Bayern Munich Vs. Real Madrid- History And Breakdown
By Bob Garcia
FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are scheduled to meet in the 2017-quarter finals April 12th. The two teams have a history of facing off late in Champions League stages and the winner often times goes on to win the trophy. Here’s some history and statistics:
This match will be the 23rd time both sides face each other, making it the most played match-up in the UEFA.
Both teams have had an impressive run leading up to the match, Bayern embarrassed Arsenal and Real Madrid walked through the Round of 16.
This will be the team’s’ third game in six seasons, with an even distribution of wins. Overall, they have played each other ten times with five wins a piece.
Real Madrid won the most recent clash between the two (5-0) in the 2013/2014 semi-finals.
This will be Bayern’s 28th quarterfinal. However, it comes as the sixth in a row as the squad has been able to reach the semifinals in the last five seasons.
This will also mark the 16th time the team plays in the Champions League semifinal, holding the record for most times reaching this stage out of any team.
Their dominant victory in the Round of 16 over Arsenal (10-2) is the second largest margin in the Champions League knockout stage. The first is Bayern’s (12-1) win over Sporting CP in 2008/2009.
Real Madrid comes into the match unbeaten and this is their seventh successive year in the quarterfinals.
They have their sights set on defending the title and keeping the trophy.
This marks the 34th appearance in the European Cup quarterfinals for Real Madrid.
This will undoubtedly be a contended match as both teams have a history of tough matches at this stage. And with the record tied among the two, this promises to be one of the more exciting match-ups of the 2017 UEFA Champions League semi-final.