FOOTBALL - The following is a recap of the 2012/2013 Champions League final.
FOOTBALL - By netting against Borussia Dortmund, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in six successive Champions League matches. Two players have done that before - Burak Yilmaz and Marouane Chamakh. However, Yilmaz and Ronaldo are the only two platyers who have scored in six straight within the same season. The Infographic below shows more.
FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona play at Bayern München on Tuesday. Lionel Messi has scored in the most cities in the Champions League and can expand his record by scoring in the Allianz-Arena tonight. See below our infographic of Messi’s goals per stadium in the Champions League main tournament. By clicking on the image, you get to the interactive part and select the countries or stadiums he has scored.
Hint: deselect Camp Nou to get a view of all his away goals in the Champions League.
FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain to reach the semifinals of the Champions League on Wednesday. This is the 29th time Barça reached a semifinal in any European competition, equalling the record set by Real Madrid yesterday. Bayern München reached the semifinals of a European competition for the 23rd time, which is third most of all clubs. Juventus, eliminated by Bayern today, were held to 20 semifinals.
FOOTBALL - José Mourinho will make his seventh semifinal appearance in the Champions Cup/Champions League, equaling the competition record of Sir Alex Ferguson. No other coach has made it to the final four in Europe’s premier competition on more than five occasions.
FOOTBALL – Málaga will take on FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, on Wednesday, 13 March, at Estadio La Rosaleda, Málaga. Málaga played 19 European club competition matches thus far (10W-7D-2L), Porto 328 (156W-67D-105L). We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL – On Wednesday, 13 March, Bayern München will face Arsenal in the Champions league round of 16, 2nd leg, at the Allianz Arena. With a 3-1 away win in the bag, Bayern have a 98% chance of reaching the next round this CL season. Arsenal have a 2% chance of progressing to the next round, based on previous matches. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL – On Tuesday, 12 March, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, will play host to the Champions league match round of 16, 2nd leg, Schalke 04 v Galatasaray. In KO rounds of European club competitions, Galatasaray has been eliminated five times against German teams – by Bayern München in 1972/1973 (CC), FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen in 1985/1986 (CWC), Werder Bremen in 1991/1992 (CWC), Bayer Leverkusen in 2007/2008 (UEFA) and Hamburger SV in 2008/2009 (UEFA). We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL – On Tuesday, 12 March, FC Barcelona will face AC Milan in the Champions league round of 16, 2nd leg, at Camp Nou. Milan and Barcelona met four times last season: 2-2 in Camp Nou, 2-3 in San Siro in the group phase and 0-0 in San Siro, 3-1 Camp Nou in the quarterfinals. Lionel Messi scored three penalty goals in these four matches. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL – Paris Saint-Germain will take on Valencia CF in the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, on Wednesday, 6 March, at the Parc des Princes, Paris. Valencia are unbeaten in their last eight away matches against French clubs since losing their first ever visit, vs FC Nantes 2-1 in April 1980. They have scored in all nine of these away matches. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL – On Wednesday, 6 March, Turin will play host to the Champions League match in the round of 16, 2nd leg, Juventus v Celtic. Juventus won the first leg 3-0 at Celtic Park. Their previous four encounters all ended in home wins (two each). We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Real Madrid became the first club to beat Manchester United twice at Old Trafford in European competition. Real’s first win at Man United dates back to April 2000 (3-2).
FOOTBALL – On Tuesday, 5 March, Manchester United will face Real Madrid in the Champions league round of 16, 2nd leg, at Old Trafford, Manchester. The only time of the four previous two-legged match-ups in which The Red Devils advanced was in the 1967/68 Champions Cup semifinal. Manchester won 1-0 at home and held Real to 3-3 in Madrid. In the final Manchester defeated Benfica 4-1, winning their first Champions Cup. We have several key stats on this match listed below.