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3 - Bayern have been eliminated in the last three CL/European Cup semi-finals where they’ve lost the opening leg. Ominous. 5 hours ago

6 - Bayern Munich have lost their last six Champions League games at the Bernabeu (inc. the 2010 final vs Inter). Hoodoo. 5 hours ago

0.58 - Karim Benzema has scored 36 goals in 62 Champions League games, best ratio of any French player (min. 10 goals). Sacrebleu. 6 hours ago

19 - Bayern have scored 19 goals in their last nine Champions League semi-final games, with at least one in each match. Patience. 6 hours ago

1 - Real Madrid scored with their first shot of the match. Serpents. 6 hours ago

2 - Pep Guardiola has lost only two of his 15 managerial encounters with Real Madrid in all competitions (9 wins, 4 draws). Expert. 8 hours ago

7 - Arjen Robben has scored 7 goals and delivered 5 assists in his last 11 Champions League games. Tulip. 7 hours ago

9 - Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their last nine games in the knockout stages of the #UCL (7 wins, 2 draws). Brutal. 8 hours ago

44 – No team has attempted more crosses in a UCL game without scoring than Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea. Insistence. 22 Apr

4 - Chelsea’s last six Champions League semi-final first leg matches have produced just four goals in total. Platform. 22 Apr

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Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format.

Our editorial team can tailor our data to a specific project, or provide bite-size facts ideal for print media.