Bayer v Bayern: the stats and stories

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Wednesday evening's clash between FC Bayern and Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be the fifth meeting between the teams in DFB Cup history. Munich won three of the previous ties, but the most recent encounter in the 2008/09 quarter finals saw the Werkself (Works XI) record their first victory. has compiled the best of the fixture's stats and stories in our big match factfile.

15 on the bounce for FCB
FC Bayern are undefeated in the cup since losing 5-2 to Dortmund in the final just under three years ago -- the Reds' winning streak now runs to 15 cup games.

Records could tumble
FC Bayern won the last two editions of the DFB Cup and could set a new record this term, as no team has ever won the German domestic knockout competition three times in a row. Reaching the final would itself set a new record, as it would be the first time a team has travelled to Berlin four seasons on the trot.

Irresistible force meets immoveable object
Bayern have progressed to the next stage of the cup in their last 17 away ties. However, Munich's last away defeat was to Leverkusen, the 4-2 quarter-final reverse in 2008/09 in a match played in Düsseldorf. For their part, Bayer boast a good home record in the knockout competition, as they have lost only two of their last 18 cup matches at home.

Cup specialist Guardiola
FCB have won all nine of their cup ties to date under Pep Guardiola, scoring 32 goals in the process and winning every match by at least a two-goal margin.

Zwayer in charge
Felix Zwayer from Berlin will referee a cup match involving FC Bayern for the fifth time -- and up to now Bayern have won them all. The 33-year-old real estate manager will be assisted in Leverkusen by Florian Steuer and Marcel Pelgrim, with Tobias Welz as the fourth official.

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