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Stuart Dalgleish 21st Nov 2011 - 19:36

Champions League Opta Facts - 22-23 November

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Group A

Napoli - Manchester City

  • September's 1-1 draw between the sides in Manchester was the first meeting between Napoli and Manchester City.
  • That was Napoli's seventh meeting against an English opposition in European competitions: the Partenopei have managed just one win so far, three draws and as many defeats complete their record.
  • However, Napoli have managed a clean sheet in all three previous meetings with English opposition at the San Paolo (two goalless draws, and a 2-0 win over Leeds United in the Fairs Cup 1968/69).
  • Manchester City have also faced an Italian opposition seven times, losing only once (back in the 1976/77 UEFA Cup 0-2 against Juventus) and sharing the points in the last three meetings.
  • Over the last 10 clashes between English and Italian sides in European competitions, Italians have had the better just once (Inter-Tottenham 4-3 in October 2010 in CL).
  • Napoli have won the most fouls so far in this CL campaign (69).
  • Napoli have conceded four of their five goals of this campaign before half time.

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Bayern Munich - Villarreal

  • These two sides have met just once in European competitions so far: the Germans won 2-0 at El Madrigal back in September.
  • That was Bayern's first win following a run of four consecutive games without a win against a Spanish opponent in European competitions.
  • Since losing 2-0 the 2010 CL against Inter, Bayern have always scored in each of their ensuing 12 games in the competition, netting on average 2.25 goals per game.
  • 13 of Bayern's last 21 goals in CL (excluding qualifiers) have been scored by Mario Gomez, including a hat-trick in the last game against Napoli.
  • Gomez has bagged 13 goals in his last 10 appearances in CL for Bayern.
  • Villarreal have failed to score in three of the four games played so far in this CL campaign, and have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 European games between this and last season.
  • Bayern have scored the joint-most goals in the first half, alongside Barcelona (seven).
  • Only Lionel Messi (17) has completed more dribbles than Franck Ribéry (16) so far in the 2011/12 CL.

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Group B

CSKA Moscow - Lille

  • Last September's 2-2 draw in France is the only previous meeting between these two sides.
  • CSKA have already faced a French opponent nine times: the Russians have won four times so far, but have managed to take the three points only once in their last four meetings against a French side (a 4-3 away win against Nancy in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup).
  • CSKA have not conceded any goals in their last two CL games, the last time they kept three consecutive clean sheets in this competition was in November 2006.
  • Lille are winless in their last six European games between this and last season (three defeats and as many draws).
  • Away from home, Lille won just one of their previous 12 CL games, 2-0 at the San Siro against AC Milan in December 2006.
  • CSKA have scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play in this CL season (four).

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Trabzonspor - Inter Milan

  • This will be the fourth meeting between these two sides in European competitions: the Turkish giants lead by two wins to one, and had the better at the San Siro back in September.
  • In the reverse fixture, Trabzonspor won 1-0 converting their only attempt on target in the game, while Inter didn't find the net with any of their 19 total shots.
  • That was Trabzonspor's first win in Italy after two defeats and a draw against Inter, Cagliari and Lazio, in which all games were played in the UEFA Cup.
  • By beating Lille in their last game, Inter managed three wins in a row in CL for the first time since the departure of José Mourinho, after the 2009/10 final.
  • Inter have not shared the points in their last 13 Champions League games (seven wins and six defeats).
  • Inter have conceded the joint-most goals in the last 15 minutes of play in the 2011/12 Champions League (three, alongside Otelul Galati).
  • Trabzonspor have the worst shooting accuracy of this CL campaign: only 25% of their shots have been on target (seven out of 28).

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Group C

Manchester Utd - Benfica

  • Manchester Utd have won six of their eight previous meetings against Benfica so far in European Cup/CL, losing once and sharing the points in their last meeting back in September.
  • Man Utd have won each of their three home fixtures against Benfica in European Cup/Champions League, but they conceded at least one goal in each of those games (four in total).
  • No Portuguese sides have ever beaten the Red Devils in 10 games at Old Trafford (eight wins for the hosts, two draws).
  • Beating Benfica 4-1 in the 1968 final at Wembley, Manchester United won their first ever European Cup.
  • Benfica have lost just one of their last five games against English sides in European competitions (excluding qualifiers), winning three times.
  • Benfica have never drawn a game in their previous 12 trips to England in all competitions, winning three times and losing nine.
  • Benfica are unbeaten after four games in the Champions League group stage for the second time in their history after 1994/95, when they were eventually eliminated in the quarter-finals.
  • Ryan Giggs has scored three goals in four CL games against Benfica. Only against Juventus has he netted more in CL (four in seven meetings).
  • Nicolas Gaitán has assisted four of Benfica's five goals so far, more than any other player in this CL season.
  • Man Utd have committed only 35 fouls so far, less than any other side in the CL.

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Otelul Galati - Basel

  • Otelul Galati have lost each of their four games in this CL, scoring just one goal - only Dinamo Zagreb, still on zero goals, have done worse.
  • Galati's only goal came right in the reverse fixture against Basel (2-1 win for the Swiss side).
  • Galati's four games have seen four red cards in total, two picked up by the Romanian side, two by their opponents.
  • Basel lost their only previous away game against Romanian sides in European competition, 1-2 at Cluj in their last Champions League campaign.
  • Basel are winless in their last four away games in European competitions (excl. qualifiers), losing once and sharing the points in the last three.
  • Each of Basel's six goals in this Champions League have been scored by Swiss players - three by Alexander Frei, two by Fabian Frei, one by Benjamin Huggel.
  • Otelul Galati have attempted just 1217 passes in four games so far, fewer than any other side, and recorded the worst passing accuracy, 70.7%.
  • Otelul Galati have conceded three penalties in this CL, more than any other side (one in the reverse game against Basel).

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Group D

Real Madrid - Dinamo Zagreb

  • The only previous meeting between these two sides is the reverse fixture, won 1-0 by Real Madrid in Zagreb.
  • Dinamo Zagreb are the only side yet to score a goal in this CL, while Real Madrid are the only club yet to concede one.
  • Dinamo Zagreb have won just once in their 11 meetings against Spanish sides in European competitions (excl. qualifiers), losing eight times.
  • Real Madrid have won each of their games in this CL group stage after MD4. The last time this happened was in 2001/02, when they won the trophy.
  • The Merengues have won 11 of their last 12 CL group stage games, drawing the other.
  • The Spanish outfit have kept a clean sheet in each of their four CL games this season. The last time they managed to keep a clean sheet for five consecutive CL games was between season 1997/98 and 1998/99.
  • Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 17 Champions League games, 0-2 at home against Barcelona in last season's semi-final.
  • The Merengues kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight home games in CL, and failed to score just once in their last 12 CL fixtures at the Bernabeu.

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Lyon - Ajax

  • Ajax are still unbeaten against Lyon, in light of two wins in the 2002/03 CL, and the goalless draw in the reverse fixture this season.
  • In both of their two previous wins against Lyon, Ajax picked up a red card.
  • Lyon are unbeaten in their last five games against Dutch sides (two wins and three draws), and haven't conceded a single goal in the last three.
  • Ajax have won just once in their last six European meetings against French sides, losing three times.
  • However, the club from Amsterdam is unbeaten in its last five games at home against French sides in European competitions, winning three of these.
  • Ajax have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five CL games between this and last season.
  • Lyon have won just one of their last nine CL games.
  • The French side have failed to score in four of the last five CL fixtures between this and last campaign.

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Group E

Valencia - Genk

  • The only previous meeting between these two sides was the goalless draw in the reverse fixture in Belgium.
  • Valencia have lost just once in their last six meetings against Belgian sides in European competitions, winning three times.
  • KRC Genk have never won in five European games against Spanish sides, though they have drawn four of these.
  • Genk are without a win in their last 14 European fixtures (seven defeats and as many draws).
  • Genk have scored just three goals in 10 CL games. One of these was against a Spanish side (Real Madrid).
  • The 3-1 home win against Bayer Leverkusen ended a six-game winless streak for Valencia in CL.
  • However, the Spaniards are unbeaten in their last five CL games at home (three wins, two draws).
  • Genk have already conceded six goals in the first half (a CL joint-most for this campaign), five of which have come in the first 30 minutes of play.

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Bayer Leverkusen - Chelsea

  • In the first leg against Leverkusen, Chelsea attempted 12 shots on target: no other sides have managed more in a single CL match this season.
  • In that match, David Luiz scored his first ever CL goal.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won just two of their 16 previous meetings against English sides in European competitions, both at home (4-2 vs Liverpool in the 2001/02 CL and 3-2 vs Blackburn in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup).
  • Leverkusen have won five of their last seven home games in European competitions, losing one.
  • Chelsea have won only two of their last seven Champions League games, losing two.
  • The Blues are without a win in their last three CL group stage games played on the road (two draws and one defeat).
  • André Villas-Boas' side have attempted the most total shots (72) and the most shots on target (40) in this CL campaign.
  • Stefan Kießling has conceded the most fouls so far in this Champions League season (17).
  • On both of their two previous away games of this CL campaign, Chelsea have drawn after leading 1-0 at Valencia and Genk.
  • Chelsea's nine goals in this CL have been scored by eight different players (Fernando Torres has two).

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Group F

Arsenal - Borussia Dortmund

  • This will be the fourth meeting between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in CL: the record is perfectly even so far, with one win for both and one draw.
  • Arsenal have won nine of their previous 11 European games played at home against German sides, including the last five.
  • The Gunners have scored at least two goals in 10 of those 11 fixtures.
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last 36 CL games at home (1-3 in the 2008/09 semifinal vs Manchester Utd), winning 25 times.
  • Away from home, Dortmund have not shared the points in any of their last 10 CL group stage games, winning three and losing seven.
  • The Germans have scored each of their three goals from outside the box in CL this season, more than any other side.
  • Borussia have made the most unsuccessful passes so far in this CL season (515).
  • Robin van Persie has already scored 14 of the Gunners' total 29 goals this season between Premier League and Champions League (excl. CL qualifiers).
  • 13 of the 15 goals van Persie has scored for Arsenal in CL since 2004-05 (excl. qualifiers) have come on home soil.

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Marseille - Olympiacos

  • Marseille have won each of their three previous meetings in European competitions against Olympiacos, conceding only one goal in the process.
  • OM are unbeaten against Greek sides (four wins and one draw in five games).
  • Olympiacos have lost their last seven European games against French sides.
  • The Greek outfit have never scored more than two goals in any of their previous 23 games against French clubs.
  • Marseille have conceded just one goal in their last five CL home games, a 0-1 loss against Arsenal in their last European game at the Vélodrome.
  • Olympiacos have lost five of their last six CL games, wining the other (3-1 at home v Borussia Dortmund).
  • Olympiacos have already scored three headed goals (out of their total four) in this CL campaign, the joint-most in the Champions League this term.
  • Only one goal was scored in the first half of the four previous games of this CL campaign involving Marseille.

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Group G

Shakhtar Donetsk - Porto

  • FC Porto are unbeaten in their three previous meetings against Shakhtar Donetsk in European competitions (two wins and one draw).
  • In the first leg against Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk picked up two red cards: no other side have had more than one player sent off in a single CL game this season.
  • Shakhtar have never drawn in seven CL games against Portuguese sides (three wins and four losses).
  • FC Porto have won four of their five previous European Cup/CL games against Ukrainian sides, all by the same score-line (2-1).
  • FC Porto have scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 European fixtures.
  • Shakhtar are winless in their last six Champions League games, four losses and two draws.
  • Shakhtar have lost five points from leading situations (one draw and one defeat after going ahead), more than any other side in this CL.
  • Darijo Srna has attempted the most crosses from open play so far in the Champions League, 34, though just seven of these found a team-mate.
  • Hulk is the player with the most shots off target so far in this CL campaign (13).

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Zenit St Petersburg - APOEL Nicosia

  • Their 1-2 loss in the first leg against APOEL is Zenit's only defeat in this Champions League group stage.
  • Zenit have won each of their last nine European home games (excl. qualifiers).
  • Their last home defeat in European competitions came against Real Madrid in the 2008/09 Champions League (1-2).
  • APOEL are unbeaten after four games in this CL group stage, in light of two wins and two draws.
  • It is the first time that a Cypriot side are still unbeaten after MD4 of a CL campaign.
  • However, APOEL have conceded at least one goal in each of their last nine CL games.
  • Danny has created the most goal scoring chances so far in this CL: 18, but only one of these was converted into a goal.
  • Aílton Almeida has scored one goal in three of APOEL's four CL games, including the 1st leg against Zenit.

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Group H

AC Milan - Barcelona

  • AC Milan are without a win in their last four meetings against Barcelona (two losses and two draws).
  • The Rossoneri have won just once in their previous four matches against Barcelona at the San Siro, 1-0 in October 2004, thanks to a Shevchenko goal.
  • AC Milan are unbeaten in their last five CL games (two wins and three draws).
  • AC Milan have won their last two CL games at home by the same score line (2-0 v Viktoria Plzeň and BATE Borisov).
  • The last time the Rossoneri won three consecutive games at home in the Champions League was back in the 2007/08 season.
  • Barcelona have won each of their last four CL away games without conceding a single goal.
  • The Blaugrana have scored at least one goal in each of their last 25 CL games (60 goals in total).
  • Barcelona have already netted 13 goals so far in this CL season, at least three more than any other side.
  • Lionel Messi hasn't scored any goal in five CL games against Italian sides (three vs Inter Milan, one vs AC Milan, one vs Udinese).
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been directly involved in four of AC Milan's last five goals in this CL, scoring three and delivering one assist.

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BATE Borisov - Viktoria Plzeň

  • BATE Borisov are yet to find their first ever win in the CL (five draws and as many defeats in 10 games so far).
  • BATE have managed to score more than one goal just once in 10 CL games (a 2-2 home draw vs Juventus)
  • In the first leg v BATE (1-1 draw), Marek Bakos scored Viktoria's first and so far only goal in the CL.
  • After that match, Viktoria Plzeň have lost their ensuing three CL games, without scoring a single goal.
  • No sides have conceded more goals than BATE and Viktoria in the CL this season (nine apiece).
  • Viktoria have conceded the most goals in the second half of games in this Champions League season (six).
  • Only Otelul Galati (1217) have attempted fewer passes than Viktoria Plzeň (1253) so far in this competition.

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