Inter – Bayern facts and stats | UEFA Champions League

Inter – Bayern facts and stats | UEFA Champions League

The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League kicks off with a replay of the 2010 Group C final, with Inter Milan hosting Bayern Munich at the San Siro, where the German club boast a perfect record against the Nerazzurri.

The Italian side won their third C1 – their first in 45 years and Italy’s last triumph in the competition – at the expense of Bayern with a 2-0 victory in Madrid in 2012, and also prevailed in the teams’ last meeting, in the round of 16 of 2010/11.

Both teams reached the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League knockout stage, with Bayern losing to Villarreal in the quarter-finals, Inter having been ousted by Liverpool a round earlier. As Bayern played their 14e eighth in a row, Inter pulled out of their group for the first time since 2011/12.


Inter lost all three of their games to Bayern in Milan but were never beaten in Munich and also got the better of the Bavarians in the 2010 UEFA Champions League final in Madrid which won the Nerazzurri their first European crown since 1965. Two goals from Diego Milito (34e70e) handed victory to José Mourinho’s Inter at the Santiago Bernabéu on 22 May 2010.

The teams met in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League the following season, a Mario Gomez goal in the 90e minute giving Bayern a 1-0 first-leg victory at the San Siro on February 23. Inter, however, would only become the second side to qualify from the UEFA Champions League knockout stage after losing the first leg at home on away goals after goals from Samuel Eto’o. (4e), Gomez (21e) and Thomas Muller (31e) for Bayern, then finally Wesley Sneijder (63e) and Goran Pandev (88e) for Italians.

Müller is the only survivor of the last match between the two teams, in 2011.


This is the 16e group stage for the Nerazzurri in the UEFA Champions League, the fifth in a row, their longest run since their ten successive appearances between 2002/03 and 2011/12.

Simone Inzaghi’s side ended a run of three successive group stage eliminations from the club last season by finishing second to Real Madrid in Group D.

Inter’s last campaign ended in the Round of 16, with a 1-0 second leg win at Liverpool not enough to erase the 2-0 first leg defeat.

Inter finished second in Serie A in 2021/22, finishing two points behind rivals AC Milan.

Despite last season’s wins against Sheriff (3-1) and Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0) at the San Siro, Inter have only won three in their last 12 UEFA Champions League home games (5 n., 4 d.).

Inter have won 12 of 22 games at home against Bundesliga players (D2 L8).

Bayern contest UEFA Champions League group stage for Round 26e times, one less than Real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the clubs with the most appearances at this stage of the competition. Munich dispute the groups for the 15e consecutive season.

The Munich club, who gleaned the last of their six European Cups in 2020, have won their group in each of the past four seasons and 18 times in total, three less than Barcelona; he has appeared in the round of 16 every season since 2007/08, when he contested the UEFA Cup, and has not failed to progress through the initial group stage since 2002/03.

In 2021/22, Bayern won all six group matches for the second time, joining Real Madrid as the only team to achieve the feat on more than one occasion, to finish first in Group E ahead of Benfica, Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv. . They then took out Salzburg in the round of 16 (1-1 away, 7-1 dom.) but, for the second year in a row, were eliminated in the quarter-finals, against Villarreal (0-1 away, 1- 1 home).

Bayern have reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals three seasons in a row since 2008/09.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side won the Bundesliga title in 2021/22, Bayern’s tenth successive championship and 32e in total.

The defeat at Villarreal in last season’s quarter-final first leg ended Bayern’s record streak of 22 UEFA Champions League away matches unbeaten (W17 D5) since a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain on matchday two of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.

Bayern’s last visit to Italy ended in a 4-1 win over Lazio in the 2020/21 Round of 16 first leg; a 2-1 victory at home in the return allowed them to sign three consecutive victories against opponents in Serie A and ten matches without defeat (8 D2).

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They played in Germany:
Hakan Çalhanoğlu (Karlsruhe 2009–13, Hamburg 2013/14, Bayer Leverkusen 2014–17)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund 2013-16)
Edin Džeko (Wolfsburg 2007–11)

Džeko’s record against Bayern with Wolfsburg is W1 D1. and 6 d. ; he scored four goals, including two in a 5–1 win on 4 April 2009 and one on the opening matchday of the 2010/11 season, with Müller scoring Bayern’s first goal in a 2–1 victory.

They played in Italy:
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus 2019-22)
Kingsley Coman (Juventus 2014/15)

They played together:
Andre Onana and Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax 2016-19)
André Onana and Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax 2018-22)

Selected teammates:
Robin Gosens and Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sané (Germany)
Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries and Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands)
André Onana and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon)

Theo, the brother of Lucas Hernández, plays for AC Milan, rival club Inter.

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