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Stuart Dalgleish 19th May 2014 - 11:59

Champions League Final Opta Facts - Real v Atletico

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

o Atletico Madrid have reached the final of the European Cup/Champions League for the first time since 1974 when they eventually lost in the final against Bayern Munich after a replay.
o Real Madrid have reached the final of the European Cup/Champions League for the first time since 2002 (2-1 v Bayer Leverkusen). They have won it nine times, more than any other club.
o Real Madrid have won nine of their 12 finals in the European Cup/Champions League.
o Atletico Madrid have won only two of their last 30 competitive games against Real Madrid (7 draws), both victories coming in 2013 at the Bernabeu in the Copa del Rey final and in la Liga.
o However, Atletico have won four of their five finals against Real Madrid, all in the Copa del Rey.
o Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have met once before in European competition. It was in the semi-finals of the 1958/59 European Cup; the tie was level after two legs before Real Madrid won the deciding play-off. Real then won the final against Reims.
o Real Madrid have won 11 of their last 13 Champions League games (1 draw, 1 defeat). Their only defeat this season came at Dortmund in the quarter-finals (0-2).
o Atletico Madrid are the only team unbeaten in the Champions League this season (9 wins, 3 draws).
o Manchester Utd are the last team to lift the Champions League trophy without losing a single game in that season's competition, it was in 2007/08.
o Victory for Atletico Madrid would make them only the fifth team to win all three of UEFA's competitions - the European Cup/Champions League, the Cup Winners' Cup and the Europa League/UEFA Cup. Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea are the other four.
o Real Madrid have the best attacking record in the Champions League this season, scoring 37 goals in 12 games. They are the only team in Champions League history (since 1992/93) to average over 3 goals per game in a single campaign (3.1).
o Atletico Madrid have the best defensive record in the Champions League this season, conceding only six goals in 12 games.
o Diego Costa has scored eight goals in eight Champions League games this season (1 assist). That's half as many as Cristiano Ronaldo.
o Real Madrid have only converted one of their three penalties in the Champions League this season.
o Cristiano Ronaldo's 16 goals in a single European Cup/Champions League campaign is a record.
o Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 37 goals in his last 29 Champions League games.
o Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria are the top assist providers in the Champions League this season (5 each, level with Wayne Rooney).
o Gareth Bale is the player who has nevertheless delivered the most assists in this season's knockout stages of the competition (4).
o Carlo Ancelotti has reached the final of the Champions League for the fourth time as manager, and for the first time since 2007. All of his previous three finals were with AC Milan.
o Ancelotti could become only the second manager to win three European Cup/Champions League titles after Bob Paisley who won all three with Liverpool (1977, 1978, 1981).
o Diego Simeone has seen his side win two of their eight clashes with Real Madrid in all competitions (D1 L5). One of those wins came in last season's Copa Del Rey final (2-1).
o Of the goalkeepers to have made 20+ saves in the Champions League this season, Iker Casillas (84.3%) and Thibaut Courtois (82.9%) have the best save percentages.
o Both Casillas and Courtois have kept five clean sheets in the Champions League this season, level with Petr Cech and David de Gea.



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