10 Interesting Stats from Champions League Matchday 6

1 – Manchester United became the first English side to keep a clean sheet versus Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League after the Ukrainian champions had scored in all 7 of their previous meetings with Premier League opposition in this competition.

2 – FC Basel collected just 2 points from their four games against Schalke 04 and Steaua Bucharest. The Swiss champions took 6 points from Chelsea but failed to finish in the top two places in the group after disappointing results against the other two opponents.

3 – Anderlecht became the first team to receive 3 red cards in a single Champions League match on Tuesday when Cheikhou Kouyaté, Fabrice N’Sakala and Silvio Proto were all dismissed at Benfica. In the process, the Belgian side matched FC Twente’s record of conceding 3 penalties in a single Champions League game.

5 – English teams have won on their last five trips to Germany in the Champions League. Manchester City were the latest when they won 3-2 at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. This ended the defending champions’ record 10-match winning streak in the competition which began after losing at home to Arsenal.

9 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most goals in the group stage, playing in just 5 of Real Madrid’s games. Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimović played slightly less time and finished one goal behind the Portuguese forward.

15 – Olympique Marseille became the 15th team in Champions League history to lose all 6 of their group stage matches after MFK Košice, Fenerbahçe, Spartak Moscow, Anderlecht, Rapid Vienna, Levski Sofia, Dynamo Kiev, Maccabi Haifa, Debrecen, Žilina, Partizan Belgrade, Villarreal, Oțelul Galați and Dinamo Zagreb. The French side now have a nine game losing streak in the Champions League.

18 – English Premier League sides won 6 of 8 matches versus German Bundesliga opponents in the group stage of this season’s Champions League, picking up 18 points.

23 – Steaua Bucharest have gone a record 23 Champions League matches without a win.

25 – Neymar scored his first Champions League goal with his 25th shot in the competition when he finally broke his duck in his sixth match, scoring a hat-trick versus Celtic.

32 – English sides collected a total of 32 points in the group stage as all four sides progressed to the knockout stage – more points than any other nation’s sides combined. Germany were in second position with 31 points and Spain third with 23.

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