Seven facts on Frankfurt

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This afternoon (15:30 CET) FC Bayern welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Allianz Arena. has gathered seven facts on the fixture:

#1 - This will be the 100th meeting between FC Bayern and Eintracht since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963. The Reds have a positive record with 52 wins, 22 draws and 25 defeats.

#2 - Bayern have only lost one of their last 34 home matches against Frankfurt, and that was back in November 2000 when Eintracht won 2-1 at the Olympic Stadium. They've won 29 and drawn four of the others.

#3 - In the last 40 years, Bayern have only failed to score against Frankfurt in front of their own fans on one occasion: a 0-0 draw on 3rd November 2007.

#4 - Bayern have kept a clean sheet in their last four competitive home games against the Eagles. If they keep another one on Saturday, then Frankfurt will match a club record of five consecutive away games against one team without scoring.

#5 - This match is a battle of the two best defences in the league. Bayern have only conceded 13 goals this season, with Frankfurt on 24 (level with Leipzig and Hoffenheim).

#6 - German basketball star Dirk Nowitzki celebrated his 30,000th point in the NBA this week, and Philipp Lahm could also reach a magical 30,000 mark today. The FCB captain needs to touch the ball 16 more times to get to 30,000 touches of the ball in his Bundesliga career. Since this record began in 1999, no other Bundesliga player has even come close to this. 

#7 - Markus Schmidt is the referee for today's match. Bayern have never lost a game that the 43 year-old HR manager from Stuttgart has officiated, winning 11 and drawing two. He'll be assisted on the touchlines by Thorben Siewer and Alexander Sather, with Markus Sinn as fourth official.

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