CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: BAYERN MUNICH V CHELSEA

CHELSEA STATS
The semi-final second leg at Camp Nou was the only occasion in the competition this season our opposition opened the scoring. The Blues scored first in all 11 previous Champions League games.

The Blues have won one and drawn two of our seven away European matches against German teams.

Chelsea have joined three other English clubs who have reached the European Cup/Champions League final twice or more: Liverpool, Manchester United and Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea emerged victorious in our only previous European final against German opposition. Gianfranco Zola scored the only goal in the 1997/98 Cup Winners' Cup in Stockholm.

Chelsea have won seven and lost five of our last 19 away games in the Champions League. In the knockout stages it's three wins (FC Copenhagen, Liverpool and Benfica), three draws (Barcelona twice and Juventus) and three defeats (Man Utd, Inter Milan and Napoli) from the last nine away games.

 

Chelsea have appeared in 10 previous European semi-finals
1970/71 ECWC Real Madrid Piraeus D 1-1*
Replay Piraeus W 2-1
1997/98 ECWC VfB Stuttgart Stockholm W 1-0
1998/99 USC Real Madrid Monaco W 1-0
2007/08 UCL Manchester United Moscow D 1-1**
* after extra time                        **lost on penalties after extra time
USC=UEFA Super Cup                     ECWC=European Cup Winners' Cup               UCL=UEFA Champions League



Chelsea's away record against German teams
1965/66 TSV Munich 1860 D 2-2 Fairs Cup quarter-final
1999/00 Hertha Berlin L 1-2 Champions League group stage
2003/04 VfB Stuttgart W 1-0 Champions League round of 16
2004/05 Bayern Munich L 2-3 Champions League quarter-final
2006/07 Werder Bremen L 0-1 Champions League group stage
2007/08 Schalke D 0-0 Champions League group stage
2011/12   Bayer Leverkusen L 1-2 Champions League group stage


Chelsea's last ten years in Europe
2001/02 Uefa Cup - second round
2002/03 Uefa Cup - first round
2003/04 Champions League - semi-final
2004/05 Champions League - semi-final
2005/06 Champions League - round of 16
2006/07 Champions League - semi-final
2007/08 Champions League - runners-up
2008/09 Champions League - semi-final
2009/10 Champions League - round of 16
2010/11 Champions League - quarter-final

Champions League results
Sep 13 Bayer Leverkusen (Group E h) W 2-0
Sep 28 Valencia (Group E a) D 1-1
Oct 19 KRC Genk (Group E h) W 5-0
Nov 1 KRC Genk (Group E a) D 1-1
Nov 23 Bayer Leverkusen (Group E a) L 1-2
Dec 6 Valencia (Group E h) W 3-0
Feb 21 Napoli (Round of 16 a) L 1-3
Mar 14 Napoli (Round of 16 h) W 4-1
Mar 27 Benfica (Quarter-final a) W 1-0
Apr 4 Benfica (Quarter-final h) W 2-1
Apr 18 Barcelona (Semi-final h) W 1-0
Apr 24 Barcelona (Semi-final a) D 2-2



Champions League scorers
Drogba 5, Lampard 3 (2 pens), Ramires 3, Torres 3, Ivanovic 2, Kalou 2, Mata 2, Meireles 2, D Luiz 1, Terry 1. Total 24.


Last six domestic results
Apr 21 Arsenal (a) D 0-0
Apr 29 QPR (h) W 6-1
May 2 Newcastle (h) L 0-2
May 5 Liverpool (FA Cup final, Wembley) W 2-1
May 8 Liverpool (a) L 1-4
May 13 Blackburn (h) W 2-1



MILESTONES
If selected, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien will both play their 50th Champions League appearance for the club.

Congratulations to Petr Cech who celebrates his 30th birthday on Sunday (20 May).


BAYERN MUNICH STATS
Founded
1900

Major honours
22 league titles, last in 2010
15 German FA Cups, last in 2010
6 German League Cups, last in 2007
3 German Super Cups, last in 2010
4 European Cups/Champions Leagues, last in 2001
1 European Cup Winners' Cup in 1967
1 UEFA Cup in 1996
2 Intercontinental Cups, last in 2001


Last ten league seasons
2002/03 - Champions
2003/04 - Runners-up
2004/05 - Champions
2005/06 - Champions
2006/07 - 4th
2007/08 -Champions
2008/09 - Runners-up
2009/10 - Champions
2010/11 - 3rd
2011/12 - Runners-up


Bayern are appearing in their ninth European Cup final. They have won four and lost four of their previous eight. A win would take them level with Liverpool with five wins. Only Real Madrid (nine) and AC Milan (seven) have won more.

Bayern's four European finals against English sides have seen them beat Leeds (1974/75) and lose to Aston Villa (1981/82) and Man Utd (1998/99) all in the European Cup as well as losing out to Liverpool in the 2001 UEFA Super Cup.

They are unbeaten at the Allianz since Borussia Dortmund won 1-0 on 19 November 2011. Since then they have won 13 and drawn one. Bundesliga champions Dortmund achieved the league double against Bayern as well as beating them in the German Cup final last weekend.

Bayern have won all seven homes games en route to the final scoring 21 and conceded four.

Norwich, in 1993, are the only English side to beat Bayern on their own ground in 18 attempts.

Domestically, Bayern were runners-up to Borussia Dortmund, finishing eight points behind the leaders. Their home record was 14 wins, one draw and two defeats.

Only Lionel Messi has scored more goals in the Champions League this season than Mario Gomez who has scored 12. In 59 games this term for Bayern and Germany he has scored 48.

Bayern's Allianz Arena has a Champions League capacity of 66,000. They have achieved that figure in each of their seven Champions League home games this term.


Bayern's last 10 home games against English teams in Europe
1995/96 Nottm Forest W 2-1 UEFA Cup quarter-final (won 7-2 on agg)
1998/99 Man Utd D 2-2 Champions League group stage
2000/01 Arsenal W 1-0 Champions League second group stage
2000/01 Man Utd W 2-1 Champions League quarter-final (won 3-1 on agg)
2001/02 Man Utd D 1-1 Champions League second group stage
2004/05 Arsenal W 3-1 Champions League round of 16 (won 3-2 on agg)
2004/05 Chelsea W 3-2  Champions League quarter-final (lost 5-6 on agg)
2007/08 Bolton D 2-2 UEFA Cup group stage
2010/11 Man Utd W 2-1 Champions League quarter-final (won on away goals)
2011/12 Man City W 2-0 Champions League group stage



Ten-year European record
2001/02 - Champions League quarter-final
2002/03 - Champions League first group stage
2003/04 - Champions League round of 16
2004/05 - Champions League quarter-finals
2005/06 - Champions League round of 16
2006/07 - Champions League quarter-final
2007/08 - UEFA Cup semi-final
2008/09 - Champions League quarter-final
2009/10 - Champions League runners-up
2010/11 - Champions League round of 16

 

Champions League results
Aug 17 Zurich (play-off h) W 2-0
Aug 23 Zurich (Play-off a) W 1-0
Sep 14 Villarreal (Group A a) W 2-0
Sep 27 Manchester City (Group A h) W 2-0
Oct 18 Napoli (Group A a) D 1-1
Nov 2 Napoli (Group A h) W 3-2
Nov 22 Villarreal (Group A h) W 3-1
Dec 7 Manchester City (Group A a) L 0-2
Feb 22 Basel (Round of 16 a) L 0-1
Mar 13 Basel (Round of 16 h) W 7-0
Mar 28 Marseille (Quarter-final a) W 2-0
Apr 3 Marseille (Quarter-final h) W 2-0
Apr 17 Real Madrid (Semi-final h) W 2-1
Apr 25 Real Madrid (Semi-final a) L 1-2 won 3-1 on pens



Champions League proper scorers
Gomez 12, Robben 4 (1 pen), Ribéry 3, Kroos 2, Olić 2, Müller 1, Rafinha 1. Total 25. (plus Gomez, Robben and Schweinsteiger in the play-offs)


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Last six domestic results
Apr 11 Borussia Dortmund (a) L 0-1
Apr 14 Mainz (h) D 0-0
Apr 21 Werder Bremen (a) W 2-1
Apr 28 Stuttgart (h) W 2-0
May 5 Cologne (a) W 4-1
May 12 Borussia Dortmund (German Cup final, Berlin) L 2-5

 

2011/12 final Bundesliga table
Top Pld Gd Pts
1 Borussia Dortmund 34 55 81
2 Bayern Munich 34 55 73
3 Schalke 34 30 64
4 Bor Monchengladbach 34 25 60
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 8 54
6 Stuttgart 34 17 53



THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Referee Pedro Proença, his assistant referees and additional assistant referees are from Portugal. He has handled five matches in the Champions League proper. His highest profile match so far, last year's semi-final second leg between Manchester United and Schalke, ended in a 4-1 victory for the English side over their German opponents.


OTHERWISE ENGAGED
Raul Meireles, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and John Terry, and for Bayern David Alaba, Holger Badstuber and Luiz Gustavo are suspended.