José Mourinho will hope that Real Madrid CF's home rule can claim another victim and, as in 2010, send FC Bayern München away from the Santiago Bernabéu a beaten team.
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FC Bayern München will hope for a happier outcome as they return to the scene of their 2010 UEFA Champions League final defeat but a Real Madrid CF side in scintillating home form will have other ideas.
• José Mourinho engineered Bayern's downfall with FC Internazionale Milano in that 2010 final and is now aiming to deny them a place in this season's showpiece at the Bavarian club's home stadium on 19 May.
• Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes won the UEFA Champions League with Madrid in 1998 but the Santiago Bernabéu has yielded a 100% winning record for the hosts in Europe this term.
• The German club do have the edge thanks to Mario Gomez's 90th-minute winner in the first leg after Mesut Özil (53) had cancelled out Franck Ribéry's 17th-minute goal.
• Between them the clubs have 13 European Cups. Bayern, four-time winners, are seeking a first title since 2001 and Madrid a record tenth overall but their first since 2002.
• Bayern hold the upper hand with 11 wins to Madrid's six from the clubs' 19 matches. Madrid's home record is W6 D1 L2.
• The sides have met in four European Cup semi-finals with Bayern prevailing three times (1976, 1987, 2001) to Madrid's one (2000). Iker Casillas is the only survivor of the two most recent semi-finals.
• Both teams have won four of their eight previous two-legged encounters. The most recent came in the 2006/07 round of 16 when Bayern prevailed on away goals, losing 3-2 away before a 2-1 win in Munich.
• Casillas and Gonzalo Higuaín appeared for Madrid in that last meeting at the Santiago Bernabéu, while Daniel Van Buyten, Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger were in the Bayern lineup.
• Madrid have won ten of their last 11 home games in the competition, scoring 22 goals in five outings this season. They also have an impressive record against Geman visitors: W17 D3 L2.
• Bayern's victory at Villarreal CF in September was their first in Spain since 2001. Their record away to Liga opposition is W5 D4 L9.
• Bayern have a 7-6 win-loss record in two-legged contests with Spanish clubs in UEFA competition. Madrid's record against German sides is 10-7.
• For Madrid, this is a record 23rd European Cup semi-final appearance and they are seeking to reach their 13th final. Their semi-final record is W12 L10:
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 Bayern München, lost 1-3 (0-1 h, 1-2 a)
1999/2000 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 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 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 at neutral ground (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)
• Bayern's European Cup semi-final record is eight wins and five defeats:
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)
1999/2000 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)
• 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 a Bayer 04 Leverkusen side including Jörg Butt 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.
• Of the 35 UEFA competition ties in which Madrid have lost the away leg first they have triumphed on aggregate on 22 occasions. When they have lost away 2-1 first they have won five ties and lost two, most recently against AS Roma in the 2007/08 round of 16 (1-2 home).
• Bayern have recorded home first-leg victories 46 times in UEFA competition and have triumphed in all but eight ties, including the last six – three en route to the 2010 final. Overall when winning 2-1 at home first they have recorded four aggregate wins and three defeats.
• Madrid's shoot-out record in UEFA club competitions is:
3-1 v Juventus, 1986/87 European Cup second round
5-6 v FK Crvena zvezda, 1974/75 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals
• Bayern's record is:
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 Åtvidaberg FF, 1973/74 European Cup first round
• Heynckes won the UEFA Champions League in his solitary season at the Madrid helm in 1997/98, when they finished fourth in the Liga. He also coached Athletic Club (1992-94 and 2000-03) and CD Tenerife (1996/97).
• Heynckes has never beaten Spanish opposition in two-legged European ties as a coach. His four defeats include an incredible 1985/86 UEFA Cup tie with VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach where his side beat Madrid 5-1 at home but lost the second leg 4-0.
• Heynckes scored in a 1-1 draw at the Bernabéu in the 1975/76 European Cup quarter-final second leg but his Mönchengladbach team lost on away goals.
• Besides his 2010 final triumph with Inter, Mourinho also got the better of Bayern as Chelsea FC manager in the 2004/05 quarter-finals, though he was suspended for both legs. Chelsea won 4-2 in London and lost 3-2 in Munich.
• Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso helped Spain to a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2008 final win against a Germany side including Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Mario Gomez.
• Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and Özil featured along with those six players when Spain earned an identical success in the countries' 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.
• Kaká was a goalscorer when his Milan side eliminated Bayern in both the 2005/06 and 2006/07 seasons.
• Arjen Robben scored 11 goals in 50 Liga appearances for Madrid between 2007 and 2009.
• Hamit Altıntop left Bayern for Madrid in 2011 after four seasons in Munich, 63 Bundesliga appearances and seven goals.
• Özil won just once in eight games against Bayern with FC Schalke 04 and SV Werder Bremen, scoring twice.
• Khedira's record against Bayern with VfB Stuttgart was W3 D1 L4.