Heavyweight clash in Turin: the facts and figures
FC Bayern and Juventus face off in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg on Tuesday at 20.45 CET – and the match is a showdown between authentic heavyweights of the game. fcbayern.de examines the facts and stats prior to the European cracker at the Juventus Stadium:
Two powerhouses of European football cross swords on Tuesday. Their trophy collections at a glance:
Bogey team Bayern
FC Bayern are the only non-Italian team to win away to Juventus in the last ten years. Munich won the last encounter in April, a 2-0 victory in Turin in the Champions League quarter-final return. Before then, they Reds won 4-1 in the group stage in December 2011. The German record champions are the only non-Italians to win a match at the new Juventus Stadium, which was inaugurated in September 2011.
Since the last loss to Bayern, Juventus are undefeated in their last 16 European matches on home soil, winning ten and drawing six. La Vecchia Signora have only lost two of their last 47 home matches on the European stage, both against Bayern.
Bayern v Juventus
FC Bayern have won all of their last three encounters with Juventus. In the case of a Bayern victory on Tuesday the Reds would be the only team to beat Juventus four times in a row in European matches. The overall record favours FCB: the Bavarians have won four of eight encounters and lost three, with one game ending in a draw. The last loss to I Bianconeri dates back to November 2005, a 2-1 away reverse in the group stage. The away record is even with two victories and two defeats.
Bayern v Italia
FCB's away record against Serie A teams is also relatively even at seven wins, nine defeats and three draws from a Bayern point of view. On their last trip to Italy the men from Munich posted their biggest win on the European stage, a 7-1 thrashing of AS Roma. The overall record against Italian teams is also fairly even: 16 wins, 15 defeats and eight draws.
Juventus v Germania
Juve have crossed swords with German teams in 22 home matches, winning 14 and losing five, with three games ending in a draw. The overall record against German sides is clearly in favour of the Italians at 25 wins, 15 defeats and nine draws. Juve encountered Borussia Mönchengladbach twice in this campaign's group stage, with both games ending in a draw. Tuesday's first leg against Bayern is Juventus's 50th European match against a German team.