Champions League Semi Final Second Leg
Opta Facts Champions League
Semi-final – Second Leg
3-4 May 2016
o 69% of teams who have won 1-0 at home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie have progressed to the next round (20 out of 29).
o Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich’s only previous competitive encounter before this season was in the 1974 European Cup final. The Bavarians were victorious 4-0 in a replay after the teams played out a 1-1 draw (after extra-time) in the initial final.
o Atlético Madrid have always progressed in their last six home/away knockout encounters with German sides in European competition. Dynamo Dresden were the last German team to eliminate them, back in the 1979/80 UEFA Cup first round.
o Atlético Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final twice (1974 and 2014), losing on both occasions.
o Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have made it to the final of the competition on 10 occasions, the third-most behind Real Madrid (13, before this season) and AC Milan (11).
o Bayern Munich have won their last 11 Champions League home games, scoring 41 goals and conceding only six along the way. If they beat Atlético, they will equal the all-time Champions League record of 12 consecutive home wins currently held by Manchester Utd.
o The last team to stop Bayern Munich winning at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League were another Madrid side: Real in April 2014 (0-4).
o Bayern Munich have made it to the Champions League semi-finals in six of the last seven seasons. However, they have been knocked out at this stage by a Spanish team in each of the last two campaigns (Real Madrid in 2013/14, Barcelona in 2014/15).
o Bayern Munich were the winners the last time the Champions League final was held in Milan, back in 2001 (1-1 a.e.t., 5-4 on pens v Valencia).
o Bayern Munich have kept only one clean sheet in their five Champions League knockout games this season (1-0 v Benfica, quarter-final first leg), the lowest total among the four semi-finalists.
o Meanwhile, Atlético have kept 15 clean sheets in their last 20 Champions League games, including four in five knockout games this season.
o Atlético have won their last two games in the Champions League knockout stages after failing to win any of their previous five (D3 L2).
o Of the four semi-finalists, Atlético are the only side yet to score from outside the box in this season’s Champions League.
o Pep Guardiola has reached the semi-finals in each of his seven seasons as manager in the Champions League but has been knocked out at this stage in each of the previous three campaigns. The last time he made it to the final was in 2010/11 with Barcelona (3-1 v Manchester Utd).
o Thomas Müller has scored 15 goals in his last 17 Champions League starts.
o Robert Lewandowski has failed to score in his last three Champions League games, his longest drought since he joined Bayern Munich.
o Arturo Vidal has scored (2) or assisted (1) three of Bayern Munich’s last four Champions League goals.
o Saul Ñíguez has been directly involved in 50% of Atlético’s last six Champions league goals (2 goals, 1 assist).
o 31% of teams who have drawn 0-0 at home in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie have progressed to the next round (9 out of 29). The last team to do so were Atlético Madrid in the 2014 semi-finals (vs Chelsea).
o Real Madrid have hosted Manchester City once before at the Santiago Bernabéu; the Spanish side scored two goals in the final three minutes to win 3-2 during a Champions League group stage match in September 2012.
o Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last nine games against English sides in the Champions League (W6 D3). The last English team to knock Real out in the competition were Liverpool in 2008/09 (5-0 on aggregate in the Last 16).
o For the sixth time in a row since last season, Real Madrid will play at home in the second-leg of a Champions League knockout tie.
o Real Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final 13 times, more than any other team. Meanwhile, this is the first time that Manchester City have even made it past the Last 16. Their only previous European final was in the 1969/70 Cup Winners’ Cup (2-1 v Górnik Zabrze).
o Manchester City are currently unbeaten in six Champions League matches; their longest run ever in the competition (W3 D3).
o City have lost three of their last four Champions League matches away in Spain; although they did claim victory in their most recent outing in the country (2015/16 group stage v Sevilla).
o Real Madrid have played five times at home in the Champions League this season; keeping a clean sheet in all of them.
o Eight Manchester City players have scored away from home this season in the Champions League; a competition-high.
o Cristiano Ronaldo has only missed seven of Real Madrid’s 80 Champions League games since his arrival at the club in 2009. In that time, the Merengues have won 71% of their matches when he has featured (52 out of 73) compared to 43% (3 out of 7) when he’s been absent.
o Ronaldo, who might be absent, has scored/assisted 77% of Real Madrid’s goals in this season’s competition (20 out of 26). He’s only goal away from the Champions League record for most goals in a Champions League campaign, a record he currently holds (17 in 2013/14).
o Karim Benzema has scored in two of his three Champions League games against Manchester City. However, he’s failed to find the net in his last four Champions League games; only once has he gone on a longer drought in this competition (five games, December 2009-November 2010).
o Keylor Navas has kept 10 clean sheets in 11 games in his Champions League career. He’s saved 30 of the 32 shots on target he’s faced in the competition.
o Sergio Agüero hasn’t had a shot on target in the Champions League for 432 minutes. His last one was his goal against Dynamo Kiev in February.
o Agüero has failed to score in his last four Champions League games, his longest drought in the competition since his run of five games without a goal between November 2011 and October 2012.