Bayern Munich vs Manchester United
UEFA Champions League, Quarter-Final, 2nd Leg
Wednesday 9 April, 2014
19:45 KO (BST)
Allianz Arena, Munich (71,137)
Pep Guardiola: “The pressure is high and we always have done well in this situation. It is all about small tactical details. Our players know, after the experience in Manchester, how United play. They know their strength and weaknesses. United is a very big team. Before the first game at Old Trafford, everybody was just talking about Bayern. But now people know that Manchester can win in Munich. But we will play at home and with our fans we can win this game.”
Jerome Boateng: “I’ve got a few butterflies in my stomach. It’s like a final.”
Starting XI from: Manuel Neuer, Tom Starke; Daniel van Buyten, Jan Kirchhoff, Jerome Boateng, Dante, Diego Contento, David Alaba, Rafinha; Philipp Lahm, Mitchell Weiser, Julian Green, Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller; Claudio Pizarro, Mario Mandzukic
Unavailable: Thiago Alcantara (knee), Javi Martinez (suspended), Bastian Schweinsteiger (suspended), Xherdan Shaqiri (thigh)
Top scorer: Thomas Muller (4)
Most assists: Arjen Robben, Philipp Lahm (3)
UCL form: W W L W D D
David Moyes: “We’ll need a good performance from everybody. We can’t have any passengers. My focus is on getting through. The players are ready and focused. We’re relishing it.”
Wayne Rooney: “We believe we can go through, we have good enough players. We have to be at our best, we have to be focused and prepare well. We are ready. It is an exciting game for us, for the fans… it’s a massive game to be involved in.”
Starting XI from: David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard; Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Alex Buttner, Patrice Evra; Adnan Januzaj, Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa, Nani, Antonio Valencia; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez
Doubts: Ashley Young (hand)
Unavailable: Robin van Persie (knee), Juan Mata (ineligible), Marouane Fellaini (illness), Rafael da Silva (hamstring)
Top scorers: Robin van Persie (4)
Most assists: Wayne Rooney (5)
UCL form: D W W L W D
Away record vs Bayern Munich: P4 W0 D2 L2 F5 A7
United 1-1 Bayern (01-04-14)
United 3-2 Bayern (07-04-10)
Bayern 2-1 United (30-03-10)
United 0-0 Bayern (13-03-02)
Bayern 1-1 United (20-11-01)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson. (SWE)
The 40-year-old official has taken charge of 5 UEFA Champions League matches this season, brandishing 15 yellow cards and 1 red card. He has awarded 4 penalties. This will be the first time the Swedish referee has taken charge of a United fixture, although he did oversee Manchester City’s recent 2-0 home defeat to Barcelona.
Assistants: Mathias Klasenius, Daniel Warnmark.
Fourth Official: Daniel Gustavsson.
United have scored at least one goal in the last 15 UEFA Champions League meetings with German clubs.
Bayern have won 4 penalties in this season’s UEFA Champions League – the most in the competition. Arjen Robben has won them all.
Nani has scored 2 goals in 2 appearances vs Bayern Munich.
Since ‘that’ game in 1999, United have won just 1 of 7 matches against Bayern Munich.
Bayern have won 6 and drawn 2 of their last 8 UEFA Champions League knockout matches.
United have won just 1 of their last 6 UEFA Champions League away fixtures.
Bayern have won 14 and drawn 2 of their last 18 UEFA Champions League home games.
Bayern Munich 2/9 Draw 5/1 United 11/1
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