The official website for European football

Match facts: Bayern v BATE

Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Bayern v BATE
BATE shocked Bayern on matchday two ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Bayern v BATE


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Claudio Pizarro's 16-minute hat-trick against LOSC Lille was the third fastest in UEFA Champions League history.

• Bayern are nine 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 17 home outings.

• Manuel Neuer, Dante and Philipp Lahm have played every minute of Bayern's group stage campaign.

• Dante, Javi Martínez and Bastian Schweinsteiger will incur a suspension with their next yellow cards.

• Toni Kroos scored his sixth league goal of the season – one more than he managed in his previous two combined – on Saturday as Bayern drew 1-1 with champions Borussia Dortmund.

• Holger Badstuber could miss the rest of the season after rupturing knee ligaments against Dortmund.

• Mario Gomez marked his first league appearance of the season with a goal 26 seconds after his introduction on 24 November as Bayern won 5-0 against Hannover 96. Martínez, with an overhead kick, and Dante scored their first goals for the club.

• Gomez made his first appearance of the season on matchday five. The 27-year-old had not played since UEFA EURO 2012 having undergone surgery on his ankle on 7 August. He made his first start this term on 28 November as Anatoliy Tymoshchuk's maiden goal this term helped Bayern to a 2-0 win at SC Freiburg.

• Bayern secured the title of winter champions (the side top of the Bundesliga after 17 games going into the winter break) with three games to spare – no team has ever achieved it earlier.

• 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.

• Bayern's 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.


UEFA Champions League statistics
• BATE won their first two Group F fixtures, having failed to triumph in any of their previous 12.

• Aleksandr Hleb has made 87 appearances in UEFA club competition, a Belarusian record. BATE captain Dmitri Likhtarovich is two behind. Vitali Rodionov is Belarus' top scorer in UEFA club competition with 17 goals.

• Andrei Gorbunov and Maksim Bordachev have played all 990 minutes of BATE's UEFA Champions League campaign, qualifying included; Denis Polyakov has featured in all 450 group stage minutes.

• Rodionov has committed 20 fouls; five more than any other player.

• Artem Radkov, Bordachev and Rodionov will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

• BATE were not in action at the weekend after rounding off their domestic campaign with a 2-1 win against FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk on 25 November, to finish seven points clear of their opponents and nearest rivals.

• BATE secured their ninth Belarusian Premier League title with two games to spare on 11 November after a 5-1 victory over FC Minsk.

• Renan Bressan will join FC Alania Vladikavkaz this winter after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract last week.

• BATE have lost just two of their last 20 away games in all competitions – against FC Naftan Novopolotsk (1-0) on 3 November and Valencia CF (4-2) four days later. They have won 13 over that period.

• BATE provided seven of Belarus' starting XI for their 2-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying win against Georgia on 16 October: Bressan, Bordachev, Yegor Filipenko, Hleb, Rodionov, Aleksandr Pavlov and Polyakov. An eighth BATE player, Aleksandr Volodko, replaced goalscorer Bressan with five minutes left.

Last updated: 03/12/12 13.44CET

Related information

Team profiles
Related match
  • SSI Err