The men from Rome have a negative record against German teams (including clubs from the former GDR) with 9 wins, 13 defeats and a draw. The Italians have lost 9 out of 11 European games in Germany (two wins).

No players...

...miss Wednesday’s match through suspension. Two Roma players are on a yellow card ahead of the match. Radja Nainggolan and Maicon will be suspended if they pick up another booking.

Thomas Müller...

...is on the verge of another record. The 25-year-old’s goal in Rome puts him level with FC Bayern Champions League top scorer Mario Gomez. Both have found the back of the net 23 times for FCB in Europe’s premier club competition. His next strike will put Müller top of the list.

He needs three goals to put him level with Gomez at the top of the German Champions League goalscorers’ list. In addition to his 23 goals for FCB Gomez also netted three for VfB Stuttgart in the Champions League.

Arjen Robben...

...is on a roll in the Champions League. The Dutchman has been involved in 15 goals in his previous 16 Champions League games. He has clocked up nine goals and six assists. The last match in Rome saw him score twice and provide one assist - he has been involved in three goals in a Champions League outing once before (in the 7-0 away win at FC Basel in March 2012).

FC Bayern are...

...a bogey-team for Rudi Garcia. The AS Roma coach has witnessed his team concede 14 goals in three Champions League matches against FCB - that equals the total of all his other twelve Champions League games as a coach. The French coach has suffered his two highest defeats in the Champions League against FCB (7-1 with Rome, 6-1 with Lille in November 2012). There was also a 1-0 home defeat with Lille (October 2012).

A total of six players...

...have appeared for both clubs. The last one was Mehdi Benatia who joined FC Bayern from Roma in August. The following five players have also worn both clubs’ shirts: Thomas Berthold, Ruggiero Rizzitelli, Paulo Sergio, Sammy Kuffour and Luca Toni.

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