10 Interesting Stats from Champions League Matchday 4

0 – Olympique Marseille and Viktoria Plzeň are the only two sides yet to pick up a single point through 4 matches. The French side are in a group with Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli, whilst the Czech team have had to face Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Manchester City.

4 – Gareth Bale’s goal for Real Madrid in their 2-2 draw at Juventus was the Welsh midfielder’s 5th Champions League goal and his 4th on Italian soil in the competition. Whilst at Tottenham, Bale netted a hat-trick at Internazionale in 2010.

5 – Despite playing all 360 minutes in Bayern Munich’s 4 group games, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been forced into making just 5 saves. Viktoria Plzeň forced the German number 1 into just one save on Tuesday night – which was 1 more than when they met a fortnight ago in Munich.

9 – Bayern Munich tied Barcelona’s Champions League record by making it 9 consecutive victories in the competition on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win at Viktoria Plzeň. Mario Mandžukić scored the winner. The last time Bayern failed to win in Europe’s premier club competition was when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Arsenal in the round of 16 back in March at the Allianz Arena.

12 – Only Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich have a 100% win record after the opening four group games.

14 – Real Madrid are this season’s top scorers with an impressive 14 goals in 4 games. The Spanish giants scored twice as they drew 2-2 at Juventus on Tuesday. They have now scored 1 more than French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

14 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 14th Champions League goal in the 2013 calendar year. This is a Champions League record, previously held by Lionel Messi on 13.

35 – English sides have picked up 35 points from a possible 48 in this season’s competition, recording 11 wins, 2 draws and only 3 losses, with an aggregate score of 34-14. Spanish sides have picked up 33 points and German side’s 31.

67% – English sides have won 4 of the 6 matches against German opposition after 4 rounds. Chelsea were 3-0 winners over Schalke 04 both home and away, Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 on Wednesday and Manchester United had previously beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2. Manchester City have been beaten 3-1 at home by Bayern Munich, whilst Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Dortmund in their first meeting with last season’s runners-up.

80 – Barcelona’s Xavi recorded his 80th Champions League victory on Wednesday. The Spaniard is now the all-time leader in Champions League wins, overtaking Real Madrid legend Raúl who won 79 matches during his illustrious career.