FC Bayern München are looking to regroup after a notable setback in their second Group B fixture, and will aim to get back on track against a Celtic FC side buoyed by a rare away victory last time out.
• Bayern were beaten 3-0 at Paris Saint-Germain on matchday two, a defeat that prompted the departure of coach Carlo Ancelotti the following day. Celtic, meanwhile, won by the same scoreline at RSC Anderlecht last time out.
• The sides’ only past fixtures came in the 2003/04 group stage, when Bayern picked up four points from their two games against Celtic.
• Bayern, then coached by Ottmar Hitzfeld, came from behind to win 2-1 in Munich on matchday one, Roy Makaay scoring two late goals (73, 86) after Alan Thompson had given Martin O’Neill’s Celtic a 57th-minute lead.
• The line-ups at the Olympiastadion on 17 September 2003 were:
Bayern: Kahn, Sagnol, Kovač, Linke, Lizarazu (Rau 73), Hargreaves, Salihamidžić (Santa Cruz 73), Ballack, Zé Roberto, Pizarro, Makaay.
Celtic: Hedman, Agathe, Varga, Baldé, McNamara, Petrov, Lennon, Thompson, Sutton, Hartson (Miller 66), Larsson.
• The game at Celtic Park on 25 November 2003 ended goalless. Hasan Salihamidžić, now Bayern’s sporting director, and Willy Sagnol, now part of the coaching staff, featured in both matches.
• This is Bayern’s first game against a Scottish club since a 5-1 win at home to Aberdeen FC in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup round of 32 second leg (7-3 aggregate).
• Bayern have won their last four matches against Scottish visitors in Munich, and are unbeaten at home against clubs from Scotland (W6 D3).
• Bayern qualified for the group stage after winning their fifth straight Bundesliga title in 2016/17. The German side are aiming to reach the knockout rounds for the tenth season in a row.
• The Munich club, 3-0 victors at home to Anderlecht in their first Group B game, won all 16 of their European home matches between 17 September 2014 and 15 February this year; the 2-1 loss to Real Madrid CF in the quarter-finals was their first reverse in Munich since a 4-0 defeat by the same opponents in their 2013/14 semi-final second leg.
• Carlo Ancelotti’s men came second in their group behind Club Atlético de Madrid in 2016/17 – the first time they had failed to win their section since 2009/10. They beat Arsenal FC 10-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, only to lose 6-3 over two legs to Madrid.
• Bayern have won all ten group home games since a 3-2 reverse at the hands of Manchester City FC on matchday six in 2013/14.
• Beaten 5-0 by Paris in Glasgow in their Group B opener, their biggest home European defeat, Celtic ended a ten-game (D3 L7), four-year winless run in the UEFA Champions League group stage by overcoming Anderlecht. Their previous win was a 2-1 home success against AFC Ajax on 22 October 2013.
• The Anderlecht win was the Hoops’ first for 17 European group stage fixtures in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League (D7 L9).
• In 2016/17 Celtic came fourth in their section, taking three points from six games. They suffered a record 7-0 loss at FC Barcelona but drew 1-1 at both VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach and Manchester City FC.
• The Mönchengladbach draw, their second in succession in Germany, left Celtic with the record W0 D3 L7 away to Bundesliga clubs.
• The Scottish champions are on a seven-game winless run, home and away, against German clubs (D3 L4). Paul Lambert, Shaun Maloney and Stiliyan Petrov scored when Celtic last overcame German opposition – 3-1 at home against VfB Stuttgart in the 2002/03 UEFA Cup fourth round.
• Celtic started this season in the second qualifying round, beating Linfield FC (2-0 away, 4-0 home) and then Rosenborg BK in the third qualifying round (0-0 home, 1-0 away). They posted a fifth straight clean sheet with a 5-0 win against FC Astana in the home first leg of their play-off, advancing despite a 4-3 loss in Kazakhstan which ended a four-game (W2 D2) unbeaten away run in Europe.
• The victory at Linfield broke Celtic’s 11-match sequence without an away win in Europe (D6 L5).
• Scottish champions for a sixth consecutive campaign in 2016/17 – when they went through their domestic season unbeaten – Celtic are in the group stage for the tenth time.
• Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller, who scored both goals, all started for Germany in their 2-1 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying victory over Scotland on 7 September 2014.
• Neuer, Boateng, Müller and Mats Hummels started Germany’s 3-2 defeat of Scotland at Hampden Park in the return fixture a year later, Müller again scoring twice. Scott Brown and James Forrest started for Scotland.
• Robert Lewandowski scored twice at Hampden Park in Poland’s 2-2 draw in October 2015; Brown and Forrest started for Scotland with Craig Gordon on the bench.
• Franck Ribéry and Brown both started Scotland’s 1-0 win away to France in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying on 12 September 2009.
• A Tom Rogic goal was not enough to prevent Australia losing 3-2 to Germany, for whom Joshua Kimmich provided an assist, in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
• Rafinha won his first Brazil cap for more than three years in a 4-0 friendly win against Rogic’s Australia on 13 June 2017.
• International team-mates:
Kingsley Coman & Moussa Dembélé, Olivier Ntcham (France Under-21s)