Match Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Bayern

As both teams are set to clash in the first-leg of the semifinal match, Sports Intelligence looks at the two teams, bringing out their strength and weaknesses and the possibility of their progressing to the next round.

  • Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich have met only twice,  in the 1974 European Cup final. The Spanish side were a few seconds away from taking the trophy before George Schwarzenbeck’s 120th-minute equaliser gave Bayern a 1-1 draw.  Two days later, the German club won the replay 4-0 to take the trophy for the first time  in history.
  • Atlético are unbeaten in their last five home matches against any German club (W4 D1) going back to a 1-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the 1996/97 group stage.
  • Atlético have lost just one of their last seven games against German clubs.
  • Bayern have the first lost in Spain in the semi-finals in each of the last two seasons, going down 1-0 at Real Madrid in 2013/14 (0-5 aggregate) and 3-0 at Barcelona last year (3-5 aggregate).
  • The German club have won only two of their last 12 trips to Spain, losing eight and drawing 2.
  •  Atlético’s European Cup semi-final record is W2 L2, while Bayern is W10 L7.
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