10 Interesting Stats from Champions League Matchday 3

1 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal at Anfield in his sixth appearance.  The Real Madrid forward now has an astonishing 20 goals in 13 competitive appearances this season.

3 – Liverpool were beaten by three goals in a Champions League match at Anfield for the first time. In the process, Real Madrid became the third side to score three goals at Anfield in this competition, after Barcelona and Chelsea.

4 – The last four penalties Petr Čech has faced (excluding shootouts) have failed to find the back of the net.

5 – Shakhtar Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano became only the second player in the history of the tournament to score five goals in a single game.  The Ukrainian side thrashed BATE Borisov 7-0 on Tuesday with all seven goals coming from Brazilians.  Lionel Messi’s the only other play to achieve this feat – Bayer 04 Leverkusen were the victims.

9% – English sides have won only one of their last 11 meetings versus Spanish opponents in the Champions League.  This was Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Real Sociedad under David Moyes last season.

10 – Manchester City have gone 10 games without a clean sheet in Europe’s elite club cup competition.

19 – Mario Mandžukić took his goal tally up to 19 in 23 Champions League appearances with one of Atlético Madrid’s five in their 5-0 thrashing of Swedish side Malmö.

40 – Only 1 October 1997 saw more goals (44) than Tuesday’s 40 in the history of the Champions League.

70 – Cristiano Ronaldo is now one goal behind the all-time Champions League top goalscorer Raúl.

85 – Iker Casillas record his 85th victory in the Champions League with a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday.  The Real Madrid and Spain legend has now won more games than any other player in the competition.

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