What are the H2H records of the semifinalists in the two European competitions?
The semifinal draw for the Champions League and the Europa League were revealed on Friday with the eight active teams in European competitions learning their fates.
In the Premier European competition, two-time defending Champions Real Madrid will face a tough test against Bayern Munich whereas the other semifinal pitting AS Roma against Liverpool ensures that an underdog will make the final this year.
The Europa League draw also saw the same trend, with two favourites Atletico Madrid and Arsenal set to face each other with RB Salzburg taking on Marseille for a spot in the final.
This article looks at the head to head records of the semi-finalists.
UEFA Champions League:
#1 Bayern Munich 11-2-11 Real Madrid
The most high profile tie undoubtedly pits 12-time Champions League winners Real Madrid against 5-time winners Bayern Munich. The two European giants are very familiar with their opponents, having played each other 24 times in Europe and their head to head record remains dead even.
Both Real and Bayern have won 11 matches each, with 2 draws. The tie is so evenly matched with Real scoring 37 goals – only one ahead of Bayern. The quality of the two teams is so evident in the fact that they have never met outside the Premier European competition.
Both have been masters at getting through to the business end of the competition, with six of their two-legged ties coming in the Champions League semifinals.Bayern has the edge in their semifinal meetings, progressing to the final four times compared to Real’s two.
However, it is recent history that works in Real’s favour. Real has beaten Bayern in each of their past four meetings, scoring 11 goals and conceding just three.