Semifinale 1 i Champions League 12/13
så er det tid for ny dramatiske mesterligakamper igjen! Først ute i årets semifinaler er Bayern München mot Barcelona. To lag som begge har vært suverene i sine hjemlige ligaer denne sesongen. Men lagene kommer til denne semifinalen med litt ulike utgansgspunkt. Barca snek seg videre på bortemålsregelen mot PSG, mens Bayern regelrett knuste Juventus med seier både borte og hjemme. I tillegg har det vært snakket mye om Messis mulige skade. Faktisk må man kanskje si at Barca for en gangs skyld ikke er favoritter - i hvertfall ikke store favoritter..
Opta Facts Champions League 2012/13
Bayern Munich – Barcelona
Barcelona have only won one of their six competitive encounters with Bayern Munich (two draws, three defeats).
Barcelona have never won away against Bayern Munich (two draws, one defeat).
Barcelona have reached the Champions League semi-finals for the sixth consecutive season, a record in the history of the competition.
Meanwhile, this is the third time in the last four seasons that Bayern Munich have reached the last four of the competition.
Bayern Munich have won 17 of their last 20 Champions League games played at the Allianz Arena (includes the 2012 final).
Bayern Munich have not kept a clean sheet in their last 12 Champions League games at home against Spanish opposition.
However, Bayern have always scored at home in the Champions League against Spanish opposition (13 games), scoring 25 goals in total.
Barcelona have won only one of their last five Champions League games (three draws, one defeat).
Barcelona have only won three of their last 15 away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Barcelona have had 56 shots on target in the Champions League this season, the lowest tally among the four semi-finalists. Bayern Munich have had 66.
Barcelona have completed 7,220 passes, that’s 2,555 more than the second placed side in that department, Bayern Munich (4,665).
Bayern Munich have had 202 crosses from open play (20.2 per game), the highest tally in the Champions League this season.
Lionel Messi has been directly involved in six of Barcelona’s eight away goals in the Champions League this season (four goals, two assists).
Philipp Lahm and Xavi have both delivered four assists. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic has done better in the Champions League this season (7).