08-09 Champions League Stats – Matchday 3

Matchday 3 of the 2008/2009 Champions League takes place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 October – here are some leading statistics regarding this year’s Champions League participants:

Top scorers 2008/2009 Champions League

Player Nation Club Goals Apps All-time Goals All-time Apps
Steven Gerrard ENG Liverpool 3 2 15 56
Sergio Agüero ARG Atlético Madrid 3 2 3 2
Dimitar Berbatov BUL Manchester United 2 1 9 27
Vincenzo Iaquinta ITA Juventus 2 1 6 6
Ruud van Nistelrooy NED Real Madrid 2 2 55 70
Lionel Messi ARG FC Barcelona 2 2 10 23
Robin van Persie NED Arsenal 2 2 8 28
Alberto Gilardino ITA AC Milan 2 2 6 28
Emmanuel Adebayor TOG Arsenal 2 2 6 33
Julio Baptista BRA AS Roma 2 2 4 16
Juan Culio ARG CFR 1907 Cluj 2 2 2 2

Head-to-heads in major European Cup competitions

Group A           Girondins Bordeaux – CFR 1907 Cluj

No previous encounters

Group A           Chelsea – AS Roma

Fairs Cup 22 Sep 1965 Chelsea AS Roma 4 – 1
Fairs Cup 06 Oct 1965 AS Roma Chelsea 0 – 0 (0 – 0)


Group B
                    Internazionale – Anorthosis Famagusta
No previous encounters

Group B
                    Panathinaikos – Werder Bremen

UEFA Champions League 27 Sep 2005 Panathinaikos Werder Bremen 2 – 1 (2 – 1)
UEFA Champions League 07 Dec 2005 Werder Bremen Panathinaikos 5 – 1 (3 – 0)


Group C
                   FC Basel – FC Barcelona
No previous encounters

Group C
                   Shakhtar Donetsk – Sporting CP
No previous encounters

Group D
                   Atlético Madrid – Liverpool
No previous encounters

Group D
                   PSV – Olympique Marseille
No previous encounters

Group E                    Villarreal CF – AaB

No previous encounters

Group E                    Manchester United – Celtic

UEFA Champions League 13 Sep 2006 Manchester United Celtic 3 – 2 (2 – 2)
UEFA Champions League 21 Nov 2006 Celtic Manchester United 1 – 0 (0 – 0)


Group F
                    Bayern München – Fiorentina
No previous encounters

Group F
                    Steaua Bucuresti – Olympique Lyon

UEFA Champions League 26 Sep 2006 Steaua Bucuresti Olympique Lyon 0 – 3 (0 – 1)
UEFA Champions League 06 Dec 2006 Olympique Lyon Steaua Bucuresti 1 – 1 (1 – 1)


Group G
                   Fenerbahçe – Arsenal

Cup Winners Cup 19 Sep 1979 Arsenal Fenerbahçe 2 – 0 (1 – 0)
Cup Winners Cup 03 Oct 1979 Fenerbahçe Arsenal 0 – 0 (0 – 0)


Group G
                   FC Porto – Dynamo Kyiv

Champions Cup 08 Apr 1987 FC Porto Dynamo Kyiv 2 – 1 (0 – 0)
Champions Cup 22 Apr 1987 Dynamo Kyiv FC Porto 1 – 2 (1 – 2)

 
Group H                   Zenit St. Petersburg – BATE Borisov
No previous encounters

Group H
                   Juventus – Real Madrid

Champions Cup 14 Feb 1962 Juventus Real Madrid 0 – 1 (0 – 0)
Champions Cup 21 Feb 1962 Real Madrid Juventus 0 – 1 (0 – 1)
Champions Cup 28 Feb 1962 Real Madrid Juventus 3 – 1 (1 – 1)
Champions Cup 22 Oct 1986 Real Madrid Juventus 1 – 0 (1 – 0)
Champions Cup 05 Nov 1986 Juventus Real Madrid 1 – 0 (1 – 0) a.e.t
UEFA Champions League 06 Mar 1996 Real Madrid Juventus 1 – 0 (1 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 20 Mar 1996 Juventus Real Madrid 2 – 0 (1 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 20 May 1998 Real Madrid Juventus 1 – 0 (0 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 06 May 2003 Real Madrid Juventus 2 – 1 (1 – 1)
UEFA Champions League 14 May 2003 Juventus Real Madrid 3 – 1 (2 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 22 Feb 2005 Real Madrid Juventus 1 – 0 (1 – 0)
UEFA Champions League 09 Mar 2005 Juventus Real Madrid 2 – 0 (0 – 0) a.e.t

Statistic of the week — Basel and ManU love to rotate 
FC Basel and Manchester United have already used 20 players after only two match days, more than any other team in the 2008/2009 Champions League.

Most players used after two matches in 2008/2009 CL season

# Club
20 FC Basel
20 Manchester United
19 AS Roma
19 Juventus
18 Chelsea
18 Girondins Bordeaux
18 Internazionale
18 Real Madrid

Streak of the week — Longest running streak of not conceding a CL goal by goalkeepers active this season

Minutes Name Club Last player to score
274 Petr Cech Chelsea Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
255 Edwin van der Sar Manchester United Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
243 Diego López Villarreal CF Maksim Shatskykh (Dynamo Kyiv)
201 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
186 Hilário Chelsea Eidur Gudjohnsen (FC Barcelona)

Top ten of the week — Most goals per nation in 2008/2009 Champions League

Goals Nation Players (goals)
11 Brazil Julio Baptista (2), Jadson, Ilsinho, Fernandinho, Mancini, Maicon, Adriano, Lino, Zé Roberto, Derlei
10 Argentina Agüero (3), Culio (2), Messi (2), Abraham, López, González
6 France Anelka, Malouda, Piquionne, Benzema, Gallas, Gourcuff
6 England Gerrard (3), Lampard, Cole, Rooney
6 Italy Gilardino (2), Iaquinta (2), Panucci, Del Piero
6 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy (2), Robin van Persie (2), Dirk Kuyt, Danny Koevermans
5 Spain Raúl García, Marcos Senna, Daniel Güiza, Sergio Ramos, Xavi
3 Portugal Maniche, Tonel, Danny
2 Belarus Kryvets, Stasevich
2 Bulgaria Berbatov (2)
2 Togo Adebayor (2)

This week’s milestones
> Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere can become the third youngest player in the history of the Champions League if he makes an appearance against Fenerbahçe. He is 16 years and 294 days old on the day of the match.
> Bayern München’s Mark van Bommel can play his 50th Champions League match.
> Chelsea’s Petr Cech and Florent Malouda can play their 50th Champions League match. 
> Edwin van der Sar can play his 75th Champions League match. He played 38 matches for Ajax, six for Juventus and 24 for ManU.
> Juventus have lost 49 matches in European Champions Cup/Champions League.
> Fenerbahçe need one goal to record their 100th goal in the Champions Cup/Champions League.
> Internazionale need two goals for their 100th Champions League goal.
> Real Madrid have conceded 99 goals in away matches in the Champions League.
> Manchester United can record their 50th home win in the CL.
> United need one goal to become the second team, after Real Madrid, to score 250 Champions League goals.
> Anorthosis are two goals shy of conceding their 150th goal in all European competitions.
> Werder Bremen are two goals shy of conceding their 200th goal in all European competitions.

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