7 facts on the round of 16 second leg against Chelsea
Bayern host Chelsea on the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. We’ve picked out seven facts and figures to make sure you’re up to speed on the game after the recent break.
1. History on Bayern’s side – Part I
Bayern’s 3-0 win in London at the end of February was the heaviest ever for Chelsea at home in Europe. It gives FCB a great chance of progressing to the quarter-finals, given than no team in European Cup or Champions League history has ever been knocked out after recording a victory by three goals in an away first leg.
2. History on Bayern’s side – Part II
In 224 European home games, Bayern have only once suffered defeat by a scoreline that would see Chelsea progress to the next round. That was in the 2013/14 semi-final with a 4-0 loss to Real Madrid.
3. Müller chasing German record
Thomas Müller could play his 112th Champions League game, drawing level with Philipp Lahm as the German player with the most appearances in the competition. A goal would also see the FCB forward move level with Didier Drogba in 11th place on the Champions League’s all-time scoring chart with 44 strikes apiece.
Müller made his Champions League debut 11 years and five months ago, and he’s now on the way to breaking the German record for appearances in the competition:
4. Flick’s team eyeing record
Bayern have won all seven of their Champions League games this campaign. Since the current format was introduced in 2003/04, only Real Madrid in 2014/15 had previously managed such a start. However, the Spanish side would lose their eighth game 4-3 at home to Schalke, meaning Hansi Flick’s side could now set a new record under this format.
5. FCB goal machine
Bayern have scored 27 goals in their seven European games so far this season, which is the most in the competition. Only Liverpool in 2017/18 (28) have ever netted more by the same stage.
6. Impressive run against English teams
Bayern have claimed commanding wins in all three of their Champions League matches against English opposition this season. In the group stage, they beat Tottenham Hotspur 7-2 (in London!) and 3-1, before the 3-0 victory over Chelsea in the first leg. A fourth win would be a new club record for FCB. On the other hand, the 3-0 loss for Chelsea was their first against a German club since a 2-1 reverse at Bayer Leverkusen in November 2011 and ended a run of eight games without defeat.
7. Lewandowski = The Chelsea team
Robert Lewandowski rounded off the 3-0 win in London to make it 11 goals in the Champions League this season. It means he tops the competition scoring chart and has also set a new personal best. It is also the same amount of goals Chelsea have scored as a team in the Champions League this season.
All the info on this evening’s game at home to Chelsea: