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• Bayern are bidding to become the first team to defend the trophy in the UEFA Champions League era.
• Jérôme Boateng is suspended following his red card on matchday two.
• Arjen Robben has scored in Bayern's last five UEFA Champions League matches, a club record.
• Dante was taken off with a deep cut to his ankle before half-time as Bayern came from behind to beat 1. FSV Mainz 05 4-1 on Saturday. Franck Ribéry was ruled out with an ankle injury sustained in training on the eve of the game.
• Bayern moved top of the Bundesliga for the first time this season after a 1-1 draw at Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 5 October, capitalising on defeat for Borussia Dortmund. Toni Kroos scored his first goal for the club since February.
• Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out for six to seven weeks after injuring his hamstring in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Albania on 11 October. Thiago Alcántara has not played since suffering ankle ligament damage on his first Bayern start on 24 August. Javi Martínez has been out since undergoing groin surgery on 3 September but returned to team training on Sunday.
• Ribéry has not been on the losing side in the Bundesliga in 38 games (since a 1-0 defeat at Dortmund on 11 April 2012), equalling the German top-flight record set by Holger Hieronymus at Hamburger SV in the early 1980s. Ribéry missed Bayern's only league defeat last term with a thigh problem.
• Bayern have registered in each of their last 31 matches in all competitions. They have scored in their last 46 league games, a Bundesliga record, and are unbeaten in a club best 34 top-flight outings. FCB won 46 of their 54 fixtures in all competitions last season; they have won 11 out of 15 this.
• Fifteen Bayern players were called up for senior duty during the international break: Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Boateng, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Mario Götze, Thomas Müller (Germany), Robben (Netherlands), Ribéry (France), David Alaba (Austria), Shaqiri (Switzerland), Mario Mandžukić (Croatia), Daniel Van Buyten (Belgium), Claudio Pizarro (Peru), Dante (Brazil).
• Six Bayern players were in Germany's starting lineup as a 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland on 11 October sealed progress to the FIFA World Cup. Four days later Schweinsteiger won his 100th cap as Germany beat Sweden 5-3. Six Bayern players were again in the starting XI and Götze came on to score.
• Shaqiri and Van Buyten helped book places in Brazil on 11 October. Shaqiri scored Switzerland's first in a 2-1 victory over Albania before going off injured, while Van Buyten's Belgium won 2-1 against a Croatia side featuring Mandžukić.
• Robben scored for the Netherlands against Hungary (8-1) and Turkey (2-0), Pizarro struck as Peru lost 3-1 in Argentina and Alaba registered from the spot as Austria beat the Faroe Islands 3-0. Ribéry converted a penalty and played a part in the five other goals as France overwhelmed Australia 6-0 in a friendly on 11 October, opening the scoring again in a 3-0 qualifying win against Finland four days later.
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• Marián Čišovský's five goals made him the top scorer of the qualification phase alongside FC Zenit's Roman Shirokov. The centre-back missed matchdays one and two through injury but has resumed training.
• Plzeň's game with Manchester City FC was the first UEFA Champions League match to be staged in Plzen as in 2011/12 they played their three home group games at Prague's Stadion Eden. The Štruncovy Sady Stadión therefore became the 142nd venue to stage a UEFA Champions League match.
• Čišovský returned after seven games out with a calf problem on Saturday as Plzeň drew 1-1 with SK Slavia Praha.
• Plzeň are unbeaten after 11 rounds of the Czech First League, recording seven wins and four draws.
• David Limberský has not featured since picking up a thigh injury on 27 September.
• Midfielder Martin Pospíšil, who made his league debut for Plzeň in a 0-0 draw at home to FK Dukla Praha on 21 September, scored twice as Plzeň beat fourth-tier SK Kladno 3-1 in the third round of the Czech Cup on 12 October.
• Six Plzeň players were on senior duty during the international break: František Rajtoral, Václav Procházka, Tomáš Hořava (Czech Republic), Michal Ďuriš, Marek Bakoš, Matúš Kozáčik (Slovakia).
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