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Sevilla bank on home record as Bayern visit

There is a large gulf in the quarter-final experience separating Sevilla and Bayern, but the German side will be wary in Spain.

Wissam Ben Yedder is congratulated after scoring for Sevilla at Manchester United
Wissam Ben Yedder is congratulated after scoring for Sevilla at Manchester United ©AFP/Getty Images

There is a vast gulf in the quarter-final experience of Sevilla FC and FC Bayern München, although the German side will know to take nothing for granted when they travel to Andalusia for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie.

• While Sevilla are in the last eight of the European Cup for the first time since their only previous appearance at this stage 60 years ago, this is Bayern's seventh consecutive quarter-final and 29th overall – only Real Madrid CF, in this round for the 35th time, have featured more often.

• Bayern have never before played Sevilla but have been eliminated by Spanish opponents in the last four seasons. Furthermore, while the Munich club have lost their last five away games to Liga sides, Sevilla are unbeaten in their 11 home games against German clubs (W7 D4).

Match background

• Sevilla's only previous European Cup quarter-final came in their debut European season, 1957/58, when they lost 10-2 on aggregate to Real Madrid CF (0-8 away, 2-2 home).

• That 8-0 first-leg defeat by Madrid is Sevilla's heaviest European loss, and the biggest margin in any European Cup quarter-final match.

Highlights: Manchester United 1-2 Sevilla (1-2 agg)
Highlights: Manchester United 1-2 Sevilla (1-2 agg)

• Sevilla have won their last three home games against German sides, all without conceding, most recently beating VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-0 in the 2015/16 group stage. That was their fifth successive win against a Bundesliga club, home and away, although that run was ended by a 4-2 reverse in Germany in the return.

• The Spanish side's record in two-legged knockout ties against German opposition is W3 L2. Their most recent encounter was a 4-2 aggregate win against Mönchengladbach in the round of 32 in Sevilla's victorious 2014/15 UEFA Europa League campaign (1-0 home, 3-2 away).

• Vincenzo Montella's side reached this stage with a 2-1 aggregate win against Manchester United FC, Wissam Ben Yedder coming off the bench to score twice in the second leg at Old Trafford.

• Sevilla are unbeaten at home in this season's competition, drawing 0-0 against United in the round of 16 first leg. They picked up seven points at home in Group E; a Ben Yedder hat-trick secured a 3-0 victory over NK Maribor on matchday two before FC Spartak Moskva were beaten 2-1. That record looked under threat when Liverpool FC raced into a three-goal half-time lead on matchday five, but Sevilla staged a remarkable fightback to snatch a 3-3 draw.

• The Spanish club have won six of their last ten European home matches, losing one and drawing the other three, against United, Liverpool and İstanbul Başakşehir in this season's play-offs (2-2).

• Bayern are in the quarter-finals for a club-record seventh successive season. Before losing to Real Madrid 12 months ago, they had won six last-eight ties in a row.

Highlights: Beşiktaş 1-3 Bayern (1-8 agg)
Highlights: Beşiktaş 1-3 Bayern (1-8 agg)

• Bayern's European Cup quarter-final record is W18 L10:
2016/17 Real Madrid CF L 3-6 (1-2 h, 2-4 a aet)
2015/16 SL Benfica W 3-2 (1-0 h, 2-2 a)
2014/15 FC Porto W 7-4 (1-3 a, 6-1 h)
2013/14 Manchester United FC W 4-2 (1-1 a, 3-1 h)
2012/13 Juventus W 4-0 (2-0 h, 2-0 a)
2011/12 Olympique de Marseille W 4-0 (2-0 a, 2-0 h)
2009/10 Manchester United FC W 4-4, away goals (2-1 h, 2-3 a)
2008/09 FC Barcelona L 1-5 (0-4 a, 1-1 h)
2006/07 AC Milan L 2-4 (2-2 a, 0-2 h)
2004/05 Chelsea FC L 5-6 (2-4 a, 3-2 h)
2001/02 Real Madrid CF L 2-3 (2-1 h, 0-2 a)
2000/01 Manchester United FC W 3-1 (1-0 a, 2-1 h)
1999/00 FC Porto W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)
1998/99 1. FC Kaiserslautern W 6-0 (2-0 h, 4-0 a)
1997/98 Borussia Dortmund L 0-1 (0-0 h, 0-1 a)
1994/95 IFK Göteborg W 2-2 away goals (0-0 h, 2-2 a)
1990/91 FC Porto W 3-1 (1-1 h, 2-0 a)
1989/90 PSV Eindhoven W 3-1 (2-1 h, 1-0 a)
1987/88 Real Madrid CF L 3-4 (3-2 h, 0-2 a)
1986/87 RSC Anderlecht W 7-2 (5-0 h, 2-2 a)
1985/86 RSC Anderlecht L 2-3 (2-1 h, 0-2 a)
1981/82 FC Universitatea Craiova W 3-1 (2-0 a, 1-1 h)
1980/81 FC Baník Ostrava W 6-2 (2-0 h, 4-2 a)
1976/77 FC Dynamo Kyiv L 1-2 (1-0 h, 0-2 a)
1975/76 SL Benfica W 5-1 (0-0 a, 5-1 h)
1974/75 FC Ararat Yerevan W 2-1 (2-0 h, 0-1 a)
1973/74 PFC CSKA Sofia W 5-3 (4-1 h, 1-2 a)
1972/73 AFC Ajax L 2-5 (0-4 a, 2-1 h)

• Bayern are appearing in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the 17th time, more than any other club. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are next in line on 16 apiece.

• Bayern's record in two-legged ties against Spanish sides is W9 L10. Their interest in last season's competition was ended at this stage by Real Madrid, who won 2-1 in Munich and 4-2 after extra time in Spain – Bayern's fourth successive knockout loss in ties against Liga teams. They were beaten by Club Atlético de Madrid in 2015/16, FC Barcelona in 2014/15 and Real Madrid again in 2013/14 – all in the semi-finals. 

• Overall Bayern's away record against Spanish clubs is W6 D5 L15.

• Jupp Heynckes' side reached this stage with an 8-1 aggregate win against Beşiktaş JK in the round of 16, including a 5-0 win in Munich that was the biggest home first-leg victory in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase.

• Beaten 3-0 at eventual Group B winners Paris Saint-Germain on matchday two, prompting the departure of coach Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern's subsequent 2-1 wins at both Celtic FC and RSC Anderlecht, and the 3-1 win at Beşiktaş in the last-16 second leg, mean they have recorded five victories in their last 12 European away games – with five losses.

• Under Ancelotti, Bayern came second in their group behind Atlético Madrid in 2016/17 – the first time they had failed to win their section since 2009/10, and repeated this season.

Matchday memories: Classic last-eight moments
Matchday memories: Classic last-eight moments

Coach and player links
• Heynckes has had spells in charge of Spanish sides Athletic Club (1992–94, 2001–03), CD Tenerife (1995–97) and Real Madrid CF (1997/98); his record against Sevilla is W5 D3 L4.

• Heynckes scored both goals for West Germany in a 2-1 friendly win against Spain on 24 November 1973.

• Javi Martínez made 201 Liga appearances for Athletic Club between 2006 and 2012, scoring 22 goals. He faced Sevilla 11 times in all competitions (W4 D1 L6), scoring in a 3-0 Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg victory on 4 March 2009 as Athletic advanced 4-2 on aggregate.

• James Rodríguez made 77 Liga appearances for Real Madrid between 2014 and 2017, scoring 28 times. He faced Sevilla eight times (W7 L1), scoring four goals.

• James was in the FC Porto side that won 2-1 at Sevilla in the round of 32 first leg in their victorious 2010/11 UEFA Europa League campaign.

• Juan Bernat played 51 Liga games for Valencia between 2011 and 2014, scoring once. He faced Sevilla four times (W2 D1 L1) and played in both games as Valencia suffered a late away-goals defeat in the 2014 UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

• Thiago Alcántara played 68 Liga games for Barcelona between 2009 and 2013, scoring seven goals. His record against Sevilla is W2 D1 L2.

• Arjen Robben made 50 Liga appearances for Real Madrid between 2007 and 2009, scoring 11 times. He faced Sevilla twice (W1 L1) and was sent off in Madrid's 4-3 home defeat in December 2008.

• Rafinha played in both legs of FC Schalke 04's 2005/06 UEFA Cup semi-final loss against Sevilla (0-0 home, 0-1 aet away).

• Corentin Tolisso's Olympique Lyonnais lost 1-0 at Sevilla in last season's UEFA Champions League group stage, drawing 0-0 at home.

• Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski played in Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 home defeat and 2-2 away draw with Sevilla in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Sebastian Rudy twice featured as a substitute away to Sevilla for VfB Stuttgart; a 2-0 defeat in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage and a 1-1 draw in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• On 14 November 2017 a Germany team including Mats Hummels, Niklas Süle, Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner drew 2-2 in a friendly against France, for whom Tolisso and substitute Steven N'Zonzi featured.

• International team-mates:
Luis Muriel & James Rodríguez (Colombia)
Sergio Rico, Nolito, Jesús Navas & Thiago Alcántara, Javi Martínez, Juan Bernat (Spain)
Steven N'Zonzi, Sébastien Corchia & Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso (France)

• Have played together:
Sergio Escudero & Manuel Neuer (FC Schalke 04, 2010–11)
Johannes Geis & Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle (Germany Under-21, 2014–15)

Match facts

• Éver Banega is serving a one-match suspension; Sergio Escudero, Wissam Ben Yedder and Gabriel Mercado are all a booking away from a ban.

• Sevilla have won three of their last eight games in all competitions, losing three. They conceded two late goals to draw 2-2 at home to FC Barcelona on Saturday.

• At home, the Andalusian club have lost two of the last four, and won only one of their most recent five matches.

• Up to and including matchday six, Wissam Ben Yedder had scored 13 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions this season; in his 16 appearances since he has managed six, including his double at Manchester United in the round of 16 second leg.

• Ben Yedder made his France debut in a 3-2 defeat by Colombia on 23 March, Sevilla team-mate Luis Muriel scoring for the South American side in St-Denis.

• Banega scored the opening goal for Argentina as they beat Italy 2-0 on 23 March. Four days later he again started as they were overrun 6-1 by Spain in Madrid; Mercado came on as a substitute in both games.

• Jesús Navas had been out since 25 February before returning against Barcelona; Lionel Carole has not played since 14 January, also with a calf complaint.

• Sevilla will play Barcelona again in the Copa del Rey final at the Estadio Metropolitano, home of Atlético Madrid, on 21 April.

• Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso, Jérôme Boateng and Sebastian Rudy are a booking away from a ban.

• Bayern were 6-0 winners at home to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick with James Rodríguez, Thomas Müller and Franck Ribéry also on target. The Munich club are 17 points clear of second-placed FC Schalke 04 with six games remaining.

• Bayern have won three of their last ten games 6-0. They have scored 49 goals in their 14 fixtures in 2018.

• Lewandowski has registered 14 goals for Bayern in 12 competitive games in 2018.

• Ribéry has three goals in his last four games for Bayern, matching his total for the previous 21 matches.

• After 18 games without defeat in all competitions (W17 D1) and eight successive wins away from home, Bayern lost 2-1 at RB Leipzig on 18 March.

• All four of Bayern's defeats this season have come away from home; at Paris in the group stage and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach and Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

• Sandro Wagner has five goals in his last seven Bayern appearances.

• Lewandowski, named Poland's footballer of the year for the seventh consecutive season on 11 February, scored in each of Bayern's first 11 Bundesliga home games this term to become only the second player ever to achieve this feat – after his current coach Heynckes, for VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1972/73.

• On 23 March Müller scored Germany's goal in a 1-1 friendly draw against Spain and David Alaba was on target for Austria in a 3-0 win against Slovenia.

• The following day Arturo Vidal scored Chile's opener in a 2-1 friendly win in Sweden.

• On 27 March Lewandowski scored Poland's first goal in their 3-2 win against South Korea, and Thiago Alcántara found the net in Spain's 6-1 defeat of Argentina.

• On 24 February Kingsley Coman suffered an ankle injury against Hertha BSC Berlin that required surgery and has been ruled out for several weeks.

• Manuel Neuer has been out since 18 September following his second metatarsal break, but is back in light training.

• On 9 March Kimmich extended his contract until 2023.

• Goalkeeper Leo Weinkauf will leave Bayern at the end of the season to join Hannover 96.

• Bayern have announced that Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka will move to Munich in the summer.