FC Bayern München hope home advantage will push them over the line in their pursuit of a fifth European crown but a Chelsea FC side seeking their first title will have other ideas.
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FC Bayern München welcome Chelsea FC to Bavaria for a first UEFA Champions League final in which one of the finalists are competing in their home stadium, and the German club will hope to take advantage by winning their fifth European Cup.
• Bayern have won seven consecutive home matches en route to this final, including a victory against Real Madrid CF in the last four, but Chelsea's pursuit of their first European Cup was given a huge boost by their semi-final conquest of holders FC Barcelona.
• Bayern and Chelsea met in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, the Blues prevailing 6-5 on aggregate against Felix Magath's Bayern.
• José Mourinho's Chelsea won the first leg 4-2 at Stamford Bridge. After Joe Cole's opener (4), Chelsea responded to Bastian Schweinsteiger's equaliser (52) through further strikes from Frank Lampard (60, 70) and Didier Drogba (80). Bayern's Michael Ballack (90) completed the scoring.
• The lineups for that fixture on 6 April 2005 were:
Chelsea: Čech, Johnson (Huth 65), Carvalho, Terry, Gallas, Cole (Tiago 82), Lampard, Makelele, Duff, Gudjohnsen, Drogba (Forssell 89).
Bayern: Kahn, Sagnol, Lúcio, Kovač, Lizarazu, Salihamidžić (Schweinsteiger 46), Frings, Ballack, Hargreaves, Zé Roberto (Scholl 73), Guerrero.
• Lampard (30) and Drogba (80) struck again in the second leg, either side of a Claudio Pizarro (65) goal. Bayern won 3-2 on the night through late goals from Paolo Guerrero (90) and Mehmet Scholl (90+5) but still went out on aggregate.
• The teams for that 12 April encounter at the Olympiastadion were:
Bayern: Kahn, Sagnol, Lúcio, Kovač, Lizarazu (Salihamidžić 78), Schweinsteiger, Demichelis (Scholl 52), Ballack, Zé Roberto, Pizarro, Makaay (Guerrero 73).
Chelsea: Čech, Carvalho, Huth, Terry, Gallas, Cole (Nuno Morais 90), Makelele, Lampard, Duff (Tiago 71), Drogba, Gudjohnsen (Geremi 88).
• Bayern are seeking to join Liverpool FC on five European Cup wins and become the joint-third most successful club in the competition's history behind Real Madrid and AC Milan.
• Bayern's record in European Cup finals is four wins and four defeats:
1974: 4-0 v Club Atlético de Madrid, Brussels (replay after 1-1 draw)
1975: 2-0 v Leeds United AFC, Paris
1976: 1-0 v AS Saint-Étienne, Glasgow
1982: 0-1 v Aston Villa FC, Rotterdam
1987: 1-2 v FC Porto, Vienna
1999: 1-2 v Manchester United FC, Barcelona
2001: 1-1 v Valencia CF (5-4 on penalties), Milan
2010: 0-2 v FC Internazionale Milano, Madrid
• Bayern have won one and lost two of three previous European Cup finals against English clubs. They also lost the 2001 UEFA Super Cup 3-2 to Liverpool.
• Chelsea's only previous UEFA Champions League final appearance came in 2008 in Moscow when they suffered a 6-5 penalty shoot-out loss to Manchester United FC following a 1-1 draw.
• The Premier League club won the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against VfB Stuttgart in a final in which their interim manager Roberto Di Matteo and his assistant Eddie Newton both played, the latter as a substitute.
• A Bayern victory would make Jupp Heynckes the 19th coach to have won the European Cup twice, following his 1998 success with Real Madrid. He would also become only the fourth to have triumphed with two different clubs after Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), Ottmar Hitzfeld (Borussia Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001) and José Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, FC Internazionale Milano 2010).
• Bayern have already faced one English club this term, recording a 2-0 home win and identical away loss against Manchester City FC in the group stage – the defeat in Manchester came with qualification assured.
• Bayern have won 14 of their last 15 European home games and their victory against City left them with a home record against English clubs of W10 D5 L1. The only English side to have beaten Bayern in Munich are Norwich City FC, 2-1 victors in a UEFA Cup second round tie in 1993.
• Chelsea have won just once on their travels in this season's competition and have already lost in Germany, 2-1 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen on matchday five. It was their fourth defeat in six visits, their sole victory coming 1-0 at Stuttgart in the 2003/04 round of 16.
• Chelsea won 2-0 at home to Leverkusen in the group stage. Their overall record against Bundesliga opponents is W7 D2 L4.
• Bayern's overall record against English opponents is W13 D12 L10.
• This is the sixth European Cup final between German and English teams – only once previously did the Bundesliga side prevail:
1975: FC Bayern München 2-0 Leeds United AFC
1977: Liverpool FC 3-1 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
1980: Nottingham Forest FC 1-0 Hamburger SV
1982: Aston Villa FC 1-0 FC Bayern München
1999: Manchester United FC 2-1 FC Bayern München
• Overall in UEFA competition there have been ten Anglo-German finals and only two German winners. The other finals were:
1965: West Ham United FC 2-0 TSV 1860 München, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1966: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Liverpool FC, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1973: Liverpool FC 3-2 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (agg), UEFA Cup
1998: Chelsea FC 1-0 VfB Stuttgart, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
• Munich has hosted three previous European Cup finals, all at the Olympiastadion, Bayern's former home:
1979: Nottingham Forest FC 1-0 Malmö FF
1993: Olympique de Marseille 1-0 AC Milan
1997: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
• There have been three previous European Cup finals played at the home ground of one of the competing teams:
1957: Real Madrid CF 2-0 ACF Fiorentina, Santiago Bernabéu
1965: FC Internazionale Milano 1-0 SL Benfica, San Siro
1984: Liverpool FC 1-1 AS Roma (4-2 pens), Stadio Olimpico
• Manchester United (1968, London), Ajax (1972, Rotterdam), Liverpool (1978, London), Juventus (1996, Rome) and Dortmund (1997, Munich) have won European Cup finals in their own country while Stade de Reims (1956, Paris), Barcelona (1986, Seville) and Manchester United (2011, London) all lost finals on home soil.
• Bayern's record in penalty shoot-outs in UEFA competition is:
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 Åtvidaberg FF, 1973/74 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round
• Chelsea's record is:
5-6 v Manchester United FC, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final
1-4 v Liverpool FC, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League semi-final
• As a player with Mönchengladbach, Heynckes lost to Liverpool in the 1972/73 UEFA Cup final – despite two second-leg goals in a 3-2 aggregate defeat – and the 1976/77 European Cup final. The next year he lost out to the Anfield club again in the European Cup semi-finals.
• Heynckes was involved 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.
• Aside from his UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph against Stuttgart, Di Matteo was in an S.S. Lazio side defeated by Dortmund in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup quarter-finals – losing 2-0 in Germany after a 1-0 home win – and in the Italy team eliminated from EURO '96 after a goalless draw with Germany in their final group game.
• Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Jérôme Boateng, Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller and substitute Mario Gomez were in the Germany side that beat an England side including John Terry, Ashley Cole and Lampard 4-1 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup round of 16.
• Cole played in England's 5-1 win against Germany at the Olympiastadion in a World Cup qualifier in 2001.
• Arjen Robben played for Chelsea from 2004 to 2007, winning two league titles and one FA Cup. He scored 15 goals in 67 league games for the London club.
• Florent Malouda and Paulo Ferreira played in the 2006 World Cup semi-final at the Fußball Arena München, Malouda starting for France in a 1-0 victory against a Portugal side for whom Ferreira appeared as a substitute. Bayern's Franck Ribéry was also in the France lineup.
• Torres hit Spain's UEFA EURO 2008 final winner against the Germany of Lahm, Schweinsteiger and Gomez.
• Torres was also a late substitute in the Spain team – with Mata an unused replacement – that beat Germany by the same 1-0 scoreline in the 2010 World Cup semi-finals. Neuer, Boateng, Lahm, Schweinsteiger and substitutes Gomez and Kroos featured for Germany.
• Ivica Olić scored when Croatia won 3-2 at Wembley to eliminate England from UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying despite Frank Lampard's penalty for the home side.
• Anatoliy Tymoschuk was in the Ukraine team that traded home wins with Terry, Cole and Lampard's England in the qualifying campaign for South Africa 2010.
• Neuer was beaten by goals from Drogba and Malouda when he and Rafinha lost 2-0 at Chelsea with FC Schalke 04 in the 2007/08 group stage.
• In his solitary season at Manchester City, Boateng made his debut as a late substitute in a 1-0 home win against Chelsea in September 2010.
• One of Daniel Van Buyten's six appearances on loan at Manchester City in the second half of the 2003/04 season was a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea.