#fcbayernfactsfile#fcbcel Jupp Heynckes has an impressive record in the Champions League. As a coach he’s been involved in the competition three times and he’s reached the final every time. In 1998 he won it with Real Madrid, in 2012 he suffered defeat in Bayern’s ‘final at home’ but then a year later he brought the trophy back to Munich. Heynckes will definitely make history in at least one way this year because on Wednesday he’ll replace Raymond Goethals as the oldest coach in the history of the Champions League. The Belgian was 71 years and 231 days old when he won the title with Marseille in 1993.
#fcbayernfactsfile#fcbcel FCB have not lost a Champions League group game in front of their own fans since December 2013 when they lost 3-2 to Manchester City. They’ve won each of their last 10, scoring 33 goals and conceding just two. Celtic’s 3-0 win at Anderlecht last month was only their second away win in Europe’s premier club competition.
#fcbayernfactsfile Arturo Vidal is the only current member of the FCB set-up with experience of playing against the Bhoys having been part of the Juventus side that knocked Celtic out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage in 2013. It’s also Jupp Heynckes’ first encounter with the Scottish side.
#fcbayernfactsfile The two teams [Bayern and Celtic] have only met competitively on two occasions and that was in the group phase of the 2003/04 Champions League. Bayern won 2-1 in the home game at the Olympic Stadium thanks to a brace from Roy Makaay, with the return match at Celtic Park ending goalless.