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:

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Bayern Munich

  • 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.
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