5 stats and facts ahead of the UCL clash with Lokomotiv Moscow
FC Bayern will host Lokomotiv Moscow in their final match in the group stage of the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Hansi Flick's team have already qualified for the knockout stage as group winners, so it's all about maintaining their 100% record at the Allianz Arena. fcbayern.com has compiled the most important facts, figures and stats for you ahead of the meeting.
1. Bavarians' home a fortress in group stage
A win over Lokomotiv Moscow would give the men from Munich a 100% record in all three home games of a Champions League group stage for the second time in a row. In total, the Reds have won 19 of their last 20 group stage matches in this competition at home (one draw). Since a 3-2 draw with Manchester City in December 2013, FCB haven't lost a single encounter in Europe's premier competition at the Allianz Arena prior to the knockout stage.
2. Under Flick, FCB are known for spectacular attacking football
Since Hansi Flick's been in the chair, Bayern have scored 46 goals in 13 Champions League matches - more than any other team in that period. These 46 goals were scored by 12 different players (excluding own goals) - a feat usually only achieved by Barcelona in the period in question.
3. Good home record against Russian opponents
The German record champions have lost only one of ten home games against Russian teams in Europe (six wins, three draws), and it was Lokomotiv Moscow, of all clubs, who were responsible for that defeat. In their only visit to Munich so far, the Muscovites celebrated a 1-0 win in the first round of the 1995/96 UEFA Cup, while both matches in Moscow were won by FCB.
4. A whole year without defeat possible
FC Bayern remain undefeated in 20 competitive matches across all competitions this year at the Allianz Arena (17 wins, three draws). Should Hansi Flick's team keep that up for their two remaining home games against Moscow and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, the record champions would finish the year undefeated in a competitive match at their home stadium for the first time since 1981.
5. Lokomotiv Moscow stuck in first gear
Lokomotiv are now fighting purely for a Europa League slot in Munich. The team from the Russian capital have now been waiting for a win in the Champions League for ten games (three draws, seven defeats). Their last triumph in this competition was a 2-1 win at Bayer 04 Leverkusen in September 2019.
At the weekend, Lokomotiv Moscow won their domestic league dress rehearsal for the UCL clash at Bayern: