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Rupert Wyman 27th Apr 2009 - 16:30

Champions League Opta Facts: 28-29 April

Football facts to aid your betting from all the major leagues in Europe plus the Champions League.

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We are down to the final four in this year's Champions League with three of the four semi-finalists again from England. Can Barcelona ruin the English party or will there be an English winner in Rome? The semi-final first legs take place on Tuesday and Wednesday with Chelsea travelling to Spain on Tuesday and then the all-English semi-final at Old Trafford is a day later as Arsenal are the visitors to face Man Utd.

Barcelona v Chelsea

  • This will be the 12th competitive meeting between these two sides in Europe. Chelsea have won four and Barcelona have prevailed in five of these.
  • The Catalans have managed just one win in their last five games against Chelsea in Europe - this did come at Stamford Bridge however.
  • Didier Drogba scored in both legs of the last Champions League tie that these two sides met and has scored in each of Chelsea's last five Champions League matches.
  • Barcelona have scored in each of their 10 Champions League games this season - the only side left in the competition to do so.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League matches against Spanish opposition.
  • Barcelona have been knocked out of the competition by an English side in the last two seasons - last term they exited at the semi-final stage to Manchester United.

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Manchester United v Arsenal

  • Manchester United have kept more clean sheets than any other side in the Champions League this season - 7.
  • The away side has only prevailed once in the last eight meetings between these two teams.
  • Of the previous 14 all-English Champions League ties, the home side have only lost on two occasions.
  • The Gunners have won just three times in their last 13 Champions League away matches.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in 20 Champions League matches at Old Trafford.
  • The Red Devils are unbeaten in a record 23 Champions League games.

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