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Match facts: Bayern v Barcelona

Published: Saturday 20 April 2013, 2.45CET
Match facts: Bayern v Barcelona
Bayern celebrate their quarter-final triumph ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 20 April 2013, 2.45CET

Match facts: Bayern v Barcelona


UEFA Champions League statistics
• David Alaba's quarter-final, first-leg opener was timed at 25.02 seconds, the seventh fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history.

• The German club have conceded 399 goals in UEFA competition.

• Bayern have won 89 corners, the highest total in this season's competition. Their total of 90 shots on goal is lower than the other three semi-finalists, and they have had 77 shots wide; more than any other club.

• Bayern have committed 137 fouls and collected 24 yellow cards, both more than any team still involved.

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

• Manuel Neuer has played every minute of Bayern's campaign; Dante and Thomas Müller have featured in all ten matches.

• Mario Mandžukić serves a one-match suspension in the first leg while Luiz Gustavo, Dante and Philipp Lahm will incur a ban with their next yellow cards.

• Bayern won 6-1 at Hannover 96 on Saturday, their 26th top-flight victory this season – a Bundesliga record for one campaign. They have already equalled the league best for clean sheets (19), while their haul of 81 points matches the record for an entire season set by Borussia Dortmund last term. There are still four games left.

• Jupp Heynckes' side have won 13 out of 13 in the Bundesliga in 2013, a record for consecutive victories in the German top flight within one season. They have won 19 of their last 20 matches in all competitions.

• Bayern sealed their 23rd German title (1. FC Nürnberg are next highest on nine) with a record six games to spare on 6 April.

• Bayern have won 14 out of 15 on their travels in the Bundesliga this season, surpassing the record for most away victories in a campaign that had stood at 11. They have conceded just three times in the process.

• Bayern are on course for their first treble after a late seven-minute hat-trick from substitute Mario Gomez wrapped up a 6-1 German Cup semi-final win against VfL Wolfsburg on 16 April. They will meet VfB Stuttgart on 1 June in what is their 19th showpiece, bidding for a 16th title (SV Werder Bremen are the second most successful with six wins).

• Pierre Højbjerg, at 17 years and 251 days, became Bayern's youngest ever Bundesliga player on 13 April when he made his club debut in the 4-0 win against Nürnberg. He surpassed Alaba's record by four days. Emre Can made his league debut in the same game while Franck Ribéry wore the captain's armband for the first time at Bayern.

• Pizarro became only the second player in Bundesliga history to have been involved in six goals in a single game – he scored four and got two assists – in Bayern's 9-2 home defeat of Hamburger SV on 30 March. He did not feature next time out, in the first leg against Juventus.

• Müller has scored 44 Bundesliga goals for Bayern – the same number as Franz Beckenbauer and Michael Ballack.

• On 16 January Bayern announced that Josep Guardiola will succeed Heynckes on a three-year deal this summer.

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

• Toni Kroos (adductor injury, out since 2 April) and Holger Badstuber (ruptured knee ligaments, 1 December) could miss the remainder of the season.

• Jan Kirchhoff, a 22-year-old who can play at the back or as a holding midfielder, will link up with Bayern from 1. FSV Mainz 05 this summer on a three-year deal.

• 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 Mainz (2010/11).

• Bayern started the season with nine straight victories in all competitions – the last time they began with even six, in 2000/01, they claimed the UEFA Champions League.


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Barcelona are appearing in a record sixth consecutive UEFA Champions League semi-final.

• Xavi Hernández, who sat out matchday six, has completed 1,005 passes, 470 more than any other player and at least twice as many as all but five players in the competition. He has completed 88% of his attempted passes.

• Lionel Messi has scored 59 UEFA Champions League goals and is behind only Raúl González (71).

• Messi is the only Barcelona player to have featured in all ten matches.

• Barcelona have enjoyed 68% of possession, completing 6,588 of their 7,912 attempted passes with an 83% success rate – all, by a distance, higher than any other side.

• Adriano is suspended after collecting his third yellow card in the quarter-final second leg. Jordi Alba, Alex Song and Gerard Piqué's next bookings will incur a ban.

• Barcelona enjoyed 80% possession against Levante UD on Saturday but, after David Villa had failed to convert a 17th-minute penalty, it was still 0-0 with six minutes remaining before Cesc Fàbregas scored the only goal.

• Fàbregas struck his first professional hat-trick as Barcelona beat RCD Mallorca 5-0 on 6 April. It is the first time a Spanish player has scored three in a Liga game for the club since Luis Enrique in 2001.

• Éric Abidal came on as a substitute against Mallorca, his first appearance since having a liver transplant on 10 April 2012 (his last game was on 29 February 2012). He started on Saturday for the first time since returning.

• Messi has scored in a record 19 consecutive Liga appearances for Barcelona, surpassing the previous mark of ten set by Mariano Martín (Barcelona, 1942/43-1943/44) and Ronaldo (Barcelona, 1996/97). He is the first player to score against every other Liga side consecutively, but has missed the last three league games with a hamstring injury.

• Javier Mascherano has not featured since tearing knee ligaments away to Paris Saint-Germain FC on 2 April while Carles Puyol has been out since undergoing surgery on his right knee on 15 March.

• Barcelona have lost once in 26 home games this season, going down 3-1 to Real Madrid CF in the Copa del Rey on 26 February. They have won 21 and drawn four.

• Barcelona had conceded at least once in each of their last 13 games in all competitions, their worst ever sequence, before the 2-0 win against RC Deportivo La Coruña on 9 March.

• Barcelona's 19-game unbeaten start to the top-flight campaign – 18 wins, one draw – ended on 19 January when Real Sociedad de Fútbol came from two down to triumph 3-2.

• Messi scored 91 goals for club and country in 2012, surpassing Gerd Müller's calendar year record of 86 set in 1972. He collected a record fourth FIFA Ballon d'Or in January.

• Marc Muniesa damaged knee ligaments in pre-season and is not in the UEFA Champions League squad, though he returned to action in February.

Last updated: 22/04/13 18.05CET

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