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Stuart Dalgleish 22nd Apr 2014 - 12:50

Champions League Opta Facts - SFs first legs

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea

 

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 15 clashes with Spanish sides in the Champions League (W6 D9), their last defeat coming against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in February 2006. Their last four trips to Spain in the competition have all ended in draws.
  • Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have met three times previously, twice in the Champions League and once in the European Super Cup; both teams have won once along with a drawn fixture.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League (W1 D1); having met in the 2009/10 Group Stages.
  • The three competitive encounters between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have produced 13 goals.
  • Atletico Madrid have won two of their last three games against English sides in European competition (L1).
  • The Madrid club have travelled to England nine times previously in European competition (excluding qualifiers); winning only once (at Leicester in September 1997, D4 L4).
  • Atletico Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup/Champions League for the first time since 1974 when they eventually lost in the final against Bayern Munich after a replay.
  • Atletico Madrid have only conceded five goals in 10 Champions League games this season, the best defensive tally in the competition.
  • Atletico Madrid are the only team unbeaten in the Champions League this season (8 wins, 2 draws).
  • Atletico Madrid are one of two teams, alongside Bayern Munich, to have scored in every Champions League game this season.
  • 45% of Atletico's goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the opening and closing 15 minutes of games (10 out of 22).
  • Atletico Madrid have completed 76.6% of their passes in the Champions League this season, the lowest ratio among the four teams left in the competition. They are also the only team left in the competition with a possession average under 50% (43%).
  • Atletico Madrid have picked up the most yellow cards in the Champions League this season (23).
  • Chelsea have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the seventh time since 2003/04, the joint-highest tally with Barcelona.
  • Chelsea have only lost one of their last 10 Champions League matches in the knockout stages (1-3 v PSG in this season's quarter finals first leg).
  • 61% of Chelsea's goals in the Champions League this season have been scored in the first-half (11 out of 18).
  • 86% of goals conceded by Chelsea in the Champions League this season have come in the second-half (6 out of 7).
  • Diego Costa has scored seven goals in six Champions League games (1 assist).
  • Thibaut Courtois has saved 82.1% of shots faced in the Champions League this season; Petr Cech has saved 76.7%.
  • It's the eighth time in 10 full seasons as manager that José Mourinho has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. It's the third time with Chelsea after 2005 and 2007; however, he's never made it to the final with the Blues.
  • Mourinho won three of his four meetings with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in all competitions when at Real Madrid (L1).
  • Demba Ba has scored in his last three Champions League games. He finds the net every 47 minutes on average this season, the best ratio of any player with more than 1 goal in the competition.

 

 

Real Madrid - Bayern Munich

 

 

  • Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have won 14 European Cup/Champions League titles between the two of them (9 and 5 respectively).
  • Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have met each other 14 times in the Champions League. The first-leg game will equal the record for most frequent encounter in the competition (15 between Barcelona and AC Milan).
  • Bayern Munich have beaten Real Madrid eight times (out of 14 games), more than any other side in the Champions League.
  • Bayern Munich have lost their last five Champions League games at the Bernabeu (includes their defeat in the 2010 final against Inter Milan).
  • Real Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth consecutive season. However, they haven't reached the final since 2002.
  • Real Madrid have won 15 of their last 17 Champions League games at the Santiago Bernabeu (2 draws). Their last home defeat dates back to April 2011 v Barcelona.
  • Real Madrid have not failed to score in any of their last 17 Champions League home games, netting 55 goals in the process (3.2/game).
  • Real Madrid have won nine of their last 11 Champions League games (1 draw, 1 defeat). Their only defeat this season came in their last outing at Dortmund (0-2).
  • Real Madrid have scored the most goals in this season's Champions League. 28 of the 32 netted by the Merengues have come from open play.
  • Real Madrid have also conceded more goals than any of the four teams left in this season's competition (9).
  • Real Madrid have only converted one of their three penalties in the Champions League this season.
  • Bayern Munich have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth time in the last five seasons. They are the defending champions after last season's win against Borussia Dortmund.
  • Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their last nine games in the knockout stages of the Champions League (7 wins, 2 draws).
  • Bayern Munich have scored in each of their last 15 Champions League games, the longest current run. Arsenal were the last team to keep a clean sheet against the Bavarians (13th March 2013).
  • All seven of Bayern Munich's goals in this season's knockout stages of the Champions League have been scored from the 54th minute onwards.
  • Bayern Munich have hit the woodwork eight times, more than any other side in the Champions League this season.
  • 88% of goals conceded by Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season have come in the second-half (7 out of 8).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 35 goals in his last 27 Champions League games. He has netted 14 this season, the joint-highest tally in a European Cup campaign alongside José Altafini (14 goals with AC Milan in 1962/63) & Lionel Messi (14 with Barcelona in 2011/12).
  • Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria are the top assist providers in the Champions League this season (5 each, level with Wayne Rooney).
  • Arjen Robben has scored seven goals and delivered five assists in his last 11 Champions League games.
  • Carlo Ancelotti has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fifth time as manager, and for the first time since 2007 (4 with AC Milan, 1 with Real Madrid).
  • Ancelotti has never lost against Bayern Munich as manager in the Champions League (4 wins, 2 draws all with AC Milan).
  • Pep Guardiola has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fifth time in as many seasons as manager (4 with Barcelona, 1 with Bayern Munich).
  • Guardiola has lost only two of his 15 managerial encounters with Real Madrid in all competitions (9 wins, 4 draws). His Barcelona side knocked out Real in the semi-finals of the 2010/11 Champions League.

 

 

 
 
 

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