1000th competitive fixture for boss Ancelotti
FC Bayern's meeting with Hamburger SV at the Allianz Arena on Saturday will be a milestone match for Carlo Ancelotti as it will be the 1000th competitive fixture on the bench for the Italian. The FCB boss has won an impressive 590 of his 999 matches so far! fcbayern.com has delved into the facts and stats prior to the Bundesliga classic.
104th North v South clash
FC Bayern and Hamburger SV cross swords for the 104th time on Saturday. There have only been more encounters in the northern derby between Hamburg and Bremen, which has been contested 105 times. FCB left the pitch as winners 62 times and lost 19 matches, with 22 games ending in a draw. Bayern have scored 232 and conceded 101 goals along the way.
Top clash at the Allianz Arena
The meeting between the table-toppers and the side languishing in 15th is nonetheless the top clash on Matchday 22. In the last nine matches only the champions have chalked up more points (23) than the northerners (16, equal with Borussia Dortmund). Hamburg travel to face the Bavarians buoyed by a run of four competitive fixtures without defeat.
FCB unbeaten in 16
But Carlo Ancelotti's troops boast an impressive streak too. The men from Munich have not lost against Hamburg in 16 competitive fixtures, winning 13 and drawing three, with 56 goals scored and only seven conceded. The last defeat dates back to September 2009, a 1-0 reverse in Hamburg. Bayern won the last six matches in Munich by 6-0, 5-0, 9-2, 3-1, 8-0 and 5-0 scorelines.
Dankert in charge
Bastian Dankert will be the man with the whistle for Saturday's meeting. The 36-year-old sports scientist from Rostock will oversee his third match involving the Reds this term. He previously officiated the 2-2 draw away to Frankfurt and the 1-0 victory in Darmstadt. Dankert's assistants will be René Rohde and Markus Häcker, with Markus Schmidt acting as fourth official.