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Match facts: Man City v Bayern

Published: Sunday 4 December 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Man City v Bayern
Yaya Touré tracks Franck Ribéry on matchday two ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 4 December 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Man City v Bayern

Manchester City

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Mario Balotelli is within a booking of a ban.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 3 December: Manchester City FC 5-1 Norwich City FC (Agüero 32, Nasri 51, Y Touré 68, Balotelli 88,
Johnson 90+1; Morison 81)

Hart; Richards, Kompany, K Touré, Clichy; Silva, Y Touré, Barry; Nasri (Johnson 69), Agüero (Balotelli 72), Džeko (De Jong 82)

• Manchester City stayed clear at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable home win, the fourth time this season in all competitions they have scored five or more goals in a game.

• City are only the fourth club in the Premier League era to be unbeaten after 14 games, following Arsenal FC (2003/04, 2007/08), Liverpool FC (2007/08) and Manchester United FC (2010/11); only Arsenal (2003/04) and United went on to win the league title.

• The Blues have conceded seven goals in their last 18 games at the City of Manchester Stadium, dating back to 2 March.

• City have won 12 Premier League home games on the trot.

• City are also unbeaten in 17 league games stretching back to 7 May, a new club record in the top flight.

• Six of the 13 league goals City have conceded have come between the 61st and 75th minutes. They have kept only one clean sheet in their last six matches in all competitions.

• Matchday five ended City's nine-game winning run in all competitions, and they subsequently drew 1-1 at Liverpool in the Premier League on 27 November. That marked the first time City had failed to score more than once in a league game this season.

• Roberto Mancini's side reached the League Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win at Arsenal, Sergio Agüero's late goal earning City a first away win against the Gunners since 1975.

• City will play Liverpool in the two-legged League Cup semi-finals on 11 and 25 January.

• City lost 3-2 to Manchester United in the FA Community Shield on 7 August despite leading 2-0 at half-time.

• There will be another Manchester derby in the FA Cup third round with City playing host to United on 7/8 January.

Injury news
• Aleksandar Kolarov missed the Norwich game having picked up a minor knock at Arsenal.

Miscellaneous
• Balotelli scored Italy's opener in a 2-0 friendly win in Poland on 11 November, his first senior international goal.

• Adam Johnson and Pablo Zabaleta signed new contracts on 18 November, tying them to the club until 2016 and 2015 respectively.

• Yaya Touré is one of ten players nominated for the CAF African Footballer of the Year award. The winner will be announced in Accra on 22 December.

• Four City players have been nominated for the FIFA FIFPro World XI, which will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on 9 January: Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Yaya Touré and Agüero.

Bayern

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Mario Gomez is the competition's joint top scorer with six goals, the same total as Lionel Messi.

• Franck Ribéry has been fouled 23 times; more than any other player.

• Holger Badstuber is available after a one-match ban. Bastian Schweinsteiger's next booking will incur a suspension.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 3 December: FC Bayern München 4-1 SV Werder Bremen (Ribéry 22 77, Robben 69pen 83pen;
Rosenberg 52)
Neuer; Boateng, Badstuber, Van Buyten, Lahm; Kroos, Luiz Gustavo; T Müller (Contento 90+1), Alaba (Robben 60), Ribéry (Pranjić 90+1); Gomez

• Jupp Heynckes' side's first win in three Bundesliga outings was enough to take them back to the summit after the two teams above them, Borussia Dortmund and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, drew 1-1. Bremen's Aaron Hunt was sent off with nine minutes remaining.

• Ribéry's goals took him to eight for the season in the league – already more than he managed in either of the two previous campaigns.

• Bayern's starting XI was identical to 27 November when they suffered a third league defeat in five outings, going down 3-2 at 1. FSV Mainz 05. It knocked them off the summit for the first time in two months.

• Bayern have won just one of their last five away games in all competitions.

• Gomez has scored 22 times in his last 21 games for club and country.

• Heynckes's side have won 17 of their last 22 games in all competitions, scoring 58 goals and conceding 12.

• SSC Napoli's goal on matchday three was the first conceded by Manuel Neuer and Bayern in a club record 1,147 minutes.

• Bayern will face VfL Bochum 1848 in the last 16 of the German Cup on 20 December.

Injury news
• Schweinsteiger has not featured since breaking his collarbone during the win against Napoli on matchday four.

• Breno, out since having a knee operation on 11 May, is yet to play this season but is back in training.

Miscellaneous
• Four Bayern players have been nominated for the FIFA FIFPro World XI, which will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on 9 January: Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Gomez.

• Neuer last month won €500,000 for charity in the German version of television show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Last updated: 05/12/11 16.36CET

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