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Bayern München vs Paris Saint-Germain: UEFA Champions League background, form guide, previous meetings

There is a rematch of last season's UEFA Champions League final in the 2020/21 quarter-finals, with holders Bayern facing Paris Saint-Germain in the Munich first leg.

Neymar and Robert Lewandowski after last season's final
Neymar and Robert Lewandowski after last season's final UEFA via Getty Images

Holders Bayern München are reunited with the side they beat to win the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League final as Paris Saint-Germain come to Germany for the first leg of their quarter-final.

• A 59th-minute header from Bayern winger Kingsley Coman – formerly of Paris – proved enough to separate the sides at Lisbon's Estádio do SL Benfica on 23 August 2020, giving the German club their sixth European Cup and ensuring Paris's first final appearance ended in defeat.

• This season, Bayern have remained unbeaten to reach their record 19th UEFA Champions League quarter-final while Paris claimed the notable scalp of Barcelona in the round of 16.

Bayern v Paris past meetings

Previous meetings
• All eight of the teams' matches before last season's final had come in the UEFA Champions League group stage – and all but one of those contests were won by the home side. Overall, despite last season's final defeat, Paris have the edge with five wins to Bayern's four.

• In the 2017/18 group stage, Paris were 3-0 winners at the Parc des Princes – Neymar scoring the home side's final goal – before a 3-1 Bayern success in Munich in which a Corentin Tolisso double added to Robert Lewandowski's opener; Kylian Mbappé scored for Paris.

• In the first group stage in 2000/01 – a campaign that culminated in Bayern winning the competition for the fourth time – home substitute Laurent Leroy's 90th-minute strike gave Paris a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes. Again Bayern turned the tables in Munich, goals from Hasan Salihamidžić (3) – now the club's sporting director – and substitute Paulo Sérgio (89) securing a 2-0 success.

• In 1997/98 Bayern ran out 5-1 winners in the first game in Germany, Giovane Elber and Carsten Jancker each scoring twice and Thomas Helmer getting the other with Marco Simone scoring Paris's consolation. Paris were 3-1 victors in France, their goals coming from Franck Gava (17), Florian Maurice (73) and Leroy (75); Markus Babbel had levelled for Bayern.

• The French club came out on top twice in 1994/95, George Weah and Daniel Bravo earning a 2-0 home win and Weah, again, claiming the only goal in Germany – the only away victory either team has managed in this fixture.

Watch all Bayern's group stage goals

Form guide
• Bayern's European Cup quarter-final record is W20 L10:
2019/20 Barcelona W 8-2
2017/18 Sevilla W 2-1 (2-1 a, 0-0 h)
2016/17 Real Madrid L 3-6 (1-2 h, 2-4 a aet)
2015/16 Benfica W 3-2 (1-0 h, 2-2 a)
2014/15 Porto W 7-4 (1-3 a, 6-1 h)
2013/14 Manchester United W 4-2 (1-1 a, 3-1 h)
2012/13 Juventus W 4-0 (2-0 h, 2-0 a)
2011/12 Marseille W 4-0 (2-0 a, 2-0 h)
2009/10 Manchester United W 4-4, away goals (2-1 h, 2-3 a)
2008/09 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 L 5-6 (2-4 a, 3-2 h)
2001/02 Real Madrid L 2-3 (2-1 h, 0-2 a)
2000/01 Manchester United W 3-1 (1-0 a, 2-1 h)
1999/00 Porto W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)
1998/99 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 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 L 3-4 (3-2 h, 0-2 a)
1986/87 Anderlecht W 7-2 (5-0 h, 2-2 a)
1985/86 Anderlecht L 2-3 (2-1 h, 0-2 a)
1981/82 Universitatea Craiova W 3-1 (2-0 a, 1-1 h)
1980/81 Baník Ostrava W 6-2 (2-0 h, 4-2 a)
1976/77 Dynamo Kyiv L 1-2 (1-0 h, 0-2 a)
1975/76 Benfica W 5-1 (0-0 a, 5-1 h)
1974/75 Ararat Yerevan W 2-1 (2-0 h, 0-1 a)
1973/74 CSKA Sofia W 5-3 (4-1 h, 1-2 a)
1972/73 Ajax L 2-5 (0-4 a, 2-1 h)

• Bayern are appearing in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the 19th time – one more than Barcelona, with whom they previously shared the competition record.

• The German giants extended their competition record run of victories to 15 this season, following up a 4-0 home defeat of Atlético de Madrid with wins at Lokomotiv Moskva (2-1) and Salzburg (6-2) before a 3-1 home victory against the Austrian side on Matchday 4 sealed progress from Group A. Their long winning run was ended by a 1-1 draw at Atleti on Matchday 5, the first time Bayern had failed to win a UEFA Champions League match since 13 March 2019, before a 2-0 closing victory at home to Lokomotiv.

Classic Bayern Champions League goals

• Hansi Flick's side won 4-1 away to Lazio in the round of 16 first leg, completing their aggregate victory with a 2-1 home success that not only gave Bayern their 150th UEFA Champions League victory but also equalled their club record – set in 2001 and 2002 – of 19 successive games in the competition without defeat. The overall record belongs to Manchester United with 25.

• Bayern claimed their sixth European Cup in 2019/20, and third in the UEFA Champions League era, with that win against Paris in Lisbon, their 11th successive victory – making them the first champions to win every game. The Munich club became only the seventh team – and first from Germany – to win all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage last season, before easing through the knockout stages, beating Chelsea in the round of 16 (3-0 a, 4-1 h) before wins in one-off ties against Barcelona (8-2) – the first time Bayern had scored eight goals in a UEFA Champions League match – Lyon (3-0) and Paris in Lisbon.

• Bayern's 43 goals in last season's UEFA Champions League campaign was the highest total by any club since the competition changed format in 2003/04. The all-time record for a single campaign is the 45 scored by Barcelona in 1999/2000 – though they played 16 matches compared to Bayern's 11.

• Lewandowski finished as the top scorer in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League with 15 goals, two shy of Cristiano Ronaldo's competition record of 17 for Real Madrid in 2013/14. He has now scored 73 in the UEFA Champions League and is in outright third place in the competition's all-time scoring list.

• This is Bayern's 24th UEFA Champions League campaign, fewer only than Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 25). They have now won their section 17 times, including in each of the last three seasons. Only Barcelona (21 times) have done so more often.

• Champions of Germany for a record 30th time last season – with a landmark eighth successive Bundesliga title – Bayern have now reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in nine of the last ten seasons, the exception their defeat by eventual champions Liverpool in the 2018/19 round of 16.

• Bayern have already won European silverware this season, defeating UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla 2-1 after extra time in the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest on 24 September thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka (34) and Javi Martínez (104).

• The draw at Atlético on Matchday 5 ended Bayern's run of UEFA competition victories at 16; their sole loss in their last 29 European outings is the 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg (W23 D5).

• Bayern have won all eight home UEFA Champions League matches since losing to Liverpool, the only one of their last 11 European games in Munich that they have failed to win.

• Their successes against Lyon and Paris in 2019/20 made Bayern's record in knockout ties against French clubs W7 L1, with wins in the last seven including three finals.

• Bayern have won nine of their last ten games against French clubs, home and away; the exception is that 3-0 defeat in Paris in September 2017.

• The 3-1 defeat of Paris in December 2017 was Bayern's fourth successive victory against French clubs in Munich, having not won in four (D2 L2) before that sequence. Bayern's record at home to Ligue 1 visitors is W11 D2 L3.

Watch all of Paris' group stage goals

• This is Paris's seventh appearance in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, where their record is W2 L4:
2019/20 Atalanta W 2-1
2015/16 Manchester City L 2-3 (2-2 h, 0-1 a)
2014/15 Barcelona L 1-5 (1-3 h, 0-2 a)
2013/14 Chelsea L 3-3 away goals (3-1 h, 0-2 a)
2012/13 Barcelona L 3-3 away goals (2-2 h, 1-1 a)
1994/95 Barcelona W 3-2 (1-1 a, 2-1 h)

• Paris have won five of their eight games in this season's competition, including four in a row before they were held 1-1 at home by Barcelona in the round of 16 second leg. That nevertheless completed a 5-2 aggregate success, Mbappé having scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 first-leg success at the Camp Nou.

• That win followed group stage victories at home against Leipzig (1-0), away at Manchester United (3-1) and – to book their round of 16 place as Group H winners – 5-1 at home to İstanbul Başakşehir. Paris also beat the Turkish club 2-0 away on Matchday 2, in between 2-1 defeats at home to United and away to Leipzig.

• Ligue 1 champions for the seventh time in eight years in 2019/20, and ninth time overall, Paris also won both domestic cups last season. This is the French side's ninth successive UEFA Champions League campaign and 13th in total.

• Paris reached their first European Cup final last season. They had beaten Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 (1-2 a, 2-0 h), Atalanta in the one-off quarter-final (2-1) and Leipzig (3-0) in the semi-final en route to that final defeat by Bayern.

• The Parisians have now reached the knockout stages on their last nine UEFA Champions League appearances, although 2019/20 marked their first semi-final appearance since 1995. They suffered three successive last-16 defeats prior to last season.

• Under Thomas Tuchel – who was replaced as coach by Mauricio Pochettino in January this year – the French club finished first in a section also including Real Madrid, Club Brugge and Galatasaray in 2019/20. They won five of their six games, drawing the other, and conceded only two goals to finish five points above Madrid.

• Paris had scored in 34 successive UEFA Champions League games, matching the competition record set by Madrid between 2011 and 2014, before drawing a blank in last season's final. They have found the net in all eight matches this term.

• Paris have won 17 of their last 26 UEFA Champions League matches (D4 L5).

• The French side have also been victorious in nine of their last 16 away UEFA Champions League fixtures (D2 L5) and had won four in a row before drawing 2-2 at Real Madrid on Matchday 5 last season. Since then, their away record is W3 L2.

• Paris faced three German clubs in 2019/20, the only away game a 2-1 reverse at Dortmund in the round of 16. This season's loss by the same scoreline at Leipzig made it three successive defeats in Germany, and six overall; they have won three of their other four games there (D1).

• The 3-1 defeat at Bayern on Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League ended Paris's seven-match unbeaten run against German clubs, home and away (W5 D2). Their overall record since then is W3 L3.

• Last season's final defeat by Bayern ended Paris's perfect run in knockout ties against German clubs; before beating Dortmund and Leipzig last season, they had defeated Wolfsburg in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup round of 32 (2-0 h, 3-1 a) and Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League round of 16 (4-0 a, 2-1 h).

Leonardo on Paris' Bayern reunion

Links and trivia
• Coman was born in Paris, joining the club's academy in 2004. He made his first-team debut against Sochaux in February 2013 becoming, aged 16 years 250 days, the club's youngest-ever player. Coman signed for Juventus in July 2014 having made only four appearances for Paris's senior side.

• Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was a Paris player between August 2018 and 5 October 2020, when he joined Bayern on a one-year deal. He won two Ligue 1 titles and the 2019/20 Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue with Paris, scoring nine goals in 51 games for the club in all competitions; his last appearance was as a late substitute in the defeat by Bayern in Lisbon.

• Tanguy Nianzou also joined Bayern from Paris last summer. Aged 17 years 253 days, he struck twice in a 4-4 draw at Amiens on 15 February 2020 making him the second youngest player ever to score a Ligue 1 double for Paris after Lionel Justier in March 1976 against Nîmes (17 years 212 days).

• Have played in Germany:
Thilo Kehrer (Schalke 2012–18)
Julian Draxler (Schalke 2001–15, Wolfsburg 2015–17)
Abdou Diallo (Mainz 2017/18, Dortmund 2018/19)

• Have also played in France:
Corentin Tolisso (Lyon 2007–17)
Benjamin Pavard (LOSC Lille 2005–16)
Bouna Sarr (Lyon 2005–09, Metz 2009–2015, Marseille 2015–20)

• Lucas Hernández was born in Marseille but has never played club football in France, moving to Spain aged four and joining Atlético de Madrid's youth set-up in 2007 at the age of 11.

• Have played together:
Idrissa Gueye & Benjamin Pavard (LOSC Lille 2014/15)
Julian Draxler & Leon Goretzka (Schalke 2013–15)
Thilo Kehrer & Leon Goretzka (Schalke 2016–18)
Ander Herrera & Javi Martínez (Athletic Bilbao 2011/12)

• International team-mates:
Manuel Neuer, Niklas Süle, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané & Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler (Germany)
Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman & Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Kylian Mbappé (France)
Douglas Costa & Marquinhos, Neymar (Brazil)

• Neymar scored once in Spain (3-0) and twice in Germany (2-3) as Barcelona beat Bayern in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Lewandowski and Thomas Müller were both on target in the second leg in Munich, with Neuer, Jérôme Boateng and Martínez also featuring in the tie for Bayern.

• Neymar has scored four UEFA Champions League goals in total against Bayern – the only clubs he has registered more against in the competition are Celtic and Paris themselves (seven goals each).

• Rafinha was a late substitute in Barcelona's 3-0 first-leg win against Bayern in the 2014/15 semi-final first leg.

• Pablo Sarabia's goal was not enough to prevent his Sevilla side suffering a 2-1 home defeat in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern, who went through by the same aggregate score.

• Alessandro Florenzi featured in both games as Roma lost 7-1 at home and 2-0 away to Bayern in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage, the former result Bayern's biggest European away win.

• Kimmich scored past Keylor Navas in both legs of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final as Bayern bowed out 4-3 on aggregate to Real Madrid (1-2 h, 2-2 a).

• Lewandowski also beat Navas from the penalty spot as Bayern lost 4-2 after extra time at Madrid in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg.

• Tolisso twice scored against Paris for Lyon, although both games ended in defeat; in the 2015/16 French League Cup quarter-finals (1-2) and the Trophée des Champions (1-4) at the start of the following season.

• Pochettino's Tottenham side lost 7-2 at home to Bayern in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 1 October 2019, the biggest ever home European defeat for an English club. Gnabry scored four times for the visitors.

Latest news

• Thomas Müller has played 122 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final; no German has played in the competition more. Manuel Neuer (117) is also now ahead of previous record holder Philipp Lahm's total of 112 matches.

• Bayern have won their last seven competitive games, scoring 23 goals. On Saturday Leon Goretzka got the only goal at Leipzig, his third in four Bundesliga matches, enabling Bayern to move seven points clear of their closest rivals at the top of the table.

• Three days after the second leg against Lazio, Bayern prevailed 4-0 against Stuttgart, despite being a man down for the majority of the match after the early dismissal of Alphonso Davies.

• Robert Lewandowski, who scored a hat-trick against Stuttgart, now has 35 goals after 27 Bundesliga matchdays, a new competition record. The striker has amassed four goals more than former Bayern striker Gerd Müller managed at this stage of his record 40-goal season in 1971/72. Lewandowski has already eclipsed his previous best Bundesliga haul of 34 goals in 2019/20.

• Lewandowski now has 271 goals in the Bundesliga for Dortmund and Bayern combined, taking him past Klaus Fischer (268 goals) and into second place in the all-time rankings behind Müller (365).

• Bayern have conceded 35 goals in their first 27 Bundesliga games this season, their second highest total in the 21st century behind 36 at the same stage in 2008/09.

• Bayern have scored 79 goals in their first 27 league games this season, a new Bundesliga record.

• Bayern have scored in 62 successive competitive matches, surpassing the previous club record of 61 set under Josep Guardiola in 2013 and 2014 and also setting a new German record.

• Hansi Flick's team are unbeaten at home since a 2-1 defeat against Leverkusen on 30 November 2019.

• Goretzka scored in Germany's 3-0 win against Iceland in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 25 March. Jamal Musiala made his Germany debut aged 18 years 27 days.

• Three days later Serge Gnabry scored the only goal of Germany's 1-0 win in Romania.

• Lewandowski scored for Poland in a 3-3 draw in Hungary on 25 March, before adding two more goals in a 3-0 win against Andorra three days later, but suffered a knee injury which kept him out of a 2-1 defeat in England on 31 March. The striker is expected to be sidelined for four weeks.

• Davies scored twice in Canada's record 11-0 win against the Cayman Islands in World Cup qualifying on 29 March. Four days earlier he had had assisted three goals in a 5-1 qualifying win against Bermuda.

• Niklas Süle missed Germany's three European Qualifiers because of a hamstring injury, but played 90 minutes for Bayern at Leipzig.

• Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has been out since 7 March due to a knee injury that needed surgery.

• Corentin Tolisso underwent surgery on a thigh injury on 19 February and was expected to be sidelined for three months.

• On 15 February Bayern announced that Douglas Costa faces a spell on the sidelines due to a metatarsal injury; he was back in light training on 4 March, but suffered a minor setback three weeks later.

• Tanguy Nianzou has been out since 11 December due to a thigh injury. The defender returned to team training on 29 March and was an unused substitute at Leipzig.

• Alessandro Florenzi and Danilo played their 50th games in UEFA club competition in the round of 16 second leg against Barcelona.

• Paris have won 14 of their last 19 matches in all competitions (D1 L4), scoring 41 goals and conceding 14.

• The French champions were beaten 1-0 at home by LOSC Lille on Saturday, falling three points behind the Ligue 1 leaders with seven games to play. Neymar was sent off in the 89th minute for a second booking, his fourth red card for Paris.

• That was Paris's third successive home Ligue 1 defeat, the first time since 2007 they had lost three in a row.

• Paris were also defeated 2-1 at home by Nantes on 14 March; Saturday made it eight Ligue 1 losses of the season. That matched Paris's total number of league defeats in 2010/11, when they finished fourth.

• French Cup holders Paris reached the quarter-finals of this season's edition with a 3-0 win at home to LOSC on 17 March thanks to goals from Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappé (two). The last-eight draw will take place on 9 April.

• Mbappé has 12 goals in his last nine Paris appearances.

• Mbappé scored twice in a 4-2 success at Lyon on 21 March, making it 100 Ligue 1 goals in 142 appearances. Aged 22 years 91 days, he is the youngest of the 89 players to reach a century of goals in the competition.

• Mbappé is Ligue 1's top scorer after 31 rounds of fixtures with 20 goals, five more than any other player. He struck 33 goals to top the Ligue 1 charts in 2018/19.

• Neymar came on as a substitute for Mbappé at Lyon, his first appearance since suffering an adductor injury in the 1-0 French Cup win at Caen on 10 February.

• Mbappé became the youngest player to win 40 caps for France in the 1-1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw at home to Ukraine on 24 March; four days later he missed a penalty in a 2-0 victory in Kazakhstan.

• Abdou Diallo made his Senegal debut in a goalless draw against Congo in 2022 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on 26 March.

• Colin Dagba played in 2-0 wins against Russia and Iceland as France reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

• On 12 March, Ángel Di María signed a one-year contract extension with the option for a further year.

• Mauro Icardi (thigh), Layvin Kurzawa (calf), Danilo (thigh) and Florenzi (muscle) all missed the defeat to LOSC with minor injuries, while Marco Verratti has been sidelined by illness.

• Former Bayern defender Juan Bernat is still sidelined by a knee ligament injury and has not been included in Paris's UEFA Champions League squad. The club extended his contract until 2025 on 16 March.

• Neymar was included in the UEFA.com fans' Men's Team of the Year 2020.