Champions League final: Some interesting facts
Bayern Munich take on Chelsea in the final of the Champions League today. Here are some unknown facts about Bayern Munich and Chelsea:
Live coverage » I Bayern Munich’s road to final » I Lampard on CL final » I Mata on CL final » I Platini on CL final » I Hamann on CL final »
Bayern Munich have won 13 of their last 14 matches at the Allianz Arena in all competitions, drawing the other.
Should the Bavarians triumph on Saturday, they will join Liverpool on five European Cup wins, and become the joint-third most successful club in the competition`s history behind Real Madrid (nine) and AC Milan (seven).
The Bundesliga club are the first to benefit from home advantage in a European Cup final since Roma played Liverpool at the Stadio Olimpico in the 1984 showpiece.
A Bayern victory will make Jupp Heynckes only the fourth coach to have won the tournament with two clubs after Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea have won just once away from home in this season`s Champions League and have already lost in Germany: a 2-1 reverse at Bayer Leverkusen in the group stage.
The Blues` only previous meeting with Bayern came in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2005, with the Londoners prevailing 6-5 on aggregate.
The Premier League side`s overall record away to German opposition is W1, D1, L4, with the sole victory coming at Stuttgart in the 2003-04 Champions League round of 16.
Chelsea`s only previous European Cup final appearance came in 2008 in Moscow when they lost on penalties to Manchester United after a 1-1 draw.