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Bayern fortress braced for City raid

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 8.45CET
Early Group A leaders FC Bayern München aim to uphold their fine recent UEFA Champions League home form and a strong record against English sides when Manchester City FC visit.
Bayern fortress braced for City raid
Bayern enjoy their matchday one win at Villarreal ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

BayernMan. City

Goals scored26
 
9
Attempts on target98
 
36
Attempts off target83
 
42
Corners83
 
26
Offsides17
 
16
Fouls committed209
 
73
Yellow cards29
 
10
Red cards1
 
0
 
Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 8.45CET

Bayern fortress braced for City raid

Early Group A leaders FC Bayern München aim to uphold their fine recent UEFA Champions League home form and a strong record against English sides when Manchester City FC visit.

Having opened their UEFA Champions League campaign with a fine away win, FC Bayern München host Manchester City FC on matchday two hoping to maintain their impressive home record against English opposition.

• This is the first meeting between the Group A rivals with Bayern holding the early advantage in the section thanks to a 2-0 win at Villarreal CF on 14 September, when City were held 1-1 at home by SSC Napoli.

Match background
• Including their 2-0 play-off success against FC Zürich, Bayern have won eight of their last nine UEFA Champions League home outings. The only blip was their defeat by FC Internazionale Milano in last season's round of 16.

• Bayern's last English visitors were Manchester United FC for a 2009/10 quarter-final in which the Bavarian side snatched a 2-1 victory through Franck Ribéry (77) and Ivica Olić (90+2).

• City will hope to succeed where United have failed in four attempts by winning at Bayern, yet the four-time European champions have a strong home record against English opposition with nine wins and just one defeat – against Norwich City FC in 1993 – in 15 matches.

• Olić was in the Hamburger SV team that were 3-1 winners on City's last trip to Germany, for a 2008/09 UEFA Cup quarter-final. Of their starting lineup that night, only Micah Richards, Nedum Onuoha and Pablo Zabaleta remain in City's UEFA Champions League squad.

• Earlier that same season City beat a FC Schalke 04 side including Manuel Neuer and Rafinha 2-0 in the group stage to record their first win in Germany. City's overall record away to Bundesliga opposition is W1 D0 L3.

• Bayern lifted the European Champion Clubs' Cup with a 2-0 final triumph against Leeds United AFC in 1975, although they lost finals to Aston Villa FC (0-1, 1982) and Manchester United (1-2, 1999).

Team ties
• As a player, Jupp Heynckes was involved with VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in the European Cup's first penalty shoot-out against Everton FC in the 1970/71 second round. He converted his kick but Mönchengladbach lost.

• Heynckes suffered even greater heartache against Liverpool FC with defeats in the 1972/73 UEFA Cup final – despite his two second-leg goals – and the 1976/77 Champions' Cup final. The next year he lost out to the Anfield club again in the European Cup semi-finals, his final European outing as a player.

• This will be Heynckes' first meeting with English opposition as a coach after 139 UEFA club competition matches.

• Roberto Mancini faced Bayern as FC Internazionale Milano coach in the 2006/07 group stage, finishing second behind them after a 2-0 home loss and 1-1 draw in Bavaria. His Inter side also drew 1-1 in Germany in the 2004/05 group stage, holding an SV Werder Bremen team they defeated 2-0 at home.

• Mancini scored for Italy against Germany in a 1-1 draw at the 1988 UEFA European Championship. For UC Sampdoria in the 1989/90 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round he struck in a 1-1 draw at Borussia Dortmund en route to a 3-1 aggregate victory, and the next season scored in a 2-1 aggregate first round win against 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

• Bayern's Daniel Van Buyten made five league appearances for City on loan from Olympique de Marseille in 2003/04 while Jérôme Boateng spent last season with City, making 16 top-flight outings. He played for Hamburg in Manchester in the clubs' 2008/09 UEFA Cup quarter-final.

• From 2006 to 2008 Boateng, Olić, Nigel de Jong and Vincent Kompany were team-mates at Hamburg.

• Ribéry and Samir Nasri were colleagues at Marseille from 2005 to 2007 and play together for France.

• Kompany was part of the RSC Anderlecht side eliminated from the UEFA Champions League after a 1-0 defeat at Bayern in their final 2003/04 group stage fixture.

• Boateng, Philipp Lahm, Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller and substitute Toni Kroos all featured in Germany's 4-0 win against an Argentina side including Carlos Tévez and substitute Sergio Agüero in the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

• David Silva was part of the Spain selection that beat Bayern's Germany contingent in the UEFA EURO 2008 final and 2010 World Cup semi-final.

• Owen Hargreaves, who is not in City's UEFA Champions League squad, was part of the Bayern side that won the competition in 2000/01.

Last updated: 25/09/11 17.41CET

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