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Juve clash in numbers

Milestone for Lahm, Robben chasing Elber

What a game! Tuesday’s enthralling Champions League heavyweight encounter between Juventus and FC Bayern ended in a 2-2 draw. The Round of 16 first leg yielded some remarkable facts and stats:

23 & 2 for Bayern

Bayern drew the first leg of a European knockout tie away from home for the 23rd time. The Munich men have only been eliminated twice after drawing a first leg on foreign soil, in the 2006/07 Champions League quarter-finals against AC Milan and in the 1980/81 European Cup semi-finals against Liverpool.

100 & 0 for Lahm

Philipp Lahm is the second German player to make 100 appearances in Europe's elite club competition. After the showdown against Juve the FCB skipper is only three games short of German record-holder Oliver Kahn. As a curious footnote, Lahm is the first outfield player to go without a goal in 100 CL matches, surpassing Alessandro Nesta on 99.

75 & 145 for Müller

Thomas Müller made his 75th Champions League appearance in Turin and now ranks sixth in the German chart topped by Kahn and Lahm. His opener was the 145th goal in a competitive FCB fixture for the 26-year-old, which puts him level with Dieter Müller. Ever since the promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965 only three players have scored more often for FCB: Roland Wohlfahrt has netted 155 times, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has scored 217 goals and Gerd Müller boasts a total of 506.

20 & 29 for Robben

Arjen Robben made it two for Bayern on Tuesday evening. The Dutchman is the second foreign player to score 20 Champions League goals for FCB, topped only by Giovane Elber on 23. In 48 CL matches for the Reds Robben has been involved in 29 goals, scoring 20 and assisting nine.

76 &1 for Benatia

After an injury lay-off lasting 76 days Mehdi Benatia made his comeback in Turin. The Moroccan was brought on 73 minutes into the contest, making his first appearance since the Champions League match away to Zagreb on 9 December.

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