Everything you need to know about tonight’s Uefa Champions League semi-final showdown: Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid
The Bavarians host Atletico in the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday looking to make up a one-goal deficit
Bayern Munich host Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday looking to make up a one-goal deficit.
Here’s the tale of the tape between the two:
Wednesday, April 27
Atletico Madrid (ESP) 1 (Saul Niguez 11) Bayern Munich (GER) 0
Click to enlarge:
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich had to wait to have their historic fourth consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday. Thomas Mueller’s first-half header was cancelled out by Andre Hahn’s superb second-half strike for Gladbach.
Bayern are away to mid-table Ingolstadt next Saturday, then host relegated Hanover on the final day of the season in a fortnight.
There was some good news for Bayern as Jerome Boateng started his first game since January.
Antoine Griezmann came off the bench to score the winner as Atletico maintained their La Liga title hopes with a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano as coach Diego Simeone made seven changes from the side that started the first leg against Bayern.
Atletico remain level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with just two games remaining.
Bayern Munich – Pep Guardiola (ESP) – 45 years old
Atletico Madrid – Diego Simeone (ARG) – 46 years old
Respect: Pep Guardiola hails rival manager Diego Simeone as Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid face off
Leading scorers in all competitions:
Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski – 38 goals
Atletico Madrid – Antoine Griezmann – 30 goals
Road to the semi-finals
Winners of group F ahead of Arsenal
Beat Juventus (ITA) 6-4 on aggregate in the last 16
Beat Benfica (POR) 3-2 on aggregate in quarter-finals
Winners of group C ahead of Benfica
Beat PSV Eindhoven (NED) on penalties after 0-0 aggregate draw in last 16
Beat Barcelona (ESP) 3-2 on aggregate in quarter-finals
European Cup/Champions League best performances:
Bayern Munich – Winners 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013
Atletico Madrid – Runners-up 1974, 2014
Bayern Munich - 25 x German champions, 17 x German Cup, 4 x German Supercup, 1 x European Cup Winners’ Cup, 1 x Uefa Cup/Europa League, 1 x European Supercup, 2 x Intercontinental Cup, 1 x Fifa Club World Cup
Atletico Madrid - 10 x Spanish champions, 10 x Spanish Cup, 2 x Spanish Super Cup, 1 x Cup Winners’ Cup, 2 x Uefa Europa League, 2 x European Super Cup, 1 x Intercontinental Cup
Previous meetings before this season:
1973/1974: Final – 1-1; Replay – Atletico 0 Bayern Munich 4