Match - Tue 20 November, 21:45,
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Valencia eyeing revenge against Bayern
Sofiane Feghouli, Valencia
Valencia have beaten Bayern Munich only once in eight meetings but will be hoping for a more favourable result as Group F reaches its climactic stages.
Losing finalists on their own ground last season, Bayern opened the 2012/13 competition with a 2-1 home win against Valencia, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos on target before Nelson Valdez pulled one back in added time. Valencia's Adil Rami then received a second yellow card, but Mario Mandžukić missed the subsequent penalty.
Bayern suffered a surprise 3-1 loss to BATE in Minsk but then won away (1-0) and home (6-1) against LOSC Lille to get back on track.
Bayern's European record away to La Liga teams sees them having won five, drawn four and lost 10 matches. Last season they won 2-0 at Villarreal CF in the group stage, their first victory in Spain since 2001, with Kroos and Rafinha on the score sheet. In the semifinal they ousted Real Madrid on penalties after both legs finished 2-1 to the home side, Arjen Robben netting a 27th-minute penalty in Madrid.
Valencia put their first points on the board with a 2-0 home victory over Lille before a Roberto Soldado hat-trick gave them a 3-0 success at BATE Borisov. In the home return the Spanish side were 4-2 winners, joining Bayern on nine points.
Valencia's European record against German clubs is won five, drawn 10 and lost 11 matches. At home they have prevailed in just one of five UEFA Champions League fixtures against German visitors, 3-1 against Bayer Leverkusen in last season's group stage. That ended a seven-game winless home run against German opposition in all competitions going back to the 1996 defeat of Bayern.