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Nic Ladds 11th Apr 2011 - 12:30

Champions League Opta Facts - Quarter Final 2nd leg

Champions League Opta Facts - Quarter Final 2nd leg


Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid have only once lost by a four goal margin in the Champions League and this was against an English side, Liverpool in March 2009.
  • In the two seasons they have played in the European Cup/Champions League, Spurs are unbeaten at home, scoring 25 goals in eight games (only failing to score in their last match against Milan).
  • Peter Crouch's red card was the third for Spurs this term, a competition high.
  • Tottenham have allowed their opponents the most shots on target in the Champions League 2010/11: 53.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has attempted the most shots (62) in the Champions League this season.
  • Real Madrid have failed to score only twice in their last 14 Champions League away fixtures.
  • Both teams have scored 17 open play goals, more than any other side in this season competition.
  • Spurs have conceded the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of CL matches this season, four.
  • 12 of Real 23 goals in the competition this season have come in the last 30 minutes of games.
  • Mesut Özil has created 34 chances for his team mates, including seven goal assists, more than any other player in the competition this season.
  • In 66 matches in European competitions on home soil, Spurs have only ever lost three times, though two of these defeats were to Spanish teams.
  • Real won 1-0 on their only previous trip to Tottenham (UEFA Cup March 1985).
  • Real Madrid have shipped four goals on two of their last three trips to England in the Champions League.


Schalke 04 v Internazionale

  • Schalke have won all four Champions League home games so far this season, netting 11 goals and shipping two.
  • The last time the German side netted five goals in the Premier European club competition before the Inter game was back in 1958 when they defeated KB Kobenhavn 5-2 at home.
  • For Inter it was the second time they had conceded five goals in the Champions League, both at home, but the first time in a knock out stage.
  • Julio Cesar's save ratio in Champions league is 59%, well below his Serie A one, 80%.
  • Dejan Stankovic scored the sixth fastest goal in Champions league history in the first leg after 26 seconds, the fifth fastest was netted by Milan's Clarence Seedorf again against Schalke in 2005.
  • Inter have only lost in Germany twice in the European Cup and both times against the same team, Werder Bremen.
  • The goal Raùl netted at the San Siro was his fourth in the competition this term and his 70th overall.
  • Schalke are unbeaten at home against Italian opposition in five matches in European competitions.
  • The Miners have attempted the most tackles in this season competition, 229.
  • Since 2005 Inter have won just nine away games in the Champions League but eight of these were by a one-goal margin.


Shakhtar Donetsk v Barcelona

  • Shakhtar are unbeaten in their last 13 home games in European competitions, conceding just four goals.
  • This season Mircea Lucescu's men have won all four home games, shipping just one goal in the process.
  • In the Champions League the Ukrainians have scored five goals just once, against Basel at home in November 2008.
  • Barcelona have attempted the most passes in the Champions League this season and boast the best passing accuracy, 91%.
  • The Catalonians have scored in each of their last 17 Champions League games.
  • Shakhtar have won two of their 12 games v Spanish opponents in all European competitions, both against Barcelona in the Champions League.
  • 93% of Xavi's 866 passes have reached a team mate.
  • Barcelona's keeper Victor Valdes has conceded seven goals from 14 shots on target faced.
  • In 11 Champions League games vs Ukrainian opposition, Barcelona have never recorded a draw: six wins and five defeats.
  • Barcelona last round's defeat against Arsenal was only their second in the Champions League in the last 16 away games.
  • However the Blaugrana have never won a Champions League knockout stage match away from home under Pep Guardiola (two defeats and five draws).


Manchester United v Chelsea

  • With the goal at Stamford Bridge, Wayne Rooney became the first English player to net against Chelsea in Champions League.
  • Manchester United have only netted 10 goals in nine games, the fewest of the remaining sides in the competition this season (next is Chelsea with 16).
  • The Red Devils though boast the best defence, with just two goals conceded and seven clean sheets.
  • Chelsea have never conceded more than one goal away from home in six matches in the Champions League against English opposition.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's men have failed to score in three of their last four Champions League matches.
  • Alex Ferguson's side is unbeaten against English opposition in Champions League football (three wins, one draw).
  • The last time a team won at Old Trafford in the knock out stage of this competition was in 2005, when Milan won 1-0.
  • Chelsea have failed to score just once in their last eight Champions League away games, keeping a clean sheet in half of these.
  • Chelsea have managed the most headed shots in the competition, 24.
  • Five of Wayne Rooney's last seven Champions League goals have been netted away from home.
  • More than half of Wayne Rooney's Champions League goals have come in the knockout stages (12/22).

 

 
 
 

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