10 Interesting Stats from Champions League Matchday 1

1 – Borussia Dortmund ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run in Germany. The Gunners had been unbeaten in their last six away games in Germany, winning three, drawing three, including one win and one draw at Signal Iduna Park.

3 – Atlético Madrid conceded only three goals during the last season’s Champions League group stage. They conceded three alone in their opener at Olympiacos this season.

4 – Mario Balotelli’s opener for Liverpool on Tuesday for the fourth different team he has scored for in the Champions League, after Internazionale, Manchester City and AC Milan. He has scored a combined eight goals for those sides.

7 – German Bundesliga sides picked up seven points from a possible nine against Premier League in the opening round of Champions League matches this week. Last season, with the same match ups plays Manchester United vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen, German sides beat the English only twice in their eight group stage matches, losing the other six.

8 – Manchester City have now gone eight Champions League games without a clean sheet and have only kept two in their last 15 games in the competition.

10 – Bayern Munich’s last 10 goals in the Champions League have been scored against Premier League opposition. They scored one versus Manchester City on Wednesday, four in last season’s quarter-final victory over Manchester United (0 in their semi-final defeat to Real Madrid), three in their round of 16 victory over Arsenal and two versus Manchester City in the final group stage matcf last season.

33% – Bayern Munich have won won two of their last six matches versus English opposition at the Allianz Arena, drawing two and losing two.

53 – Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 53 goals in 52 Champions League appearances for Real Madrid.

142 – Barceona’s Xavi equalled Real Madrid legend Raúl’s record as the player with most Champions League appearances on Wednesday.

1000 – Karim Benzema’s goal in their 5-1 thrashing of FC Basel on Tuesday was Real Madrid’s 1,000 in all European competitions. Directly behind the world football giants are Barcelona (979) and Bayern Munich (800).

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