Bayern hunting Champions League record
The 5-1 first leg victory over Arsenal means FC Bayern are in the box seat with regards to a spot in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Reds would make it to the last eight for the sixth time in a row and for the 16th time overall, a feat matched by no other team. fcbayern.com has collected the most interesting facts and figures prior to the second meeting with Arsenal.
Ancelotti chasing Ferguson
Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti would advance to the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition for the 11th time if Bayern prevail. Only Sir Alex Ferguson has achieved this more often, 12 times, and always with Manchester United. Ancelotti would have progressed to the last eight with a total of six different clubs.
Strong record against Arsenal
The record is strongly in favour of the Bavarians prior to their fourth Round of 16 encounter with Arsenal. No other fixture has been staged as often in the last sixteen. Bayern have won six matches and lost three, with two games ending in a draw, FCB scoring 22 and conceding 12 goals along the way.
Positive record against English sides
Bayern take on an English team for the 51st time in a UEFA competition, and their record is positive: FCB have won 20 and lost 14 matches, with 16 games ending in a draw. However, Arsenal's record against German sides is also positive with 16 victories, 13 defeats and six draws.
Last do-or-die victory on the road against Gunners
FC Bayern are without a win in eight Champions League away matches in the knockout rounds, losing four and drawing four times. Their last knockout victory on the road dates back to the 2013/14 last sixteen, a 2-0 victory against none other than Arsenal.
Sidiropoulos in charge
Tasos Sidiropoulos from Greece will be the man with the whistle for the Round of 16 return leg against Arsenal. It is the first time the 37-year-old match official takes charge of a Champions League match involving the German record champions.