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Michael Taylor 23rd Nov 2009 - 11:11

UEFA Champions League Opta Facts - 24 November

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Group E

Debrecen v Liverpool

  • Debreceni have lost all four of their Champions League matches so far.
  • Liverpool have won just once in their last six Champions League games - against Debreceni.
  • The Reds beat Debreceni by a score of 1-0 in their first Champions League match this season - the Hungarians have conceded at least four goals in each of their ensuing three games in the competition.
  • Debreceni have conceded a competition-high 14 goals in the Champions League this season.
  • 19 goals have been scored in matches involving Debreceni, a record this season in the Champions League.
  • Adamo Coulibaly and Gergely Rudolf have both scored in each of their last two Champions League fixtures.

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Fiorentina v Lyon

  • Fiorentina are joint-top scorers (with Real Madrid) in the competition so far with 11 goals.
  • Lyon are undefeated in their three meetings with Fiorentina in the Champions League, winning the last two.
  • Fiorentina have never beaten French opposition in the competition, drawing three times and losing twice.
  • Lyon have scored in each of their last 12 Champions League games, netting 25 goals in the process.
  • Alberto Gilardino has scored more goals against Lyon than any other opponent in the Champions League: three.
  • Lyon are the only visiting team to have won at Artemio Franchi in the Champions League, with a 2-1 win last season.

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Group F

Barcelona v Inter Milan

  • Barcelona have won just two of their last eight in the tournament, one of those was the 2008/09 final against Manchester United.
  • However, Barcelona have won four of their last five Champions League games against Italian opposition.
  • Inter Milan have only won one of their last nine Champions League matches.
  • Inter have drawn their last three games against Spanish sides, failing to score in their last two.
  • Inter Milan are the only side in the competition yet to concede a goal in the second half.
  • Samuel Eto'o is yet to score in the Champions League since his goal in the final last season when he played for Barcelona.

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Rubin Kazan v Dynamo Kiev

  • Kiev have won just one of their last 13 away games in the Champions League.
  • The Ukrainian side have never drawn a game against Russian opposition in the Champions League (three wins at home, two losses away).
  • The home team has always come out on top in confrontations between Russian and Ukrainian teams in the Champions League.
  • Dynamo Kiev have only scored three goals in their last eight away fixtures in the Champions League.
  • Four of the seven goals conceded by Dynamo have been scored by Argentinean players (Dominguez, Messi, Samuel and Milito).

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Group G

Rangers v VfB Stuttgart

  • Rangers have now gone eight Champions League games without a win, losing five of these.
  • The Scottish side have lost their last three games at home in the competition, conceding 11 goals in the process.
  • Stuttgart have won just once in their last 13 Champions League games.
  • VfB have won just once in 10 away games in their Champions League history.
  • This will be the sixth meeting between these sides in the competition, both have won twice at home and they shared a 1-1 draw last time out in Germany.
  • Stuttgart have been involved in three draws (all 1-1) in the Champions League this season, a record only Inter Milan can match.

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Unirea Urziceni v Sevilla

  • Sevilla have a 75% win ratio in the Champions League, winning nine of their 12 games so far.
  • With 10 points and a +7 goal difference, Sevilla currently have the best record in the Champions League.
  • Romanian sides have previously met Spanish sides on seven occasions in the competition, losing six of these and drawing the other.
  • Unirea have recouped five points after coming back from losing positions, only Inter Milan have been as resilient this season in the Champions League.
  • Sevilla have already qualified for the knockout stages of this season's competition.
  • If Unirea win this match and Stuttgart fail to win at Rangers, they will become the first-ever Romanian side to make it past the group stages of the Champions League.

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Group H

AZ Alkmaar v Olympiakos

  • AZ are yet to win a game in the Champions League, drawing two and losing two.
  • The Greek side have lost their last three matches away from home in the competition, failing to score a single goal in the process.
  • AZ have only lost once in their 35 home matches in European competition.
  • There has never been a draw in the 15 Champions League encounters between Dutch and Greek sides.
  • Olympiakos have lost their two Champions League trips to Holland (at Ajax and Heerenveen), failing to score in the process.
  • AZ's three goals have all been netted after the half time break.

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Arsenal v Standard Liege

  • The Gunners have kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight home fixtures in the competition.
  • Anderlecht are the only Belgian side to have previously travelled to England in the Champions League, losing in each of their four trips.
  • Only Manchester United have managed to beat Arsenal at the Emirates in the Champions League.
  • Arsenal won 3-2 in the first leg despite going 2-0 down after only five minutes.
  • In total, Standard have dropped six points after going ahead in their matches this season, a competition-high.
  • Both sides have so far managed to find the net in each of their respective Champions League fixtures this season.

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