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Stuart Dalgleish 23rd Apr 2013 - 13:00

Champions League Opta Facts: SF First Legs

Bayern Munich - Barcelona

 

  • Barcelona have only won one of their six competitive encounters with Bayern Munich (two draws, three defeats).
  • Barcelona have never won away against Bayern Munich (two draws, one defeat).
  • Barcelona have reached the Champions League semi-finals for the sixth consecutive season, a record in the history of the competition.
  • Meanwhile, this is the third time in the last four seasons that Bayern Munich have reached the last four of the competition.
  • Bayern Munich have won 17 of their last 20 Champions League games played at the Allianz Arena (includes the 2012 final).
  • Bayern Munich have not kept a clean sheet in their last 12 Champions League games at home against Spanish opposition.
  • However, Bayern have always scored at home in the Champions League against Spanish opposition (13 games), scoring 25 goals in total.
  • Barcelona have won only one of their last five Champions League games (three draws, one defeat).
  • Barcelona have only won three of their last 15 away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
  • Barcelona have had 56 shots on target in the Champions League this season, the lowest tally among the four semi-finalists. Bayern Munich have had 66.
  • Barcelona have completed 7,220 passes, that's 2,555 more than the second placed side in that department, Bayern Munich (4,665).
  • Bayern Munich have had 202 crosses from open play (20.2 per game), the highest tally in the Champions League this season.
  • Lionel Messi has been directly involved in six of Barcelona's eight away goals in the Champions League this season (four goals, two assists).
  • Philipp Lahm and Xavi have both delivered four assists. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic has done better in the Champions League this season (7).

 

 

Borussia Dortmund - Real Madrid

 

 

  • Borussia Dortmund have only won one of their six competitive encounters with Real Madrid (three draws, two defeats).
  • However, Dortmund are unbeaten in their last three encounters with Real Madrid (one win, two draws). They have met twice in the Champions League this season with Dortmund winning 2-1 at home before drawing at the Bernabeu (2-2).
  • Borussia Dortmund last reached the semi-finals of the Champions League back in 1997/98. They were eventually knocked out by Real Madrid (2-0 on aggregate).
  • This is the third consecutive season that Real Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. The last time they reached the final though was back in 2002.
  • Borussia Dortmund are the only team unbeaten in the Champions League this season (six wins, four draws).
  • Dortmund have won all five of their home games in the Champions League this season (10 goals for, three against).
  • Real Madrid have only won one of their 24 away games in Germany in European competition. It was in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen back in September 2000.
  • Real Madrid have lost all of their last five away games in Germany in European competition.
  • Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 17 Champions League games away from home. The last time they failed to find the net on the road was in February 2010 against Lyon.
  • Real Madrid have failed to keep a clean sheet away from home in the Champions League this season (five games).
  • Real Madrid's games have produced 37 goals (23 for, 14 against), the most in the Champions League this season.
  • Real Madrid have had more shots (including blocked) than any other team in the Champions League this season: 200, an average of 20 per game. They have the best attacking record with 23 goals.
  • Jose Mourinho has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons.
  • Mesut Ozil was directly involved in all three of Real Madrid's goals in their group stage encounters earlier this season (one goal, two assists).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in this season's Champions League with 11 goals. It beats his previous best tally in the competition (10 goals in 2011/12).
  • Ronaldo has scored in each of his last five Champions League games - if he scores in this game, he will equal Marouane Chamakh and Burak Yilmaz's record of scoring in six straight CL games.
  • Robert Lewandowski has been directly involved in 42% of Dortmund's goals in the Champions League this season, eight out of 19 (six goals, two assists).

 

 

 
 
 

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