Holding a 3-0 lead after a dominant first-leg display in London, Bayern München have one foot in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals again as Chelsea come to Germany.
• After a goalless first half at Stamford Bridge on 25 February, Bayern’s Serge Gnabry struck twice in four minutes early in the second period, taking his career total to six UEFA Champions League goals – all scored in London this season. Robert Lewandowski tapped in a third 14 minutes from time – his 64th goal in the competition and 11th this term – to inflict Chelsea’s biggest home defeat in UEFA competition, the Blues also losing Marcos Alonso to a late red card.
• Chelsea’s last three UEFA Champions League campaigns have all ended in the round of 16, while Bayern were knocked out by English opposition at this stage 12 months ago, going down to eventual winners Liverpool – their earliest exit from the competition since 2011.
• Current manager Frank Lampard captained the Chelsea side that defeated Bayern on penalties in the 2012 final at the German club’s own stadium in Munich – although Bayern enjoyed a measure of revenge in the UEFA Super Cup the following season.
• In the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, Thomas Müller’s 83rd-minute header had seemingly given Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern victory at their Fußball Arena München home, but five minutes later Didier Drogba headed an equaliser for a Chelsea team managed by Roberto Di Matteo. Former Blues winger Arjen Robben had an extra-time penalty saved by Petr Čech and there was more spot-kick misery for Bayern in the shoot-out, despite Juan Mata’s miss. Čech saved from Ivica Olić and Bastian Schweinsteiger, leaving Drogba to convert the decisive kick and give Chelsea a 4-3 penalty triumph. Lampard scored Chelsea’s third kick with Manuel Neuer converting from the spot for Bayern, for whom Jérôme Boateng played 120 minutes.
• Bayern were victorious in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup between the teams, at the Eden Arena in Prague. A Bayern side coached by Josep Guardiola twice came from behind, Franck Ribéry (47) and Javi Martínez (120+1) cancelling out goals from Fernando Torres (8) and Eden Hazard (93) to force another penalty shoot-out against José Mourinho’s Chelsea. Bayern ran out 5-4 winners on spot kicks with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku having the tenth penalty of the shoot-out saved by Neuer. David Alaba scored Bayern’s first kick; Lampard again converted Chelsea’s third.
• Bayern and Chelsea first met in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Mourinho’s Blues prevailing 6-5 on aggregate against Felix Magath’s Bayern. Chelsea won the first leg 4-2 at home, Lampard scoring twice and also finding the target in the second leg as Bayern won 3-2 on the night but went out on aggregate.
• Bayern became only the seventh team – and first from Germany – to win all six games in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, opening their campaign with a 3-0 win at home to Crvena zvezda before a 7-2 win at Tottenham in which Gnabry scored four goals. Olympiacos were then beaten away (3-2) and home (2-0), the latter result securing their place in the round of 16 with two games to spare, before a 6-0 victory at Crvena zvezda on Matchday 5 guaranteed first place in the section. Bayern rounded off a perfect group campaign with a 3-1 home win against Spurs in Munich.
• Lewandowski scored in Bayern’s first five group games and is the top scorer in this season’s UEFA Champions League with 11 goals.
• Bayern were the only side to collect maximum points in this season’s group stage, and finished as top scorers with 24 goals – one short of Paris Saint-Germain’s competition record, set in 2017/18.
• Bayern’s round of 16 record is W11 L4. They had won seven ties in a row before losing to another English club, Liverpool, last season (0-0 a, 1-3 h). It was their earliest exit from the competition since an away-goals defeat at the hands of Internazionale in 2010/11. They have reached the knockout phase in each of the past 12 seasons.
• Bayern have lost three of their last five home matches in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, including the last two – against Liverpool last season and Real Madrid in the 2017/18 semi-final first leg (1-2).
• Despite three victories this season, Bayern have won only five of their last nine UEFA Champions League matches in Munich (D2 L2).
• This is Bayern’s 23rd UEFA Champions League campaign, fewer only than Barcelona and Real Madrid (both 24). They have now won their section 16 times.
• 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.
• Bayern’s record in two-legged ties against English clubs is W10 L6; they had won five in a row before last season, their first defeat since losing to Chelsea in the 2004/05 quarter-finals.
• 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.
• Bayern have lost only one of their 25 UEFA ties in which they won the away first leg, going out to Internazionale in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League round of 16 (1-0 away, 2-3 home). The most recent of their 24 aggregate wins was against Sevilla in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals (2-1 a, 0-0 h).
• They have won the away first leg 3-0 only once before, against Partizan in the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (3-1 h).
• Bayern’s record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W5 L1:
4-3 v Åtvidaberg, 1973/74 European Champion Clubs’ Cup first round
9-8 v PAOK, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
5-4 v Valencia, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
3-4 v Chelsea, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
5-4 v Chelsea, 2013 UEFA Super Cup
• Chelsea kicked off this season’s group stage with a 1-0 defeat at home against Valencia, Lampard’s side responding with successive away victories, beating LOSC Lille 2-1 and Ajax 1-0. They drew their next two games, coming back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax before a 2-2 draw at Valencia on Matchday 5, but made sure of a knockout place with a 2-1 win at home to LOSC. They finished level with Valencia on 11 points but behind the Spanish side on head-to-head record.
• The Matchday 5 draw at Valencia extended Chelsea’s unbeaten run in European away matches to ten (W7 D3).
• Third in last season’s Premier League, Chelsea also qualified for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League as the winners of the UEFA Europa League, and are taking part for the 16th time; this is their 14th appearance in the round of 16.
• The London club’s record in the round of 16 is W8 L5. They have lost their last three contests at this stage, most recently going down 4-1 on aggregate to Barcelona (1-1 h, 0-3 a) in 2017/18.
• This is only the fourth time Chelsea have been away in the second leg of their round of 16 tie; their aggregate record in the previous three ties is W1 L2.
• Chelsea are without a win in seven away matches in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds (D4 L3) – losing their last two – since a 1-0 first-leg success at Benfica in the quarter-final of their victorious 2011/12 campaign.
• The first-leg defeat by Bayern also stretched their winless run in the competition’s knockout phase, home and away, to nine games (D4 L5).
• The Blues were UEFA Europa League winners under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19, beating Arsenal 4-1 in an all-English final in Baku as Chelsea claimed their second UEFA Europa League title having also triumphed in 2013, their only other appearance in the competition.
• Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt in last season’s UEFA Europa League semi-finals, going through on penalties after two 1-1 draws. That extended their perfect record in two-legged knockout contests against German clubs to three wins from as many ties.
• Last season’s draw at Eintracht extended Chelsea’s unbeaten run in Germany to four matches (W2 D2), since a 2-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage.
• Chelsea’s last away European defeat came at Barcelona in that round of 16 second leg in March 2018 (0-3), although they did lose on penalties against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup last August following a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes in Istanbul.
• Chelsea have suffered only two previous first-leg home defeats in UEFA competition, both in the UEFA Champions League, and went on to lose both ties on aggregate – against Barcelona in the 2005/06 round of 16 (1-2 h, 1-1 a) and Manchester United in the 2010/11 quarter-finals (0-1 h, 1-2 a).
• Chelsea’s record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W2 L4:
1-4 v Liverpool, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League semi-final
5-6 v Manchester United, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final
4-3 v Bayern München, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
4-5 v Bayern München, 2013 UEFA Super Cup
4-3 v Eintracht Frankfurt, 2018/19 UEFA Europa League semi-final
4-5 v Liverpool, 2019 UEFA Super Cup
Links and trivia
• 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 twice in Liverpool’s 3-1 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge on 31 October 2015.
• Have played in Germany:
Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach 2015–17 (loan))
Christian Pulišić (Borussia Dortmund 2016–19)
Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund 2018 (loan))
Antonio Rüdiger (Stuttgart 2011–15)
• Müller scored twice and provided an assist as Germany won 4-1 against an England side including Lampard in the round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
• Müller scored one goal and set up another as Germany beat Willian’s Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.
• International team-mates:
Philippe Coutinho & Willian (Brazil)
Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso & N’Golo Kanté, Kurt Zouma, Olivier Giroud (France)
Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka & Antonio Rüdiger (Germany)
Ivan Perišić & Mateo Kovačić (Croatia)
Thiago Alcántara, Álvaro Odriozola & César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Pedro Rodríguez (Spain)
• Kanté, Giroud, Hernández, Pavard and Tolisso were all part of France’s victorious 2018 World Cup squad. Perišić scored for Croatia in France’s 4-2 final win.
• Jorginho scored Italy’s goal in a 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw against Lewandowski’s Poland in October 2018.
• UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Álvaro Odriozola (Real Madrid, loan)
Out: Jann-Fiete Arp
• Thomas Müller has played 111 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final; his next appearance in the competition will equal Philipp Lahm’s German record.
• Bayern have won 13 of 14 competitive games since Matchday 6, drawing the other.
• Bayern have kept four successive clean sheets.
• Four days after the first leg against Chelsea, Bayern prevailed 6-0 at Hoffenheim, the fifth time this season they have scored six or more goals in a game.
• On 3 March Bayern were 1-0 winners at Schalke in the German Cup quarter-finals, Joshua Kimmich getting the goal. They will be at home against Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals at the end of April.
• Five days later they were 2-0 winners at home to Augsburg.
• Bayern have scored at least three times in eight of their 11 matches in 2020.
• Joshua Zirkzee scored Bayern’s third goal at Hoffenheim. The 18-year-old needed only 26 minutes for his first three Bundesliga goals, slower only than Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland (23 minutes).
• Robert Lewandowski, who has registered 39 goals in 33 competitive Bayern games this season, has been out since the first leg because of a leg injury.
• The Polish striker has 25 goals in 23 games in this season’s Bundesliga. He has scored 227 league goals for Dortmund and Bayern combined, the third highest Bundesliga total of all time.
• A thigh injury has sidelined Kingsley Coman since the first leg against Chelsea.
• Ivan Perišić broke his right ankle on 4 February and underwent surgery the same day.
• Javi Martínez suffered a thigh injury on 21 December against Wolfsburg, returning to action as a late substitute against Augsburg on 8 March.
• 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. The defender returned to light training on 17 February.
• UEFA Champions League squad changes
Out: Marc Guehi (Swansea, loan), George McEachran (Cambuur, loan)
• The first leg was César Azpilicueta’s 50th appearance in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.
• A 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on 29 February made it six wins in 15 matches in all competitions since Matchday 6 (D4 L5).
• Frank Lampard’s side have won both games since, however, firstly defeating Premier League leaders Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round on 3 March. Chelsea will visit Leicester in the quarter-finals on 21 March.
• On 8 March Chelsea recorded their biggest Premier League victory of the season, beating Everton 4-0 at home.
• Despite that success, Chelsea have won only six of their last 17 Premier League games (D4 L7).
• The Blues have kept only nine clean sheets in their 42 matches in all competitions this season, although they have not conceded in their last two games.
• The first-leg loss to Bayern was Chelsea’s eighth home defeat in all competitions this season, their most in a campaign since suffering the same number at Stamford Bridge in 1985/86.
• Tammy Abraham returned as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 home win against Tottenham on 22 February having not played since 1 February due to an ankle injury. He has been out since the first leg against Bayern due to a recurrence of the injury.
• Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been out since 16 May with an Achilles tendon problem but was an unused substitute against Tottenham and Bournemouth.
• Christian Pulišić made his last appearance on 1 January and has been suffering with a groin injury, although he has returned to training.
• Callum Hudson-Odoi has not played since 1 February having damaged a hamstring in training; he suffered a relapse on 5 March.
• N’Golo Kanté had to be replaced early on in Chelsea’s 2-0 home defeat by Manchester United on 17 February after picking up an adductor injury and has not played since.
• Mateo Kovačić has been sidelined since picking up an Achilles injury in the first half of the FA Cup game against Liverpool.
• On 13 February, Chelsea confirmed the signing of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech; the Moroccan international will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Official UEFA Champions League Man of the Match award introduced
UEFA will give out an official Man of the Match award after every UEFA Champions League knockout stage game to recognise the top performers in Europe’s top club competition. UEFA Technical Observers at each UEFA Champions League game from the round of 16 on will decide who deserves the Man of the Match, with an official award being handed to the successful players after full-time in recognition of their roles in decisive moments, tactical maturity, creativity and inspiration, exceptional skill and fair play.