Created on 08-12-2015 at 11:50 AM
Regardless of the scoreline in Wednesday's encounter between the German record champions and their Croatian counterparts (Live in English from 20.45 CET on Twitter and fcbayern.de Web Radio), the result has no influence on the standings in Group F. FCB have won the group, and fourth-placed Dinamo have no chance of remaining in the race. The Munich men are through to the last sixteen as table-toppers for the sixth time in a row, whereas Dinamo have never made the Champions League knock-out rounds.
No Dinamo win against German teams
Dinamo's yield against German clubs in European competition is poor. The Croatians have lost nine of eleven meetings, drawing twice and winning none. They have lost all of their last five matches, including the first match at the Allianz Arena, a clear-cut 5-0 victory for Bayern in September. It was the second-highest CL defeat for Zagreb, topped only by a 7-1 reverse against Olympique Lyon in 2011.
Scoring machine FCB
The Reds have scored 17 goals in five matches, their highest yield so far. Only Manchester United, netting 19 times in the 1998/99 season, and Real Madrid (18 goals, 2013/14) scored more often in five matches. Both went on to win the Champions League. The Croatians want to put an end to their struggle for goals on Wednesday, as they have only scored in one of their last four matches in Europe's elite club competition.
Milestone for FCB in Zagreb
The German record champions have had problems in recent away matches in Europe, as their only win in their last six fixtures on foreign soil was against Olympiacos earlier in the current campaign. The other matches produced four defeats and a draw. But the Reds want to take three points in their milestone match: it is their 100th away fixture in the Champions League.
Swede to referee
Martin Strömbergsson has been appointed as referee for the group match in Zagreb. It is the first time the 38-year-old Swede takes charge of a match involving the Reds in European competition.