Real Madrid CF welcome FC Bayern München for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final with one team’s run of reaching the last four set to end.
• Bayern are up against it having let slip a lead to lose 2-1 at home, Arturo Vidal’s first-half header – the Chilean later missed a penalty – turned round by Cristiano Ronaldo’s double after the break, making him the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition. Madrid have therefore won their last four matches against Bayern.
• Only twice in UEFA Champions League history have a team overhauled a first-leg home defeat to win the tie, and Bayern have painful memories of the more recent case having been beaten by FC Internazionale Milano in the 2010/11 round of 16 (1-0 away, 2-3 home). That followed AFC Ajax’s loss to Panathinaikos FC in the 1995/96 semi-finals (0-1 h, 3-0 a).
• This second leg is the 24th match between the sides, making it the most played fixture in UEFA club competition.
• This is the clubs’ third meeting in six seasons, with each having won one of those ties. Overall, the teams have played in ten previous knockout contests – all in the European Cup – winning five apiece.
• Most recently, Madrid – then coached by current Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti – were 5-0 aggregate winners in the 2013/14 semi-finals, en route to lifting the trophy for the tenth time. Karim Benzema (19) got the only goal of the first leg in Spain against Josep Guardiola’s Bayern, before Sergio Ramos (16, 20) and Ronaldo (34, 90) both struck twice in Munich to inflict what remains Bayern’s heaviest European home defeat.
• The line-ups at the Santiago Bernabéu on 23 April 2014 were:
Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe (Varane 73), Coentrão, Alonso, Isco (Illarramendi 82), Modrić, Di María, Ronaldo (Bale 73), Benzema.
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Rafinha (Javi Martínez 66), Schweinsteiger (Müller 74), Kroos, Robben, Ribéry (Götze 72), Mandžukić.
• Bayern had prevailed when the sides met in the 2011/12 semi-finals, when each recorded a 2-1 home victory. Goals from Franck Ribéry (17) and Mario Gomez (90) gave Bayern the edge in Munich, despite Mesut Özil’s response (53) for Madrid.
• Back in Spain, Ronaldo netted twice early on (6pen, 14) only for Arjen Robben to reply from the penalty spot for Bayern (27). With no further goals, extra time and penalties ensued, Bayern winning 3-1 with David Alaba, Gomez and Bastian Schweinsteiger converting for Jupp Heynckes’ men; only Xabi Alonso – now with Bayern – was successful for Madrid. Ronaldo, Kaká and Ramos all missed for José Mourinho’s Madrid; Toni Kroos, now at Madrid, and Philipp Lahm were the Bayern failures.
• The line-ups for the second leg in Madrid on 25 April 2012 were:
Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Di María (Kaká 75), Özil (Granero 111), Benzema (Higuaín 106), Ronaldo.
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba, Luiz Gustavo, Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Ribéry (Müller 95), Gomez.
• Bayern also overcame Madrid in the 2006/07 round of 16, triumphing on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw. Madrid won 3-2 in Spain, Raúl González scoring twice, but went out after losing 2-1 in Munich, a match in which Bayern’s Roy Makaay struck the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history.
• Current Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane hit the clinching goal against Bayern in the 2003/04 round of 16, via a 1-0 second-leg success in Madrid; the first game in Munich finished 1-1.
• The teams met in three successive UEFA Champions League campaigns between 2000 and 2002, with the winners proceeding to lift the trophy on each occasion. Madrid held sway in the 1999/2000 semi-finals (2-0 h, 1-2 a) and the 2001/02 quarter-finals (1-2 a, 2-0 h), Zidane playing both legs of the latter tie; Bayern were victorious in the 2000/01 semi-finals (1-0 a, 2-1 h).
• The German side were also victorious in the teams’ first two ties, in the 1975/76 semi-finals (1-1 a, 2-0 h) – as they claimed the trophy for a third straight season – and the same stage in 1986/87 (4-1 h, 0-1 a). Madrid, however, triumphed in the 1987/88 quarter-finals, 4-3 over two legs (2-3 a, 2-0 h).
• Overall there is little between the clubs in 23 previous encounters. Bayern have won 11 matches to Madrid’s ten, with two draws; Bayern have scored 34 goals, Madrid 33.
• Each side have tended to win in their own stadium. Bayern were unbeaten at home to Madrid before that 2014 defeat but have now lost two in a row; their home record against Madrid is W9 D1 L2 F25 A16. Madrid’s record at home to Bayern is W8 D1 L2 F17 A9.
• Unbeaten in this season’s competition, Madrid have reached the quarter-finals for the seventh successive year – and have sights set on becoming the first team to retain the trophy in the UEFA Champions League era.
• Madrid are making their 34th appearance in the European Cup quarter-finals, losing just six of those previous ties – most recently against AS Monaco FC in 2003/04. The Spaniards have won their past six last-eight contests, and are aiming to make the semi-finals for the seventh consecutive campaign.
• Twelve months ago, Zidane’s side lost 2-0 at VfL Wolfsburg in their quarter-final first leg but recovered to win the home return 3-0 courtesy of a Ronaldo hat-trick.
• That Dortmund draw is the sole occasion Madrid have failed to win in their last ten European home fixtures. Madrid have won 29 of their last 34 UEFA Champions League home games, losing just once – 4-3 against FC Schalke 04 in the 2014/15 round of 16 second leg, when they still prevailed 5-3 on aggregate.
• Madrid’s record in two-legged ties with German clubs in UEFA competition is W13 L8. They have won their last five ties against Bundesliga opponents, scoring 25 goals in the process.
• Madrid have lost only one of the 31 UEFA competition ties in which they won the first leg away from home. The exception came against Odense BK in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup third round when a 3-2 away success preceded a 2-0 home reverse.
• Madrid’s shoot-out record in European competition is W2 L2:
5-3 v Club Atlético de Madrid, 2015/16 UEFA Champions League final
1-3 v FC Bayern München, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-finals
3-1 v Juventus, 1986/87 European Cup second round
5-6 v FK Crvena zvezda, 1974/75 European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals
• This is Bayern’s 28th European Cup quarter-final, and their sixth in succession – they have been semi-finalists in each of the last five campaigns. Overall, their last-eight record is W18 L9 with victories in the last six ties.
• Bayern are appearing in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the 16th time, more than any other club. FC Barcelona and Madrid are next in line on 15 apiece.
• Bayern’s 10-2 aggregate win over Arsenal in the round of 16 was the joint-second largest margin of victory in the UEFA Champions League knockout phase. The German club hold the record with their 12-1 aggregate success against Sporting CP in the 2008/09 round of 16.
• Bayern’s record in two-legged ties against Spanish sides is W9 L9. Their interest in last season’s competition was ended in the semis by Club Atlético de Madrid, who went through on away goals despite a 2-1 second-leg reverse in Munich – Bayern’s third successive knockout loss in ties against Liga teams.
• The Munich outfit have already lost in Spain this term, 1-0 at Atlético on matchday two. Bayern were beaten by the same scoreline at Atlético in last year’s semi-final first leg, and have lost on their last four trips to Spain.
• Overall Bayern’s away record against Spanish clubs is W6 D5 L14.
• Bayern have lost four home first legs in UEFA competition and won two of those ties on aggregate, most recently against FC Lokomotiv Moskva in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup first round (0-1 h, 5-0 a). Both defeats came when the first match finished 2-1 to the visitors, however; against Norwich City in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup second round (1-1 a) and FK Crvena Zvezda in the 1990/91 European Champion Clubs’ Cup semi-finals (2-2 a).
• Bayern’s penalty shoot-out record in UEFA competition is W5 L1:
5-4 v Chelsea FC, 2013 UEFA Super Cup
3-4 v Chelsea FC, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid CF, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
5-4 v Valencia CF, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
9-8 v PAOK FC, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
4-3 v Åtvidabergs FF, 1973/74 European Cup first round
Coach and player links
• Ancelotti was Madrid coach between 2013 and 2015, with the record P119 W89 D14 L16. The Italian helped land the Merengues’ tenth European Cup in 2014, his team ousting Bayern in the semi-finals and Atlético after extra time in the Lisbon final.
• Ancelotti twice faced Madrid as coach of AC Milan. The Rossoneri were 1-0 winners in Milan and crashed 3-1 in Madrid in the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League second group stage en route to lifting the trophy.
• Zidane was Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid.
• Xabi Alonso made 158 Liga outings for Madrid between 2009 and 2014, scoring four times.
• Alonso has played against Madrid eight times (W5 D1 L2) for Real Sociedad de Fútbol and Liverpool FC, scoring in Sociedad’s 4-2 home success in 2003. His Liverpool side beat Madrid 5-0 on aggregate in the 2008/09 round of 16.
• Arjen Robben represented Real Madrid between 2007 and 2009, making 50 Liga appearances and scoring 11 goals.
• Toni Kroos played 130 Bundesliga games for Bayern between 2007 and 2014, registering 13 goals.
• Álvaro Morata played with Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman at Juventus in 2014/15. Morata also provided an assist in either leg of Juve’s round of 16 tie with Bayern last season – the German club won 6-4 on aggregate.
• Vidal converted Juve’s opening goal from the penalty spot in a 2-2 group stage draw with Madrid in 2013/14. Benzema was on target in Olympique Lyonnais’ 3-2 home loss to Bayern in the 2008/09 group stage.
• Robert Lewandowski bagged all four goals for Borussia Dortmund in their 4-1 first-leg win at home to Madrid in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
• Have played in Spain:
Javi Martínez, Athletic Club (2006–12 – W1 L12 v Madrid with Athletic and Bayern)
Juan Bernat, Valencia CF (2011–14 – D1 L2 v Madrid)
Thiago Alcántara, FC Barcelona (2009–13 – W1 D3 L3 v Madrid)
• Have played in Germany:
Dani Carvajal, Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2012/13 – W1 L2 v Bayern)
• International team-mates:
Javi Martínez, Thiago Alcántara, Juan Bernat & Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Isco, Álvaro Morata, Lucas Vázquez, Kiko Casilla (Spain)
Renato Sanches & Pepe, Fábio Coentrão, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Toni Kroos & Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Jérôme Boateng, Thomas Müller (Germany)
Danilo, Marcelo, Casemiro & Douglas Costa (Brazil)
Raphaël Varane, Karim Benzema & Kingsley Coman (France)
• Luka Modrić, Kroos and Ramos are a booking away from a ban.
• Madrid are ten games unbeaten, winning eight of them.*
• Zidane’s men have scored in a Spanish record 53 successive fixtures (141 goals) in all competitions, bettering Barcelona’s run of 44 between 1942 and 1944.*
• The 0-0 draw at Manchester City FC in the first leg of their 2015/16 UEFA Champions League semi-final was the last time the Whites failed to score.
• Boateng and Vidal are a booking away from a ban. Javi Martínez serves a one-game suspension.
• Bayern have lost two of their last three matches, having previously been 20 unbeaten.*
• Lewandowski, who has scored 46 goals in 45 outings for club and country this term, missed the first leg against Madrid with a right shoulder injury suffered versus Dortmund on 8 April.*
• Mats Hummels sustained a right ankle injury in training on 9 April, causing him to sit out the loss to Madrid.*
*Subject to weekend updates