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Rupert Wyman 18th Oct 2009 - 13:59

Champions League Opta Facts - 21 October

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Bordeaux v Bayern Munich

  • These sides met in the 1996 UEFA Cup final, Bayern won 5-1 on aggregate over two legs.
  • Bayern are unbeaten in their last four trips to France in the Champions League (two wins, two draws).
  • Bordeaux have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four home fixtures in this competition.
  • The two goals scored by Bordeaux in the competition have come from set piece situations.
  • Only two visiting teams have managed to win at Chaban-Delmas stadium since the start of last season in all competitions (Roma and St Etienne).
  • Promising Bayern striker Thomas Müller has only appeared in three Champions League matches but he has already scored three goals.

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Juventus v Maccabi Haifa

  • Juventus have failed to win their last six Champions League matches, drawing five of these fixtures, losing one.
  • Juventus have drawn their last three home matches in the Champions League.
  • The Bianconeri are unbeaten in their last 15 home fixtures in this competition.
  • No Israeli side has ever won an away match in the Champions League: eight defeats, one draw.
  • Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta has scored eight goals in 10 starts in the Champions League.
  • Attacking midfielder Diego has scored five goals in his last five European appearances. 

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Wolfsburg v Besiktas

  • No Turkish side has ever kept a clean sheet against German opposition in the Champions League.
  • Besiktas have conceded 40 goals in their 14 away matches in the Champions League (2.9 on average) and have kept just one clean sheet in this time.
  • Besiktas have faced German opposition seven times in European competition: they have always lost.
  • Wolfsburg have won four of their last five home matches in European Competition.
  • Wolfsburg only lost two matches at home last season in all competitions, they have already suffered that many this term.

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CSKA Moscow v Manchester United

  • The only four European encounters between Manchester United and Russian opposition have ended in draws.
  • CSKA have scored only one goal in four Champions League encounters against English sides.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 13 away matches in the Champions League.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson's men have only conceded two goals in their last nine away matches in this competition.
  • The Muscovites have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 Champions League matches.
  • CSKA have never conceded more than two goals in their 15 home matches in the Champions League.

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Real Madrid v Milan

  • Milan have never beaten Madrid at the Bernabeu in a competitive game.
  • Real Madrid have lost their last four Champions League encounters with Italian sides.
  • Milan have failed to win in their last five trips to Spain in the Champions League, scoring only twice in the process.
  • Real Madrid are currently the most prolific side in the Champions League with eight goals scored.
  • Half of these goals have been netted by Cristiano Ronaldo, currently the top scorer in the Champions League, who is currently out injured.
  • No team has picked up as many yellow cards as Real Madrid or Milan after two match days, six.

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Zürich v Marseille

  • No team has conceded more goals than Marseille and Zürich in the Champions League, five.
  • Marseille have won only once in four European encounters against Swiss opposition.
  • The Swiss side have conceded a league-high 44 fouls in the two opening matches.
  • Marseille have lost their last six away matches in the Champions League.
  • Zürich managed a shock 1-0 away win against AC Milan in their second ever Champions League game, last time out.
  • The last six away teams who travelled to Switzerland in the Champions League have taken the three points.

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Porto v APOEL

  • Porto haven't conceded more than one goal in their last 16 home matches in the Champions League.
  • No Cypriot side has ever won an away match in the Champions League (five attempts).
  • APOEL have had the fewest shots on target alongside Unirea, just two.
  • Three of APOEL's four Champions League matches have ended in draws.
  • Despite having faced Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, APOEL have only conceded one goal so far.
  • APOEL's only previous visit to Portugal ended in an incredible 16-1 defeat, in the 1963/64 Cup Winners Cup, against Sporting.

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Chelsea v Atletico Madrid

  • Atletico are amongst the four teams who are yet to score this season in the Champions League.
  • Chelsea's two opening matches have ended in 1-0 victories courtesy of two Nicolas Anelka goals.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine Champions League meetings against Spanish opposition, the last three have ended in draws.
  • Atletico have failed to score in their last three Champions League matches.
  • The Madrid side have drawn six of their last eight Champions League matches.
  • Atletico have met English opposition 15 times in European competition, completing five victories, seven draws and suffering only three defeats.
  • Atletico Madrid's defensive line has caught the most opponents in an offside position in the Champions League after two match days, 16.

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