FC Bayern München host Real Madrid CF in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final looking to take the penultimate step towards retaining their European crown.
• Madrid, semi-final losers in each of the past three seasons, hold a 1-0 lead thanks to Karim Benzema's 19th-minute goal in the first leg and are looking to avenge their defeat at this stage by Bayern in 2011/12. Josep Guardiola, now Bayern's coach, oversaw FC Barcelona's semi-final victory over the Merengues in 2011.
• While Madrid are seeking a tenth European Cup after last lifting the trophy 12 years ago, Bayern, five-time winners, are seeking to become the first side to retain the trophy since AC Milan managed the feat in 1989 and 1990 with a team featuring Carlo Ancelotti, now Madrid coach. Bayern would become the first team since Juventus (1996-98) to reach three consecutive finals should they get past Madrid.
• Bayern's home record against Madrid is W8 D1 L0. Overall they have 11 victories to Madrid's eight from 21 encounters.
• The sides have met in five European Cup semi-finals with Bayern prevailing in 1976, 1987, 2001 and 2012; Madrid's sole win came in 2000.
• The clubs' 2011/12 semi-final produced a 3-3 aggregate draw, Jupp Heynckes' Bayern winning on penalties. In the first leg Mario Gomez hit a 90th-minute winner after Mesut Özil (53) had cancelled out Franck Ribéry's opening goal (17). In Madrid, José Mourinho's hosts struck twice in the first 14 minutes through Cristiano Ronaldo but Arjen Robben's penalty (27) levelled the aggregate scores and led to the concluding shoot-out where Bayern prevailed 3-1.
• In that shoot-out Bastian Schweinsteiger converted the winning kick while David Alaba and Gomez were also on target. Xabi Alonso was the only successful taker for Madrid, Manuel Neuer saving from Ronaldo and Kaká while Sergio Ramos missed. Iker Casillas denied Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm.
• Overall they have faced each other nine times in two-legged encounters, with five aggregate wins for Bayern and four for Madrid. The Spanish club last got the better of Bayern in the 2003/04 round of 16 when Zinédine Zidane – now Carlo Ancelotti's assistant coach – secured a 1-0 second-leg victory at the Santiago Bernabéu and 2-1 overall triumph.
• Madrid had to overcome Bayern en route to their two most recent European Cup conquests, beating them by the same 3-2 aggregate score in the 2000 semi-finals and 2002 quarter-finals.
• Including last season's 4-0 semi-final win over Barcelona, Bayern's home record against Spanish clubs reads W15 D5 L1. The solitary defeat was a 3-2 loss to RC Deportivo La Coruña in 2002/03.
• Bayern have won 20 of their last 24 UEFA Champions League home games, but only one of their last three – 3-1 against Manchester United FC in the quarter-finals.
• This is Madrid's third consecutive UEFA Champions League away fixture in Germany after a 6-1 win at FC Schalke 04 in the last 16 and 2-0 quarter-final loss at Borussia Dortmund. That triumph at Schalke was only their second away to Bundesliga opponents, their record in Germany reading P27 W2 D6 L19.
• Madrid have suffered five losses in their last 23 European away fixtures – four of them in Germany.
• Bayern's record against Spanish opponents in two-legged ties is W9 L6, while Madrid's record against German teams is W13 L8.
• Bayern have recovered from an away first-leg defeat to win the tie on nine occasions; they have suffered ten defeats, including seven in the last nine contests.
• Bayern have won five of six ties after losing 1-0 away first, most recently against FC Basel 1893 in the 2011/12 round of 16 when they won 7-0 in Munich – the biggest UEFA Champions League knockout victory. The sole defeat came in the 1989/90 European Cup semi-finals, AC Milan going down 2-1 in Munich but triumphing on away goals.
• Bayern's European Cup semi-final record is ten wins and five defeats:
2012/13 FC Barcelona, won 7-0 (4-0 h, 3-0 a)
2011/12 Real Madrid CF, 3-3, won 3-1 on penalties (2-1 h, 1-2 a)
2009/10 Olympique Lyonnais, won 4-0 (1-0 h, 3-0 a)
2000/01 Real Madrid CF, won 3-1 (1-0 a, 2-1 h)
1999/00 Real Madrid CF, lost 2-3 (0-2 a, 2-1 h)
1998/99 FC Dynamo Kyiv, won 4-3 (3-3 a, 1-0 h)
1994/95 AFC Ajax, lost 2-5 (0-0 h, 2-5 a)
1990/91 FK Crvena zvezda, lost 3-4 (1-2 h, 2-2 a)
1989/90 AC Milan 2-2, lost on away goals (0-1 a, 2-1 h)
1986/87 Real Madrid CF, won 4-2 (4-1 h, 0-1 a)
1981/82 PFC CSKA Sofia, won 7-4 (3-4 a, 4-0 h)
1980/81 Liverpool FC, 1-1, lost on away goals (0-0 a, 1-1 h)
1975/76 Real Madrid CF, won 3-1 (1-1 a, 2-0 h)
1974/75 AS Saint-Étienne, won 2-0 (0-0 a, 2-0 h)
1973/74 Újpest FC, won 4-1 (1-1 a, 3-0 h)
• For Madrid, this is a record-extending 25th European Cup semi-final and they are endeavouring to get to their 13th final. Their semi-final record is W12 L12:
2012/13 Borussia Dortmund, lost 3-4 (1-4 a, 2-0 h)
2011/12 FC Bayern München, 3-3, lost 1-3 on penalties (1-2 a, 2-1 h)
2010/11 FC Barcelona, lost 1-3 (0-2 h, 1-1 a)
2002/03 Juventus, lost 3-4 (2-1 h, 1-3 a)
2001/02 FC Barcelona, won 3-1 (2-0 a, 1-1 h)
2000/01 FC Bayern München, lost 1-3 (0-1 h, 1-2 a)
1999/00 FC Bayern München, won 3-2 (2-0 h, 1-2 a)
1997/98 Borussia Dortmund, won 2-0 (2-0 h, 0-0 a)
1988/89 AC Milan, lost 1-6 (1-1 h, 0-5 a)
1987/88 PSV Eindhoven 1-1, lost on away goals (1-1 h, 0-0 a)
1986/87 FC Bayern München, lost 2-4 (1-4 a, 1-0 h)
1980/81 FC Internazionale Milano, won 2-1 (2-0 h, 0-1 a)
1979/80 Hamburger SV, lost 3-5 (2-0 h, 1-5 a)
1975/76 FC Bayern München, lost 1-3 (1-1 h, 0-2 a)
1972/73 AFC Ajax, lost 1-3 (1-2 a, 0-1 h)
1967/68 Manchester United FC, lost 3-4 (0-1 a, 3-3 h)
1965/66 FC Internazionale Milano, won 2-1 (1-0 h, 1-1 a)
1963/64 FC Zürich, won 8-1 (2-1 a, 6-0 h)
1961/62 R. Standard de Liège, won 6-0 (4-0 h, 2-0 a)
1959/60 FC Barcelona, won 6-2 (3-1 h, 3-1 a)
1958/59 Club Atlético de Madrid, won replay 2-1 (2-1 h, 0-1 a)
1957/58 Vasas SC, won 4-2 (4-0 h, 0-2 a)
1956/57 Manchester United FC, won 5-3 (3-1 h, 2-2 a)
1955/56 AC Milan, won 5-4 (4-2 h, 1-2 a)
• Madrid have gone through in 43 of 56 European ties after winning the first leg at home, including against Borussia Dortmund in this season's quarter-final. When winning 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu first time out they have won four of six ties, both defeats coming in the UEFA Champions League against Juventus in the 2004/05 round of 16 and 1995/96 quarter-finals; on each occasion they lost the second leg 2-0.
• Madrid have won three European finals against German sides. They lifted the 1959/60 European Champion Clubs' Cup after beating Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3, overcame 1. FC Köln in the 1985/86 UEFA Cup, and defeated Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-1 in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League.
• Bayern beat Club Atlético de Madrid in the 1973/74 European Cup final and Valencia CF on penalties in 2000/01.
• Bayern's shoot-out record in UEFA competitions is W5 L1:
5-4 v Chelsea FC, 2013 UEFA Super Cup
3-4 v Chelsea FC, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid CF, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
5-4 v Valencia CF, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
9-8 v PAOK FC, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
4-3 v Åtvidabergs FF, 1973/74 European Cup first round
• Madrid's shoot-out record is W1 L2:
1-3 v FC Bayern München, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-finals
3-1 v Juventus, 1986/87 European Cup second round
5-6 v FK Crvena zvezda, 1974/75 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals
• Ancelotti was in the AS Roma team beaten home and away by Bayern in the 1984/85 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals, but has never lost against them as a coach.
• He oversaw Milan's home and away wins (both 2-1) over Bayern in the 2002/03 group stage, then overcame them 5-2 on aggregate in the 2005/06 round of 16. In the following season Ancelotti's Milan got past Bayern in the quarter-finals, drawing 2-2 at home but prevailing 2-0 in Munich. Ancelotti's combined knockout record against German sides as coach and player reads W6 D1 L4.
• Guardiola met Madrid 15 times as Barcelona coach, posting nine victories, four draws and two defeats and outscoring the Merengues 33-15. In Liga meetings, his record was P8 W6 D1 L1. In his playing days, Guardiola's Liga record against Madrid was P14 W6 D5 L3.
• Daniel Carvajal faced Bayern twice in the Bundesliga with Bayer 04 Leverkusen last term, winning 2-1 in Munich but losing by the same score at home.
• Diego López was in the Villarreal CF side beaten home and away by Bayern in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage, conceding five goals in the process.
• Benzema scored against Bayern in Olympique Lyonnais' 3-2 home reverse in the 2008/09 group stage.
• Robben registered 11 goals in 50 Liga appearances for Madrid between 2007 and 2009.
• Mario Götze was in the Dortmund team that ousted Madrid in last season's semi-final.
• Thiago Alcántara won one of seven matches against Madrid as a Barcelona player while Javi Martínez won just one of 11 against them with Athletic Club.
• Van Buyten scored at the Santiago Bernabéu in Olympique de Marseille's 4-2 defeat by Madrid in the 2003/04 group stage.
• Casillas, Ramos and Alonso helped Spain to a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2008 final win against a Germany side including Lahm and Schweinsteiger.
• Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira featured along with those five players when Spain earned an identical success in the countries' 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-final. It was Robben's turn to suffer against Spain in the final as his Netherlands team lost 1-0 at Soccer City.
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