Next edition of the record meeting
FC Bayern and Real Madrid face off for the 20th time in the Champions League, no other fixture has been staged as often. The two sides cross swords for the fifth time in the semi-finals ( Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, kickoff at 20.45 CEST). Bayern lost the first leg 2-1, but the facts show there is hope despite the difficult situation.
On a par
According to the numbers Tuesday's clash is a duel on a par. Only two clubs boast 11 victories in the Champions League semi-finals in the history of the competition, Real Madrid and FC Bayern. If Bayern win they might advance to the final and surpass Madrid in the stats in Europe's premier club competition.
The Odense model
Odense BK from Denmark once achieved what Bayern aim to do on Tuesday evening. Odense are the only club to eliminate Real after a home defeat in the first leg. Odense lost 3-2 at home in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup last sixteen, but they triumphed 2-0 in Madrid thanks to an injury-time winner and advanced to the next round.
Two previous victories at the Bernabéu
FC Bayern need a victory, ideally by two goals, to make it to the Champions League final in Kyiv. Bayern have won two matches away to Real Madrid, a record matched only by AS Roma in the Champions League. The Bavarians won 4-2 in the second group stage in February 2000 and 1-0 in the semi-finals in May 2001. However, Real have won all of their last six home matched against Bayern.
Prolific in the road
Above all, FC Bayern need goals to advance to the final in Kyiv. The stats show that the German record champions are prolific on foreign soil. Lewandowski & Co scored a total of 15 goals in the last four away matches. Bayern have scored at least three goals in seven of their last 11 away matches.