• This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • Bayern Munich have reached the Champions League final three times in the last four seasons.
  • Bayern Munich won their fifth European Cup/Champions League last season. Only Real Madrid (9) and AC Milan (7) have been more successful.
  • Bayern Munich have won their last five Champions League games (13 goals for, 1 against).
  • This is the 16th time in 17 seasons that Bayern Munich will play in the Champions League, the only exception being in 2007/08.
  • CSKA Moscow are taking part in their seventh Champions League campaign. Their best performance is reaching the quarter finals back in 2009/10 before being knocked out by Inter Milan.
  • CSKA have only won two of their last 10 Champions League games (3 draws, 5 defeats).
  • Bayern Munich are unbeaten against Russian opposition in the Champions League (5 wins, 3 draws).
  • CSKA Moscow have won only four of their 21 away games in the Champions League. They have lost on their two trips to Germany, conceding three goals on each occasion (v Hamburg and Wolfsburg).
  • CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia has netted five goals in seven Champions League games.
  • Pep Guardiola has lost only two of his 24 Champions League home games as manager. One of his two defeats was against a Russian side (Rubin Kazan, October 2009).