Following the UEFA Champions League draw this past Friday, German powerhouses Bayern Munich will play the irrepressible Barcelona in the semifinals, beginning on March 23. A day later, Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid will attempt to tackle the tournament's dark horses, Borussia Dortmund.
It's truly a clash between the cream of both Germany and Spain in what will prove unmissable events for all connected to football.
Many fans are already vehemently championing their side's credentials, adamant of a win. However, on paper, these ties look especially hard to separate—as they should be at this stage of the competition.
Each side has been dominant for vast periods of this season's action, while also appearing a little vulnerable on the odd occasion.
Therefore, in an effort to expose the key to success in both ties, here's a look at some statistics that should prove relevant to the outcome, and perhaps even give an indication of the likely winner.