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Match facts: United v Bayern

Published: Sunday 4 April 2010, 21.45CET delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of each UEFA Champions League match, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and a host of eye-catching runs and records. features

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Published: Sunday 4 April 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: United v Bayern delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of each UEFA Champions League match, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and a host of eye-catching runs and records.

Manchester United

UEFA milestones
• The 2008/09 final defeat by FC Barcelona ended United's 25-match unbeaten run – the longest in UEFA Champions League history. They had last tasted defeat at Milan on 2 May 2007.

• United's 23-match unbeaten home run in the competition was ended by Beşiktaş JK on Matchday 5. They had not lost at Old Trafford since a 1-0 reverse against Milan on 23 February 2005.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• United have been caught offside 39 times, more than any other side.

• United have had more shots wide (61) than any other team in the last eight.

• Wayne Rooney has scored five goals, the highest total among players left in the competition. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with seven.

• Nemanja Vidić and Rooney will incur a suspension with their next booking.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 3 April: Manchester United FC 1-2 Chelsea FC (Macheda 81; Joe Cole 20, Drogba 79)
Van der Sar; Neville, Ferdinand, Vidić, Evra; Valencia, Fletcher (Gibson 86), Park (Macheda 72), Scholes (Nani 72), Giggs; Berbatov.

• United's hopes of an unprecedented fourth successive English top-flight title were hit by a defeat that allowed Chelsea to leapfrog them at the summit.

• Sir Alex Ferguson made three changes to the side beaten by Bayern. Dimitar Berbatov came in for the injured Rooney while Ryan Giggs and Antonio Valencia were preferred to Michael Carrick and Nani in midfield.

• Coupled with the Bayern game, United suffered their first back-to-back defeats in over a year, since losing to Liverpool FC and at Fulham FC last March.

• United have lost seven Premier League games this season, with five coming immediately after a UEFA Champions League fixture.

• Federico Macheda was on target for the first time this season, his third goal for the club coming almost a year after his second – at Sunderland AFC on 11 April 2009.

• United have triumphed in 12 of their last 16 games, and were on a seven-game winning streak before defeat at Bayern.

• United have won by three goals or more 13 times this season, including in four of their last nine games.

• United have benefited from 11 own goals this term, the highest total in the English top flight.

• Rooney has scored 17 goals in his last 13 United games and 26 in the league this term, surpassing his highest total for a season of 16 set in 2005/06.

• Paul Scholes became the 19th player to score 100 Premier League goals with his effort at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 6 March. Michael Owen (147), Rooney (106) and Giggs (100) are also members of that exclusive club.

Injury news
• Jonny Evans – out 28 February to 27 March (knee)
• John O'Shea – out since 18 November (leg)
• Anderson – out since 23 February (cruciate knee ligament)
• Michael Owen – out since 28 February (hamstring)
• Wes Brown – out since 6 March (broken metatarsal)
• Wayne Rooney – out since 30 March (ankle)

• On Friday Sir Alex confirmed Rooney would be out for "two to three weeks" after spraining his ankle against Bayern.

• Anderson has been ruled out of the rest for the campaign. O'Shea and Owen are unlikely to play again this season.

• On 26 March Nani signed a new four-year contract, committing to Old Trafford until June 2014.

• England Under-21 central defender Chris Smalling, 20, will join United from Fulham FC this summer.

• Owen Hargreaves is not in United's UEFA Champions League squad. He has not played for the first team since 21 September 2008 because of a knee injury.


UEFA milestones
• The first leg against United was Bayern's 350th match in UEFA competition.

• Bayern have conceded 146 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Bayern have won 68 corners, more than any other side left in the competition.

• Bastian Schweinsteiger is available again after serving a one-match ban in the first leg. Holger Badstuber, Danijel Pranjić and Mark van Bommel will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 3 April: FC Schalke 04 1-2 FC Bayern München (Kuranyi 31; Ribéry 25, Müller 26)
Butt; Lahm, Van Buyten (Demichelis 22), Badstuber, Contento; Van Bommel, Schweinsteiger, Altıntop Müller, Ribéry (Pranjić 68); Olić (Gómez 70).

• Thomas Müller's first goal since February proved decisive as Bayern leapfrogged Schalke to the German summit.

• Bayern played over half the match with ten men after Hamit Altıntop was shown a second yellow card on 41 minutes. Schalke's Marcelo Bordon also saw red just before the final whistle.

• Louis van Gaal made two changes to the side that started against United last week. Diego Contento was preferred to Martín Demichelis at the back while Pranjić made way for Schweinsteiger, who was suspended for the first leg.

• Bayern secured only their second win in six games away from home.

• Bayern have scored in each of their last 18 Bundesliga matches, and in 19 of their 21 away games this term.

• Bayern had lost their last two league matches 2-1 after breaking the deadlock – against Eintracht Frankfurt and VfB Stuttgart. The Bavarian side had got something from the game the previous 56 times they opened the scoring.

• Arjen Robben has scored 11 goals in his last 15 games for Bayern.

• Daniel Van Buyten has registered ten goals for club and country this season.

• Philipp Lahm has started all of Bayern's 43 games this season, and five more for Germany.

• Bayern will face Werder Bremen in the German Cup final in Berlin on 15 May after a fine Robben solo goal eight minutes before the end of extra time earned a 1-0 victory at Schalke on 24 March.

• At 17 years and 255 days, David Alaba became Bayern's youngest ever Bundesliga player when he made his debut against 1. FC Köln on 6 March. He has already won three senior caps for Austria.

• Diego Contento and Alaba made Bayern debuts in February's German Cup win against SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

• Bayern took two points from their opening three Bundesliga games, their worst start to a season for 43 years. The Bavarian club were seventh after 13 matches, their worst position at that stage since 1994/95 when they finished fifth.

Injury news
• Martín Demichelis – out 3-27 March (broken cheekbone/jaw)
• Mario Gómez – out 9-30 March (calf)
• Arjen Robben – out since 27 March (calf)

• Van Buyten was forced off on 22 minutes against Schalke after picking up a knee injury.

• Around 1,000 fans turned out to watch Bayern's training session at Säbener Strasse the morning after the first leg.

• On 17 March Van Bommel signed a one-year contract extension, committing to Bayern until next summer. "I have a few things still to achieve here," he said.

Last updated: 03/04/10 19.41CET

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