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Eden Jon 7th Apr 2014 - 8:49

Champions League Opta Facts 8-9 April

Chelsea v Paris St Germain

  • Chelsea come in to this game with a 3-1 deficit - they lost their only previous knockout tie against a French side in the Champions League (v Monaco in 2003-04).
  • Chelsea conceded more goals in the first leg of this tie than they had in their previous seven Champions League matches (2).
  • Paris St Germain have lost just one of their last 17 Champions League matches (W12 D4 L1).
  • Away from home, PSG have lost only one of their last eight games in the Champions League (W6 D1 L1). They have scored in all eight of these matches.
  • No side has scored with a higher proportion of their shots than PSG (28.4%) this season in the CL.
  • Paris St Germain have scored in 17 successive Champions League matches, netting at least twice in 13 of these games.
  • Ezequiel Lavezzi has scored three goals in three Champions League appearances against Chelsea; more than against any other side.
  • Paris St Germain have not lost any of their last seven matches in the knockout stages of the Champions League (W4 D3).
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss this match due to injury. Since he joined the club, he's had a hand in 20 of PSG's Champions League goals (13 goals, seven assists); 11 more than any other player for the club.
  • Jose Mourinho has lost just two of his 21 Champions League games in charge of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (W14 D5 L2 - excl. qualifiers), but one of these defeats came earlier this season against Basle.
  • Paris SG have conceded three penalties in their last four Champions League games (v Benfica on 10 December, Bayer Leverkusen on 12 March & Chelsea).
  • PSG have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes (5) and first half (14) than any other team in the Champions League this season.

Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid come in to this match on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run in the Champions League (W9 D1). The last CL game they lost was the SF first leg in Dortmund last April.
  • Real Madrid have won their last five Champions League games; the longest current run in the competition.
  • It's been nearly three years since Real Madrid failed to score in a Champions League game (27/04/2011 v Barcelona) and they have scored in 34 successive CL matches since.
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored five goals in his last four Champions League appearances against Real Madrid; more often than against any other opponent.
  • Polish striker Lewandowski has scored or assisted 20 (50%) of Borussia Dortmund's 40 goals in the Champions League since the start of last season.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in the Champions League this season (in eight games), equalling the record over a single European Cup/CL campaign alongside José Altafini (14 goals with AC Milan in 1962/63) and Lionel Messi (14 with Barcelona in 2011/12). Ronaldo has scored 49 goals and assisted 11 more in 48 Champions League appearances for Real Madrid.
  • Ronaldo has attempted the most shots at goal (44) and on target (30) in the Champions League this season.
  • No player has more assists in the Champions League this season than Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria (5).
  • Gareth Bale has had a hand in six of Real Madrid's goals in their last three Champions League matches (three goals, three assists).
  • Dortmund have lost four of their last five Champions League games in the knockout stages (W1 D0 L4).
  • Isco has scored three goals and delivered one assist in five starts with Real Madrid in the Champions League this season.
  • Real Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of the last three seasons but haven't been to the final since 2002.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

  • Barcelona have not lost a match in the Champions League quarter finals since April 2003, winning eight and drawing seven of their games at this stage since.
  • Barcelona have won just two of their previous seven Champions League matches against fellow Spanish sides (W2 D3 L2).
  • Atlético have conceded only five goals in their nine Champions League games this season; no side in the competition have conceded fewer.
  • Overall in CL history, Barcelona have seen 27 red cards given to opponents; nine more than any other side in the competition.
  • Atlético Madrid have played the most games in Champions League history (excl. qualifiers) without having been given a red card (31).
  • Atlético Madrid have been given the most yellow cards in the Champions League this season (22).
  • Barcelona have seen their opponent reduced to 10 men in four of their last eight Champions League matches.
  • Lionel Messi has scored 67 goals in 85 Champions League appearances (excl. quals) - the only player to have scored more CL goals in Raul (71 in 142 apps).
  • Messi has scored 19 goals in his last 20 Champions League appearances away from the Camp Nou.
  • Atlético Madrid have won all four of their Champions League games at home this season netting 13 goals and conceding only two.
  • No side has scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of Champions League games than Atlético Madrid this season (5).
  • No side has scored more goals from set-pieces than Atlético Madrid this season (9).
  • Neymar has scored or assisted six of Barcelona's last 10 Champions League goals (four goals, two assists).

Bayern Munich v Manchester United

  • Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in five of their nine Champions League games this season; no side has kept more.
  • Since the 1999 Champions League final, Man Utd have won just one of their seven Champions League encounters with Bayern Munich (W1 D3 L3).
  • United have scored in each of their last 15 Champions League meetings with German clubs, but the last one to stop them scoring was Bayern in March 2002.
  • Bayern have only failed to score in one of their last 28 Champions League matches, but this came against English opposition (Arsenal in March 2013).
  • Bayern have won six and drawn two of their last eight matches in the CL knockout stages, but the last team to defeat them in the KO stages were English (Arsenal - 0-2 in March 2013).
  • No side has won more penalties than Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season (4), but they have only scored two of these.
  • Arjen Robben has won all four of these penalties - no other player has won more than two.
  • Franck Ribery has created more goalscoring chances than any other player in the Champions League this season (23).
  • The Red Devils have won just one of their last six Champions League away games (D3 L2), but this victory did come in Germany, courtesy of a 5-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Bayern Munich have failed to win just four of their last 18 Champions League games at the Allianz Arena (W14 D2 L2) - but all four of these games have been against English sides.
  • Bayern have drawn the first leg of a European knockout tie 1-1 away from home on 11 previous occasions and have going progressed to the next round in all 11 of those ties.
  • Bayern have averaged 69.8% possession in the Champions League this season and they managed a possession figure of 74.2% at Old Trafford in the first leg.



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