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Stuart Dalgleish 29th Sep 2012 - 17:56

Champions League Opta Facts - Matchday 2

Juventus v Shakhtar

o Juventus haven't met Shakhtar in Europe since the 1976-77 UEFA Cup when they won 3-0 at home and lost 0-1 away in progressing to the quart finals.
o Juve have conceded just four goals in six European matches against Ukrainian teams, winning four and losing just one of the games.
o The Italian champions have drawn their last seven matches in a row in European competition.
o Juventus have won 12 and lost just one of their last 22 European matches in home soil.
o In 14 matches against Italian opposition, Shakhtar have won four times, and only once away from home in seven trips.
o Shakhtar's last Italian opponents were AS Roma, who were seen off with home and away wins in the 2010-11 Round of 16.
o Henrikh Mkhitaryan fired in more shots on target on Match Day One than any other player in the Champions League (4).

Nordsjælland v Chelsea

o All three of Nordsjælland's shots on Match Day One hit the target.
o Nordsjælland picked up a joint-high five yellow cards on Match Day One.
o Chelsea have won four and lost none of their six European matches against Danish opposition.
o The Blues last meeting with a Danish team came in the 2010-11 Last 16 when they won 2-0 away and secured progress to the next round with a 0-0 draw at home to FC København.
o Chelsea have drawn their last three matches in Europe.
o Chelsea have only won one of their last seven Champions League away games (W1 D3 L3) since they beat København in February 2011.

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BATE Borisov v Bayern Munich

o Bayern have missed their last two penalties in normal play in the Champions League and German teams have missed their last four in the competition.
o Match Day One's victory over Lille was BATE Borisov's first in the Champions League at the 13th attempt (W1 D5 L7).
o BATE have won none of their six home games in the Champions League (D2 L4), scored just three goals and failed to score in four of those matches.
o Bayern have lost just three of their last 16 Champions League Group Stage matches away from home (W9 D4 L3).
o Bayern have won just one of their last five away games in the Champions League (W1 D1 L3).
o Bayern are likely to be missing Mario Gomez who has scored 20 goals in his last 18 Champions League appearances.

Valencia v Lille

o Valencia earned the only red card show on Match Day One of the Champions League.
o Valencia have won just two of their last 10 Champions League matches (W2 D4 L4).
o Valencia have lost just two of their last 22 European matches at the Mestalla (W11 D9 L2).
o Lille have won just one of their last nine Champions League matches (w1 D4 L4).
o Lille's top scorer in the league in 2011-12 was Eden Hazard (who has moved to Chelsea) with 20 goals. The next best record was three players with six each.
o Valencia's top scorer in La Liga last season was Roberto Soldado with 17 league goals.
o A win over CSKA Moscow on Match Day Five of last season's Champions League ended a run of 10 matches in European competition without a win for Lille (W1 D4 L6).
o Lille have suffered three defeats and earned one draw in four European away days in Spain.
o Lille and Valencia met in the 2009-10 Europa League Group Stage, with the French side drawing 1-1 at home and losing 1-3 at the Mestalla.

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Benfica v Barcelona

o Only PSG (1) and Benfica (0) allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than Barcelona (2) on Match Day One.
o Benfica haven't beaten a Spainsh side in their last 12 attempts in European competition (W0 D5 L7).
o Benfica beat Barcelona in the 1961 European Cup final. Since then they have met twice in the competition with Barca winning both home games and drawing 0-0 on both trips to the Stadium of Light.
o Barcelona have won nine and lost none of their last 11 European games against Portuguese teams, the two draws being 0-0 away against Benfica.
o Lionel Messi has scored 35 goals in his last 30 Champions League starts.
o Barcelona have lost just one of their last 19 Champions League games (W14 D4 L1).
o Victor Valdes conceded from the only two shots on target he faced on Match Day One.
o Barcelona have lost none of their last 16 Champions League Group Stage matches away from home (W10 D6 L0).
o The Catalan side have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven Champions League matches.


Spartak Moscow v Celtic

o Celtic were the only team in the Champions League who didn't manage a single shot on target on the opening matchday.
o Spartak picked up a joint-high five yellow cards on Match Day One.
o Spartak scored with both of their shots on target against Barcelona on Match Day One.
o Spartak have won just one of the last 14 Champions League home games (W1 D5 L8).
o Celtic have won just one of their last 10 Champions League matches (W1 D3 L6).
o Excluding qualifiers, Celtic have won none of their last 26 away games in Europe (W0 D6 L20).
o Celtic have never had a player sent off in a Champions League match, while Spartak have earned red cards in two of their last three games in the competition.
o Celtic have failed to score in five of their last eight Champions League matches.

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CFR Cluj v Manchester United

o Cluj blocked a Match Day One high 13 shots from their opponents.
o Manchester United committed more fouls than any other team on Match Day One (22), but only Valencia and United were penalised more than Cluj (20 fouls).
o Mário Felgueiras made more saves than any other goalkeeper on Match Day One (10).
o This is their third Champions League campaign and Cluj have won their opening game on all three occasions, but won no other matches, drawing one and losing four of the remaining five games in their previous two appearances in the Group Stages.
o Manchester United have won just two of their last seven matches in Europe (W2 D1 L4).
o United have only faced Romanian oppositions once before in Europe, Otelul Galati in last season's Group Stage.
o Following a run of one defeat in 25 European games away from home, Man Utd have lost two of the last three.
o The Red Devils have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Champions League away games.

Galatasaray v Braga

o Galatasaray hit the woodwork three times in their opening match of this group stage.
o Galatasaray have only ever played one Portuguese team in European competition previously, Benfica in the 2008-09 UEFA Cup Group Stage.
o The Turkish side have lost three and drawn one of their last four matches in European competition proper.
o Galatasaray have won just one of their last eight Champions League games (W1 D2 L5) and lost five of the last six.
o However, the Turkish side have won three and lost just one of their last five Champions League home matches.
o The only time Braga have played Turkish opposition in Europe came in last season's Europa League Last 32, when they beat Besiktas at home but lost the tie 1-2 on aggregate.
o Braga have lost just one of their last seven European matches away from home (W2 D4 L1).
o Braga fired in more shots than any other team on MatchDay One (38).

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Dynamo Kyiv v Dinamo Zagreb

o Dynamo Kyiv have won just one of their last 10 European matches (W1 D6 L3).
o The Ukrainian side have won none of their last six Champions League matches (W0 D2 L4).
o Dynamo Kiev have won just two of their last 12 Champions League home matches (W2 D2 L8).
o The Ukrainian runners-up have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 Champions League home games.
o Dinamo Zagreb have lost nine and won none of their last 10 matches in the Champions League.
o The Croatian side have shipped 19 goals in their last four Champions League matches.
o Dinamo Zagreb have failed to score in five of their last seven Champions League games.
o Zagreb have actually failed to score in nine of their last 12 matches in European competition.

Porto v Paris St-Germain

o Paris St Germain's top scorer in 2011-12 was Nene with 21 league goals, making him the joint-top scorer in Ligue 1.
o Porto have kept clean sheets in their last three Champions League matches.
o Porto have only ever lost one Champions League games against French opponents, but that was a 0-2 defeat to Paris St Germain in October 2004.
o At home, Porto have won three and drawn two of five games against French opponents including a 0-0 draw with PSG in November 2004.
o PSG have won just one of their last five European matches against Portuguese opposition (W1 D2 L2).
o PSG have only won one of five European trips to Portugal, losing three and drawing their one visit to Porto.
o Paris have won just one of their last 14 Champions League away games (W1 D5 L8).

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Arsenal v Olympiacos

o Since losing to Inter in 2003, Arsenal have only lost two out of 42 Champions League home games and those were against other English teams.
o Arsenal have met Olympiacos in the Group Stages in two of the last three seasons, winning both previous home games and losing both previous trips to Greece.
o The Gunners have never lost at home to Greek opposition in Europe winning five and drawing two games.
o Marouane Chamakh scored in eight out of nine Champions League games prior to his current run of eleven appearances in the competition without a goal.
o Olympiacos have only won three of their 56 away Champions League/European Cup matches, losing 43.
o Olympiacos have lost all 10 European game away from home in England, with the goal they netted on their last visit to the Emirates being only their second in those 10 games.
o Lukas Podolski has scored three goals in his last two Champions League appearances.

Schalke 04 v Montpellier

o Montpellier's top scorer in 2011-12 was Olivier Giroud (who has now left for Arsenal) with 21 league goals. Second was Younes Belhanda who netted the French side's goal on Match Day One.
o Schalke have won 14 and lost just four of their last 24 European matches.
o The German side have won nine and lost none of their last 12 Group matches in Europe (CL & EL).
o In that run of 12 matches, Schalke have kept seven clean sheets and conceded just five goals.
o Schalke have played five games in Europe against French opponents, winning the three home matches and losing the two away trips.
o Schalke and Montpellier were two of six teams to win a penalty on Match Day One.
o Montpellier have won just one of their last nine matches in European competition (W1 D 3 L5).
o Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was the top scorer in the German Bundesliga last season with 29 goals.

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Anderlecht v Malaga

o Anderlecht have won just one of the last 20 Champions League matches (W1 D5 L14), but have drawn the last three in a row.
o Anderlecht have won just two and lost six of their last nine games against Spanish sides in Europe.
o However their last game against a Spanish team (Athletic in February 2010) and their last in the Champions League (Real Betis December 2005) were those two victories.
o Malaga have only ever lost one match in European competition, winning seven out of the 11 they have played.
o Malaga have only conceded four goals in their 11 matches in Europe.
o Anderlecht have won none of their last nine Champions League home games (W0 D2 L7).

Zenit St Petersburg v AC Milan

o Zenit have won 10 and lost none of the last 13 home games in European competition.
o Zenit have scored just one goal in three home games against Italian sides in European competition and won just one of six overall against teams from Serie A (W1 D2 L3).
o AC Milan have won just one of their last eight Champions League games (W1 D4 L3).
o On the road, Milan have won just one of their last 11 Champions League matches (W1 D 6 L4).
o Milan have won two of their three away trips to Russia in European competition.
o Luciano Spalletti has a record of won seven, drawn four and lost seven against AC Milan as a coach in Serie A and lost just one of eight in home games (W3 D4 L1).
o Milan have failed to score in three of their last four Champions League matches.

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Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund

o Manchester City allowed the opposition more shots on target against them than any other team on Match Day One (12).
o Manchester City have only lost one of 34 European ties on home soil (W25 D8 L1),
o City also have an excellent record in the Premier League having lost none of their last 32 games at the Etihad Stadium (W29 D3 L0).
o City have won three and drawn one of four home games in Europe against German opposition, but overall they have won four and lost four of nine meetings with teams from the Bundesliga.
o Dortmund have won none of their last five away games in Europe losing all three of their Group Stage road trips last season.
o Dortmund have won two and lost five of seven trips to England in European competition, and have lost the last three in a row.
o Dortmund's top scorer last season was Robert Lewandoski with 22 goals in the Bundesliga and he scored with the only one of his eight shots on Match Day one which hit the target.

Ajax v Real Madrid

o Real Madrid fired in more shots on target than any other team on Champions League match day 1 (12).
o Ajax have failed to score in four of their last five European home matches, including a 0-3 defeat last season to Real Madrid.
o The Amsterdam-based side have also failed to score in their last three home games in Europe against Spanish opposition, including the last two both against Real.
o Ajax have won one of their last 11 games against Spanish sides (W1 D2 L8), including losing the last six in a row.
o The last four matches Ajax have played against Spanish teams have all been against Real and Madrid have won all four without conceding.
o Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in his last 10 Champions League appearances and three in his last two against Ajax.
o Real Madrid have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven Champions League games.
o Karim Benzema has scored 14 goals in his last 17 Champions League games.
o Real Madrid have won 19 and lost just two of their last 26 Champions League games.

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