FC Augsburg travel to the Allianz Arena to take on record Bundesliga champions FC Bayern München on Tuesday evening (20:30 CEST). In their mid-week clash with the 27 time German champions, FCA want to give everything they have to take something out of their away trip. Here are the facts you need to know before tonight’s clash.
Brazilian jubilation: FCA forward Caiuby, who came off the bench against Werder Bremen to provide an assist for Ja-Cheol Koo, is set to make his 100th Bundesliga appearance. The Brazilian has featured in 90 Bundesliga matches for FCA.
Returning to face former clubs: Philipp Max, Felix Götze and club manager Stefan Reuter have all been previously at FC Bayern and return to face their former club tonight. Max and Götze came through Bayern’s youth academy before switching to FCA while Reuter was part of the 1989 and 1990 Bayern team that won the Bundesliga in consecutive seasons.
Effective on the counter: FCA have scored two goals on the counter attack so far this season – the joint-highest in the Bundesliga alongside Hertha Berlin.
Attacking pressure: FC Augsburg have attempted 66 shots so far this season – only Tuesday’s opponents Bayern (71) and Hoffenheim (67) have attempted more shots in the Bundesliga.
Under pressure on the ball: Bayern München have won the third fewest number of tackles of any Bundesliga side (176 per game so far)
Fully concentrated from the first minute: FCA haven’t conceded in the first half an hour of any game so far this season.