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Updated 10 Mar 2014 09:52:20

Bayern Munich v Arsenal factfile

Factfile on holders Bayern Munich and Arsenal ahead of the Champions League last 16, second leg tie between the clubs on Tuesday with Bayern holding a 2-0 lead:

Form: The reigning European champions are fancied by many to become the first club to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era. Pep Guardiola's team have won 22 of 23 games since early October, the exception being an ultimately inconsequential 3-2 home defeat to Manchester City in the group stage. Since they beat Arsenal in the first leg they have gone into overdrive winning their three Bundesliga games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two. Arsenal by contrast are seven points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea, though, they have a game in hand. They warmed up for the second leg with an ultimately impressive looking 4-1 win over Everton in their FA Cup quarter-final, though, the most encouraging thing for manager Arsene Wenger was the return to form of French striker Olivier Giroud, who didn't start the first leg after tabloid stories about his personal life, as he scored twice. The English side have not progressed beyond the last 16 in any of the last three seasons, losing to Bayern at this stage 12 months ago. Arsenal can take heart in that Bayern have not won in their last three home fixtures with English clubs.

Coaches:

Arsenal - Arsene Wenger (FRA) age -- 64

Bayern Munich - Pep Guardiola (ESP) age -- 43

Leading scorers in all competitions:

Arsenal - Olivier Giroud (18 goals)

Bayern Munich - Thomas Mueller (22 goals)

Domestic league performance:

Arsenal - third in Premier League, seven points behind leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand

Bayern Munich - Top of the Bundesliga, unbeaten and 20 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund

Group stage performances:

Arsenal - second in Group F behind Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich - winners of Group D ahead of Manchester City

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Arsenal - runners-up 2005/06

Bayern Munich - winners 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013

Other honours:

Arsenal - 13 x English champions, 10 x FA Cup winners, 2 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 1 x InterCities Fairs Cup winners

Bayern Munich - 23 x German champions, 16 x German Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x Club World Cup winners, 2 x Intercontinental Cup winners

Previous meetings: Apart from the 2-0 first leg lead Bayern won on away goals after the sides drew 3-3 on aggregate at the same stage last season, though Arsenal beat them 2-0 in Munich. The Germans also won 3-2 on aggregate in the 2004/05 last 16 and won 1-0 at home, and drew 2-2 in London, in the second group stage in 2000/01


AFP

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