Created on 16-03-2016 at 09:00 AM
FC Bayern and Juventus have crossed swords in nine competitive fixtures so far, all of them Champions League matches. The Bavarians have won four meetings and lost three, with two games ending in a draw. The goal difference of 13 for and eight against also favours the German record champions, whose last defeat to Juventus came more than ten years ago, a 2-1 reverse in November 2005.
Despite the promising situation due to the 2-2 draw in the first leg in Turin, the Bavarians will still be wary before Wednesday evening's showdown, as the last opponents to knock FCB out of the Champions League at this stage of the competition were from Italy. In 2011 FCB won 1-0 away to Inter Milan, but lost 3-2 in the return. The Reds were also eliminated in the 2006/07 quarter-finals against Inter's arch rivals AC Milan, despite a 2-2 draw in the first leg at the San Siro. Munich lost 2-0 in the return at the Allianz Arena.
Strong run on home soil
FCB are buoyed by a remarkable home streak in Europe's premier club competition. The Reds have won all of their last nine matches at the Allianz Arena, scoring 36 and conceding only four goals. The last defeat dates back to April 2014, a 4-0 reverse in the semi-final return against Real Madrid. FCB would set a new club record with a victory on Wednesday.
Juventus hard to beat
The Serie A leaders travel to Munich with lots of confidence. I Bianconeri have only lost two of their last 17 Champions League matches, with nine victories and six draws. They lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final and 1-0 in Sevilla in this season's last group match.
Knockout stage record in favour of Italians
Italian teams have prevailed in six of the last eight European knockout ties against FC Bayern. The Bavarians only got through in the 2009/10 Round of 16 against Fiorentina and in the 2012/13 quarter-finals against Juventus. The Italian record champions have prevailed in eight of the last ten knockout meetings with German sides.
Only one Juve victory in Munich
Juventus boast a strong record against German teams. La Vecchia Signora have won 25 of 50 duels, losing 15 and drawing ten. However, when it comes to games in Munich the Italians only won their first match, a 1-0 victory in November 2004, followed by two defeats and one draw from a Juventus point of view.