5 facts ahead of the Champions League home game against Salzburg
With a home win over Red Bull Salzburg, FC Bayern could qualify for the Round of 16 on Wednesday evening after just four matchdays of this Champions League group stage. For the Munich team it would be their 13th consecutive appearance in the knockout stages of the competition. In addition, the German record champions could further extend their incredible winning streak in Europe's premier club competition. Robert Lewandowski is also on the verge of breaking into the top three of all-time Champions League goalscorers. fcbayern.com summarises the most important stats ahead of the clash against Salzburg.
1. Will Lewandowski draw level with Raul?
Bayern's top scorer Lewandowski has scored 70 goals in the Champions League so far. With one more goal, the Pole would equal Raul (71), who has scored the third most goals in the competition's history. Only Lionel Messi (118) and Cristiano Ronaldo (130) have more.
2. Bayern work towards win no. 15
It's an almost unbelievable run of form that Bayern have put together in the UCL. Since the beginning of last season, the team from Munich have won 14 games in a row in the competition - the only team to have ever done so. One more victory against Salzburg would also put FCB on a par with the Europa League record currently held by group stage rivals Atletico Madrid (15 wins from 3 November 2011 to 25 October 2012).
3. Flawless home record against Austrian teams
FC Bayern have hosted an Austrian team in Europe four times to date and won all of them by an aggregate scoreline of 11-2. Overall, with six wins, two draws and one defeat against Austrian teams in Europe, the balance is clearly in the Reds' favour.
4. Flick's clean sheet in the Champions League
Bayern have won all 11 Champions League matches under coach Hansi Flick and have scored a whopping 42 goals - an average of 3.8 goals per game. No other coach with more than five matches in the UCL has gone so long without a defeat.
5. Goals guaranteed
According to the stats, fans can look forward to goals on Wednesday evening. In previous matches where Salzburg or Bayern have featured during this Champions League campaign, at least three goals have been scored in the game, with an average of 4.8 goals per match.
Salzburg's weekend warm-up game for the Bayern match ended in a 3-1 loss to Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga: