- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

Bayern Munich won’t be taking Arsenal lightly.

The defending champions lead Arsenal 2-0 from the first leg of the last 16, but Bayern will be on guard against the Premier League side after what happened last year.

Bayern only progressed on away goals after losing 2-0 at home when the sides last met in Munich. A repeat this time around would send the match to extra time.

Bayern also has the distraction of president Uli Hoeness’ trial on tax evasion charges, which opened Monday in Munich. The 62-year-old Hoeness faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty, with a verdict expected this week.

Here are five things to know before Tuesday’s game:



Bayern is enjoying a record-breaking season in the Bundesliga.

Saturday’s 6-1 rout at Wolfsburg - secured with five goals in 17 minutes - was the side’s league-record 16th straight win, while Bayern extended its league-record unbeaten run to 49 games.

The side’s 72 goals in 24 games is also a record in the Bundesliga, where it remains on course to become the first side to complete a season without defeat.

Bayern has only dropped points twice in 24 games so far this season. A 20-point lead over Borussia Dortmund with 10 games to play means the title is all but decided.

Bayern has scored in a league record 61 successive games, and in each of its last 54 games across all competitions - since that 2-0 defeat to Arsenal 12 months ago.



Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer’s suggestion that other Bundesliga clubs do not train as hard as Bayern has drawn an indignant reaction across the league.

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