While twiddling our thumbs waiting for FC Bayern München to host rank outsiders Getafe CF in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, La Liga Review has ploughed through those incredibly detailed stat packs that UEFA hand out to the press in order to make our lives easier. Here's our Top Ten facts you had no idea you needed to know....
1) Getafe are up against German opposition for the first time.
2) Rubén De La Red can claim to have seen the inside of the Fußball Arena München before, having been an unused substitute as Real Madrid CF lost 2-1 in the second leg of last season's UEFA Champions League first knockout round. Madrid lost on away goals with the aggregate score 4-4.
3) Having played in the last two UEFA Cup campaigns with Sevilla FC, Getafe striker Kepa Blanco is on course for a third successive UEFA Cup-winning campaign, provided Getafe win the competition at the first attempt. Blanco played six games in the 2005/06 campaign, scoring once, but was an unused substitute in the 4-0 final win against Middlesbrough FC. He also featured six times last season, scoring three, but spent the latter half of the season on loan at West Ham United FC and thus missed Sevilla's penalty shoot-out success against RCD Espanyol in the final.
4)Getafe and FC Zenit St. Petersburg are the only sides left in the competition never to have won a major European trophy.
5)Bayern and Getafe have never met in European club competition.
6) Bayern have played in 33 games against Spanish opposition – winning 17, drawing eight and losing eight.
7) Bayern's 15 home games against Spanish sides have produced eleven wins, three draws and one defeat.
8) Bayern have won two European finals against Spanish sides. They beat Club Atlético de Madrid 5-1 over
two legs to claim the 1973/74 European Champion Clubs' Cup, and then beat Valencia CF 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final in Milan.
9) Bayern's Mark van Bommel will have plenty of useful inside information on Spanish opposition, having played for FC Barcelona in their title-winning 2005/06 season. Zé Roberto also played in Spain with Real Madrid CF in 1997.
10) Bayern's Luca Toni is the joint-top scorer in this season's UEFA Cup, level with Zenit's Pavel Pogrebnyak on seven goals. Team-mates Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski have also scored five apiece.
Getafe's joint-top scorers are midfielders Pablo Hernández and Esteban Granero with four goals each.