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 – 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, 12 February, Glasgow, Scotland, will play host to the Champions League match in the round of 16, 1st leg, Celtic v Juventus. These teams have faced each other four times in Europe. All encounters took place in the Champions Cup/Champions League. Celtic and Juventus both won twice. All victories came on home soil.
We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL - The marquee match in Serie A this weekend between Juventus and Lazio finished a goalless draw, fitting a reputation of the Italian top flight for low scoring affairs and goalless stalemates. However, among Europe’s Top 5 leagues it is not even the one serving up the most goalless draws percentage-wise.
FOOTBALL - AC Milan lost 3-2 at Lazio to suffer their fifth defeat in their first eight Serie A matches this season. The only previous seasons in which Milan lost five of their first eight Serie A matches was in 1938/1939 and in 1941/1942.
FOOTBALL - Bayern München broke the Bundesliga record for winning most successive league matches from season start, by collecting their 8th successive win in 2012/2013 Bundesliga season, beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 5-0.
FOOTBALL - The 2011/2012 Coppa Italia final will be an affair between Juventus and Napoli. Juve, already Serie A champions this season, will attempt to win their third domestic double. If they succeed they will become the first Italian club to achieve that feat three times. Click below to see which five Italian clubs are double winners.
FOOTBALL - Juventus are league champions in Italy for the 28th time and the 26th time since the start of the Serie A era. Juventus are undefeated through 37 and need to avoid defeat once more to turn in an unbeaten campaign. We have looked at all similar cases in Serie A history.
FOOTBALL - It is time for the 36th matchday of the 2011/2012 Serie A season. Will Juventus be the new champions? If they win and AC Milan lose they will be champions of the Serie A 2011/2012 on the strength of a better head-to-head record against Milan.
FOOTBALL - On Saturday and Sunday, it is time for the 35th matchday of the 2011/2012 Serie A season. Juventus are unbeaten in all 38 matches in all competitions this season. Inter are the only club to have recorded such an unbeaten streak in all competitions from the season start: 38 in 2004/05.
FOOTBALL - Juventus are undefeated through the first 33 matches of the 38-match 2011/2012 season. If they also avoid defeat at Cesena this Wednesday, they will equal the Serie A record by AC Milan, who stayed undefeated through their first 34 in 1991/1992. Theoretically, they could set a new record at Novara next Sunday. Cesena and Novara are the lowest ranked teams in Serie A.