CL stats: Bayern formidable, solid United

Bayern's formidability & Man United & Chelsea's defensive records feature in our look at the stats ahead of the Champions League last-16 ties.

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AC Milan v Atletico Madrid

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.

AC Milan have been knocked out in each of their last four Champions League knockout ties against Spanish teams.

AC Milan have only won one of their last 13 Champions League games against Spanish teams (6 draws, 6 defeats), a 2-0 victory against Barcelona in February 2013.

Atletico Madrid have won their last three competitive encounters with Italian teams, in all competitions (8 goals for, 1 against).

AC Milan have been knocked out in the last 16 in four of their last five Champions League campaigns.

AC Milan have won only two of their last 12 Champions League knockout games (3 draws, 7 defeats).

AC Milan have averaged 38.6% of possession in the Champions League this season, the lowest ratio among the 16 remaining teams in the competition.

This is only the third time that Atletico Madrid have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League after 1996/97 (quarter finalists) and 2008/09 (last 16).

Atletico Madrid have only conceded three goals in the Champions League this season, the best defensive tally alongside Chelsea and Manchester Utd.

Atletico Madrid are one of only three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Manchester Utd and Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid have completed 77.1% of their passes in the Champions League this season, the lowest ratio among the last 16 teams remaining in the competition.

None of AC Milan's last eight Champions League games at San Siro has produced more than two goals. Five of those have ended in draws.

Mario Balotelli has netted seven goals in 27 Champions League games, five of them coming from set-piece (3 penalties, 1 direct free-kick, 1 indirect free-kick).

Diego Costa has scored four goals in his last three Champions League games.

Raúl García has scored/assisted six of Atletico's last 10 Champions League goals.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich

This is the third time that Arsenal and Bayern Munich are meeting in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Bavarian club have progressed both times (2004/05 and 2012/13).

Arsenal have lost their last three home games against German clubs in the Champions League (v Schalke and Bayern Munich last season, v Borussia Dortmund this season).

Bayern Munich have won their last two away games against English teams in the Champions League, both with a 3-1 scoreline (against Arsenal and Manchester City).

Arsenal are the only team, alongside Real Madrid, to have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League in every season since the new format in 2003/04.

Arsenal have lost only three of their 18 Champions League knockout games at home (10 wins, 5 draws): against Chelsea in 2003/04 (quarter-finals), Manchester Utd in 2008/09 (semi-finals) and Bayern Munich in 2012/13 (last 16).

Bayern Munich have reached the final of the Champions League in three of the last four campaigns. They are the defending champions after last season's win against Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal were the last team to keep a clean sheet against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, when the Gunners won 2-0 at the Allianz Arena on 13 March 2013.

Bayern Munich have won their last five Champions League games in the knockout stages (13 goals for, 1 against).

The Bavarians have also won their last seven Champions League games played outside the Allianz Arena.

Arsenal have scored eight goals in the Champions League this season, all from open play and inside the box.

Bayern Munich have had the most shots on target in the Champions League this season: 54 (that's 35 more than Arsenal with 19).

Arsenal's last four Champions League home goals have been scored by Olivier Giroud (2) and Jack Wilshere (2).

Arjen Robben has scored six goals and delivered four assists in his last seven Champions League games.

Zenit St Petersburg v Borussia Dortmund

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.

Zenit St Petersburg are unbeaten in their last four encounters with German teams, in all competitions (3 wins, 1 draw).

Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their four encounters with Russian teams, in all competitions (3 wins, 1 draw). They've won both away games.

This is only the second time that Zenit have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League after 2011/12 when they were knocked out in the last 16 by Benfica.

Borussia Dortmund have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second consecutive season, which hadn't happened since their three consecutive appearances in the latter stages from 1995/96 to 1997/98.

Zenit St Petersburg have only won one game and scored five goals in the Champions League this season, the lowest tally among the 16 teams who have reached the knockout stages.

Zenit's last four home games in the Champions League have all ended in draws. They're the only team yet to win on home soil this season in the competition among the last 16 remaining teams.

Borussia Dortmund's last four Champions League games played outside the Signal Iduna Park have all ended 2-1 (twice in favour of Dortmund, twice in favour of their opponents).

Dortmund have only kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Champions League games (3-0 win v Marseille at home this season).

None of Dortmund's last 10 Champions League games have ended in a draw (6 wins, 4 defeats).

Dortmund have scored five goals in the last 15 minutes of games, the most in this season's Champions League campaign.

Hulk has only found the net with three of his 57 shots in the Champions League since last season. He's scored or assisted 80% of Zenit's goals this season (four out of five).

Robert Lewandowski has scored or assisted 18 of BVB's 35 goals since last season in the Champions League (14 goals, 4 assists). That's a 51% involvement rate.

Olympiakos v Manchester United

Manchester United have won their four encounters with Olympiakos, all in the Champions League (12 goals for, 2 against).

Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last five home games against English clubs in the Champions League (4 wins, 1 draw). The last team from England to beat the Piraeus club on their own soil are Manchester Utd, back in October 2002.

Olympiakos hadn't reached the knockout stages of the Champions League since 2009/10 when they were eventually knocked out by Bordeaux in the last 16.

This is the 16th time in the last 18 seasons that Manchester Utd have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League. The last time they went past the last 16 though was back in 2010/11 (beaten finalists v Barcelona).

Olympiakos have won six of their last eight home games in the Champions League and have never failed to score in those eight games.

Olympiakos have picked up 17 cards (all yellows), the most among the 16 remaining teams in the competition.

Olympiakos have faced two penalties in the Champions League this season but both have been saved by their goalkeeper, Roberto.

Manchester United are one of only three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. They are the only side however yet to have trailed in the competition this season.

United have only conceded three goals in the Champions League this season, the best defensive tally alongside Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

United have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Champions League games, the best current run in the competition.

Ryan Giggs (139 games) is only three games short of equalling Raul's record of 142 appearances in the Champions League.

Wayne Rooney has scored two goals and delivered three assists in five Champions League games this season.

Schalke v Real Madrid

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.

No Spanish team has ever scored more than one goal against Schalke in the Champions League (8 games).

Schalke have lost three of their four home Champions League games against Spanish opposition, all by a 0-1 scoreline.

Real Madrid have been knocked out in each of their last three Champions League knockout ties with German clubs.

Real Madrid have lost their last six away games in the Champions League against German clubs.

This is the 17th consecutive season in which Real Madrid have reached the knockout round of the Champions League, the longest run in the history of the competition. They've reached the semi-finals in each of the last three seasons but haven't gone to the final since 2002.

Schalke have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the third time in the last four seasons. Only Bayern Munich have done better among German clubs in that period. They were knocked in the last 16 by Galatasaray in 2012/13.

All six of Schalke's goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the second half. However, the Ruhr side have failed to score in three of their last four Champions League games.

Real Madrid are one of only three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.

Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 31 Champions League games, the longest run in the history of the competition. The last time they failed to find the net was against Barcelona on 27 April 2011 (0-2). They are the top scorers this season (20).

Julian Draxler has netted three goals in five Champions League starts this season. He's been directly involved in four of Schalke's six goals (3 goals, 1 assist).

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 30 goals in his last 24 Champions League games. He has netted nine this season, the highest tally.

Angel Di Maria is the top assist provider in the Champions League this season (5).

Galatasaray v Chelsea

Chelsea have won their two previous competitive encounters with Galatasaray, both in the Champions League group stages in 1999/00 (6 goals for, 0 against).

Chelsea are the only English team to have beaten Galatasaray on their own soil in the Champions League, back in October 1999 (0-5). It's the Blues' biggest away win the competition.

This is the second consecutive season in which Galatasaray have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League. They were eventually knocked out by Real Madrid in the quarter finals last season.

Chelsea have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons.

Galatasaray have only lost one of their last seven Champions League home games (4 wins, 2 draws), that was against Real Madrid in this season's group stages (1-6).

Galatasaray have conceded 14 goals in the Champions League this season, the highest tally among the 16 teams who have reached the knockout stages.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Champions League knockout games (4 wins, 2 draws).

Chelsea have only conceded three goals in the Champions League this season, the best defensive tally alongside Atletico Madrid and Manchester Utd.

This game will pit together the top scoring African players in the history of the Champions League: Didier Drogba (42 goals) and Samuel Eto'o (29). This season, Drogba has scored or assisted 62.5% of Galatasaray's goals in the competition.

Drogba scored 34 goals with Chelsea (5 with Marseille and 3 for Galatasaray). He's Chelsea's top scorer in the competition.

Wesley Sneijder has scored three goals in his last four Champions League games at home.

Fernando Torres has scored five goals in his last four Champions League starts.

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