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Match facts: Bayern v Real Madrid

Published: Saturday 14 April 2012, 22.27CET
Match facts: Bayern v Real Madrid
Arjen Robben is denied during Saturday's goalless draw with Mainz ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 14 April 2012, 22.27CET

Match facts: Bayern v Real Madrid

Bayern

UEFA milestones
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UEFA Champions League statistics
• Bayern have committed 148 fouls and collected 21 yellow cards, both more than any other side in the semi-finals.

• In contrast, their totals of 52 shots wide and 15 offsides is the lowest in the last four.

• Mario Gomez is the competition's second highest scorer with 11 goals, three fewer than Lionel Messi.

• Franck Ribéry has set up five goals, the joint highest total along with Kaká, Karim Benzema and SL Benfica's Nicolás Gaitán.

• Ribéry has been fouled 32 times, more than any other player.

• Bastian Schweinsteiger is available again after a one-game ban; David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng, Toni Kroos, Luiz Gustavo and Thomas Müller will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 14 April: FC Bayern München 0-0 1. FSV Mainz 05
Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Contento; Tymoshchuk, Schweinsteiger; Robben, T Müller (Kroos 79), Alaba (Ribéry 46); Olić (Gomez 61)

• Jupp Heynckes made five changes to the team which lost to Borussia Dortmund three days earlier. Philipp Lahm, Luiz Gustavo, Ribéry, Gomez and Kroos dropped to the bench, with Diego Contento, Rafinha, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Ivica Olić and Schweinsteiger brought into the starting XI.

• Lahm's omission ended his run of 105 successive top-flight starts, a sequence dating back to April 2009.

• Bayern drew a blank for the second consecutive match as their run of 11 straight home wins in all competitions came to an end. They are eight points behind leaders Dortmund with three Bundesliga fixtures remaining.  

• The club's 800th home outing in the Bundesliga produced their first goalless draw at the Fußball Arena München since the visit of 1. FC Köln on 18 September 2010.

• Bayern's nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions, including eight victories, was ended by a 1-0 loss to Dortmund on 11 April.

• Gomez scored twice as Bayern beat FC Augsburg 2-1 on 7 April and has struck 40 goals in his last 45 appearances for club and country.

• Heynckes's side have won just seven of their last 19 away games in all competitions in regulation time.

• The Bavarian outfit had won 20 of their 22 home games in all competitions this season prior to Saturday, losing the other two 1-0 to Dortmund (19 November) and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (7 August).

• Ribéry has scored 11 goals in the Bundesliga this term, equalling his previous best set in 2007/08.

• Heynckes's charges will meet Dortmund again in the German Cup final in Berlin on 12 May.

• Bayern's 2-0 win against VfL Wolfsburg on 28 January was Heynckes's 456th Bundesliga victory as coach and player, surpassing Otto Rehhagel's German top-flight record.

• Between 7 August and 18 October, Manuel Neuer and Bayern went a club record 1,147 minutes without conceding.

Injury news
• Daniel Van Buyten has been unavailable with a broken metatarsal since 20 January.

• Breno, out since having a knee operation on 11 May, is yet to play this season. He was an unused substitute against Wolfsburg on 28 January but has since undergone further knee surgery.

Miscellaneous
• Bayern confirmed on 4 April that Gomez had signed a contract extension, tying him to the club until 2016.

• Schweinsteiger's elder brother Tobias, 30, will join Bayern's reserve team this summer from third division side SSV Jahn 2000 Regensburg.

• In February it was announced that Xherdan Shaqiri will join from FC Basel 1893 in the summer on a four-year deal.

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

Real Madrid

UEFA milestones
• Madrid have scored 345 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final. José Callejón's strike in the quarter-final second leg was their 750th in the European Cup.

• Matchday ten was Madrid's 450th game in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• José Mourinho's side have conceded six goals, the best defensive record of the teams still involved. They have had 86 shots on goal and been caught offside 45 times, both more than any other side in the last four.

• Karim Benzema and Kaká have provided five assists so far, the joint highest total in the competition along with Bayern's Franck Ribéry and Nicolás Gaitán of SL Benfica.

• Gonzalo Higuaín has been caught offside 14 times, more than any player still involved and the second highest total overall behind Zlatan Ibrahimović (21).

Latest domestic information
Saturday 14 April: Real Madrid CF 3-1 Real Sporting de Gijón
(Higuaín 37, Ronaldo 74, Benzema 82; De las Cuevas 30pen)
Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Khedira, Şahin; (Benzema 46), Callejón (Di María 46), Özil, Ronaldo; Higuaín (Granero 76)

• Shorn of the suspended Xabi Alonso, Madrid increased their tally of Liga goals this term to 107 – equalling the club record set in 1989/90 – with a comeback win against Sporting, who finished the encounter with ten men following Roberto Canella's late dismissal.

• Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed his 40-goal Liga haul of last season and has now scored 59 times in 55 games for club and country this term.

• Madrid had registered in 41 successive games until a 0-0 draw against Valencia CF on 8 April.

• The Merengues responded by beating Club Atlético de Madrid 4-1, Ronaldo registering his seventh Liga hat-trick of the season.

• Madrid have scored 107 Liga goals this season, five more than they managed in the previous campaign and in 2009/10.

• Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st Liga goals in the 5-1 win against Real Sociedad de Fútbol on 24 March. He is the quickest player to reach the century, his 92 games breaking Ferenc Puskás' 105-match mark.

• The Portugal forward has struck 14 Liga hat-tricks for Madrid, two more than Puskás's tally for the club, but still some way off Alfredo Di Stéfano's record (22). He has also converted 24 successive spot kicks for the club since failing against UD Almería on 5 December 2009.

• The Merengues have won 37 of their last 44 games in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last 20, winning 15 since their 2-1 Copa del Rey defeat by FC Barcelona on 18 January.

• Benzema has struck 16 goals in 22 games in 2012; Higuaín has scored eight in his last 12 outings.

• Madrid scored 67 goals in the first half of their Liga campaign, eclipsing the record set by Barcelona (61) last term. Ronaldo contributed 23, taking him past César Rodríguez's Liga record of 22 for Barcelona in 1950/51.

• Mourinho's side claimed a club record 11 successive away wins before a 2-2 Copa del Rey draw with the Azulgrana on 25 January.

Injury news
• Marcelo missed the defeat of Atlético because of a back problem but returned for the visit of Sporting.

• Ángel Di María made his first start since 17 December against Atlético having previously been restricted to just four substitute appearances in 2012 because of a thigh injury.

• Lassana Diarra (hamstring, out since 21 March) and Ricardo Carvalho (thigh, 20 March) have returned to training.

 
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