FOOTBALL - On Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 200-goal mark for Real Madrid by scoring in Real’s 6-2 win at Malaga. Ronaldo is the sixth Real player score 200 goals for Real in all competitions. He has netted 146 in La Liga, 35 in the Champions League, 16 in the Copa del Rey and 3 in the Spanish Super Cup.
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 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 - 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.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Real Madrid reached the Copa del Rey final for a record breaking 38th time, by beating FC Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou.
FOOTBALL - As per 18 February, Cristiano Ronaldo leads the 2012/2013 Champions League in goals scored, total shots, shots wide and most shots that were blocked by the opposing team. We have made an Infographic to show how the shots by the league’s top marksmen break down.
FOOTBALL- On Wednesday, 13 February, Real Madrid will face Manchester United in the Champions league round of 16, 1st leg, at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid. United managed to knock out Real once before, 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.
FOOTBALL - The 223rd edition of the Clásico of Spanish football is scheduled for tonight as Real Madrid host FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal encounter. Our liaison in Madrid, @2010MisterChip has dug deep into his archives and has found the following stats on this match.
FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi needs one more goal to equal Alfredo Di Stéfano’s all-time goalscoring record in official El Clásico matches and the Argentine ace will be looking to score that goal when FC Barcelona travel to Real Madrid for their Copa del Rey quarterfinal encounter on Wednesday, 30 January.
FOOTBALL - On Sunday, FC Barcelona won 3-1 at Malaga. They now hold an 11-point lead over Atlético Madrid and an 18-point lead over Real Madrid after 19 matchrounds. In the last 15 La Liga seasons only three team failed to win the championship after leading the La Liga table at the half-way point.