Positive record for FCB
FC Bayern travel to face Rostov buoyed by a positive record in Russia. The German record champions have won five of nine matches in the vast eastern country, drawn three and only lost one, a 4-0 reverse against Zenit St. Petersburg in the 2008 UEFA Cup semi-finals. Bayern have scored 19 goals and conceded ten.
Strong overall record
The men from Munich will also take heart from the overall record against Russian teams. FCB have won 11 out of 19 games, drawn six and lost two. The goal difference of 43 scored and 15 conceded also favours the Bavarians. On Wednesday Rostov contest their second match against a German side after the 5-0 first leg defeat in Munich.
Experience galore for Bayern
The number of European matches illustrates the gap between FC Bayern and FC Rostov. The German record champions boast 431 European matches, whereas Rostov are on 18, which means Bayern have contested about 24 times the number of the Russians.
Rostov yet to win
Rostov contest their fifth match in Europe's premier club competition on Wednesday and have yet to win. However, the Russian runners-up will take heart from their home record. Rostov only lost one of the four home matches this term (CL play-offs included), a 1-0 reverse against last season's finalists Atlético. They have drawn two matches and won one.
Lahm on yellow cards
Skipper Philipp Lahm is the only Bayern player running the risk of a one-match ban. The 32-year-old has picked up two bookings this term and would be an onlooker in the last group match against Atlético on 6 December should he collect another card.