Bayern put seven goals past Tottenham on Matchday 2 and can now make it six wins out of six in Group B.
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Bayern München can become only the seventh team to win all six games in a UEFA Champions League group stage as they welcome to Munich a Tottenham side they put seven goals past on Matchday 2 with both sides already certain to progress from Group B.
• Bayern have won their first five games to make sure of first place with a game to spare; Spurs have ten points, five less than their German rivals, but are nevertheless certain to finish second.
• Spurs will not want for motivation in Munich having lost 7-2 in north London on 1 October – the first time they had conceded seven goals at home in their 137-history. Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry did much of the damage with four goals, Robert Lewandowski adding two more and Joshua Kimmich getting the other; Heung-Min Son, who had scored the first goal of the game, and Harry Kane with a penalty were on target for Tottenham.
• The most recent of the sides' four fixtures before this season came in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup, Spurs recovering from a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Munich in the third round to go through thanks to a 2-0 home victory; the London club would go on to lift the trophy.
• Bayern had come out on top in the previous season's European Cup Winners' Cup second round tie between the clubs, going through 5-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 away draw preceded a 4-1 home win in Munich, Paul Breitner scoring in both games.
• Bayern opened with a 3-0 win at home to Crvena zvezda and followed the win at Tottenham by beating Olympiacos away (3-2) and home (2-0), the latter result securing their place in the round of 16 with two games to spare.
• Lewandowski, who has scored in every group game and is the top scorer in this season's UEFA Champions League with ten goals, hit four in a 6-0 win at Crvena zvezda on Matchday 5 – at 16 minutes the fastest quadruple in UEFA Champions League history. That was the 20th time Bayern had scored five or more goals in a UEFA Champions League match, setting a new competition record, and was their 12th successive away game in the competition without defeat.
• Bayern are the only side with maximum points after five matches. The German champions are also the competition's top-scoring team with 21 goals, four more than Tottenham. The record number of goals in a single UEFA Champions League group campaign is the 25 scored by Paris Saint-Germain in 2017/18.
• This is Bayern's 23rd UEFA Champions League group campaign, fewer only than Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 24). They have now won their section 16 times, although their first-place finish in 2018/19 was their first since 2015/16.
• Twelve months ago Bayern picked up seven points at home, and 14 overall, to finish first in Group E ahead of Ajax, Benfica and AEK Athens. They drew 0-0 at Liverpool in the first leg of their round of 16 tie, but bowed out after going down 3-1 in the home return.
• Bayern have won only four of their last eight UEFA Champions League matches in Munich (D2 L2). In the group stage, however, they have won 16 of their last 17 home matches (D1) and are unbeaten in Munich since a 3-2 home loss against Manchester City on Matchday 6 in December 2013.
• Champions of Germany for a record 29th time last season – with a landmark seventh successive Bundesliga title – Bayern had reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in seven successive campaigns before losing to Liverpool.
• Last season's defeat against Liverpool ended Bayern's four-match winning run at home to Premier League clubs. Prior to that they had not prevailed in four matches in Bavaria, including the 2012 final defeat on penalties by Chelsea.
• Spurs picked up only one point from their first two matches, a 2-2 draw at Olympiacos preceding that heavy defeat by Bayern, but recovered in style with a 5-0 home win against Crvena zvezda that represented their biggest win in the UEFA Champions League. The 4-0 victory in the Belgrade return on Matchday 4 was also Tottenham's record away success in the competition, before a last-16 place was secured as Spurs, in José Mourinho's first European match since replacing Mauricio Pochettino as manager, came from two goals down to beat Olympiacos 4-2 in the fifth round of matches.
• In last season's UEFA Champions League, Pochettino's side recovered from taking one point from their first three games to finish second in Group B behind Barcelona, ahead of Internazionale and PSV Eindhoven, via a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou on Matchday 6. Borussia Dortmund were then brushed aside in the round of 16 (3-0 h, 1-0 a) before dramatic away-goal victories against both Manchester City (1-0 h, 3-4 a) and Ajax (0-1 h, 3-2 a) took Spurs into a first European Cup final. Premier League rivals Liverpool proved too strong at the Estadio Metropolitano, however, running out 2-0 winners.
• Spurs had won only one of six games in the UEFA Champions League (D1 L4) before Matchday 3, but have now recorded three successive victories.
• The Lilywhites picked up only two points on their travels in the 2018/19 group stage, and have won only four of their 14 away group matches in the UEFA Champions League – and two of the last seven.
• Tottenham's record in Germany is W5 D2 L6; they have lost only once in their last six visits (W3 D2).
• Their heaviest European defeat came in Germany – an 8-0 loss at Köln in the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup, the last time they had conceded seven goals before losing to Bayern on Matchday 2.
Links and trivia
• Has played in Germany:
Heung-Min Son (Hamburg 2008–13, Bayer Leverkusen 2013–15)
• Have played in England:
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool 2013–18)
Serge Gnabry (Arsenal 2011–16, West Brom 2015/16 (loan))
Jérôme Boateng (Manchester City 2010/11)
• Coutinho scored in Liverpool's 4-0 win against Tottenham in March 2014, and was also on target in a 1-1 Premier League draw between the sides in April 2016, when Kane scored Spurs' goal.
• Son scored in South Korea's 2-0 win against Germany in the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage, eliminating the reigning world champions; Manuel Neuer, Kimmich, Niklas Süle, Leon Goretzka and Thomas Müller all featured for Germany.
• Kane scored in England's 3-2 friendly win against Neuer and Müller's Germany in 2016, and also got the winner against Ivan Perišić and Croatia in November 2018 as England reached the UEFA Nations League Finals.
• Lewandowski scored for Poland in friendlies against Son's South Korea in both 2011 and 2018, and got a hat-trick in a 3-2 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory against Christian Eriksen's Denmark in October 2016.
• Eriksen scored one goal and set up three as Denmark beat Lewandowski's Poland 4-0 in World Cup qualifying in September 2017.
• Perišić scored for Croatia in a 2-1 extra-time win in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals against an England team including Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Kane; Perišić was also on target in the final, a 4-2 victory for a France side captained by Hugo Lloris.
• After four successive victories under new coach Hans-Dieter Flick, Bayern suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Leverkusen on 30 November – their third Bundesliga defeat this season. A fourth followed on Saturday, Bayern going down 2-1 at league leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach, their third league defeat in five matches.
• Four wins and a goal difference of 16-0 were the best start ever for a new Bayern coach.
• Against Leverkusen, Thomas Müller scored his first Bundesliga goal since 2 March 2019; that was the first time Bayern had ever lost a league game in which Müller was on target, in the 88th match (W82 D5).
• Müller made his 332nd Bundesliga appearance for Bayern on Saturday, joining Philipp Lahm in joint tenth place in the all-time rankings.
• Robert Lewandowski has 16 goals in 14 games in this season's Bundesliga. He has 218 league goals for Dortmund and Bayern combined, the fourth highest Bundesliga total of all time and only two behind third-placed Jupp Heynckes.
• Lewandowski, whose goal against Crvena zvezda on Matchday 1 was his 200th competitive strike for Bayern, set a new Bundesliga record in a 2-1 win against Union Berlin on 26 October by scoring in the first nine Bundesliga matches; he extended that run to 11 games but has now drawn three blanks in a row.
• The Polish striker has registered 27 goals in 22 competitive Bayern games this season.
• Corentin Tolisso went off injured midway through the first half at Mönchengladbach, his replacement Ivan Perišić opening the scoring for Bayern.
• Lucas Hernández suffered an ankle injury on 22 October at Olympiacos. After surgery two days later the defender will be out for the rest of the year.
• Niklas Süle tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on 19 October in a 2-2 draw in Augsburg and underwent surgery the following day.
• Jann-Fiete Arp underwent surgery on his left wrist on 26 September and returned to team training on 12 November, when he suffered a forearm injury that means another spell on the sidelines.
• Having replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager on 20 November, José Mourinho oversaw wins in each of his first three matches before a 2-1 loss at former club Manchester United on 4 December.
• Spurs' first four games under Mourinho featured 19 goals (F11 A8), Spurs conceding two goals in each of them.
• Tottenham were 5-0 winners at home to Burnley on Saturday, their biggest Premier League victory since beating Bournemouth by the same scoreline on 26 December 2018 – and the biggest league win in their new stadium.
• Mourinho's first game as Spurs boss ended in a 3-2 win at West Ham on 23 November, their only away victory in the Premier League since 20 January. Tottenham's away record in their last 14 matches is otherwise D3 L10.
• Harry Kane, who scored twice against Burnley, now has 179 goals for Tottenham, behind only Jimmy Greaves (266) and Bobby Smith (208) in the all-time scorers' chart.
• Kane has 25 goals in 25 appearances for club and country this season. He finished as the overall top scorer in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying with 12 goals.
• Dele Alli has four goals and two assists in five games under Mourinho.
• Despite victories in three of the last four games, Spurs have won just six of their first 16 Premier League matches this season, all bar one at home; their record otherwise is D5 L5.
• Tottenham have picked up only 34 points from their last 28 Premier League games.
• Having shipped seven goals at home to Bayern on Matchday 2, Spurs were beaten 3-0 at Brighton on 5 October, conceding ten goals in two matches for the first time since December 1997.
• Jan Vertonghen returned to play 90 minutes in the 3-2 home win against Bournemouth on 30 November having been out since Matchday 3 due to a hamstring strain.
• Ben Davies has been out since the 3-2 win at West Ham on 23 November; he was replaced late on after suffering ligament damage to his left ankle.
• Erik Lamela suffered a thigh injury in training on 26 October and has not played since.
• Hugo Lloris is not expected to play again this year having dislocated his elbow at Brighton; he underwent surgery on 7 November.
• Michel Vorm, who left Spurs at the end of 2018/19, rejoined as a free agent on 14 October, signing a deal until the end of the season. Vorm has been sidelined since suffering a calf injury in training on 21 November.