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Bottom of Group E, Manchester City FC need a positive result against section winners FC Bayern München to revive their fading UEFA Champions League ambitions.

Fernandinho holds off David Alaba during City's 1-0 defeat at Bayern in September
Fernandinho holds off David Alaba during City's 1-0 defeat at Bayern in September ©Getty Images

Bottom of Group E, Manchester City FC need a positive result against FC Bayern München to revive their fading UEFA Champions League ambitions.

• Bayern are already assured of first place in the group. City will be eliminated if they lose while a draw will keep their hopes alive only if there is also a draw between PFC CSKA Mosvka and AS Roma in the group's other game.

• Only two teams have taken two points or fewer from their opening four group games and still managed to progress from this stage of the UEFA Champions League: FC Lokomotiv Moskva (2002/03, 1 point) and FC Porto (2004/05, 2 points).

Previous meetings
• Bayern won 3-1 at City on 2 October last year. Manuel Pellegrini's men came from two goals down in the return in Munich to prevail 3-2, ending Bayern's UEFA Champions League record run of ten successive wins in the process.

• The lineups for last season's Manchester encounter were:
Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Nastasić, Clichy, Navas, Touré, Fernandinho, Nasri (Milner 70), Agüero (Silva 70), Džeko (Negredo 57).
Bayern: Neuer, Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Lahm, Robben (Shaqiri 78), Schweinsteiger (Kirchhoff 76), Kroos, Ribéry (Götze 82), Müller.

• City faced Bayern in the group stage of their debut UEFA Champions League campaign in 2011/12, losing 2-0 in Munich but winning by the same scoreline at home. Bayern won the group, with City third.

Match background

Manchester City
• City lost to a last-minute goal at Bayern on matchday one and are still without a win in Group E.

Beaten 2-1 at home by CSKA last time out, the English title holders have posted only two victories in their last nine home fixtures in the UEFA Champions League.

• City risk elimination at the group stage for the third time in four attempts. They reached the last 16 last term but finished third in their group in 2011/12 and fourth in 2012/13, when they failed to win a game.

• City's home record against Bundesliga opposition is W3 D2 L1.

• Bayern secured their biggest European away win in their last fixture on the road – 7-1 at Roma on matchday three.

• The Bavarian side have lost just one of their last 13 UEFA Champions League away games.

• They have won four and drawn one of their last five matches in England – including the 2013 UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.

• Their overall record away to English teams is W5 D8 L6.

Coach and player links
• Josep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini met as coaches of Barcelona and Real Madrid CF in 2009/10, Barça winning both matches (1-0h, 2-0a) as they beat Madrid to the title by three points.

• With Villarreal in 2008/09, Pellegrini suffered a 2-1 home loss to Guardiola's Barcelona, but drew 3-3 away. With Málaga CF, the Chilean lost all four Liga games against Guardiola's Barça.

• Pellegrini's Málaga – featuring Willy Caballero and Martín Demichelis – lost 3-2 on aggregate to Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski's Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, conceding two added-time goals in the second leg in Germany.

• In the 2008/09 UEFA Cup, Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany played in City's 2-0 win at Manuel Neuer's FC Schalke 04. Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta played in City's 2-1 home win over Jérôme Boateng's Hamburger SV in the quarter-finals (agg 3-4).

• Hart and substitute James Milner helped England beat Xherdan Shaqiri's Switzerland in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier in Basel in September. Last month, David Alaba's Austria were 1-0 home winners over Stevan Jovetić's Montenegro in another EURO qualifier.

• Neuer, Boateng, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller and match winner Götze all featured in Germany's 1-0 FIFA World Cup final win over Demichelis, Zabaleta and Sergio Agüero's Argentina.

• Fernandinho and Dante were in the Brazil team beaten 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals.

• City's Argentinians beat Arjen Robben's Netherlands on penalties in the other semi-final.

• Agüero hit the opening goal past Neuer when Argentina won a friendly rematch of the World Cup final 4-2 in Dusseldorf on 3 September.

• David Silva and substitute Jesús Navas, along with Xabi Alonso, beat Robben's Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup final. Robben helped the Dutch avenge that defeat with a 5-1 victory over Silva's Spain at the World Cup in June.

• Frank Lampard captained the Chelsea FC side that beat Bayern 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the 2012 UEFA Champions League final.

• Bacary Sagna was in the Arsenal side beaten by Bayern in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 rounds of 16.

• Yaya Touré played under Guardiola in the Barcelona team that beat Bayern 5-1 on aggregate in the 2008/09 quarter-finals.

• Kompany was in the RSC Anderlecht team eliminated from the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League group stage after a 1-0 defeat at a Bayern side including Claudio Pizarro and Schweinsteiger.

• Demichelis played for Bayern (2003–11); Boateng for City (2010/11).

• Boateng and Kompany (Hamburger SV) were team-mates, so too Franck Ribéry, Medhi Benatia and Samir Nasri (Olympique de Marseille).

Match facts

Manchester City
• Touré begins a three-game ban following his red card on matchday four; Fernandinho is also suspended after his dismissal at home to CSKA.

• Stevan Jovetić was on target as City came from behind to beat Swansea City AFC 2-1 at home on Saturday. It was his third league goal of the campaign, already matching last season's return.

• Agüero has scored 11 goals in his last 11 outings for City. On 8 November his double earned the Citizens, who trailed twice, a 2-2 draw at Queens Park Rangers FC.

• David Silva has not played since picking up a knee injury in City's 2-0 League Cup loss to Newcastle United FC on 29 October.

• Edin Džeko sustained a calf injury after coming on against QPR and was replaced by Lampard, who made his first appearance since suffering a thigh problem during the 4-1 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur FC on 18 October.

• Touré is among 23 players nominated for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or. A three-man shortlist will be announced on 1 December, with the winner revealed on 12 January in Zurich. Pellegrini is in the running for the men's coach award.

• Bayern are 18 matches unbeaten since losing 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund in the German Super Cup on 13 August.

• Sebastian Rode's first goal for the club completed a 4-0 home win against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday as Bayern extended their lead at the Bundesliga summit to seven points.

• Schweinsteiger came on as a late substitute against Hoffenheim, his first outing since sustaining a knee injury during the Major League Soccer All-Star game on 6 August.

• Bayern have gone 329 minutes without conceding a goal.

• On 8 November, Müller scored a hat-trick as Bayern won 4-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt. The German champions are the only unbeaten team in the Bundesliga.

• Boateng has gone a record 51 Bundesliga matches without defeat. He last finished on the losing side in the German top flight on 28 October 2012 (1-2 v Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

• Bayern have conceded only three goals in the first 12 Bundesliga matches – a club record.

• Lahm was ruled out for three months after fracturing his right ankle in training on 18 November.

• Javi Martínez (out since 13 August, knee), Holger Badstuber (13 September, left thigh), Thiago Alcántara (29 March, knee), Pepe Reina (6 October, calf), Alaba (5 November, knee) and Claudio Pizarro (3 November, thigh) are all medium to long-term absentees. Tom Starke underwent ankle surgery on 20 October.

• Alonso (360), Lahm (335), Benatia (305) and Alaba (286) were among the six players who have completed the most passes over the first four matchdays.

• Müller (two) and Götze scored in Germany's 4-0 victory against Gibraltar in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier on 14 November. Shaqiri (Switzerland 4-0 Lithuania) and Robben (Netherlands 6-0 Latvia) both scored twice.