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A blockbuster like Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid demands a bigger occasion, but clash of titans came too early this season. You always expect Europe’s two of the best to meet each other at least in semifinals, but this time it came little early. We will only have one semifinalists out of the two from last six years. It’s definitely going to help other teams competing at the quarterfinals stage, but it’s nothing something which has impressed football pundits around the world.

Both team fans will also not like to see each other at this early stage, but draw has been made and tie is set up. It’s time to prove who is best? Real Madrid has proved their domination winning it twice in last three seasons, and it might be Bayern Munich’s chance to improve their rankings in Europe. They sit at second in all-time list, and if they marched all away to Championship this season, they may beat their old foes.

The only stats not in numbers, which will help Bayern going against Real will be it’s their time. No team has ever retain the Uefa Champions League trophy, and it’s going to happen this season is also a doubt. Bavarians have met Los Merengues 24 time in European Cup/Uefa Champions League, and it’s their 17th meeting in Champions League era.

Bayern has a better home record against Real Madrid as they have managed nine wins out of eleven. It was only their 4-0 lost in 2013/14 season at home, which embarrassed them in front their own fans. Otherwise, Die Roten has done a great job against the Los Blancos. It has always been a tight game between the both clubs.

Both met in 2011/12 Champions League semifinals and ended up playing 3-3 draw. It took penalties for Bayern Munich to reach to the final and then losing out to eventual champion Chelsea on penalties as well. They played 4-4 aggregate in 2006/07 Champions League 1/8 finals as well, and Bayern goes on winning through away goal advantage.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, each of them have progressed on five occasion in their ten knockout meetings. It’s going to be eleventh meeting in knockout stage, but it’s surely not came at the right stage. Although, there is no concern about both teams quality and form in the league, as both leads their domestic leagues, but one will have to say goodbye to the competition little early next Tuesday is haunting the Champions League fans around the world.

 

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