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5 facts ahead of the Champions League home game against Salzburg

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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 Champions League. 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 3 of all-time UCL goalscorers. fcbayern.com summarises the most important stats ahead of the clash against Salzburg.

 

1. Will Lewandowski draw level with Raúl?

Earlier this season, Lewandowski bagged a brace in the first match against Salzburg.

Bayern's top scorer Lewandowski has scored 70 goals in the Champions League so far. With one more goal, the Pole would equal Raúl (71), who has scored the third most goals in the history of the Champions League. Only Lionel Messi (118) and Cristiano Ronaldo (130) have scored 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 done so. One more win against Salzburg would also put FCB on a par with the Europa League record currently held by group stage rivals Atlético Madrid (15 wins from 3 November 2011 to 25 October 2012).

3. Flawless home record against Austrian teams

The last time Bayern played an Austrian team, on 22 November 2005, they beat Rapid Vienna 4 -0.

FC Bayern have hosted an Austrian team in Europe four times to date. FCB have won all four matches in Munich, with a goal ratio 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 eleven Champions League games 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

There were plenty of goals in the first match, with Bayern winning 6-2 in Salzburg.

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.

FC Salzburg's weekend warm-up game for the Bayern match ended in a 3- 1 loss to Sturm Graz in the Austrian Bundesliga:

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