FCB buoyed by strong home record
FC Bayern have won all of their last 11 Champions League matches at the Allianz Arena, scoring 41 goals and conceding only six. The men from Munich will take heart from this feat for the return against Atlético. A victory on Tuesday would equal a record set by Manchester United. The Red Devils won 12 straight Champions League home matches between 13 September 2006 and 29 April 2008. FCB's last home defeat dates back to 29 April 2014, a 4-0 reverse against Real Madrid. fcbayern.de has delved into the facts and stats in the build-up to the clash.
Another good omen for FCB
Bayern have prevailed in five of the seven European knockout rounds which began with a 1-0 away defeat. The German record champions last achieved this in the 2011/12 Round of 16, when they downed FC Basel 7-0 in the return. The Bavarians celebrated a more unlikely success last season, when they posted a fulminating 6-1 victory over FC Porto after a 3-1 reverse in the first leg.
A positive note for Atlético
Atlético have prevailed in all of the last 15 European knockout ties which began with a victory on their home turf. In all of the last nine knockout clashes between a German and a Spanish side the Spaniards have gone through.
Attacking strength v defensive power
Munich boast the most goals in the competition with 28. Atlético have conceded only five goals, topping the defensive rankings together with their local rivals Real. Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller netted eight times each, which makes the FCB duo more successful than the entire Atlético team with their total of 15 goals. The Spaniards' top scorer is Antoine Griezmann on six goals.
Çakir to ref Atlético showdown
Cüneyt Çakir from Turkey will referee the Champions League semi-final second leg between Bayern and Atlético Madrid. Çakir has already taken charge of a match involving FCB this season, the 2-0 group stage defeat to Arsenal in London. However, Bayern have twice won games supervised by the same match official: the Reds beat Villarreal 2-0 away from home in September 2011 and won by the same score away to AS Roma in November 2015.