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Match facts: Bayern v LOSC

Published: Sunday 4 November 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Bayern v LOSC
LOSC's Aurélien Chedjou vies with Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 4 November 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Bayern v LOSC


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• Bayern are eight home games unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League, discounting last season's final, since a 3-2 loss to FC Internazionale Milano in the 2010/11 first knockout round – their only defeat in 16 home outings in the competition.

• The Bavarian giants have scored 498 goals in the European Cup.

• Bayern won 3-0 at Hamburger SV on Saturday to stretch their lead at the German summit to seven points. Their goal difference of +26 is a Bundesliga record for this stage of the season.

• Manuel Neuer is in the running for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the winner of which will be announced on 7 January in Zurich. Jupp Heynckes is nominated for the coaching prize.

• Bayern's eight straight Bundesliga victories at the start of the season was a new record, surpassing the mark of seven set by themselves (1995/96), 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2001/02) and 1. FSV Mainz 05 (2010/11). The run ended on 28 October with a 2-1 defeat by Bayer 04 Leverkusen, their first home loss in the fixture in 23 years.

• Arjen Robben came on as a substitute against Leverkusen after a month out with a thigh problem, before marking his return to the starting XI – and as captain, with Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger both rested – with two goals last Wednesday as Bayern beat second-tier Kaiserslautern 4-0 in the second round of the German Cup.

• Second-choice goalkeeper Tom Starke and Diego Contento, back after a foot problem, made their first competitive appearances of the season against Kaiserslautern. Rafinha and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk made their first starts of the campaign, while Mitchell Weiser made his debut as a substitute.

• Bayern's 2-1 win against Valencia CF on matchday one was their sixth in as many games in 2012/13. The last time they began the season with six successive victories, in 2000/01, they claimed the UEFA Champions League.

• Lukas Raeder (knee) and Mario Gomez (ankle) are yet to play this term, though the latter is back in training.

• Bayern signed Javi Martínez for a Bundesliga record fee of €40m over the summer.


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• LOSC have won just two of their 11 UEFA Champions League home games to date, winning three times away.

• Florent Balmont has suffered 13 fouls, more than any other player.

• The French club have collected ten yellow cards, the joint highest total in the competition along with RSC Anderlecht.

• Mathieu Debuchy is available after serving a one-game ban following his red card on matchday two. Lucas Digne and Benoît Pedretti will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

• Balmont's first goal since last December sealed a 2-0 win for LOSC at Évian Thonon Gaillard FC on Saturday.

• It was LOSC's first away win since the opening day of the season following three wins and three draws.

• LOSC beat ten-man Valenciennes FC 2-1 on 27 October, the first game held 'indoors' in the French top flight's 80-year history. The roof at the Grand Stade Lille Métropole was closed due to adverse weather conditions.

• Nolan Roux struck three minutes from the end of extra time as LOSC beat Toulouse FC 1-0 on 30 October to seal a place in the French League Cup quarter-finals, where they will play SC Bastia or AJ Auxerre.

• Captain Rio Mavuba returned to the squad on Saturday after suffering meniscus damage during LOSC's 2-0 defeat at Stade Rennais FC on 28 September.

• Mathieu Debuchy (calf) and Marko Basa (hamstring) picked up injuries on Saturday with Franck Béria (calf), Idrissa Gueye (ankle), Ryan Mendes (ankle), Lucas Digne (meniscus) and Adama Soumaoro (back) also out.

• LOSC beat AC Ajaccio 2-0 on 6 October to end a six-game winless run – their worst sequence since April/May 2009.

• LOSC moved into their new stadium over the summer, the 50,000-seater Grand Stade Lille Métropole. It is 2km from their former home, the 18,000-capacity Stade Lille Métropole.

Last updated: 05/11/12 13.19CET

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