Thursday, 19 September 2019

Opta Match Facts: Champions League MD1, Day 2

Opta Match Facts: Champions League MD1, Day 2

Paris Saint Germain 3-0 Real Madrid

- Real Madrid have lost consecutive Champions League games for the first time since April 2013 under Jose Mourinho.

- Real Madrid failed to have a single shot on target against PSG tonight, the first time this has happened in the Uefa Champions League since Opta began collecting such data in the competition in 2003-04 (in 167 games).

- Real Madrid suffered their joint-heaviest defeat on the opening matchday of a group stage campaign in Champions League history (also 0-3 vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2004 and 0-3 vs Lyon in 2005).

- PSG have found the back of the net in each of their last 25 Champions League matches, the current longest such run in the competition and the fourth longest in competition history behind Real Madrid (34 in Apr 2014), Barcelona (29 in Mar 2012) and Real Madrid (29 in Sept 2018).

- PSG’s Angel Di Maria is the third player in Champions League history to score at least twice in a game against both Real Madrid and Barcelona, after Mário Jardel and Andriy Shevchenko. Di Maria netted his 19th and 20th Champions League goals in this match.

Bayern Munich 3-0 FK Crvena Zvezda

- Bayern Munich are unbeaten in 16 Champions League group games on home soil, winning 15 and keeping 11 clean sheets.

- Crvena Zvezda have conceded 16 goals in their first four away games in the Champions League – more than any other team in their first four such games in the competition.

- Bayern Munich have scored at least once in each of their last 29 home games in the group stage of the Champions League, last failing to score in such a match in November 2009 (v Bordeaux).

- Robert Lewandowski has been directly involved in 42 goals in just 53 Champions League appearances for Bayern, with tonight his 37th goal (5 assists).

- Following his goal against Crvena Zvezda, Robert Lewandowski has now scored against 23 opponents in the Champions League.

Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Atalanta

- Dinamo Zagreb ended a run of 11 successive Champions League losses with victory over Atalanta, recording their largest margin of victory in the competition.

- Atalanta are the 10th Italian side to play in the Champions League – this is the biggest defeat any team from Italy have faced on their debut.

- Atalanta conceded with the very first shot on target that they faced in their Champions League history.

- Mislav Orsic is the first Dinamo Zagreb player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League and the first Zagreb player to score more than once on debut.

- Dinamo Zagreb left-back Marin Leovac scored his first ever Champions League goal in what was his first appearance in the competition since playing for FK Austria Wien in November 2013.

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

- Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded 15 goals in their five meetings with Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League; the most they've conceded against an opponent in the competition.

- Manchester City have kept clean sheets in four of their five Champions League matches against Shakhtar Donetsk, double the amount than they have versus any other side.

- Since the start of 2016-17 campaign, only Real Madrid (84) and Bayern Munich (72) have scored more Champions League goals than Pep Guardiola's Man City (71).

- Shakhtar Donetsk have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 17 UEFA Champions League matches (36 goals conceded).

- Since the start of the 2017-18 Champions League campaign, only James Milner (10) has recorded more assists in the competition than Kevin De Bruyne (9).

- Riyad Mahrez has had a hand in seven goals in seven Champions League appearances for Man City (2 goals, 5 assists).

Atlético Madrid 2-2 Juventus

- Atletico Madrid have lost only one of their last 19 Champions League home games (W14 D4 L1), losing only to Chelsea in September 2017.

- Juventus became the first side to score at least twice away at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League since Chelsea in September 2017 (1-2).

- Tonight, versus Atletico Madrid, Juventus started just one Italian player in a Champions League match for the first time in their history (Leonardo Bonucci).

- Kieran Trippier became the fifth Englishman to start a Champions League game for a Spanish team after David Beckham, Michael Owen, Jonathan Woodgate and Steve McManaman.

- Aaron Ramsey became the first ever Welshman to play for an Italian team in Champions League history.

- Stefan Savic netted his first ever Champions League goal in what was his 28th appearance in the competition.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-2 Lokomotiv Moscow

- By defeating Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow have ended a run of seven straight defeats against German Clubs and scored as many goals as they managed in that run (2).

- Lokomotiv Moscow have conceded at least one goal in their last 13 away games in the Champions League, last keeping a clean sheet in September 2002 (v Club Brugge).

- Lokomotiv Moscow won their match against Bayer Leverkusen with just 22% possession – the lowest such figure for a winning side in the Champions League since Celtic beat Barcelona in November 2012 (15.4% possession).

- Lokomotiv Moscow won their first away game in the Champions League since October 2002 (v Galatasaray), ending a run of 10 games without victory on the road (D2 L8).

- Lokomotiv Moscow’s Grzegorz Krychowiak scored his first-ever Champions League goal in what was his 19th appearance in the competition, having previously featured for Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain.

Club Brugge 0-0 Galatasaray

- Club Brugge have lost only one of their last 11 matches in European competition (including qualifiers), winning five and drawing five.

- Galatasaray are winless in their last 15 Champions League away trips (D3 L12), with the Turkish side last tasting victory in March 2013 against FC Schalke 04.

- Club Brugge are the first team in Champions League history to draw three successive games by a 0-0 scoreline.

- Galatasaray have failed to score in five successive away games, the 12th occasion a team has done so in the Champions League and first since Shakhtar Donetsk in September 2017.

- Galatasaray named a starting XI in the Champions League without a Turkish player for the first time in their history.

Olympiakos 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

- Tottenham failed to win a Champions League game having been two goals ahead for the second time and first since drawing 2-2 with Werder Bremen in September 2010.

- Since the start of last season, Spurs have conceded more goals than any other side in the Champions League (21).

- Olympiakos are winless in nine Champions League matches (D2 L7), their longest winless run in the competition.

- Only Ruud van Nistelrooy (19) and Roberto Soldado (19) scored their first 15 Champions League goals in fewer games than Harry Kane (20).

- Lucas Moura scored just his second goal from outside the box for Tottenham in all competitions and his first since August 2018 vs Fulham. The Brazilian has also netted four goals in his last three Champions League games, as many as he'd netted in his previous 23 in the competition.

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