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Antony Heath 6th Nov 2012 - 9:59

Champions League Opta Facts – 6-7 November

Dynamo Kyiv v Porto

Dynamo Kyiv are unbeaten in their last 10 European home games (excluding qualifiers) winning five and drawing five.

Kyiv have scored one goal in each of their six European home ties against Portuguese opponents.

Porto have played away against Dynamo Kyiv on two occasions winning both games 2-1.

Kyiv have not won any of the last three home games against Portuguese sides losing two.

Porto have not drawn away from home in Europe since April 2009, a run of 16 games with 10 wins and six defeats.

Porto are unbeaten away from home in the Ukraine, winning three times and drawing one (Two victories over Dynamo and a win and a draw v Shakhtar).

Porto have won seven and lost just one of their nine European games against Ukrainian opposition, including four wins and a defeat to Dynamo Kyiv.

Dynamo have lost eight and won three of their 11 Champions League games against Portuguese opponents and drawn their two matches (against Braga) in the Europa League.

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Paris St-Germain v Dinamo Zagreb

Paris St Germain have lost none of their last 18 European games on home soil, winning 11 and drawing seven.

Dinamo Zagreb have lost their last five away games in European competition, failing to score in four of them.

Zagreb have won none of their last seven away games in the Champions League (D2 L5), failing to score in five of those games.

Dinamo have won just one of seven away games in France in Europe (W1 D3 L3).

Dinamo Zagreb have lost 11 and won none of their last 12 matches in the Champions League.

Dinamo Zagreb have failed to score in seven of their last nine Champions League games.

Zagreb have actually failed to score in 11 of their last 14 matches in European competition.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in his last seven Champions League Group Stage games.

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Schalke 04 v Arsenal

Schalke have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 European home matches.

Schalke have failed to score in their last three home European games against English opposition since beating Arsenal 3-1 in October 2001.

Arsenal have won just three of their last 13 Champions League away matches (W3 D2 L8) and haven't won back to back away games since February 2006.

The Gunners have kept just one clean sheet in their last 21 Champions League away trips.

Arsenal have won just three of 12 European away games in Germany (W3 D3 L6), including a 1-3 loss to Schalke in October 2001) and have never kept a clean sheet on German soil.

Arsenal have fired in 22 shots in this season's Champions League, fewer than any other team.

Schalke have won 15 and lost just four of their last 26 European matches.

The German side have won 10 and lost none of their last 14 Group matches in Europe (CL & EL).

Schalke have allowed the joint-fewest shots on target against them in this season's Champions League (7 - along with Bayern).

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Olympiacos v Montpellier

Olympiacos have lost their last four European matches at home to French opponents.

Montpellier have won just one of their last 11 matches in European competition (W1 D4 L6).

Montpellier have the worst disciplinary record in the competition to date with nine yellows and one red card.

Jamel Saihi has made more interceptions than any other player in this season's Champions League (16).

Olympiacos have not drawn any of their last 12 Champions League games, winning five and losing seven.

Olympiacos have lost just three of their last 13 Champions League home games (W6 D4 L3), but three of their last five home matches have been defeats.

Montpellier have attempted fewer headed shots than any other team in the Champions League (1).

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AC Milan v Malaga

Milan have kept five clean sheets in their last six Champions League games at the San Siro.

Milan have won none of their last five Champions League games at home to Spanish opponents (D3 L2), but all those games were against Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Malaga have lost just one of their six European away matches (W4 D1 L1), conceding just three goals.

AC Milan have won just one of their last 12 Champions League matches against Spanish opposition (W1 D5 L6).

Malaga have only ever lost one match in European competition, winning nine out of the 13 they have played.

Malaga have only conceded four goals in their 13 matches in Europe.

There have been seven penalties awarded in Milan's last 10 Champions League matches, six for their opposition.

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Anderlecht v Zenit St Petersburg

Anderlecht have won none of their last 10 Champions League home games (D2 L8).

There have been 28 goals scored in Anderlecht's five home games against Russian opponents in European competition.

Anderlecht's last home meeting with a Russian side came in last season's Europa League when they beat Lokomotiv Moscow 5-3.

The Belgian champions last met Zenit at home in September 2010 Europa League Group stage where they lost 1-3.

Anderlecht's only meeting in the Champions League at home came with a 1-5 defeat to Lokomotiv back in the 2001-02 Group Stage.

Zenit have won none of their last seven European games away from home (D2 L5).

Anderlecht have fired in fewer shots on target than any other team in the competition (3).

The Belgian side have the worst shooting accuracy in the competition, hitting the target with just 13% of their attempts.

Zenit have won five and lost one of their seven European matches against Belgian opponents, including three victories over Anderlecht.

Anderlecht have won just one of the last 22 Champions League matches (W1 D5 L16).

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Manchester City v Ajax

Manchester City have played 35 home games in European competition and lost just one (W25 D9 L1). They have never lost to an overseas team as their only defeat came against Chelsea.

Ajax have won only two of their 11 European away games in England (W2 D4 L5), but won their last trip, a 2-1 win versus City's neighbours Manchester United in last season's Europa League.

Manchester City have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team in the Champions League (28).

Only eight teams with one point or fewer after three games of a group have qualified for the next stage in Champions League history, the last being Panathinaikos in 2008-09. Three of those teams have been English (Newcastle 2002-03, Arsenal 2003-04 and Liverpool 2007-08).

Edin Dzeko has been caught offside more than any other player in the Champions League this season (8).

Three points and a -2 goal difference is Ajax's joint-worst start to a Champions League Group Stage after three matches (along with 2004-05).

Manchester City have lost two games from winning positions in this season's Champions League.

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Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid have won 12 of their last 13 Champions League games at the Bernabeu, losing the other to Barcelona.

Los Merengues have won 18 and lost just two of 23 home games in Europe against German opponents, including two victories in two meetings at the Bernabeu over Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund have won none of their last six away games in European competition (D3 L3).

The German champions have played seven European ties in Spain, winning just one (W1 D2 L4).

Real Madrid have fired in more shots on target (26) than any other team in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in his last 12 Champions League appearances.

Real Madrid have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine Champions League games.

Karim Benzema has scored 15 goals in his last 19 Champions League games.

Real Madrid have won 20 and lost just three of their last 28 Champions League games.

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Chelsea v Shakhtar

The draw with Juventus ended a run of six consecutive home wins at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea.

Chelsea have won 61 and lost just five of their 88 home matches in Europe.

Shakhtar have scored in all four of their European away games in England, all of which have been in London, but have lost three and won none.

Chelsea have won just one of their last five Champions League matches (W1 D3 L1).

The reverse fixture in Donetsk had 20 shots on target (11 for Shakhtar and nine for Chelsea). Only two games since 2006-07 have had more.

Chelsea have hit the target with 67% of their attempts, the best shooting accuracy in the Champions League.

Chelsea are the fourth different English team to be drawn against Shakhtar and the previous teams are all from London (Fulham, Tottenham and Arsenal twice).

This is Shakhtar's best ever start to a Champions League Group Stage (seven points after three matches).

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Juventus v Nordsjælland

Juventus have drawn eight and won only two of their last 11 European games on home soil and have drawn the last four in a row.

The Italian champions have only lost one of their last 23 at home though.

The Italian champions have drawn their last nine consecutive matches in European competition, a record run of draws for any club.

The only time Juve have met Danish opponents at home was in the 1982 European Cup when they drew 3-3 at home to Hvidovre IF Kobenhavn.

The draw Nordsjælland earned on MatchDay Three against Juventus was their first ever game in Europe where they did not lose (six previous defeats in six games).

Three of the four goals Juventus have conceded have been from shots from outside the penalty area.

Danish and Italian sides have played 25 games in European competition, with the Scandinavians winning just once (W1 D7 L17).

Only Chelsea (67%) have hit the target with a higher percentage of their shots than Nordsjælland (61%).

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Valencia v BATE Borisov

Valencia have won eight and lost just one of their last 11 home matches in European competition, that defeat coming against fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

BATE Borisov have won just one of their seven Champions League away games but that came on Match Day One this season with a 3-1 win over Lille.

BATE Borisov have played seven matches in Europe against Spanish opposition, losing them all.

BATE have failed to score in their last six European games against Spanish opponents.

Only 8% of the attempts BATE Borisov have mustered so far have come from set plays, the lowest proportion in the Champions League.

Vitali Rodionov has committed more fouls than any other player in this season's Champions League (14).

Roberto Soldado has scored 13 goals in his last 12 Champions League starts.

Andrey Gorbunov has made more catches (18) and punched more high balls into his penalty area than any other goalkeeper.

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Bayern Munich v Lille

Bayern have won 14 and lost one of their last 15 Champions League games on home soil.

Lille have won just one of their last 12 European games away from home (W1 D4 L7).

Lille have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 European away ventures.

Lille failed to score in both European away games in Germany (v Dortmund 2002 and v Aachen 2004).

Lille have won just one of their last 11 matches in European competition (W1 D4 L6).

There was just one shot on target in the reverse fixture between Bayern and Lille, the goal that Thomas Müller netted.

Bayern have allowed the joint-fewest shots on target against them in this season's Champions League (7 - along with Schalke).

There have been just four goals scored in Lille's four matches against German opponents, one scored and three conceded.

Bayern have won their last five matches in European competition against French sides without conceding a goal.

Mario Gomez has scored 20 goals in his last 18 Champions League appearances.

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Celtic v Barcelona

Celtic have won just three of their last 11 European matches on home soil (W3 D5 L3).

Celtic have only lost five of 59 home games in the European Cup, but two of those were against Barcelona. The Scottish champions have only lost two at home in the Champions League and both were against Barcelona.

Barcelona have won seven and lost just one of their last nine Champions League away games, keeping six clean sheets in that run.

Barcelona have won 21 and lost just two of their last 29 Champions League games with both defeats being suffered in England.

Xavi attempted 183 passes in the reverse fixture versus Celtic, the most ever recorded by a player in a Champions League game analysed by Opta.

Celtic scored with their only shot on target in the Nou Camp in the reverse fixture.

Xavi has created more scoring chances than any other player in this season's Champions League (15).

Barcelona have won five and lost none of their last eight European games against Scottish opponents.

Lionel Messi has scored (53) or assisted (17) 70 goals in 71 Champions League appearances.

Barcelona have lost just one of their last 21 Champions League games (W16 D4 L1).

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Benfica v Spartak Moscow

After a run of only one defeat in 17 home games in Europe, Benfica have lost the last two.

Benfica have won three and lost none of their five home games in Europe against Russian opponents and conceded just one goal in total.

Spartak have scored in each of their last 10 European away matches.

Benfica have lost four and won none of their last five Champions League matches and scored just two goals in that run.

The Portuguese side have not gone six without a win in Europe since September 2003.

Benfica have committed 53 fouls, more than any other team in the Champions League.

Following a run of 12 consecutive defeats away from home in the Champions League, Spartak have won three and lost two of the last five.

Spartak have drawn none of their last 30 away Champions League matches, losing 21.

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CFR Cluj v Galatasaray

Cluj have won just two and lost six of their 10 home games in Europe excluding qualifying games.

Galatasaray have taken just one point from their last nine Champions League group games away from home.

CFR Cluj completed fewer passes against Galatasaray (50) than any team in any Champions League game previously analysed by Opta.

In each of their four European campaigns (including this one), Cluj have won their opening group match and failed to win any other matches. Their previous three campaigns have seen them win one game, draw one and lose four. So far they have won one, drawn one and lost one this time around.

Galatasaray have won none of their last six European games (W0 D2 L4).

Cluj didn't manage a single shot on target against Galatasaray, their goal being scored by the Turkish side's Dany Nounkeu.

Galatasaray have won just one of their last 10 Champions League games (W1 D3 L6) and lost six of the last eight.

Cluj have scored four goals, despite having only fired in five shots on target in the competition.

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Braga v Manchester United

Braga have won their last four European matches against English opponents on home soil without conceding a goal.

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 16 Champions League Group Stage away games (W11 D4 L1).

United have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six away games in the Champions League in Portugal.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last four visits to Portugal, winning three 1-0 and drawing the other 1-1.

Robin van Persie has scored five goals in his last six Champions League appearances.

There has been a goal scored inside the first 15 minutes in each of the last six Champions League games involving Man Utd.

United have scored in their last 19 European matches in a row.

Manchester United have scored more headed goals than any other team in the Champions League (3).

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