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Stuart Dalgleish 3rd Apr 2011 - 14:18

Champions League quater-final Opta Facts

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Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Real Madrid have won none of their last five Champions League games (D1 L4) against English teams and failed to score in the last four
  • Jose Mourinho won five (drew two & lost one) of his eight matches against Tottenham and all five games v Harry Redknapp.
  • Real averaged more shots per game so far than any of the other quart finalists (16.3).
  • Spurs have the best conversion rate of the quarter finalists having scored with 24% of their attempts.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in his last 20 Champions League appearances.
  • Ronaldo has scored five goals in his last seven matches in all competitions against Spurs.
  • Karim Benzema has scored six goals in his last four Champions League matches.
  • Jose Mourinho's side have kept six clean sheets in eight Champions League games this season and he also kept five in his last eight as Inter boss in the competition.
  • Peter Crouch has scored seven goals in eight starts for Tottenham in Europe.
  • Tottenham met Real Madrid in the 1984-85 UEFA Cup with the Spanish side progressing 1-0 on aggregate.
  • Spurs have only won one of eight matches against Spanish opponents, the 1963 Cup winners Cup final against Atletico Madrid.
  • Aaron Lennon and Mesut Özil have a joint-competition high five assists in the Champions League.

 

Internazionale v Schalke 04

  • Inter have the worst defensive record of the last eight teams, conceding an average of 1.75 goals per game.
  • Inter and Schalke met in the 1997 UEFA Cup final with both games ending as 1-0 home wins and the German side winning the trophy 4-1 on a penalty shoot out.
  • They also met the following season where Inter once again won 1-0 at home, but secured passage to the next round with a 1-1 draw in Gelsenkirchen.
  • Since losing to Schalke in the 1997 UEFA Cup final, Inter have won each of the four knockout confrontations with German teams.
  • Samuel Eto'o has scored or assisted 13 of Inter's 15 goals in the Champions League this season.
  • No team has scored twice in a game against Schalke in the last 15 Champions League matches the German side have played.
  • Schalke have only ever won three out of 15 Champions League away games.
  • Bayern's win at the San Siro in the last round ended a run of seven straight Champions League victories for Inter on home soil.
  • Inter have scored five goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches in the Champions League, more than any other team.
  • Eto'o has a joint-competition high five assists in the Champions League.

 

Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk

  • The team that has knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League in the last seven seasons has gone on to lose their next knockout match.
  • Shakhtar have the best shooting accuracy of the eight teams left in the Champions League (57%).
  • Barcelona have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Champions League.
  • The Ukrainian side have won nine of their last 10 Champions league matches and scored 26 goals in those games.
  • Shakhtar have only won two of their 12 European games against Spanish sides but both of those victories were against Barcelona.
  • Shakhtar have won two and lost three of their six European games against Barcelona but they won 3-2 on their last visit to the Camp Nou.
  • Eduardo has scored four goals from just six shots on target in the Champions League this season.
  • Lionel Messi has scored 25 goals in his last 30 Champions League games and 14 in his last 11 starts
  • Shakhtar have conceded 138 fouls, more than any other team in this season's Champions League.
  • Shakhtar have scored the most goals from outside the box in this season's Champions League.
  • Lionel Messi has fired in 20 shots on target, more than any other player in the Champions League this season.

 

Chelsea v Manchester United

  • Chelsea and Man Utd met in the 2008 Champions League final where the Blues lost on a penalty shoot out to the Red Devils.
  • Manchester United have won all four times in Europe where they have been drawn against English opposition.
  • Chelsea have been drawn against English opponents seven times previously in the Champions League. Of the six knockout rounds, they have come through three times out of six.
  • Man Utd have scored just nine goals in eight Champions league games this season, the lowest scorers in the last eight.
  • Edwin van der Sar has the best save % in the Champions League (93%), followed by Petr Cech (90%).
  • Carlo Ancelotti has won all three Premier League games with Chelsea against Manchester United.
  • Man Utd have won none and lost six of their last nine matches at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
  • United have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge and netted only once on each of the other three encounters.
  • Fernando Torres has scored three goals in his last five Premier League games against Manchester United.
  • Chelsea have only lost two of their last 41 Champions League matches at Stamford Bridge.
  • Manchester United have only lost one of their last 21 Champions league matches away from home.

 

 
 
 

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