Group A of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League kicks off with a meeting between two of Europe's most famous clubs as Bayern München welcome Manchester United to Germany.
The teams have nine European Cups between them – Bayern boasting six to United's three – although it is the German side who have fared better in the competition in recent years, claiming their most recent title in 2020; United were last victorious in 2008.
4 Bayern wins
2 Man United win
16 Bayern goals
13 Man United goals
Bayern were victorious in their last meeting against United, winning 4-2 on aggregate in the 2013/14 quarter-finals. The first leg in Manchester finished 1-1, Nemanja Vidić's 58th-minute opener for David Moyes' United cancelled out nine minutes later by Bastian Schweinsteiger. Holders Bayern, coached by Pep Guardiola, fell behind to Patrice Evra's 57th-minute thunderbolt in Munich but were level within two minutes through Mario Mandžukić before goals from Thomas Müller (68) and Arjen Robben (76) sealed an aggregate victory.
Bayern also came out on top when the sides met at the same stage in 2009/10. In the first leg, Louis van Gaal's men came from behind to win 2-1 as Franck Ribéry (77) and Ivica Olić (90+2) overturned a first-minute goal by Wayne Rooney.
United raced into a 3-0 lead in the second leg – Darron Gibson (4) and Nani (7, 41) scoring – but were edged out on away goals after Olić (43) and Robben (74) hit back for Bayern. The home side played the last 40 minutes with ten men after Rafael's red card.
Bayern also prevailed in the clubs' 2000/01 quarter-final, winning 1-0 at Old Trafford on 3 April 2001 thanks to Paulo Sérgio's 86th-minute goal. They ran out 3-1 aggregate winners, with Giovane Elber (5)Read on m.allfootballapp.com