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UCL round 15 goals review

Saturday, 3rd June 2017 10:10pm
The UEFA Champions League round 15 produced 5 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 4.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins5544.0
Away wins3729.6
Drawn3326.4
Goalless draws108.0
Goals380
Goals/game3.0
First half goals17546.1
Second half goals20553.9
Home team goals 22759.7
Away team goals15340.3

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UCL round 14 goals review

Wednesday, 10th May 2017 8:45pm
The UEFA Champions League round 14 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 2.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins5544.4
Away wins3629.0
Drawn3326.6
Goalless draws108.1
Goals375
Goals/game3.0
First half goals17346.1
Second half goals20253.9
Home team goals 22660.3
Away team goals14939.7

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UCL round 13 goals review

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 10:08pm
The UEFA Champions League round 13 produced 5 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 2.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played122
Home wins5343.4
Away wins3629.5
Drawn3327.0
Goalless draws108.2
Goals369
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16845.5
Second half goals20154.5
Home team goals 22260.2
Away team goals14739.8

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UCL round 12 goals review

Wednesday, 19th April 2017 9:01pm
The UEFA Champions League round 12 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 4.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5243.3
Away wins3529.2
Drawn3327.5
Goalless draws108.3
Goals364
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16645.6
Second half goals19854.4
Home team goals 21960.2
Away team goals14539.8

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UCL round 11 goals review

Wednesday, 12th April 2017 9:24pm
The UEFA Champions League round 11 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins5043.1
Away wins3530.2
Drawn3126.7
Goalless draws97.8
Goals352
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16346.3
Second half goals18953.7
Home team goals 21159.9
Away team goals14140.1

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UCL round 10 goals review

Wednesday, 15th March 2017 9:43pm
The UEFA Champions League round 10 produced 7 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 1.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played112
Home wins4842.9
Away wins3329.5
Drawn3127.7
Goalless draws98.0
Goals340
Goals/game3.0
First half goals15746.2
Second half goals18353.8
Home team goals 20460.0
Away team goals13640.0

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UCL round 9 goals review

Wednesday, 8th March 2017 9:52pm
The UEFA Champions League round 9 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 9.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins4440.7
Away wins3330.6
Drawn3128.7
Goalless draws98.3
Goals329
Goals/game3.0
First half goals15246.2
Second half goals17753.8
Home team goals 19459.0
Away team goals13541.0

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UCL round 8 goals review

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 9:44pm
The UEFA Champions League round 8 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 10.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins4341.3
Away wins3129.8
Drawn3028.8
Goalless draws87.7
Goals312
Goals/game3.0
First half goals14847.4
Second half goals16452.6
Home team goals 18659.6
Away team goals12640.4

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UCL round 7 goals review

Wednesday, 15th February 2017 9:50pm
The UEFA Champions League round 7 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 2.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4141.0
Away wins2929.0
Drawn3030.0
Goalless draws88.0
Goals293
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14248.5
Second half goals15151.5
Home team goals 17760.4
Away team goals11639.6

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UCL round 6 goals review

Thursday, 8th December 2016 9:36am
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 46 goals with home teams scoring 32 and the away teams scoring 14.

23 goals were scored in the first half whilst 23 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins3738.5
Away wins2930.2
Drawn3031.3
Goalless draws88.3
Goals278
Goals/game2.9
First half goals13648.9
Second half goals14251.1
Home team goals 16459.0
Away team goals11441.0

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UCL round 5 goals review

Thursday, 24th November 2016 8:47am
The UEFA Champions League round 5 produced 49 goals with home teams scoring 24 and the away teams scoring 25.

23 goals were scored in the first half whilst 26 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins2936.3
Away wins2632.5
Drawn2531.3
Goalless draws67.5
Goals232
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11348.7
Second half goals11951.3
Home team goals 13256.9
Away team goals10043.1

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UCL round 4 goals review

Thursday, 3rd November 2016 10:46am
The UEFA Champions League round 4 produced 41 goals with home teams scoring 25 and the away teams scoring 16.

20 goals were scored in the first half whilst 21 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played64
Home wins2539.1
Away wins2132.8
Drawn1828.1
Goalless draws34.7
Goals183
Goals/game2.9
First half goals9049.2
Second half goals9350.8
Home team goals 10859.0
Away team goals7541.0

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UCL round 2 goals review

Thursday, 29th September 2016 6:45am
The UEFA Champions League round 2 produced 47 goals with home teams scoring 26 and the away teams scoring 21.

22 goals were scored in the first half whilst 25 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1237.5
Away wins928.1
Drawn1134.4
Goalless draws13.1
Goals97
Goals/game3.0
First half goals4950.5
Second half goals4849.5
Home team goals 5556.7
Away team goals4243.3

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UCL round 1 goals review

Thursday, 15th September 2016 6:58am
The UEFA Champions League round 1 produced 50 goals with home teams scoring 29 and the away teams scoring 21.

27 goals were scored in the first half whilst 23 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins531.3
Away wins531.3
Drawn637.5
Goalless draws16.3
Goals50
Goals/game3.1
First half goals2754.0
Second half goals2346.0
Home team goals 2958.0
Away team goals2142.0

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UCL round 15 goals review

Sunday, 29th May 2016 7:43am
The UEFA Champions League round 15 produced 2 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 1.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins6753.6
Away wins3326.4
Drawn2520.0
Goalless draws108.0
Goals347
Goals/game2.8
First half goals14642.1
Second half goals20157.9
Home team goals 20859.9
Away team goals13940.1

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UCL round 14 goals review

Thursday, 5th May 2016 6:50am
The UEFA Champions League round 14 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 2 and the away teams scoring 2.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins6754.0
Away wins3326.6
Drawn2419.4
Goalless draws108.1
Goals345
Goals/game2.8
First half goals14542.0
Second half goals20058.0
Home team goals 20760.0
Away team goals13840.0

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UCL round 13 goals review

Thursday, 28th April 2016 6:40am
The UEFA Champions League round 13 produced 1 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 0.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 0 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played122
Home wins6654.1
Away wins3226.2
Drawn2419.7
Goalless draws108.2
Goals341
Goals/game2.8
First half goals14341.9
Second half goals19858.1
Home team goals 20560.1
Away team goals13639.9

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UCL round 12 goals review

Thursday, 14th April 2016 8:18am
The UEFA Champions League round 12 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 2.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins6554.2
Away wins3226.7
Drawn2319.2
Goalless draws97.5
Goals340
Goals/game2.8
First half goals14241.8
Second half goals19858.2
Home team goals 20460.0
Away team goals13640.0

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UCL round 11 goals review

Thursday, 7th April 2016 6:54am
The UEFA Champions League round 11 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 3.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins6253.4
Away wins3227.6
Drawn2219.0
Goalless draws97.8
Goals330
Goals/game2.8
First half goals13741.5
Second half goals19358.5
Home team goals 19659.4
Away team goals13440.6

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UCL round 10 goals review

Thursday, 17th March 2016 9:24am
The UEFA Champions League round 10 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 3.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played112
Home wins5952.7
Away wins3228.6
Drawn2118.8
Goalless draws98.0
Goals320
Goals/game2.9
First half goals13040.6
Second half goals19059.4
Home team goals 18959.1
Away team goals13140.9

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UCL round 9 goals review

Thursday, 10th March 2016 9:04am
The UEFA Champions League round 9 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 4.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins5752.8
Away wins3229.6
Drawn1917.6
Goalless draws76.5
Goals310
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12741.0
Second half goals18359.0
Home team goals 18258.7
Away team goals12841.3

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UCL round 8 goals review

Thursday, 25th February 2016 8:49am
The UEFA Champions League round 8 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 7.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins5552.9
Away wins3028.8
Drawn1918.3
Goalless draws76.7
Goals301
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12541.5
Second half goals17658.5
Home team goals 17758.8
Away team goals12441.2

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UCL round 7 goals review

Thursday, 18th February 2016 8:43am
The UEFA Champions League round 7 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 6.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins5555.0
Away wins2828.0
Drawn1717.0
Goalless draws66.0
Goals291
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12241.9
Second half goals16958.1
Home team goals 17459.8
Away team goals11740.2

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UCL round 6 goals review

Thursday, 10th December 2015 8:47am
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 45 goals with home teams scoring 28 and the away teams scoring 17.

15 goals were scored in the first half whilst 30 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins5355.2
Away wins2627.1
Drawn1717.7
Goalless draws66.3
Goals280
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11942.5
Second half goals16157.5
Home team goals 16960.4
Away team goals11139.6

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UCL round 5 goals review

Thursday, 26th November 2015 8:56am
The UEFA Champions League round 5 produced 54 goals with home teams scoring 29 and the away teams scoring 25.

23 goals were scored in the first half whilst 31 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins4455.0
Away wins2227.5
Drawn1417.5
Goalless draws56.3
Goals235
Goals/game2.9
First half goals10444.3
Second half goals13155.7
Home team goals 14160.0
Away team goals9440.0

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UCL round 4 goals review

Thursday, 5th November 2015 8:57am
The UEFA Champions League round 4 produced 44 goals with home teams scoring 29 and the away teams scoring 15.

17 goals were scored in the first half whilst 27 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played64
Home wins3757.8
Away wins1625.0
Drawn1117.2
Goalless draws46.3
Goals181
Goals/game2.8
First half goals8144.8
Second half goals10055.2
Home team goals 11261.9
Away team goals6938.1

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UCL round 3 goals review

Thursday, 22nd October 2015 9:03am
The UEFA Champions League round 3 produced 37 goals with home teams scoring 25 and the away teams scoring 12.

18 goals were scored in the first half whilst 19 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played48
Home wins2654.2
Away wins1327.1
Drawn918.8
Goalless draws36.3
Goals137
Goals/game2.9
First half goals6446.7
Second half goals7353.3
Home team goals 8360.6
Away team goals5439.4

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UCL round 2 goals review

Wednesday, 30th September 2015 4:17pm
The UEFA Champions League round 2 produced 52 goals with home teams scoring 27 and the away teams scoring 25.

28 goals were scored in the first half whilst 24 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1753.1
Away wins1134.4
Drawn412.5
Goalless draws00.0
Goals100
Goals/game3.1
First half goals4646.0
Second half goals5454.0
Home team goals 5858.0
Away team goals4242.0

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UCL round 1 goals review

Wednesday, 16th September 2015 4:54pm
The UEFA Champions League round 1 produced 48 goals with home teams scoring 31 and the away teams scoring 17.

18 goals were scored in the first half whilst 30 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins956.3
Away wins425.0
Drawn318.8
Goalless draws00.0
Goals48
Goals/game3.0
First half goals1837.5
Second half goals3062.5
Home team goals 3164.6
Away team goals1735.4

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UCL round 15 goals review

Saturday, 6th June 2015 3:07pm
The UEFA Champions League round 15 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 3.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins6451.2
Away wins3326.4
Drawn2822.4
Goalless draws86.4
Goals361
Goals/game2.9
First half goals16244.9
Second half goals19955.1
Home team goals 21359.0
Away team goals14841.0

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UCL round 14 goals review

Wednesday, 13th May 2015 3:15pm
The UEFA Champions League round 14 produced 7 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 3.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins6451.6
Away wins3225.8
Drawn2822.6
Goalless draws86.5
Goals357
Goals/game2.9
First half goals16145.1
Second half goals19654.9
Home team goals 21259.4
Away team goals14540.6

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UCL round 13 goals review

Wednesday, 6th May 2015 4:53pm
The UEFA Champions League round 13 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 1.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played122
Home wins6351.6
Away wins3226.2
Drawn2722.1
Goalless draws86.6
Goals350
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15744.9
Second half goals19355.1
Home team goals 20859.4
Away team goals14240.6

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UCL round 12 goals review

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 2:46pm
The UEFA Champions League round 12 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 1.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins6150.8
Away wins3226.7
Drawn2722.5
Goalless draws86.7
Goals344
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15545.1
Second half goals18954.9
Home team goals 20359.0
Away team goals14141.0

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UCL round 11 goals review

Wednesday, 15th April 2015 2:53pm
The UEFA Champions League round 11 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 4.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins5850.0
Away wins3227.6
Drawn2622.4
Goalless draws76.0
Goals334
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14844.3
Second half goals18655.7
Home team goals 19458.1
Away team goals14041.9

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UCL round 10 goals review

Wednesday, 18th March 2015 3:38pm
The UEFA Champions League round 10 produced 7 goals with home teams scoring 2 and the away teams scoring 5.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played112
Home wins5650.0
Away wins3127.7
Drawn2522.3
Goalless draws65.4
Goals325
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14444.3
Second half goals18155.7
Home team goals 18958.2
Away team goals13641.8

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UCL round 9 goals review

Wednesday, 11th March 2015 4:21pm
The UEFA Champions League round 9 produced 22 goals with home teams scoring 16 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins5450.0
Away wins2926.9
Drawn2523.1
Goalless draws65.6
Goals318
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14044.0
Second half goals17856.0
Home team goals 18758.8
Away team goals13141.2

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UCL round 8 goals review

Wednesday, 25th February 2015 3:02pm
The UEFA Champions League round 8 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins5250.0
Away wins2826.9
Drawn2423.1
Goalless draws65.8
Goals296
Goals/game2.8
First half goals13344.9
Second half goals16355.1
Home team goals 17157.8
Away team goals12542.2

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UCL round 7 goals review

Wednesday, 18th February 2015 2:40pm
The UEFA Champions League round 7 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring 2 and the away teams scoring 4.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins5050.0
Away wins2626.0
Drawn2424.0
Goalless draws66.0
Goals285
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12744.6
Second half goals15855.4
Home team goals 16658.2
Away team goals11941.8

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UCL round 6 goals review

Wednesday, 10th December 2014 2:42pm
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 43 goals with home teams scoring 29 and the away teams scoring 14.

14 goals were scored in the first half whilst 29 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins5052.1
Away wins2526.0
Drawn2121.9
Goalless draws55.2
Goals279
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12444.4
Second half goals15555.6
Home team goals 16458.8
Away team goals11541.2

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UCL round 5 goals review

Wednesday, 26th November 2014 2:57pm
The UEFA Champions League round 5 produced 45 goals with home teams scoring 21 and the away teams scoring 24.

21 goals were scored in the first half whilst 24 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins4252.5
Away wins2227.5
Drawn1620.0
Goalless draws33.8
Goals236
Goals/game3.0
First half goals11046.6
Second half goals12653.4
Home team goals 13557.2
Away team goals10142.8

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UCL round 4 goals review

Wednesday, 5th November 2014 2:48pm
The UEFA Champions League round 4 produced 50 goals with home teams scoring 32 and the away teams scoring 18.

18 goals were scored in the first half whilst 32 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played64
Home wins3554.7
Away wins1523.4
Drawn1421.9
Goalless draws34.7
Goals191
Goals/game3.0
First half goals8946.6
Second half goals10253.4
Home team goals 11459.7
Away team goals7740.3

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UCL round 3 goals review

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 3:53pm
The UEFA Champions League round 3 produced 59 goals with home teams scoring 28 and the away teams scoring 31.

28 goals were scored in the first half whilst 31 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played48
Home wins2552.1
Away wins1122.9
Drawn1225.0
Goalless draws36.3
Goals141
Goals/game2.9
First half goals7150.4
Second half goals7049.6
Home team goals 8258.2
Away team goals5941.8

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UCL round 2 goals review

Wednesday, 1st October 2014 2:45pm
The UEFA Champions League round 2 produced 39 goals with home teams scoring 22 and the away teams scoring 17.

22 goals were scored in the first half whilst 17 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1753.1
Away wins515.6
Drawn1031.3
Goalless draws26.3
Goals82
Goals/game2.6
First half goals4352.4
Second half goals3947.6
Home team goals 5465.9
Away team goals2834.1

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UCL round 1 goals review

Wednesday, 17th September 2014 2:51pm
The UEFA Champions League round 1 produced 43 goals with home teams scoring 32 and the away teams scoring 11.

21 goals were scored in the first half whilst 22 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins1062.5
Away wins16.3
Drawn531.3
Goalless draws16.3
Goals43
Goals/game2.7
First half goals2148.8
Second half goals2251.2
Home team goals 3274.4
Away team goals1125.6

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Champions League resumes for 2014/15

Monday, 15th September 2014 9:38pm
The UEFA Champions League resumes with with the defending champions Real Madrid at home against FC Basel in Group.

That group also includes Liverpool making a comeback to the competition after a five year absence and they are joined by debutants Ludogorets Razgrad.

Group A is also involved in day one of the competition.

Group A is the group of champions pitting Juventus, Olympiacos, Malmo and losing finalists Atletico Madrid.

Group C has Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, Zenit st Petersburg and Monaco.

Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund find themselves paired again in Group D. They are joined by Anderlecht and Galatasaray.


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Man City gets Bayern, CSKA again

Friday, 29th August 2014 12:52am
English Premier League champions Manchester City drew Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow again after having the same teams last season.

The fourth team in that group is last seasons Serie A runners up AS Roma.

Defending champions Real Madrid were drawn to play Liverpool, Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in Group B.

The runners up from last season and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid will face Serie A champions Juventus, Greek Super League champions Olympiakos and Swedish Allsvenskan champions Malmo.

This is the rest of the draw:


Group A
Atlético Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo FF

Group B
Real Madrid, Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets

Group C
Benfica, Zenit St. Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Monaco

Group D
Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht

Group E
Bayern Munich, Man City, CSKA Moscow, Roma

Group F
Barcelona, PSG, Ajax Amsterdam, Apoel Nicosia

Group G
Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting, NK Maribor

Group H
FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, BATE Borisov


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Arsenal reaches Champions League group stage

Wednesday, 27th August 2014 9:31pm
Arsenal has reached the UEFA Champions League group stage once again after beating Besiktas 1-nil at the Emirates.

The first leg finished goalless in Turkey and ten men Arsenal only needed one goal to be in the draw for this seasons competition.

Here are the pots for teams in the draw:

Pot One: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Porto.

Pot Two: FC Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Paris St-Germain, Basle, Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Zenit St Petersburg.

Pot Three: Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos, CSKA Moscow, Ajax, Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon, Galatasaray, Athletic Bilbao

Pot Four: Anderlecht, AS Roma, Apoel Nicosia, Bate Borisov, Ludogorets, NK Maribor, Monaco, Malmo


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Celtic out of Champions League

Tuesday, 26th August 2014 9:35pm
Celtic has been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League after losing 1-nil at home to NK Maribor.

The two teams drew in the first leg and Celtic would have gone through had the second leg finished goalless.

The Scottish champions had been defeated 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in their third-round match but had been handed a reprieve when the Polish champions were thrown out of the competition for fielding an ineligible player.

They will now drop into the Europa draw.

The other teams to progress to the group stages are Porto, BATE, APOEL and Zenit St Petersburg.


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Real Madrid wins tenth Champions League

Saturday, 24th May 2014 3:22pm
Real Madrid won its tenth Champions League title after overcoming local rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1.

Real a last minute goal to force the match into extra time after Atletico had led for most of the match with a first half goal.

Real took the match away from Atletico with three extra time goals.

The loss for the La Liga champions means they are still looking for their maiden title in the competition.

Here is the 2013/14 Champions League :

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins6350.4
Away wins3931.2
Drawn2318.4
Goalless draws64.8
Goals362
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14941.2
Second half goals21358.8
Home team goals 20556.6
Away team goals15743.4

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Madrid derby in Lisbon final

Saturday, 24th May 2014 6:04am
Real Madrid will face local rivals in the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon.

Atletico finished top in La Liga and Real finished third but this will be a totally different which means a lot to both teams.

Atletico has never won the Champions League as it makes a rare appearance in the final whilst Real has won nine times already.

Both teams have already won something this season with Real taking the Copa del Roy whilst Atletico secured the title.

So the Madrid derby will now be moved to Lisbon and its the first time teams from the same city have met in a Champions League final.

Here is some stats coming the just ended league season:



Real MadridAtletico Madrid
Rank31
Played3838
Points8790
Drawn66
Won2728
Lost54
Goal difference6651
Clean sheets1620
Failed to score25
Goals scored10477
Goals conceded3826
Ave. goals scored2.72.0
Ave. goals conceded1.00.7
Biggest winReal Betis 0 - 5 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 5 - 0 Vallecano
Almeria 0 - 5 Real Madrid
Atletico 7 - 0 Getafe
Biggest lossCelta 2 - 0 Real Madrid
Osasuna 3 - 0 Atletico
Scored 3 or more2110
Conceded 3 or more21
Scored 5 or more53
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1919
Points4949
Drawn14
Won1615
Lost20
Goal difference4639
Goals scored6349
Goals conceded1710
Ave. goals scored3.32.6
Ave. goals conceded0.90.5
Away matches
Played1919
Points3841
Drawn52
Won1113
Lost34
Goal difference2012
Goals scored4128
Goals conceded2116
Ave. goals scored2.21.5
Ave. goals conceded1.10.8
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 10Atletico Madrid2Real Madrid3
2009/10 29Real Madrid3Atletico Madrid2
2010/11 10Real Madrid2Atletico Madrid0
2010/11 29Atletico Madrid1Real Madrid2
2011/12 14Real Madrid4Atletico Madrid1
2011/12 33Atletico Madrid1Real Madrid4
2012/13 14Real Madrid2Atletico Madrid0
2012/13 33Atletico Madrid1Real Madrid2
2013/14 7Real Madrid0Atletico Madrid1
2013/14 26Atletico Madrid2Real Madrid2

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UCL round 14 goals review

Wednesday, 30th April 2014 2:58pm
The UEFA Champions League round 14 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 7.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins6250.0
Away wins3931.5
Drawn2318.5
Goalless draws64.8
Goals357
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14841.5
Second half goals20958.5
Home team goals 20156.3
Away team goals15643.7

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UCL round 13 goals review

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 2:49pm
The UEFA Champions League round 13 produced 1 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 0.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 0 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played122
Home wins6250.8
Away wins3730.3
Drawn2318.9
Goalless draws64.9
Goals349
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14341.0
Second half goals20659.0
Home team goals 20057.3
Away team goals14942.7

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UCL round 12 goals review

Wednesday, 9th April 2014 2:53pm
The UEFA Champions League round 12 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 1.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins6150.8
Away wins3730.8
Drawn2218.3
Goalless draws54.2
Goals348
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14240.8
Second half goals20659.2
Home team goals 19957.2
Away team goals14942.8

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UCL round 11 goals review

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 2:38pm
The UEFA Champions League round 11 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 3.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins5749.1
Away wins3731.9
Drawn2219.0
Goalless draws54.3
Goals339
Goals/game2.9
First half goals13840.7
Second half goals20159.3
Home team goals 19156.3
Away team goals14843.7

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UCL round 10 goals review

Wednesday, 19th March 2014 3:49pm
The UEFA Champions League round 10 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 3.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played112
Home wins5549.1
Away wins3733.0
Drawn2017.9
Goalless draws54.5
Goals328
Goals/game2.9
First half goals13440.9
Second half goals19459.1
Home team goals 18355.8
Away team goals14544.2

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UCL round 9 goals review

Wednesday, 12th March 2014 3:51pm
The UEFA Champions League round 9 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 4.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins5248.1
Away wins3633.3
Drawn2018.5
Goalless draws54.6
Goals316
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12639.9
Second half goals19060.1
Home team goals 17455.1
Away team goals14244.9

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UCL round 8 goals review

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 3:03pm
The UEFA Champions League round 8 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 11.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins4947.1
Away wins3634.6
Drawn1918.3
Goalless draws54.8
Goals303
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12139.9
Second half goals18260.1
Home team goals 16554.5
Away team goals13845.5

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UCL round 7 goals review

Wednesday, 19th February 2014 3:01pm
The UEFA Champions League round 7 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 0 and the away teams scoring 9.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4848.0
Away wins3434.0
Drawn1818.0
Goalless draws55.0
Goals286
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11540.2
Second half goals17159.8
Home team goals 15955.6
Away team goals12744.4

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Bayern Munich, Arsenal paired again

Tuesday, 17th December 2013 1:08pm
Champions League holders Bayern Munich were paired against Arsenal in the round of 16.

The two teams met last season in the knockout with the German champions knocking out the Gunners and reaching the final to take the trophy.

The Spanish champions Barcelona are going to meet Manchester City in what could be another exciting encounter.

Here is the full draw:

Atletico Madrid v AC Milan

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Barcelona v Manchester City

Paris St-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen

Chelsea v Galatasaray

Real Madrid v Schalke

Borussia Dortmund v Zenit St Petersburg

Manchester United v Olympiakos


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UCL round 6 goals review

Wednesday, 11th December 2013 2:52pm
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 42 goals with home teams scoring 29 and the away teams scoring 13.

18 goals were scored in the first half whilst 24 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins4850.0
Away wins3031.3
Drawn1818.8
Goalless draws55.2
Goals277
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11240.4
Second half goals16559.6
Home team goals 15957.4
Away team goals11842.6

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UCL round 5 goals review

Wednesday, 27th November 2013 2:58pm
The UEFA Champions League round 5 produced 53 goals with home teams scoring 30 and the away teams scoring 23.

18 goals were scored in the first half whilst 35 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins3746.3
Away wins2632.5
Drawn1721.3
Goalless draws45.0
Goals235
Goals/game2.9
First half goals9440.0
Second half goals14160.0
Home team goals 13055.3
Away team goals10544.7

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UCL round 4 goals review

Wednesday, 6th November 2013 2:57pm
The UEFA Champions League round 4 produced 38 goals with home teams scoring 26 and the away teams scoring 12.

19 goals were scored in the first half whilst 19 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played64
Home wins2843.8
Away wins2234.4
Drawn1421.9
Goalless draws34.7
Goals182
Goals/game2.8
First half goals7641.8
Second half goals10658.2
Home team goals 10054.9
Away team goals8245.1

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UCL round 3 goals review

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 3:50pm
The UEFA Champions League round 3 produced 47 goals with home teams scoring 23 and the away teams scoring 24.

26 goals were scored in the first half whilst 21 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played48
Home wins2041.7
Away wins2041.7
Drawn816.7
Goalless draws12.1
Goals144
Goals/game3.0
First half goals5739.6
Second half goals8760.4
Home team goals 7451.4
Away team goals7048.6

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UCL round 2 goals review

Thursday, 3rd October 2013 6:57am
The UEFA Champions League round 2 produced 44 goals with home teams scoring 23 and the away teams scoring 21.

18 goals were scored in the first half whilst 26 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1443.8
Away wins1340.6
Drawn515.6
Goalless draws13.1
Goals97
Goals/game3.0
First half goals3132.0
Second half goals6668.0
Home team goals 5152.6
Away team goals4647.4

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UCL round 1 goals review

Thursday, 19th September 2013 6:55am
The UEFA Champions League round 1 produced 53 goals with home teams scoring 28 and the away teams scoring 25.

13 goals were scored in the first half whilst 40 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins850.0
Away wins743.8
Drawn16.3
Goalless draws00.0
Goals53
Goals/game3.3
First half goals1324.5
Second half goals4075.5
Home team goals 2852.8
Away team goals2547.2

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Bayern wins Champions League final

Sunday, 26th May 2013 7:04am
Beyern Munich won the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League final after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1.

With goals either side of half time, last season's finalists finally won having been in the three finals in the last four seasons.

Here is the final summary for this season's Champions League:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins5846.4
Away wins4032.0
Drawn2721.6
Goalless draws54.0
Goals368
Goals/game2.9
First half goals16143.8
Second half goals20756.3
Home team goals 20355.2
Away team goals16544.8

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Dortmund to face Bayern in the final

Thursday, 2nd May 2013 7:08am
Borussia Dortmund will face fellow Bundesliga team Bayern Munich ni the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley.

Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate whilst Bayern humbled Barcelona 7-nil on aggregate.

Like Juventus in the quarters, Barcelona failed to score against the Bundesliga champions.

The semi final round 14 produced 5 goals with home teams scoring 2 and the away teams scoring 3.

No goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the Champions league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins5846.8
Away wins3931.5
Drawn2721.8
Goalless draws54.0
Goals365
Goals/game2.9
First half goals16043.8
Second half goals20556.2
Home team goals 20255.3
Away team goals16344.7

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UCL round 13 goals review

Thursday, 25th April 2013 7:55am
The UEFA Champions League round 13 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 1.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played122
Home wins5746.7
Away wins3831.1
Drawn2722.1
Goalless draws54.1
Goals360
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16044.4
Second half goals20055.6
Home team goals 20055.6
Away team goals16044.4

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Real to face Dortmund in semis

Saturday, 13th April 2013 9:44pm
Real Madrid has been drawn to play Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The draw separated teams from the same country facing each and therefore the final could pit countries from the same team.

Barcelona has been drawn to draw last season's runners-up Bayern Munich.

Last season Bayern beat Real Madrid to reach the final where they lost to Chelsea on penalties.

The German teams will host the first legs with the last semi featuring Barca and Bayern.

Here is table showing all the winning goal margin for the matches played so far:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 88 27.8
1 131 41.5
2 54 17.1
3 26 8.2
4 10 3.2
5 6 1.9
8 1 0.3


So the most popular winning goal margin so far is just one goal.


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Barca, Bayern reach semis

Thursday, 11th April 2013 6:47am
The UEFA Champions League round 12 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 7.

Barcelona drew their second leg match against Paris St- Germain one-all and advance to the semis on the away goals rule.

This is the Barca's sixth consecutive semi-final appearance in the competition.

Juventus were the only team to exit in the quarters without scoring a goal over 180 minutes of football.

The Serie A champions lost both matches 2-nil for a an aggregate 4-nil loss and like last season Bayern are once again in the semis.

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund complete the four teams to reach the semis which is now composed of teams from just two countries - Spain and Germany.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5545.8
Away wins3831.7
Drawn2722.5
Goalless draws54.2
Goals351
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15744.7
Second half goals19455.3
Home team goals 19254.7
Away team goals15945.3

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UCL round 11 goals review

Thursday, 4th April 2013 9:04am
The UEFA Champions League round 11 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 2.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins5345.7
Away wins3731.9
Drawn2622.4
Goalless draws54.3
Goals337
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15445.7
Second half goals18354.3
Home team goals 18554.9
Away team goals15245.1

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UCL round 10 goals review

Thursday, 14th March 2013 9:18am
The UEFA Champions League round 10 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 5.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played112
Home wins5145.5
Away wins3733.0
Drawn2421.4
Goalless draws43.6
Goals328
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15045.7
Second half goals17854.3
Home team goals 17854.3
Away team goals15045.7

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PSG, Juventus march through

Thursday, 7th March 2013 9:03am
Paris St Germain and Juventus reached the quarter-finals of the this year's UEFA Champions league after beating Valencia and Celtic respectively.

The previous day had seen Manchester United go out of the competition after losing 2-1 at home to Real Madrid.

The Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund also reached the quarters after beating Shakhtar Donetsk.

Manchester United were the only group winners to exit with all the other second leg hosts going through.

Celtic were the only team to fail to register a single goal out of the eight teams.

The UEFA Champions League round 9 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 3.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins4945.4
Away wins3532.4
Drawn2422.2
Goalless draws43.7
Goals315
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14345.4
Second half goals17254.6
Home team goals 17054.0
Away team goals14546.0

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UCL round 8 goals review

Thursday, 21st February 2013 9:08am
The UEFA Champions League round 8 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 4.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins4745.2
Away wins3432.7
Drawn2322.1
Goalless draws43.8
Goals305
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14045.9
Second half goals16554.1
Home team goals 16353.4
Away team goals14246.6

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UCL round 7 goals review

Thursday, 14th February 2013 9:29am
The UEFA Champions League round 7 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 8.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4545.0
Away wins3333.0
Drawn2222.0
Goalless draws44.0
Goals296
Goals/game3.0
First half goals13645.9
Second half goals16054.1
Home team goals 15853.4
Away team goals13846.6

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Showdown: Real Madrid vs Manchested Utd

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 10:28pm
Real Madrid will face Manchester United in the first leg of the round of 16 Champions League match.

The two giants were drawn together after Manchester United topped its group and Real could not overtake Borussia Dortmund in its group.

Now one of the teams will not reach the quarters and the advantage could be with Manchester United as the second leg is at Old Trafford.

Depending on what happens in the first leg that second leg could be a very tense match as both giants try to stay in the competition.

Here is some stats from the group matches:


Real MadridMan United
Played66
Points1112
Drawn20
Won34
Lost12
Goal difference63
Clean sheets01
Failed to score02
Goals scored159
Goals conceded96
Ave. goals scored2.51.5
Ave. goals conceded1.51.0
Biggest winAjax 1 - 4 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 4 - 1 Ajax
Braga 1 - 3 Man United
Biggest lossDortmund 2 - 1 Real Madrid
Galatasaray 1 - 0 Man United
Man United 0 - 1 CFR
Scored 3 or more32
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played33
Points76
Drawn10
Won22
Lost01
Goal difference41
Goals scored94
Goals conceded53
Ave. goals scored3.01.3
Ave. goals conceded1.71.0
Away matches
Played33
Points46
Drawn10
Won12
Lost11
Goal difference22
Goals scored65
Goals conceded43
Ave. goals scored2.01.7
Ave. goals conceded1.31.0

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UCL round 6 goals review

Thursday, 6th December 2012 9:20am
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 42 goals with home teams scoring 26 and the away teams scoring 16.

15 goals were scored in the first half whilst 27 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins4546.9
Away wins3132.3
Drawn2020.8
Goalless draws44.2
Goals284
Goals/game3.0
First half goals12945.4
Second half goals15554.6
Home team goals 15454.2
Away team goals13045.8

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UCL round 5 goals review

Thursday, 22nd November 2012 9:10am
The UEFA Champions League round 5 produced 48 goals with home teams scoring 23 and the away teams scoring 25.

24 goals were scored in the first half whilst 24 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins3847.5
Away wins2632.5
Drawn1620.0
Goalless draws33.8
Goals242
Goals/game3.0
First half goals11447.1
Second half goals12852.9
Home team goals 12852.9
Away team goals11447.1

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UCL round 4 goals review

Thursday, 8th November 2012 9:16am
The UEFA Champions League round 4 produced 58 goals with home teams scoring 38 and the away teams scoring 20.

27 goals were scored in the first half whilst 31 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played64
Home wins3148.4
Away wins2031.3
Drawn1320.3
Goalless draws34.7
Goals194
Goals/game3.0
First half goals9046.4
Second half goals10453.6
Home team goals 10554.1
Away team goals8945.9

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UCL round 3 goals review

Thursday, 25th October 2012 9:14am
The UEFA Champions League round 3 produced 43 goals with home teams scoring 22 and the away teams scoring 21.

21 goals were scored in the first half whilst 22 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played48
Home wins2245.8
Away wins1837.5
Drawn816.7
Goalless draws24.2
Goals136
Goals/game2.8
First half goals6346.3
Second half goals7353.7
Home team goals 6749.3
Away team goals6950.7

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UCL round 2 goals review

Thursday, 4th October 2012 6:40am
The UEFA Champions League round 2 produced 50 goals with home teams scoring 21 and the away teams scoring 29.

22 goals were scored in the first half whilst 28 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1340.6
Away wins1340.6
Drawn618.8
Goalless draws26.3
Goals93
Goals/game2.9
First half goals4245.2
Second half goals5154.8
Home team goals 4548.4
Away team goals4851.6

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UCL round 1 goals review

Thursday, 20th September 2012 6:55am
The UEFA Champions League round 1 produced 43 goals with home teams scoring 24 and the away teams scoring 19.

20 goals were scored in the first half whilst 23 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played16
Home wins850.0
Away wins531.3
Drawn318.8
Goalless draws212.5
Goals43
Goals/game2.7
First half goals2046.5
Second half goals2353.5
Home team goals 2455.8
Away team goals1944.2

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Chelsea beats Bayern in final

Sunday, 20th May 2012 7:46am
Chelsea won the Champions League final after beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

The match was tied at one-all at the end of full time and there were no more goals in extra time.

Here is the Champions League summary this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins6249.6
Away wins3124.8
Drawn3225.6
Goalless draws97.2
Goals346
Goals/game2.8
First half goals15745.4
Second half goals18954.6
Home team goals 20960.4
Away team goals13739.6

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Chelsea to face Bayern in final

Thursday, 26th April 2012 8:59am
Chelsea will face Bayern Munich in the final of the UEFA Champions League after Bayern beat Real Madrid on penalties.

Bayern won 2-1 in the first leg and Real won by the same scoreline resulting in the match going into extra-time and then penalties.

The final will be played at Bayern's home ground, the Allianz Arena.

The UEFA Champions League round 14 produced 7 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 3.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins6250.0
Away wins3125.0
Drawn3125.0
Goalless draws97.3
Goals344
Goals/game2.8
First half goals15745.6
Second half goals18754.4
Home team goals 20860.5
Away team goals13639.5

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Chelsea knocks Barca out

Wednesday, 25th April 2012 3:45pm
Chelsea reached the final of the UEFA Champions League after beating defending champions Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate.

The second leg at the Nou Camp finished 2-all but Chelsea had won the first leg 1-nil.

Chelsea will now meet the winner between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

This was Barca's only third draw in the competition this season.

The table below shows the trend for the 31 draws so far this season:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Draw at half time, draw at full time 1961.3
Home team leading at half time, draw at full time 722.6
Away team leading at half time, draw at full time 516.1
Drawn matches 3125.2

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Chelsea takes slender lead to Nou Camp

Thursday, 19th April 2012 6:38am
Chelsea beat the defending champions Barcelona 1-nil to take a one goal advantage to the second leg next week.

The Stamford Bridge outfit scored their only goal in the dying moments of the first half and will now hope to take advantage at the Nou Camp.

In the other semi, Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 2-1.

Real managed to score the all important away goal and will need a one-nil win to march to the finals.

A draw or a win for Bayern will see them in the final to be hosted in their home ground.

The UEFA Champions League round 13 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 1.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played122
Home wins6150.0
Away wins3125.4
Drawn3024.6
Goalless draws97.4
Goals337
Goals/game2.8
First half goals15144.8
Second half goals18655.2
Home team goals 20460.5
Away team goals13339.5

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Barca to meet Chelsea in semis

Thursday, 5th April 2012 6:41am
The UEFA Champions League round 12 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 4.

The defending champions Barcelona scored three of those twelve home team goals as they beat AC Milan 3-1.

They will now meet Chelsea in the semi finals who managed to beat Benfica 2-1 at Stamform Bridge.

In the other semi, Real Madrid will meet Bayern Munich.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5949.2
Away wins3125.8
Drawn3025.0
Goalless draws97.5
Goals333
Goals/game2.8
First half goals14944.7
Second half goals18455.3
Home team goals 20160.4
Away team goals13239.6

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Stalemate at the San Siro

Thursday, 29th March 2012 8:52am
The UEFA Champions League round 11 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring no goals and the away teams scoring 6.

In the only match that the away team failed to score, defending champions Barcelona drew AC Milan at the San Siro.

The stalemate at the San Siro means AC Milan will be the only visiting team in the return leg with a very good chance of advancing to the semis.

Bayern Munich continued their winning run by beating Olympic Marseille 2-nil.

A goal in either half was enough to make sure that they stand a good chance in the return leg at the Allianz Arena to reach the semis.

Chelsea will take a slender lead to Stamford Bridge after a 1-nil win over Benfica.

The team almost guaranteed of the semis is probably Real Madrid who scored three unanswered second half goals in their match against Apoel Nicosia.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins5547.4
Away wins3126.7
Drawn3025.9
Goalless draws97.8
Goals317
Goals/game2.7
First half goals14144.5
Second half goals17655.5
Home team goals 18959.6
Away team goals12840.4

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Chelsea knocks Napoli out

Thursday, 15th March 2012 9:14am
The UEFA Champions League round 10 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 17 and the away teams scoring 3.

Bayern Munich scored the most number of goals winning their match against FC Basel 7-nil.

The result meant that Bayern had scored seven goals in two consecutive matches after scoring in the Bundesliga over the weekend.

Chelsea managed to overcome the 3-1 deficit suffered in the match against Napoli in the first leg by winning the second leg 4-1 after extra time.

Chelsea will now fly the English Premiership flag in the quarter-finals.

Inter won 2-1 at the San Siro but still got knocked out on away goals rule.

The leaves AC Milan as the only representatives of Serie in the quarters.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played112
Home wins5549.1
Away wins2825.0
Drawn2925.9
Goalless draws87.1
Goals311
Goals/game2.8
First half goals14045.0
Second half goals17155.0
Home team goals 18960.8
Away team goals12239.2

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Barca bang seven against Leverkusen

Thursday, 8th March 2012 9:28am
The UEFA Champions League round 9 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 1.

Half of the goals scored in this round were all scored by the defending champions Barcelona as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 7-1.

Arsenal three first half goals helped them beat AC Milan 3-nil but they still bowed out of the competition having lost the first leg 4-nil.

Apoel Nicosia needed penalties to advanced to the quarters.

The match against Lyon was tied 1-all on aggregate and Apoel held their nerve to knock out the former Ligue 1 champions.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins5147.2
Away wins2825.9
Drawn2926.9
Goalless draws87.4
Goals291
Goals/game2.7
First half goals13546.4
Second half goals15653.6
Home team goals 17259.1
Away team goals11940.9

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Late wins for Basel, Marseille

Thursday, 23rd February 2012 8:43am
The UEFA Champions League round 8 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 2.

None of the away teams managed to win but Real Madrid managed a draw away to CSKA Moscow.

Both Olympic Marseille and Basel needed late goals to secure narrow 1-nil wins over Inter Milan and Bayern Munich respectively.

It was a comfortable win though for Napoli who are going to take a 3-1 advantage to Stamford Bridge.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins4745.2
Away wins2826.9
Drawn2927.9
Goalless draws87.7
Goals277
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12846.2
Second half goals14953.8
Home team goals 15957.4
Away team goals11842.6

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Milan mauls Gunners 4-nil

Thursday, 16th February 2012 8:41am
The UEFA Champions League round 7 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 5.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

The biggest result was probably AC Milan beating Arsenal 4-nil at the San Siro.

The leaves the Gunners with a four goal margin to overhaul in the second leg at the Emirates.

The only home team to lose was Bayer Leverkusen who lost to defending champions Barcelona 3-1.

The other two matches saw the home teams take slender leads to the second legs.

Olympic Lyon and Zenit Petersburg will have two defend one goal advantages.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4444.0
Away wins2828.0
Drawn2828.0
Goalless draws88.0
Goals269
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12446.1
Second half goals14553.9
Home team goals 15356.9
Away team goals11643.1

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Gunners draw AC Milan

Sunday, 18th December 2011 12:16am
Arsenal were paired with AC Milan in the UEFA Cup Champions League round of 16.

As winners of their group the Gunners will get to host the second leg.

Also drawn against a Serie A team were Chelsea who were drawn up against Napoli the team that came through from Manchester City's group.

The defending champions Barcelona will face Bundesliga's Bayer Leverskusen.

The rest of the draw is as follows:


Lyon v APOEL
Napoli v Chelsea
AC Milan v Arsenal
Basel v Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona
CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid
Zenit St Petersburg Benfica
Marseille v Inter Milan
The team named first will host the first leg.


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Manchesters clubs dumped into Europa

Thursday, 8th December 2011 9:38pm
The two Manchester clubs, City and United have failed to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage and will now play in the Europa League.

Both teams finished third in their groups and for that they get to join the knockout phase of the second tier European competition.

Meanwhile Real Madrid finished the group phase with a perfect record having won all their group matches.

Barcelona's draw against AC Milan means that they dropped two points.

Chelsea's 3-nil win over Valencia ensured that they won the group and Valencia will now play in the Europa Cup.

Villarreal, Otelul Galati and Dinamo Zagreb finished without recording a single point.

Genk drew all its home matches despite heavy defeats on the road.

Here is a table that puts all the teams in one big table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Real Madrid 6 6 00 192 1718
Barcelona 6 5 10 205 1516
Bayern Munich 6 4 11 116 513
Benfica 6 3 30 84 412
Chelsea 6 3 21 134 911
Napoli 6 3 21 106 411
Basel 6 3 21 1110 111
Arsenal 6 3 21 76 111
Man City 6 3 12 96 310
Marseille 6 3 12 74 310
Inter Milan 6 3 12 87 110
Leverkusen 6 3 12 88 010
AC Milan 6 2 31 118 39
Man United 6 2 31 118 39
Olympiakos 6 3 03 86 29
Zenit 6 2 31 75 29
Apoel 6 2 31 66 09
Valencia 6 2 22 127 58
Lyon 6 2 22 97 28
CSKA Moscow 6 2 22 98 18
FC Porto 6 2 22 77 08
Ajax 6 2 22 66 08
Trabzonspor 6 1 41 35 -27
Lille 6 1 32 66 06
Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 23 68 -25
Plzen 6 1 23 511 -65
Dortmund 6 1 14 612 -64
Genk 6 0 33 216 -143
BATE 6 0 24 214 -122
Otelul 6 0 06 311 -80
Villarreal 6 0 06 214 -120
Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 06 322 -190

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UCL round 6 goals review

Thursday, 8th December 2011 8:44am
The UEFA Champions League round 6 produced 46 goals with home teams scoring 22 and the away teams scoring 24.

16 goals were scored in the first half whilst 30 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played96
Home wins4142.7
Away wins2728.1
Drawn2829.2
Goalless draws88.3
Goals255
Goals/game2.7
First half goals11946.7
Second half goals13653.3
Home team goals 14456.5
Away team goals11143.5

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Barca in scoring spree against Borisov

Thursday, 29th September 2011 10:57pm
The defending champions Barcelona won by the highest margin so far in the Champions League as they beat BATE Borison 5-nil.

Barca were already 3-nil by half-time as they collected their first full points this season in the competition.

In the same group, AC Milan overcame Viktoria Plzen 2-nil at the San Siro to keep second place in the group.

The other notable results of the round was Real Madrid beating Ajax 3-nil at home.

Last season's runners up Manchester United had to contend with yet another draw as they drew Basel 3-3 in a high scoring draw.

Here are the winning margins for the 32 matches played so far:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 12 37.5
1 9 28.1
2 8 25.0
3 2 6.3
4 0 0
5 1 3.1

and here is a summary stats so far:


Number%
Matches played32
Home wins1340.6
Away wins721.9
Drawn1237.5
Goalless draws26.3
Goals78
Goals/game2.4
First half goals3646.2
Second half goals4253.8
Home team goals 4557.7
Away team goals3342.3

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Low scoring start for Champions League

Thursday, 15th September 2011 9:33pm
The 2011/12 UEFA Champions League started with a low scoring first round with no team scoring more than two goals.

The first round featured eight draws of which two were goalless.

The 2-all draw between defending champions Barcelona and AC Milan saw the highest number of goals scored in a match in the round whilst league high scoring teams like Real Madrid and Manchester could only manage one strike.

Below is a table showing a summary for the round:


Number%
Matches played16
Home wins425.0
Away wins425.0
Drawn850.0
Goalless draws212.5
Goals32
Goals/game2.0
First half goals1134.4
Second half goals2165.6
Home team goals 1650.0
Away team goals1650.0

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Barca, AC Milan in same group

Saturday, 27th August 2011 7:25am
Defending champions Barcelona and former champions AC Milan have been drawn in the same group in the 2011/12 Champions League draw.

Barca were drawn in group H and will be joined by AC Milan, BATE Borisov and Viktoria Plzen.

In last season's draw the Serie A champions were drawn in the same group with Real Madrid.

Another Real Madrid/Lyon match is guaranteed after the teams were both drawn in group D. The other two teams in the group are Ajax and Dinamo Zagreb.

Elsewhere in the draw, English champions Manchester United will play Benfica, Basel and debutants Otelul Galati.

Arsenal will have Marseille, Olympiakos and the Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund in its group.

Below is the full draw:


Group A: Bayern Munich, Villarreal, Manchester City, Napoli


Group B: Inter Milan, CSKA Moscow, Lille, Trabzonspor


Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basel, Otelul Galati


Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb


Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Genk


Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiakos, Borussia Dortmund


Group G: Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, APOEL Nicosia


Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzen



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Arsenal reaches group phase

Thursday, 25th August 2011 1:54pm
Arsenal reached the UEFA Champions League group phase after beating Udinese 3-1 on aggregate.

The Gunners went into the second leg leading 1-nil and they managed to score two second half goals to win 2-1 and sent Udinese to the Europa League.

Some of the teams who also won their playoffs are Bayern Munich, Benfica, Oylmpiacos and Viktoria Plzen.

Meanwhile the teams have been divided into four pots for the Champions League draw as shown below:


Pot 1 - Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Porto, Inter Milan.

Pot 2 - Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Villarreal, AC Milan, Valencia, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Benfica.

Pot 3 - Zenit St Petersburg, Man City, Olympiakos, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, BATE Borisov, Basle, Lille.

Pot 4 - Borussia Dortmund, Trabzonspor, Dinamo Zagreb, Napoli, APOEL, Genk, Otelul Galati, Viktoria Plzen.


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Fenerbahce out of Champions League draw

Thursday, 25th August 2011 1:53pm
The Turkish Football Federation have withdrawn Fenerbahce from the 2011/12 Champions League draw because of an on-going match fixing investigation.

Fenerbahce had already qualified for the group phase as champions and they will now be replaced by runners-up Trabzonspor

Trabzonspor was scheduled to play in the Europa League.

The teams that remain in the draw are:


Pot 1 - Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Porto, Inter Milan.

Pot 2 - Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Villarreal, AC Milan, Valencia, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Benfica.

Pot 3 - Zenit St Petersburg, Man City, Olympiakos, Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, BATE Borisov, Basle, Lille.

Pot 4 - Borussia Dortmund, Trabzonspor, Dinamo Zagreb, Napoli, APOEL, Genk, Otelul Galati, Viktoria Plzen.

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Gunners draw Udinese, Bayern Zurich

Saturday, 6th August 2011 7:17am
In the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League play-off draw Arsenal will meet Serie A team Udinese whilst Bayern Munich play FC Zurich in the fight to reach the group stages.

Both Udinese and the Gunners finished fourth in their leagues and the second leg will be played in Italy.

Former champions Bayern will have to navigate past FC Zurich in order to reach the group phase having finished third in the Bundesliga last season.

Elsewhere in the draw former French Ligue 1 champions Lyon will face Rubin Kazan and Villarreal will face the Odense challenge.

The rest of the draw is as follows:

Arsenal vs Udinese

Bayern Munich vs FC Zurich

Wisla Krakow vs Apoel Nicosia

Maccabi Haifa vs Genk

Dinamo Zagreb vs Malmo FF

FC Copenhagen vs Plzen

Olympique Lyon vs Rubin Kazan

FC Twente vs Benfica

BATE vs SK Sturm Graz

Odense BK vs vsillarreal

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Barca outclass Man Utd in UCL final

Sunday, 29th May 2011 10:51pm
The Spanish giants outclassed Manchester United as they won the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley 3-1.

Barca scored first and Man Utd responded to make sure the match was drawn at half-time.

In the second half the Spanish champions made sure that once again the won by a two a goal margin like they did two years ago.

The English champions had gone into the match undefeated in the competition but they were second best for most of the match.

Here is a table showing is this season's competition in one big table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Barcelona 13 9 31 309 2130
Man United 13 9 31 197 1230
Real Madrid 12 8 31 256 1927
Schalke 04 12 7 23 2214 823
Shakhtar Donetsk 10 7 03 1914 521
Chelsea 10 6 13 177 1019
Bayern Munich 8 6 02 199 1018
Arsenal 8 5 03 2111 1015
Tottenham 10 4 33 1916 315
Marseille 8 4 13 135 813
Inter Milan 10 4 15 1821 -313
Valencia 8 3 32 178 912
FC Copenhagen 8 3 23 77 011
Lyon 8 3 23 1214 -211
Roma 8 3 14 1217 -510
27AC Milan 8 2 33 78 -19
Spartak Moscow 6 3 03 710 -39
Braga 6 3 03 511 -69
Ajax 6 2 13 610 -47
Twente 6 1 32 911 -26
Rubin 6 1 32 24 -26
Basel 6 2 04 811 -36
Rangers 6 1 32 36 -36
Benfica 6 2 04 712 -56
Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 23 710 -35
Werder Bremen 6 1 23 612 -65
CFR 6 1 14 612 -64
Auxerre 6 1 05 312 -93
Panathinaikos 6 0 24 213 -112
Bursaspor 6 0 15 216 -141
Partizan 6 0 06 213 -110
Zilina 6 0 06 319 -160



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Porto, Barga to meet in Europa final

Saturday, 7th May 2011 11:18pm
Portuguese teams FC Porto and Sporting Braga will meet in the Europa Cup final.

Porto overcome Villareal 7-4 on aggregate whilst Braga 1-nil win over Benfica in the second leg was enough to secure a place in the final on goal difference.

Braga started their European adventure in the Champions League where they finished third in their group and dropped to the Europa Cup.

Here is some of the stats for Braga in their Champions League matches:


Braga Champions League
Played6
Points9
Won3
Drawn0
Lost3
Goal difference-6
Clean sheets3
Failed to score3
Goals scored5
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored0.8
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winBraga 2 - 0 Partizan
Braga 2 - 0 Arsenal
Biggest lossArsenal 6 - 0 Braga
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played3
Points6
Won2
Drawn0
Lost1
Goal difference1
Goals scored4
Goals conceded3
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played3
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost2
Goal difference-7
Goals scored1
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored0.3
Ave. goals conceded2.7

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Man Utd to meet Barca in final

Thursday, 5th May 2011 7:50am
Manchester United dispatched Schalke 6-1 on aggregate and they will meet Barcelona in the final at Wembley.

Man Utd won the first leg 2-nil and they were 2-1 up by the end of the first half at Old Trafford.

Barcelona drew with Real Madrid to win with a 3-1 aggregate.

The final mirrors the 2009 final which Barcelona won 2-nil.

I will take a look at look at how all teams would rank when put into one table including all the matches the teams have played up to now:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Man United 12 9 30 184 1430
Barcelona 12 8 31 278 1927
Real Madrid 12 8 31 256 1927
Schalke 04 12 7 23 2214 823
Shakhtar Donetsk 10 7 03 1914 521
Chelsea 10 6 13 177 1019
Bayern Munich 8 6 02 199 1018
Arsenal 8 5 03 2111 1015
Tottenham 10 4 33 1916 315
Marseille 8 4 13 135 813
Inter Milan 10 4 15 1821 -313
Valencia 8 3 32 178 912
FC Copenhagen 8 3 23 77 011
Lyon 8 3 23 1214 -211
Roma 8 3 14 1217 -510
AC Milan 8 2 33 78 -19
Spartak Moscow 6 3 03 710 -39
Braga 6 3 03 511 -69
Ajax 6 2 13 610 -47
Twente 6 1 32 911 -26
Rubin 6 1 32 24 -26
Basel 6 2 04 811 -36
Rangers 6 1 32 36 -36
Benfica 6 2 04 712 -56
Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 23 710 -35
Werder Bremen 6 1 23 612 -65
CFR 6 1 14 612 -64
Auxerre 6 1 05 312 -93
Panathinaikos 6 0 24 213 -112
Bursaspor 6 0 15 216 -141
Partizan 6 0 06 213 -110
Zilina 6 0 06 319 -160


So Man Utd stand out as the team still to lose a match in the competition.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have an almost identical record if you look at all the matches.


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Barca marches to Wembley final

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 10:51pm
Barcelona reached the UEFA Champions league final after beating rivals Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate.

Barca won the first leg 2-nil and then the second leg was drawn one-all and they reach the final for the second time in three years.

Barca will meet the winner between Manchester United and Schalke.


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Real sets Barca semi

Thursday, 14th April 2011 9:36pm
Real Madrid will meet Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals after beating Tottenham Hotspurs 1-nil in the second leg.

Real won the first leg 4-nil and so Spurs failed to find the net in the quarters.

In quarter-final matches that saw high aggregate wins apart from the Chelsea/Manchester United tie, Barcelona beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-1 on aggregate.

Once again there will be a Bundesliga team in the semis with Schalke reaching the stage for the first time.

Schalke accounted for the defending champions Inter Milan 7-3 on aggregate.

Schalke will face Manchester United with United hosting the crucial second leg.

Eight matches at the quarter-final stage produced a total 26 goals with the round of 16 with double the number of matches only producing 38 goals.

The table below shows the goal winning margin so farin the Champions League:


Goal MarginFrequency
0 22
1 40
2 28
3 18
4 9
5 1
6 1
7 1

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Real overruns Spurs in first leg

Wednesday, 6th April 2011 8:41am
Real Madrid beat ten-men Tottenham Hotspurs 4-nil to have one leg in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Spurs were 1-nil down when they were reduced to ten men in the first half but the three second half goals could make a comeback impossible at White Hart Lane.

In their last outing in the competition Real thrashed Lyon 3-nil but they have gone one goal better against Spurs.

In the other quarter-final first leg, defending champions Inter Milan were thrashed 5-2 by Schalke at the San Siro.

The match went to half-time with the match tied at 2-all but three unanswered second half goals means that Inter could be going out of the competition they won last season.

This was the seventh time this season that a home team had lost by a three goal margin.

Here are all the Champions League scorelines so far:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 7
0 - 1 8
0 - 2 6
0 - 3 5
0 - 4 3
0 - 7 1
1 - 0 9
1 - 1 10
1 - 2 3
1 - 3 3
1 - 4 1
2 - 0 13
2 - 1 8
2 - 2 4
2 - 3 3
2 - 5 1
3 - 0 9
3 - 1 6
3 - 2 2
3 - 3 1
4 - 0 3
4 - 1 2
4 - 3 2
5 - 1 2
6 - 0 1
6 - 1 1


2-nil is still the most popular scoreline so far.


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Chelsea paired with Man Utd

Friday, 18th March 2011 11:17pm
Chelsea have been paired with Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League quarter final draw.

Tottenham Hotspurs has been paired with Real Madrid whilst Barcelona has been drawn to play against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The defending champions Inter Milan will meet Schalke in the quarters.

In the semi-final draw winner between Chelsea and Manchester United will play the winner between Schalke and Inter.

The final cannot be an all La Liga affair as the winner between Spurs and Real Madrid will play the winner between Barca and Shakhtar.

So here is the quarter final draw summary:

Inter Milan vs Schalke 04
Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Chelsea vs Mnachester United
Real Madrid vs Tottenham


and for the semi-finals:


Real Madrid/Spurs vs Barcelona/Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan/Schalke 04 vs Chelsea/Manchester Utd

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Real finally beats Lyon

Thursday, 17th March 2011 11:37pm
Real Madrid finally managed to beat Lyon after seven attempts to reach the quarters of the UEFA Champions League.

Its also the first time in seven years that Real has managed to go past the first knockout stage.

Last season Lyon knocked out Real but this time a 3-nil win ensures the nine-team champions are in the hat when the draw for the quarters and semis is made on Friday.

Meanwhile in the other match at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea and Copenhagen played out a goalless draw which saw the home team proceed to the last eight.

Real Madrid is the only remaining team in the competition that has not conceded a goal so far in the first half.

Inter Milan has conceded six first half goals making it the team still in the competition to concede the most goals in the first 45 minutes.

Here is a table showing how many goals each team has conceded so far:


TeamGoals
Rubin0
Real Madrid0
Rangers1
Man United1
Chelsea1
Valencia2
Twente3
Spartak Moscow3
Schalke 043
Marseille3
Braga3
Benfica3
Bayern Munich3
Barcelona3
Auxerre3
Shakhtar Donetsk4
Partizan4
Hapoel Tel Aviv4
FC Copenhagen 4
AC Milan4
Arsenal5
Ajax5
Tottenham6
Lyon6
Inter Milan6
Werder Bremen 7
Panathinaikos7
CFR7
Basel7
Zilina8
Roma9
Bursaspor9

Total Goals Conceded : 134

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Inter dumps Bayern out

Wednesday, 16th March 2011 1:20pm
Champions League defending champions Inter Milan overcame a 1-nil first leg deficit to dump last season's runners up Bayern Munich out of the competition on goal difference.

Inter scored first to make the tie one-all but before the break the home team were in front leading 2-1.

Two second half goals from the defending champions ensured that they marched to the quarters as the only representative from Serie A.

In the other quarter-final match, Manchester United beat Marseille 2-1 to reach the last eight.

A goal in each half was enough for the Old Trafford outfit to move to the next stage and an own goal ensured that the visitors registered on the score sheet.

The table below shows the number of goals each team has scored in the second half in the competition:


TeamGoals
Rubin0
Rangers0
Partizan1
Panathinaikos1
Zilina2
Bursaspor2
Auxerre2
FC Copenhagen 3
CFR3
Braga3
Benfica3
Basel3
Ajax3
Werder Bremen 4
Inter Milan5
Twente6
Spartak Moscow6
Hapoel Tel Aviv6
AC Milan6
Valencia7
Roma7
Man United7
Marseille8
Lyon8
Chelsea8
Schalke 049
Real Madrid9
Bayern Munich9
Barcelona10
Shakhtar Donetsk11
Tottenham13
Arsenal13

Total Goals Scored : 178


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Spurs march to the quarters

Thursday, 10th March 2011 5:18pm
Tottenham Hotspurs secured a goalless draw against AC Milan to ensure their passage to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Having won the first leg at the San Siro 1-nil, Spurs needed to avoid defeat to ensure their passage to the last eight.

In the other match, Schalke put their Bundesliga troubles aside to win 3-1 against Valencia and progress with a 4-2 aggregate.

Valencia were the first score but Schalke came back to score three goals without response.

In the first matches of this round a day earlier, Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk also progressed to the quarters after beating Arsenal and AS Roma respectively.

The Gunners were defending a 2-1 lead from the Emirates but Barca hit back 3-1 at the Nou Camp to make sure they eliminated the north London team for the second year in a row.

Shakhtar enter new territory after beating Roma in both legs. This will be the first time for the Ukranian team to reach the quarter-finals of this competition.

When Valencia scored their goal against Schalke it was their tenth goal scored in the first half and the table below shows the goals the other teams have scored in the first half:


TeamGoals
Bursaspor0
Zilina1
Spartak Moscow1
Partizan1
Panathinaikos1
Man United1
Hapoel Tel Aviv1
Auxerre1
AC Milan1
Werder Bremen 2
Rubin2
Braga2
Twente3
Rangers3
CFR3
Ajax3
Lyon4
FC Copenhagen 4
Benfica4
Schalke 045
Roma5
Marseille5
Basel5
Tottenham6
Shakhtar Donetsk7
Real Madrid7
Chelsea8
Bayern Munich8
Barcelona8
Arsenal8
Inter Milan9
Valencia10

Total Goals Scored : 129

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Advantage Bayern after late goal

Thursday, 24th February 2011 9:48pm
Bayern Munich took a huge advantage into the second leg after scoring a very late away goal in their win over defending champions Inter Milan.

With the match seemingly heading for a goalless draw, the Bundesliga champions scored in injury time to take an away goal advantage for the Munich fixture.

In the second batch of the round of 16 matches no home team managed to secure a win.

Chelsea beat Copenhagen 2-nil and the other two matches finished in draws.

Manchester United played out a goalless draw against Marseille whilst Lyon drew Real Madrid one all.

The table below shows the number of goals scored by each team in the second half so far:


TeamGoals
Rubin0
Rangers0
Partizan1
Panathinaikos1
Zilina2
Bursaspor2
Auxerre2
Inter Milan3
FC Copenhagen 3
CFR3
Braga3
Benfica3
Basel3
Ajax3
Werder Bremen 4
Twente6
Spartak Moscow6
Man United6
Hapoel Tel Aviv6
AC Milan6
Valencia7
Schalke 047
Roma7
Marseille7
Lyon8
Chelsea8
Barcelona8
Real Madrid9
Bayern Munich9
Shakhtar Donetsk10
Arsenal12
Tottenham13

Total Goals Scored : 168

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McCoist to take over at Rangers

Thursday, 24th February 2011 1:21pm
Ally McCoist will take over as Rangers manager from Walter Smith at the end of the season.

McCoist is currently assistant manager to Smith at Ibrox.

Smith took over the Rangers job for the second time in January 2007.

Rangers finished third in their group and thus dropped into the Europa Cup.

Here is some of the stats for Smith's Rangers in this season's Champions League group stages:


Smith's Rangers
Played6
Points6
Won1
Drawn3
Lost2
Goal difference-3
Clean sheets2
Failed to score3
Goals scored3
Goals conceded6
Ave. goals scored0.5
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Biggest winRangers 1 - 0 Bursaspor
Biggest lossValencia 3 - 0 Rangers
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more1
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played3
Points4
Won1
Drawn1
Lost1
Goal difference0
Goals scored2
Goals conceded2
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded0.7
Away matches
Played3
Points2
Won0
Drawn2
Lost1
Goal difference-3
Goals scored1
Goals conceded4
Ave. goals scored0.3
Ave. goals conceded1.3


Here is the winning trend for Rangers:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Rangers leading at half time, Rangers winning at full time 133.3
Rangers leading at half time, Rangers losing at full time 00.0
Rangers trailing at half time, Rangers winning at full time 00.0
Rangers trailing at half time, Rangers losing at full time 133.3
Rangers drawing at half time, Rangers winning at full time 00.0
Rangers drawing at half time, Rangers losing at full time 133.3
Matches ending in result 350.0


and the trend for the three draws:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Rangers drawing at half time, Rangers drawing at full time 133.3
Rangers team leading at half time, Rangers drawing at full time 266.7
Rangers trailing at half time, Rangers drawing at full time 00.0
Drawn matches 350.0

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2010 final rematch: Inter vs Bayern

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 1:44pm
The 2009/10 Uefa Champions League finalists, Inter Milan and Bayern, this season meet in the round of 16 clash first leg at the San Siro.

Inter won the final 2-nil last season but this is a new season and so far it hasn't been as good and hence finishing second in the group stages for the defending champions.

The major difference between the two teams is the change in management. The manager who won the final for the first leg hosts, Jose Mourinho has since left for Real Madrid.

Also the manager who navigated Inter's way through the group stages, Rafa Benitez was sacked and and was replaced by Leornardo.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams from the group stages:



Inter MilanBayern Munich
Played66
Points1015
Drawn10
Won35
Lost21
Goal difference110
Clean sheets23
Failed to score10
Goals scored1216
Goals conceded116
Ave. goals scored2.02.7
Ave. goals conceded1.81.0
Biggest winInter Milan 4 - 0 Werder Bremen
CFR 0 - 4 Bayern Munich
Biggest lossWerder Bremen 3 - 0 Inter Milan
Roma 3 - 2 Bayern Munich
Scored 3 or more23
Conceded 3 or more31
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played33
Points99
Drawn00
Won33
Lost00
Goal difference66
Goals scored98
Goals conceded32
Ave. goals scored3.02.7
Ave. goals conceded1.00.7
Away matches
Played33
Points16
Drawn10
Won02
Lost21
Goal difference-54
Goals scored38
Goals conceded84
Ave. goals scored1.02.7
Ave. goals conceded2.71.3

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2006/7 2Inter Milan0Bayern Munich2
2006/7 6Bayern Munich1Inter Milan1
2009/10 15Bayern Munich0Inter Milan2

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Lyon looks for repeat against Real

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011 1:15pm
Last season Lyon knocked out Real Madrid out of the Champions League on their way to reaching the semis.

This season Lyon are meeting Real at the same stage of the competition as last season with Real unbeaten in the competitition so far this season.

Lyon managed to scrap through in the last group phase round to get second place with Schalke taking first place and they will need to play a lot better than they did in the group stages.

In Lyon's favour Real hasn't beaten Lyon in their last six meetings and Real will need to reverse this trend if they are to reach the quarters.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams from the group stages:



LyonReal Madrid
Played66
Points1016
Drawn11
Won35
Lost20
Goal difference113
Clean sheets25
Failed to score10
Goals scored1115
Goals conceded102
Ave. goals scored1.82.5
Ave. goals conceded1.70.3
Biggest winHapoel Tel Aviv 1 - 3 Lyon
Lyon 2 - 0 Benfica
Ajax 0 - 4 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 4 - 0 Auxerre
Biggest lossSchalke 04 3 - 0 Lyon
No loss
Scored 3 or more22
Conceded 3 or more20
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played33
Points79
Drawn10
Won23
Lost00
Goal difference38
Goals scored58
Goals conceded20
Ave. goals scored1.72.7
Ave. goals conceded0.70.0
Away matches
Played33
Points37
Drawn01
Won12
Lost20
Goal difference-25
Goals scored67
Goals conceded82
Ave. goals scored2.02.3
Ave. goals conceded2.70.7

Recent Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2005/6 1Lyon3Real Madrid0
2005/6 5Real Madrid1Lyon1
2006/7 1Lyon2Real Madrid0
2006/7 5Real Madrid2Lyon2
2009/10 7Lyon1Real Madrid0
2009/10 9Real Madrid1Lyon1

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Gunners overcome Barca in first leg

Thursday, 17th February 2011 9:47pm
Arsenal won the first leg of their match against Barcelona after coming from behind to win 2-1.

In this round featuring just four fixtures, the Gunners were the only home team to win their match.

Both teams from the Serie A, Roma and AC Milan, failed to take home advantage as they lost by one goal margins.

AC Milan lost 1-nil to Tottenham Hotspurs whilst Roma lost 3-2 to Shakhtar Donetsk despite scoring first.

The other fixture saw Valencia and Schalke share the spoils in a one all draw.

So with the Gunners trailing behind at half time and then winning at full time, this week I will take a look at the winning trends in all the matches that ended in a result so far in the Champions League:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 3542.7
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 1619.5
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 33.7
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 11.2
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 1417.1
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 1315.9
Matches ending in result 8282.0

So the Gunners become the third home to be trailing at half time and then win by the end of the match.


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Gunners face Barca test

Wednesday, 16th February 2011 11:00pm
Arsenal will meet Barcelona at the Emirates in the first leg of the round of 16 seeking a victory to take to the Nou Camp.

Arsenal currently lie second in the Premiership and face high riding Barcelona who dropped league points away from home for the first time this season at the weekend.

In the group phase the Gunners won all their home matches. Barca on the other hand won two and drew one away from the Nou Camp.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams for the group phase:



ArsenalBarcelona
Played66
Points1214
Drawn02
Won44
Lost20
Goal difference1111
Clean sheets13
Failed to score10
Goals scored1814
Goals conceded73
Ave. goals scored3.02.3
Ave. goals conceded1.20.5
Biggest winArsenal 6 - 0 Braga
Barcelona 5 - 1 Panathinaikos
Biggest lossBraga 2 - 0 Arsenal
No loss
Scored 3 or more42
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more21
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played33
Points99
Drawn00
Won33
Lost00
Goal difference128
Goals scored149
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored4.73.0
Ave. goals conceded0.70.3
Away matches
Played33
Points35
Drawn02
Won11
Lost20
Goal difference-13
Goals scored45
Goals conceded52
Ave. goals scored1.31.7
Ave. goals conceded1.70.7

Recent UCL Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2005/6 13Barcelona2Arsenal1
2009/10 11Arsenal2Barcelona2
2009/10 12Barcelona4Arsenal1

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Spurs faces Milan challenge

Tuesday, 15th February 2011 10:59pm
Seasoned Champions League campaigners AC Milan will host Tottenham Hotspurs at the San Siro in the first leg of the round of 16 stage.

Spurs had to overcome Inter Milan to finish top of their and hence they host the second leg and now they come against the other Milan team who currently sit top of the Serie A table.

Spurs are currently fourth in the Premier League.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams in the group stages:


CategoryAC MilanTottenham
Played66
Points811
Drawn22
Won23
Lost21
Goal difference07
Clean sheets21
Failed to score20
Goals scored718
Goals conceded711
Ave. goals scored1.23.0
Ave. goals conceded1.21.8
Biggest winAC Milan 2 - 0 Auxerre
Auxerre 0 - 2 AC Milan
Tottenham 4 - 1 Twente
Tottenham 3 - 0 Werder Bremen
Biggest lossReal Madrid 2 - 0 AC Milan
AC Milan 0 - 2 Ajax
Inter Milan 4 - 3 Tottenham
Scored 3 or more05
Conceded 3 or more02
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played33
Points49
Drawn10
Won13
Lost10
Goal difference08
Goals scored410
Goals conceded42
Ave. goals scored1.33.3
Ave. goals conceded1.30.7
Away matches
Played33
Points42
Drawn12
Won10
Lost11
Goal difference0-1
Goals scored38
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.02.7
Ave. goals conceded1.03.0

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Leonardo replaces Benitez at Inter

Saturday, 25th December 2010 11:39pm
Rafael Benitez has been replaced by former AC Milan coach Leonardo at Inter Milan.

Rafa was sacked by Inter after just six months and now the former AC Milan will try and stead the ship especially in Serie A where the team in currently in seventh place.

Benitez's Inter only drew one match in its six group stage matches and here is the winning/losing trend in those five matches:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Inter Milan leading at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 240.0
Inter Milan leading at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 00.0
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 00.0
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 240.0
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 120.0
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 00.0
Matches ending in result 583.3

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Inter, Benitez part ways

Friday, 24th December 2010 9:37pm
Serie A and UEFA Champions League defending champions Inter Milan have parted ways with manager Rafael Benitez after just six months.

The former Liverpool manager was sacked after an indifferent start to the Serie A season and for holders Inter have not impressed in the Champions League.

Inter progressed to the round of 16 after coming second in their group behind debutants Tottenham Hotspurs.

Inter were drawn to last season's runners up Bayern Munich in the round of 16.

This is some of the stats for Inter's Benitez in the Champions League:


Benitez's Inter
Played6
Points10
Won3
Drawn1
Lost2
Goal difference1
Clean sheets2
Failed to score1
Goals scored12
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winInter Milan 4 - 0 Werder Bremen
Biggest lossWerder Bremen 3 - 0 Inter Milan
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played3
Points9
Won3
Drawn0
Lost0
Goal difference6
Goals scored9
Goals conceded3
Ave. goals scored3.0
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played3
Points1
Won0
Drawn1
Lost2
Goal difference-5
Goals scored3
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded2.7

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Final rematch in Champions League draw

Saturday, 18th December 2010 8:28am
The two teams that battled it out the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League final will play each other in the first knockout phase of this year's competition as Bayern Munich drew Inter Milan.

Bayern lost to Inter in that final and this time they won their group and so they have the chance to play the second leg at home.

Arsenal has been paired with Barcelona. This is the same team that knocked out of the competition last season.

AC Milan will play debutants Tottenham Hotspur and they know their will have to do better than neighbours Inters if they are to reach the quarters.

Here is the rest of the draw:


Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk
AC Milan v Tottenham Hotspur
Valencia v Schalke
Inter Milan v Bayern Munich
Lyon v Real Madrid
Arsenal v Barcelona
Marseille v Manchester United
FC Copenhagen v Chelsea

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Gunners reach last 16

Thursday, 9th December 2010 9:41pm
Arsenal reached the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after beating Partizan 3-1 at the Emirates.

The result means the Gunners can only finish second in their group and hence will face one of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Schalke or last season's runners up Bayern Munich.

This is because the Gunners cannot meet one of the teams from the English Premiership who won their groups or Shakhtar Donetsk from their group.

Elsewhere there were no real surprises from the group phase apart from the poor performance from Bursaspor who never looked anywhere near like champions from the Turkish league.

Bursaspor only managed to win a single point from their last group match at home against Rangers.

MSK Zilina and Partizan failed to register a single point with Zilina having the worst goal difference of -16.

FC Copenhagen had a good run finishing second behind Barcelona in Group D.

Below is a table showing all the 32 teams in one big group. The table uses goal difference to separate tied teams:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Real Madrid 6 5 10 152 1316
Bayern Munich 6 5 01 166 1015
Chelsea 6 5 01 144 1015
Shakhtar Donetsk 6 5 01 126 615
Barcelona 6 4 20 143 1114
Man United 6 4 20 71 614
Schalke 04 6 4 11 103 713
Arsenal 6 4 02 187 1112
Marseille 6 4 02 123 912
Valencia 6 3 21 154 1111
Tottenham 6 3 21 1811 711
FC Copenhagen 6 3 12 75 210
Inter Milan 6 3 12 1211 110
Lyon 6 3 12 1110 110
Roma 6 3 12 1011 -110
Spartak Moscow 6 3 03 710 -39
Braga 6 3 03 511 -69
AC Milan 6 2 22 77 08
Ajax 6 2 13 610 -47
Twente 6 1 32 911 -26
Rubin 6 1 32 24 -26
Basel 6 2 04 811 -36
Rangers 6 1 32 36 -36
Benfica 6 2 04 712 -56
Hapoel Tel Aviv 6 1 23 710 -35
Werder Bremen 6 1 23 612 -65
CFR 6 1 14 612 -64
Auxerre 6 1 05 312 -93
Panathinaikos 6 0 24 213 -112
Bursaspor 6 0 15 216 -141
Partizan 6 0 06 213 -110
Zilina 6 0 06 319 -160

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Schalke, Lyon vie for top spot

Tuesday, 23rd November 2010 9:57pm
Three teams in the UEFA Champions League Group B can still make the knockout stages and Schalke and Lyon meet in a match where a loss could be very damaging.

At the moment Lyon leads group B with nine points having lost to Benfica in round 4 and Schalke are just two points behind.

In the reverse of this one, Schalke lost to the former French champions and this could the team's chance to avenge that defeat.

Both teams started their domestic competitions poorly but have been doing cruising well in the Champions League especially Lyon but a win here will be crucial.

A win for Lyon will almost guarantee them a place in the last 16 with just one more match to go and for Schalke a win will make sure they peg back Lyon and increase their chance of also reaching the knockout stages.

The other team in contention in the group is Benfica and it plays bottom placed Hapoel Tel Aviv, a match Benfica is likely to win.

Benfica and Schalke play each other in the last round of the group matches in what could be a shootout for a place in the knockout phase.

Here is the head-to-head for the two teams in this year's competition:


CategorySchalke 04Lyon
Position21
Played44
Points79
Drawn10
Won23
Lost11
Goal difference34
Clean sheets22
Failed to score20
Goals scored59
Goals conceded25
Ave. goals scored1.32.3
Ave. goals conceded0.51.3
Biggest winSchalke 04 2 - 0 Benfica
Schalke 04 3 - 1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 - 3 Lyon
Lyon 2 - 0 Benfica
Biggest lossLyon 1 - 0 Schalke 04
Benfica 4 - 3 Lyon
Scored 3 or more12
Conceded 3 or more01
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played22
Points66
Drawn00
Won22
Lost00
Goal difference43
Goals scored53
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored2.51.5
Ave. goals conceded0.50.0
Away matches
Played22
Points13
Drawn10
Won01
Lost11
Goal difference-11
Goals scored06
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored0.03.0
Ave. goals conceded0.52.5

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Gunners off to a flier in UCL

Thursday, 16th September 2010 10:39pm
Arsenal had the biggest win in the first round group matches after beating Sporting Braga 6-nil at the Emirates.

The Gunners went into half time leading 3-nil and easily dispatched a team that knocked out Sevilla and Celtic in pre-qualifying matches.

Barcelona won 5-1 against Panathinaikos to comfortably lead its group which also features FC Copehagen who beat Rubin Kazan 1-nil

Chelsea and Valencia also posted another big wins winning 4-1 and 4-nil respectively. Both matches were won away from home.

Former champions AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all won with a 2-nil scoreline.

Defending champions Inter Milan started with a 2-all draw against Dutch champions FC Twente.

In total 44 goals were scored.

Here is a list from the first group stage matches:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 1
0 - 1 1
0 - 4 1
1 - 0 3
1 - 4 1
2 - 0 4
2 - 1 1
2 - 2 2
5 - 1 1
6 - 0 1

The single goalless draw on show featured Manchester United and Glasgow Rangers.


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AC Milan, Real in same group again

Friday, 27th August 2010 6:34am
For the second year running, AC Milan has been drawn in the same group as Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League group stages.

In last season's competition the two teams came through their group and this time its more interesting with former Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho having taken the reigns at the Bernabeau.

Champions Inter Milan are in the same group as Werder Bremen, Tottenham and Dutch champions FC Twente.

Debutantes Bursaspor have been placed in the group comprising Manchester United, Valencia and Rangers.

The other debutantes MSK Zilina will face Chelsea, Marseille and Spartak Moscow.

Below are all the groups for the 2010/11 Champions League:


Group A - Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Tottenham, FC Twente


Group B - Lyon, Benfica, Schalke, Hapoel Tel-Aviv


Group C - Manchester United, Valencia, Rangers, Bursaspor


Group D - Barcelona, Panathinaikos, FC Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan


Group E - Bayern Munich, AS Roma, FC Basel, CFR Cluj


Group F - Chelsea, Marseille, Spartak Moscow, MSK Zilina


Group G - AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax, Auxerre


Group H - Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting Braga, FK Partizan



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2010/11 Champions League draw

Thursday, 26th August 2010 2:00pm
The qualification matches for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League competition and the 32 teams have now been decided.

The teams to come through the qualifiers are Ajax, Auxerre, FC Copenhagen, MSK Zilina, Spurs, FK Partizan, FC Basel, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Werder Bremen and Braga.

The 32 teams who have qualified for this season's competition will be grouped into four pots as shown below:

Pot 1: Inter Milan, Barcelona, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Lyon

Pot 2: Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica, Valencia, Marseille, Panathinaikos

Pot 3: Tottenham, Rangers, Ajax, Schalke, Basle, Braga, FC Copenhagen, Spartak Moscow

Pot 4: Hapoel Tel Aviv, FC Twente, Rubin Kazan, Auxerre, CFR Cluj, Partizan Belgrade, MSK Zilina, Bursaspor


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Too easy for Spurs

Thursday, 26th August 2010 1:35pm
Tottenham Hotspurs entered the group phase of this season's UEFA Champions League after beating Young Boys 4-nil in the second leg at White Hart Lane.

Spurs were trailing 3-2 on aggregate at the start of the second leg but four goals at home means they will be the fourth team from the English Premiership in this season's tournament.

This will be Spurs' first entry into the Champions League in its current format.

The English Premiership will be the only league with four teams in this year's edition after both Sevilla and Sampdoria failed to win their qualifying matches. The two teams had finished fourth in La Liga and Serie A respectively.


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Ajax face Dynamo hurdle in playoffs

Friday, 6th August 2010 10:34pm
The draw for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League playoffs has been made and former champions Ajax will face Dynamo Kiev in a bid to reach the group stages.

The winners of the ties will join the Champions League in the group stages whilst the losers will drop into the Europa Cup draw.

Sporting Braga dispatched Celtic and for their efforts they will face Sevilla.

Tottenham Hotspurs will meet Young Boys with the second leg being at White Hart Lane. A win for Spurs will see the Premiership once again with four stages in the group stages.

Another interesting tie will see Werder Bremen against Sampdoria.

The rest of the draw is as shown below:


Dynamo Kiev v Ajax
Young Boys v Tottenham Hotspur
Sporting Braga v Sevilla
Werder Bremen v Sampdoria
Zenit St Petersburg v Auxerre
Salzburg v Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Rosenborg v Copenhagen
Basel v FC Sheriff
Sparta Prague v MSK Zilina
Partizan Belgrade v Anderlecht

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Inter appoints Benitez to replace Mourinho

Friday, 11th June 2010 1:55pm
The UEFA Champions League winners have appointed former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez to replace Jose Mourinho who left for Real Madrid.

Mourinho won a treble with the Serie A champions and then decided to leave for Real and the expectations on Benitez could be quite high.

Inter has won the the Serie A title over the last five seasons.

At Liverpool, Benitez's team finished in seventh place to qualify for the Europa Cup.


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Inter beats Bayern to complete treble

Sunday, 23rd May 2010 10:15pm
Inter Milan won the UEFA Champions League final after beating Bayern Munich 2-nil to complete a treble.

A goal in each half was enough for Inter to win the Champions League for the first time in 45 years.

The win completes a treble for the Italian champions after they won the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia.

Inter went into the match having never lost a match in which they were leading at half time in the competition this season, scored a first half goal and then another one in the second.

If Bayern had scored a goal they would have finished the season as the top scorers in the competition.

But as it is they will share that with Arsenal and Manchester United as shown in the diagram below:


graph

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Bayern vs Inter - drawing trend

Saturday, 22nd May 2010 5:15pm
Bayern Munich meets Inter Milan in the 2010 UEFA Champions League final and should the match be drawn after 120 minutes it will go into penalties.

In my last post I looked at the Bayern/Inter winning/losing trend and in this post I will have a quick look at the drawing trend.

Firstly Bayern has drawn just one match out of the 12 played so far and in that drawn match the match was a draw at half time and it ended in a draw.


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Bayern Munich drawing at half time, Bayern Munich drawing at full time 1100.0
Bayern Munich team leading at half time, Bayern Munich drawing at full time 00.0
Bayern Munich trailing at half time, Bayern Munich drawing at full time 00.0
Drawn matches 18.3


Inter Milan on the other hand has drawn three matches and in two of the drawn matches the match was a draw at half time.

In the third match Inter was behind and came back in the second half and forced a draw:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan drawing at full time 266.7
Inter Milan team leading at half time, Inter Milan drawing at full time 00.0
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan drawing at full time 133.3
Drawn matches 325.0


It would seem like chances of the Champions League final going to penalties are slim but its still possible.

All in all there have been 29 draws in the competition and the table below shows the other draws in terms of home and away team:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Draw at half time, draw at full time 1655.2
Home team leading at half time, draw at full time 724.1
Away team leading at half time, draw at full time 620.7
Drawn matches 2923.4


So out of the 124 matches played so far, draws account for 23 % of the matches.


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Bayern vs Inter - winning/losing trend

Friday, 21st May 2010 11:53pm
Bayern Munich will meet Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League final at the Bernabeau this weekend.

In this post I am going to look at the stats for the matches the two teams won or lost and compare with the result at half time.

The two teams have so far played 12 matches each with Bayern drawing just one match and Inter drawing three with there being a result in the rest of the matches.

So here is a table for half-time/full-time trend analysis the Bayern matches that ended in a result :


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Bayern Munich leading at half time, Bayern Munich winning at full time 218.2
Bayern Munich leading at half time, Bayern Munich losing at full time 00.0
Bayern Munich trailing at half time, Bayern Munich winning at full time 19.1
Bayern Munich trailing at half time, Bayern Munich losing at full time 436.4
Bayern Munich drawing at half time, Bayern Munich winning at full time 436.4
Bayern Munich drawing at half time, Bayern Munich losing at full time 00.0
Matches ending in result 1191.7


and here is a table for the half-time/full-time trend analysis for the Inter matches that ended in a result:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Inter Milan leading at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 333.3
Inter Milan leading at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 00.0
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 111.1
Inter Milan trailing at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 111.1
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan winning at full time 333.3
Inter Milan drawing at half time, Inter Milan losing at full time 111.1
Matches ending in result 975.0


So basically both teams have so far not lost a match in which they were leading at half time.

Bayern also have only lost when they have been trailing at half time.

The two matches that Inter has lost has been one where they were trailing at half time and one where the was drawn going into the break.

If the trend continues, it means that whoever is winning at half time is more likely to be winning at the end of 90 minutes.


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Inter knocks out Barca

Thursday, 29th April 2010 10:57pm
Inter Milan reached the final of the UEFA Champions League after beating defending champions Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate.

Although the defending champions won the second leg 1-nil, that wasn't enough to get them to the Bernabeau where the final will be played.

Inter continued the trend that started from the quarter-final matches were no team winning the first leg failed to reach the next level.

Inter will play Bayern Munich who knocked Lyon the day before.

Below is the table showing trend for the winning teams in the Champions League this season:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 3132.6
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 2122.1
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 33.2
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 55.3
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 2122.1
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 1414.7
Matches ending in result 9576.6

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Bayern thump Lyon to reach final

Wednesday, 28th April 2010 9:49pm
Bayern Munich reached the UEFA Champions League final after beating Lyon 3-nil in the second leg of their semi-final match.

Bayern won 4-nil on aggregate as they moved into the final which will be played at Real Madrid's ground the Bernabeau.

Bayern will now meet the winner in the other semi between Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Barca needs to overcome a two goal deficit in order to reach their second successive final.

The 3-nil win means that Bayern has now scored 21 goals in this competition to join Manchester United and Arsenal who also scored that tally.


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Bayern one up against Lyon

Friday, 23rd April 2010 1:15pm
Bayern Munich will go into the second leg of their UEFA Champions league match with a one goal advantage after beating Lyon 1-nil.

Bayern were reduced to ten men in the first half and they managed to score their goal in the second half against a Lyon team that also had a player sent off in the second half.

In the past two rounds, Bayern has gone into the second leg with a one goal advantage and they have successfully managed to defend it.

Lyon knows this will be their best chance of reaching the final and they will be playing at home where they have so far beaten the likes of Real Madrid and Bordeaux.

Below is a list of scorelines so far this seaoson in the UEFA Champions League with just three more matches to go:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 7
0 - 1 14
0 - 2 2
0 - 3 3
0 - 4 1
1 - 0 16
1 - 1 17
1 - 2 8
1 - 3 3
1 - 4 3
2 - 0 10
2 - 1 11
2 - 2 4
2 - 3 3
2 - 5 1
3 - 0 1
3 - 1 5
3 - 2 2
3 - 3 1
3 - 4 1
4 - 0 4
4 - 1 2
5 - 0 1
5 - 2 1
6 - 1 1

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Advantage Inter as Barca surrender lead

Wednesday, 21st April 2010 10:04pm
Inter Milan came from behind to win the first leg of their Uefa Champions League semi-final match against Barcelona.

Barca were the first score and Inter levelled before half time but then went on to score two more goals in the second to get a two goal going into the second leg at the Nou Camp.

Barca will need to win 2-nil or by a three goal margin in the event Inter scores and so the defending champions have a lot of work to do in the second leg.

Below is the table showing the goal margins for the matches played so far in the Champions League:


Goal MarginFrequency
0 29
1 54
2 20
3 11
4 5
5 2


So the majority of matches so far have been won by a single goal and the next popular result is a draw (zero goal margin).


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Bayern, Lyon march to semis

Thursday, 8th April 2010 7:08am
Bayern Munich dumped Manchester United out of this season's UEFA Champions League after losing the second leg tie 3-2 but won the tie on away goals rule.

Bayern won the first tie 2-1 a week ago and a 3-2 loss gave them meant they would win the tie on the away goals rule.

United went 3-nil up in the first half but Bayern scored in each half to make sure United did not advance to the final four for the first time in three years.

In the all French affair, Lyon lost to Bordeaux 1-nil but won 3-2 on aggregate having won the first leg 3-1.

The result means that Bayern will meet Lyon in the semis and the winner will meet the winner between Barcelona and Inter Milan in the final at the Bernabeau.

Its interesting to see that only one team Barcelona, playing the second leg at home managed to advance to the next stage. The other three teams all failed.


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Barca dismiss Gunners to reach semis

Thursday, 8th April 2010 12:01am
Defending champions Barcelona reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals after beating Arsenal 4-1 at the Nou Camp.

The first leg at the Emirates was drawn 2-all and therefore the Gunners needed to win or a draw with more than two goals but Barca won 6-3 on aggregate with four goals by Lionel Messi.

Inter Milan won its match against CSKA Moscow 1-nil to win 2-nil on aggregate and will now meet Barca in the semis.

The two teams were drawn together in the same group in the group stages.

As a reminder here was the final group F standings:


Group F

TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Barcelona 6 3 21 73 411
Inter Milan 6 2 31 76 19
Rubin 6 1 32 47 -36
Dynamo Kiev 6 1 23 79 -25

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Gunners draw Barca in quarters

Friday, 19th March 2010 11:43pm
Arsenal have been drawn against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw.

The first leg will be at the the Emirates with the second leg at Nou Camp.

Bayern Munich has been drawn against Manchester United and the second leg of this tie will be at Old Trafford.

Inter Milan will face CSKA Moscow after they beat Chelsea to reach the quarters. The first leg will be at the San Siro.

The last pair will be the French teams Bordeaux and Lyon. Lyon dispatched Real Madrid and will now face fellow Ligue 1 team Bordeaux to ensure that there will be a French team in the semis.

The Champions League semi-final draw has also been conducted and the winner between the French teams will face either Bayern Munich or Manchester United.

The winner between Barcelona and Arsenal will face the winner between Inter Milan and CSKA Moscow.


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Inter paired with Chelsea

Saturday, 19th December 2009 7:35am
Inter Milan has been paired with Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw.

Inter finished second in their group and face Chelsea who won their group and therefore the second leg will be at Stamford Bridge.

This fixture will bring back Jose Mourinho back to the Bridge and will also bring Mourinho face to face again with Carlo Ancelotti, the former AC Milan coach.

In other fixtures in the draw Manchester United has been drawn against AC Milan, Barcelona against Stuttgart whilst Real Madrid will face Lyon.

Arsenal will have to fight it out with FC Porto whilst Fiorentina will be tested by Bayern Munich who knocked fellow Serie A club Juventus.

Sevilla drew CSKA Moscow and Bordeaux will face Olympiacos.

The sixteen fixtures will be played over four rounds instead of two with the first fixtures being played on the 16th February 2010 and the last fixture on 17th of March 2010.

The next draw for the quarter-finals and semis will be conducted on the 19th of March 2010.

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Inter, Barca through

Friday, 11th December 2009 5:35am
In the end there were no dramas as Inter Milan and Barcelona won their respective Group F fixtures to get through to the knockout stages in the UEFA Champions League.

Barca won 2-1 away to Dynamo Kiev to top the group and with the home team leaving the European stage for the season.

Inter finished second in the group and Rubin Kazan will get into the Europa draw.

Fiorentina stunned Liverpool at home to win Group E and push Lyon into second place. Debrecen became the second team to finish with zero points after a 4-nil home loss to Lyon.

In Group G, Stuttgart secured their place in the knockout stages with a win over Unirea Urziceni who themselves will be in Europa Cup.

Finally in Group Olympiacos' win over Arsenal will see them play in the knockout rounds whilst the draw between Standard Liege and AZ Almaar will see the former play in the Europa Cup.

At this stage I thought it would be interesting to have a look at all the different scorelines in this season's UEFA Champions League and here they are:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 7
0 - 1 11
0 - 2 2
0 - 3 3
0 - 4 1
1 - 0 12
1 - 1 14
1 - 2 7
1 - 3 3
1 - 4 3
2 - 0 10
2 - 1 6
2 - 2 3
2 - 3 2
2 - 5 1
3 - 0 1
3 - 1 3
3 - 3 1
3 - 4 1
4 - 0 2
4 - 1 1
5 - 2 1
6 - 1 1


So the most popular result in the group stages of the Champions League was a 1-all draw.


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Bayern outclass Juve to reach last 16

Wednesday, 9th December 2009 8:35pm
Bayern Munich beat Juventus 4-1 away from home to secure a place in the last 16 with Juventus heading to the Europa Cup.

Juventus only needed a draw to maintain second place in the group but the loss now means they now drop to the Europa Cup.

Maccabi Haifa finished the campaign without a single point after a narrow home loss to group leaders Bordeaux.

In Group B Manchester United won the group after beating Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg 3-1 away.

That loss meant that CSKA Moscow secured second place after beating Besiktas 2-1. This will be the first time for CSKA to reach the knockout stages.

In Group C the big guns Real Madrid and AC Milan took first and second place respectively. Marseille will enter the Europa Cup draw after losing 1-3 to Real.

In Group D the first two places were decided in the previous round and although Apoel Nicosia managed a draw at Stamford Bridge that was not enough to keep them in Europe.

In match day 2 Debrecen could be the other team to finish with zero points if they dont get at least a draw against Lyon.


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Bordeaux, Chelsea win groups

Thursday, 26th November 2009 5:24pm
In the Champions League match day 2, Bordeaux and Chelsea won their groups after wins over Juventus and Porto respectively.

In Chelsea's group D, Porto and Chelsea were already guaranteed of reaching the next stage before the match and so it was a matter of fighting to top the group and be seeded for the knockout phase.

Juventus will play Bayern in their last match needing to avoid defeat to proceed to the next stage. Bayern are currently third whilst Maccabi Haifa with no win yet are last.

In Group C three teams Real Madrid, AC Milan and Marseille can all reach the next round after Real won but the other two drew their match. Marseille hosts eal Real the last match whilst Milan will be away to Zurich.

No groups winners yet in Group B after Besiktas win over Manchester United. That was Besiktas first win of the competition this season.

The team to join Man United in the knockout will be decided in the last match after CSKA Moscow beat Wolfsburg at home 2-1.

So far 72.5% of the matches have ended in a result with the remainder finishing as draws and so this week I will take a look at both the winning and drawing trends.

First a look at the 58 matches that ended in a result in the Champions League so far this season:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 1627.6
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 1424.1
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 23.4
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 46.9
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 1424.1
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 813.8
Matches ending in result 5872.5


and for the 22 matches that finished in a draw:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Draw at half time, draw at full time 1568.2
Home team leading at half time, draw at full time 313.6
Away team leading at half time, draw at full time 418.2
Drawn matches 2227.5



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Liverpool drop to Europa League

Wednesday, 25th November 2009 9:36am
Liverpool has has dropped down to the Uefa Europa League after crushing out of the Champions League.

Liverpool won its match 1-nil against Debrecen but it needed Fiorentina not to win against Lyon. Fiorentina won its match 1-nil.

The result means that Liverpool can only finish with ten points but even if Lyon were to lose their last match, the French team has a superior head to head record against Liverpool.

In other groups, Rangers are out Europe altogether after losing 2-nil at home to Stuttgart. The Scottish champions has only collected two points from five matches.

In Group H, Arsenal has progressed to the group stages of the competition after a 2-nil win over Standard Liege. Olympiacos will need at least a draw against Arsenal in match day 6 to reach the knockout phase.

The tightest group remains Group F and Barcelona has taken pole position after beating Inter Milan 2-nil.

The La Liga champions still needs a point to reach the knockout phase in its last match against Dynamo Kiev.

Inter will host Rubin Kazan in match day 6 and a draw in that match will see Rubin Kazan drop out of the Champions League.


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Sevilla, Lyon go through

Thursday, 5th November 2009 9:20pm
Sevilla and Lyon have reached the last sixteen of the UEFA Champions League after both were held at home by Stuttgart and Liverpool respectively.

They were the only two teams to seal their places in the last sixteen from match day two of round four and will now play to top their groups in the remaining two fixtures.

Fiorentina were the highest scorers of the day winning 5-2 against Debrecen and team is now very near to getting into the last sixteen.

In Group F Rubin Kazan held defending champions Barcelona to a goalless draw and the next match for Barca will be against Inter Milan. Inter Milan edged out Dynamo Kiev to top the group.

Maybe this is the right time to look at the scorelines after four round of matches as shown below:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 5
0 - 1 7
0 - 2 1
0 - 3 2
0 - 4 1
1 - 0 6
1 - 1 10
1 - 2 4
1 - 3 1
1 - 4 2
2 - 0 6
2 - 1 5
2 - 2 2
2 - 3 2
2 - 5 1
3 - 0 1
3 - 1 2
3 - 3 1
3 - 4 1
4 - 0 1
4 - 1 1
5 - 2 1
6 - 1 1


The most popular scoreline at this stage is the 1-all draw with 10 occurrences.

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Marseille humble FC Zurich

Wednesday, 4th November 2009 2:56pm
The biggest win for the match day 1 of the fourth round of the Group matches belonged to Marseille who beat FC Zurich 6-1 at home.

This is the first time in the competition this year that a team has won with a 5 goal margin and also the first time that a team has scored six goals in a match.

The result also means that FC Zurich has conceded the most goals with 12 conceded so far after also losing 5-2 to Real Madrid in round 1.

Elsewhere Manchester United, Chelsea, Bordeaux and FC Porto booked their places in the last 16 with two matches to spare.

For Bordeaux its the first time the team has qualified for the knockout stages and that will mean that either Bayern Munich or Juventus will miss out.


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Ramos leaves CSKA Moscow

Monday, 26th October 2009 11:33pm
Former Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos has left CSKA Moscow after three champions league matches and six league matches.

Ramos was appointed coach just last month after leaving Real at the end of last season.

Here is a quick snapshot at his CSKA Moscow record in the Champions League this season:


CSKA Moscow
Rank3rd
Played3
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost2
Goal difference-2
Clean sheets0
Failed to score1
Goals scored3
Goals conceded5
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.7
Biggest winCSKA Moscow 2 - 1 Besiktas
Biggest lossWolfsburg 3 - 1 CSKA Moscow
Home matches
Played2
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost1
Goal difference0
Goals scored2
Goals conceded2
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played1
Points0
Won0
Drawn0
Lost1
Goal difference-2
Goals scored1
Goals conceded3
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded3.0


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Milan shocks Real to go top

Thursday, 22nd October 2009 9:55pm
AC Milan came from behind to beat the highly fancied Real Madrid at their own turf and leap to the top of Group C.

This was Real's first defeat in the competition this season and they now move to second on head to head.

Elsewhere, there were home wins for Chelsea, Bordeaux, Porto and Juventus.

Manchester United and Marseille recorded away wins and it was the 14th consecutive away match for Manchester without a loss.

The last away loss for the Old Trafford outfit was a 3-nil loss to AC Milan at the San Siro in May 2007.

This week I take a look at the winning margins so far in the competition:


Goal MarginFrequency
0 11
1 22
2 8
3 5
4 2


So the most popular winning margin so far is by one goals and no team has so far won by a winning margin of more than 4 goals.

It would be interesting to check at the end of round 6.

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Kazan stuns Barca

Wednesday, 21st October 2009 1:33pm
Rubin Kazan stunned after beating the defending champions Barcelona 2-1 at Nou camp.

Kazan went to half-time leading 1-nil and even though Barca was able to level soon after the interval, it was Kazan who had the last say as they went on to score the winner.

In a night where only one home team won, Olympiakos over Standard Liege, former champions Liverpool also lost 2-1 to Lyon.

Inter Milan were held to draw and so were Arsenal.

Unirea Urziceni were the biggest wiinners on the night winning 4-1 over Rangers.

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FC Zurich stun AC Milan

Thursday, 1st October 2009 1:47pm
FC Zurich got an unlikely away win after beating former champions AC Milan 1-nil at the San Siro in the UEFA Champions League.

FC Zurich was one of only two away teams to win on the second day of match day 2.

Chelsea was the other one with a similar scoreline against Apoel Nicosia.

Less goals were scored in this round compared to the first one with a total of 35 but the pattern of more goals in the second half continued.

12 goals were scored in the first half compared to 23 in the second. Infact in todays matches only three first half goals were scored.

This week we take a look at the scorelines in the Champions League so far in the table below:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 3
0 - 1 3
0 - 3 1
0 - 4 1
1 - 0 5
1 - 1 5
1 - 2 1
1 - 4 1
2 - 0 5
2 - 1 2
2 - 3 1
2 - 5 1
3 - 0 1
3 - 1 2


So from the table 1-0, 1-1 and 2-0 are the most popular score lines so far.


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Rubin Kazan hold Inter

Wednesday, 30th September 2009 1:53pm
Rubin Kazan managed to hold ten-man Inter Milan to a one-all draw to get their first point in the UEFA Champions League.

The result left the Serie A champions with two points from two matches after drawing the first match against Barcelona.

Barcelona went to the top of the group table after beating Dynamo Kiev 2-1 at the Nou Camp.

In other results Lyon, Arsenal and Sevilla maintained their 100% percent records.

Sevilla and Lyon were the only two away teams to win and both scored four goals in a day when a total of 21 goals were scored.


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Inter, Barca in stalemate

Thursday, 17th September 2009 1:17pm
Inter Milan and Barcelona played out a goalless in a UEFA Champions League match at the San Siro.

The two teams who are favourites to come out of this group F which also includes Dynamo Kiev and Rubin Kazan.

The draw leaves Dynamo Kiev on top of the ladder after beating Kazan 3-1.

The only other draw of the day was between Stuttgart and Rangers.

In that same group Seville had the biggest win beating Unirea Urziceni at home.

So no big surprises in match day one but I think the picture will be clearer after match day 2.

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Real off to a great start

Wednesday, 16th September 2009 10:29pm
Real Madrid went off to a great start this morning when they won their UEFA Champions League match 5-2 against FC Zurich.

At half time Real were already 3-nil up but the scores came close when the home team scored two goals but Real scored a further two goals to put the match beyond doubt.

Other winners on day one were Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Wolfburg.

Juventus could only draw against Bordeaux and also Atletico failed to scored against Apoel Nicosia for a goalless draw.


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Champions League seedings

Thursday, 27th August 2009 8:29pm
After the completion of the UEFA Champions League playoffs, the final list of 32 teams is now finalised.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four and for the draw the teams are going to be seeded as follows:

Pot One: Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd, AC Milan, Arsenal, Sevilla, Bayern Munich

Pot Two: Lyon, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Porto, AZ Alkmaar, Juventus, Rangers

Pot Three: Olympiakos, Marseille, Dinamo Kiev, Stuttgart, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Bordeaux, Besiktas

Pot Four: Wolfsburg, Standard Liege, Maccabi Haifa, FC Zurich, Rubin Kazan, Unirea Urziceni, APOEL Nicosia, Debreceni


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Barca too good for Man U

Thursday, 28th May 2009 10:03pm
Barcelona won the UEFA Champions League final after beating Manchester United 2-0 in Rome.

Barcelona scored a goal in each half to stop the English champions from claiming back to back titles.

The two goals Barca scored in the final made sure the Spanish giants finished the 2008/9 competition with a goal tally of 32.

Its interesting to see that the Catalan giants scored an equal number of goals in the first and second halves - 16 apiece.

Only three other teams scored at least 20 goals in this season's competition and these are Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

The win means that Barca has now won this cup three times and in the last final they played they beat another English side Arsenal.

Manchester United had gone 25 matches without losing a Champions League match.


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Barca to meet Man Utd in final

Thursday, 7th May 2009 7:25am
Barcelona will play Manchester United in this season's UEFA Champions League final after drawing with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Barca won on the away goals rule after the match at the Bridge finished 1-all with the first leg having finished goalless.

For the second final in a row Barca will meet English opposition and the last time they triumphed against Arsenal.

Manchester are the defending champions and will become the first team to defend their crown should they emerge winners in Rome.


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Man Utd in second consecutive UCL final

Wednesday, 6th May 2009 7:38am
Manchester United will play in their second consecutive final after beating beating Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates in the second leg match.

United won the first leg 1-nil at Old Trafford and the win in the second leg gives them a 4-1 aggregate win.

United will now play the winner in the other semi-final between Chelsea and Barcelona.

If United wins the final they will become the first team to successfully defend their European title.

If Chelsea wins their semi, then the final will be a repeat of last year's final.

If Barcelona wins at Stamford Bridge, then they will meet English opposition for the second consecutive time after playing Arsenal in the 2006 final.


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Advantage United at Old Trafford

Thursday, 30th April 2009 10:29pm
Manchester United beat Arsenal by an odd goal in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final match played at Old Trafford.

If United wins the tie against the Gunners then they will be in the final for the second consecutive year.

In the semis last season against Barcelona, United played a goalless draw at Nou Camp but then beat Barca 1 nil at Old Trafford.

A goalless draw will see United reach the final again but if Arsenal wins 1-nil then the match will be decided by a penalty shoot out and any other result the match will be decided after 90 minutes.

In the quarters, the Gunners managed a one all draw against Villareal but then were convincing winners at the Emirates to reach the semis.

Its much tougher this time because they are playing in a match where they have to win to reach the final. A draw will be good enough for Man U.

After that second leg match the two teams meet again ten days later in league.

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Chelsea holds Barca goalless

Wednesday, 29th April 2009 1:54pm
Chelsea managed to come out with a goalless draw at the Nou Camp in the UEFA Champions League semi final against Barcelona.

This is the first time this season that Barcelona has failed to score in a Champions League match.

The last match the Catalan giants failed to score in a UCL match was last season's semi-final second leg at Old Trafford and the last time they were held goalless in the competition was in the first leg of that semi-final.

On the other hand Chelsea's last goalless draw in the competition was in the group stages this season against CFR Cluj.

From that match Chelsea managed to score in every match until today.

So its now down to the second leg and Barcelona will be hoping that they will not see a repeat of last year when they were held goalless at home and then lost the second leg.

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Bayern parts company with Klinsmann

Tuesday, 28th April 2009 1:59pm
Bayern Munich this week parted company with Jurgen Klinsmann after a league loss to Schalke.

Klinsmann joined the Bundesliga team at the start of the season and below we will show the Bayern's stats under his reign in the UEFA Champions League which is quite impressive.


Number
Matches 10
Won 6
Drawn 3
Lost 1
Away wins 3
Home wins 3
Goals scored 25
Goals conceded 10
Home goals scored 15
Away goals scored 10


So Bayern lost just one match in the Champions League and that was the 4-nil loss away to Barcelona.


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English rivals meet in UCL semis

Thursday, 16th April 2009 8:01pm
Manchester United beat FC Porto in the second leg to secure their place in the UEFA Champions semi-finals.

Arsenal beat Villareal 3-nil at home to advance with an aggregate score of 4-1.

So there is going to be an English team in the Champions League final this season for the fifth season in a row.

If Chelsea beat Barcelona then there will be an all English final for the second consecutive year.

Interestingly if both teams win their FA Cup ties then they will meet four times between now and the end of the season because the two teams are still a league match in May at Old Trafford.


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Chelsea to meet Barcelona in semis

Wednesday, 15th April 2009 2:01pm
Chelsea will meet Barcelona after beating Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals 7-5 on aggregate.

Barcelona on the other hand beat Bayern Munich 5-1 on aggregate after the Bundesliga side managed a one-all draw at home.

Barcelona has scored the highest number of goals in the competition so far with 29 goals whereas Chelsea has scored 19.

It is interesting to see that Barca's goals are evenly split between first and second half with the La Liga giants having scored 15 goals in the first half and 14 goals in the second half.

The Stamford Bridge outfit on the other hand has scored 13 goals in the second half compared to just six in the first half.

Interestingly the two teams have conceded the same number of goals so far. Both teams have conceded 12 goals.

Barcelona has conceded four goals in the first half whilst Chelsea has conceded five.

Like in the quarter-finals Chelsea will host the second leg.

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Barcelona wallop Bayern

Thursday, 9th April 2009 1:57pm
Barcelona won the first leg against Bayern Munich after scoring four first half goals.

There were no more goals in the second half but Barcelona may have done enough in the first forty five minutes to reach the semis where they will meet the winners between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Barcelona and Bayern went into this match being the top goal scorers so far in the competition but it was only Barca who managed to increase their tally.

In the all English quarter final match between Liverpool and Chelsea, the London club scored two second half goals for no reply after the score was tied one-all at half time.

Chelsea therefore carry a two goal advantage back to Bridge and must now be favourites to progress to the semis.

The matches on day one were all drawn. Holders Manchester United were held to an two-all draw by Porto whilst Villareal were held to a one-all draw by Arsenal.

The away goals could prove very handy for Arsenal and Porto when they host the return legs next week.


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Barca paired with Bayern

Saturday, 21st March 2009 11:51pm
Barcelona will face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the 2008/9 UEFA Champions League.

Barca and Bayern have each scored 24 goals in the competition so far which is the highest any team has scored this season and so there must goals galore in this tie.

Liverpool's reward for beating Real Madrid in the group of 16 will be facing fellow English premier league team Chelsea. Liverpool has met Chelsea twice in the league and in both times Liverpool have come tops and now its the time for Chelsea to correct that.

Arsenal will meet Villareal whilst defending champions Manchester United will face FC Porto.


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Bayern rampage continues

Friday, 13th March 2009 9:23pm
Bayern Munich had another convincing win in the second leg of their Champions League tie against Sporting Lisbon winning 7-1 to bring the aggregate result to 12-1.

Bayern have now equalled Barcelona in the number of goals scored so far in the competition with 24 goals. Interestingly both teams have scored 11 goals in the first half and then 13 in the second.

Barcelona also managed to overcome Lyon 5-2 for a 6-3 aggregate win.

The battle between the English Premiership sides against the Serie A sides was won 3-0 in favour of the English sides.

Inter Milan came the worst failing to score a single goal against Manchester United after losing 2-nil away at Old Trafford.

Juventus managed a 2-all draw at home against Chelsea whilst Roma came closest losing 6-7 on penalties to Arsenal. At least they can claim that Arsenal failed to score against them in open play.

Liverpool also easily dispatched the Spanish champions Real Madrid after scoring four unanswered goals at home for a 5-nil aggregate score.

Villarreal accounted for Panathinaikos after winning 2-1 away from home. The first leg in Spain was drawn one-all.

Lastly but not least, Porto's goalless draw was enough to make the Portuguese team advanced to the quarter final stage on goal difference. Porto was the only team to advance on goal difference.

So lets see what the quarter-final will bring.

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Bayern on the rampage as Liverpool stun Real

Friday, 27th February 2009 7:19am
Bayern Munich had the highest scoring margin in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after the Bundesliga team beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0 in Lisbon.

At the same time Liverpool scored a priceless away goal after scoring late in their match against Real Madrid to inflict a rare defeat on Real under coach Juande Ramos.

Whilst on the first day there were three draws it was the opposite on the second day with just one draw and a result being achieved in the other three matches.

In the English/Italian tussle, the English teams finished the first legs on top with all of them not conceding a goal and with both home teams winning.

Only Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan managed to come up with a goalless draw at the San Siro.

Bayern Munich has probably one leg in the quarter-finals after scoring four times in the second half. Bayern led 1-nil at half time.

The remaining seven ties could easily go either way with no other team managing a convincing win.


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Back to the Bridge for Ranieri

Sunday, 21st December 2008 2:19pm
The UEFA Champions League draw has been made and Claudio Ranieri's Juventus has been paired against his former club Chelsea.

Incidentally all three Italian teams in the draw were paired against English teams and so Arsenal will face Roma and defending champions Manchester United will face Inter Milan.

Liverpool will play Juande Ramos' Real Madrid with the second leg being played at Anfield.

Panathinaikos who topped their group will have to fight it out against Villareal whilst Bayern Munich have a test against Sporting Lisbon.

High flying Barcelona will have to pass through the French champions Lyon in the bid to reach the final in Rome.

Former champions FC Porto will have a tough match against Atletico Madrid but as group winners the second leg will be at home.

Eight very interesting ties which will decide who reaches the quarters.

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Celtic notches first win

Thursday, 11th December 2008 1:17pm
Celtic got its first win in this season's UEFA Champions League campaign after beating Villareal at Celtic Park.

Celtic's win even though they were already out of the competition meant that they did not join four other teams who finished without a single win.

Basle, Steaua Bucuresti, Fenerbahce and BATE Borisov all finished without wins and relied on draws to get points.

There were no real surprises for the matches on the second day of match day 6 of the UEFA Champions League.

In all the groups all the teams qualifying for the knockout stages had been decided and it was a matter of deciding who would win the group.

Celtic and BATE Borisov were already out of European competition for the season and they are now joined by Fenerbahce and Steaua Bucuresti who both lost their last matches.

In group E, Manchester United's draw against AaB Aalborg was enough to secure them top place because Celtic beat Villareal. Celtic finished unbeaten at home.

Bayern Munich's three first half goals were enough to win away to Lyon and finish top of group F. The match was a direct fight for top place.

Fiorentina will drop into the UEFA competition after beating Steaua Bucuresti. Its interesting to note that Steaua Bucuresti and Basle are the only two teams to finish with just one point this season.

In another direct fight for first place FC Porto came tops after beating Arsenal in a group G match and Dynamo Kiev did enough to make sure they can continue playing in Europe this season.

In group H Juventus' superior head to head record over Real Madrid made sure that a draw was enough to win the group. Juande Ramos made a good start to his career at the Bernabeau when his team beat Zenit St Petersburg who were assured of third place.

The draw for the next round takes place on the 19th of December and with teams like Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan and Arsenal finishing second in their groups there could be some very appetising ties in the round of 16.


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Panathinaikos, Liverpool and Roma top groups

Wednesday, 10th December 2008 1:53pm
Going into day six of the UEFA Champions League, group leaders in groups A, B and D were still to be decided and Roma, Panathinaikos and Liverpool took those positions.

Barcelona who lost at home to Shakhtar Donetsk had already won their group and therefore the last match did not have any relevance to them.

Its the end of road in Europe this season for debutants CFR Cluj-Napoca and Anorthosis Famagusta plus Basle and surprisingly PSV Eindhoven.

PSV has been a consistent performer in Europe over the last few years but the team could only win one match in this year's competition.

In Group A Chelsea will take the runners-up place and Bordeaux will continue their European journey in the UEFA Cup.

Inter Milan's loss to Werder Bremen means that they finish second but the win for Werder Bremen means that the Bundesliga team overtook Anorthosis Famagusta who would have taken third place had Werder lost or drawn.

In Group C the positions were already sorted out before the matches but Basle go out without adding to their lone point or two goals.

Atletico Madrid's draw in the final match means that they lost first position but Marseille's third position was secured before the match because they had a better head to head record against PSV.

The next stage will now a knockout stage and Panathinaikos topping Group B has been the real surprise but after a poor start they managed to beat every team in that group.

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Ramos replaces Schuster at Real

Wednesday, 10th December 2008 1:09pm
Juande Ramos has replaced Bernd Schuster at Real Madrid with Real lying fifth in La Liga and nine points behind league leaders Barcelona.

Ramos started the season with Tottenham Hotspurs where he was replaced by Harry Redknapp after a string of poor results that left Spurs bottom of the ladder.

On the other hand Schuster replaced current England coach Fabio Capello last season and managed to win the title in his first season.

But things have not been as smooth this season for Real after a spate of injuries to key players including Arjen Robben, Mahamadou Diarra, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Gabriel Heinze, Pepe, Wesley Sneijder, Miguel Torres and Ruben de la Red .

Schuster's next league match would have been against arch-rivals Barcelona but that will now be Ramos' problem.

Below is the full list of results for the thirteen UEFA Champions League matches Real played under the guidance of Schuster:


Tuesday, 25th November 2008 7:45pm
BATE BorisovReal Madrid
Wednesday, 5th November 2008 7:45pm
Real MadridJuventus
Tuesday, 21st October 2008 6:45pm
JuventusReal Madrid
Tuesday, 30th September 2008 6:45pm
Zenit St Petersburg Real Madrid
Wednesday, 17th September 2008 6:45pm
Real MadridBATE Borisov
Wednesday, 5th March 2008 7:45pm
Real MadridRoma
Tuesday, 19th February 2008 7:45pm
RomaReal Madrid
Tuesday, 11th December 2007 7:45pm
Real MadridS S Lazio
Wednesday, 28th November 2007 7:45pm
Werder Bremen Real Madrid
Tuesday, 6th November 2007 7:45pm
OlympiakosReal Madrid
Wednesday, 24th October 2007 6:45pm
Real MadridOlympiakos
Wednesday, 3rd October 2007 6:45pm
S S LazioReal Madrid
Tuesday, 18th September 2007 6:45pm
Real MadridWerder Bremen


Please note that the kick-off times are for the GMT timezone.

So in the thirteen matches, Real won just 6, lost 5 and drew 2 and both draws were away from home.

The two losses at home were to Italian teams Roma and Juventus.

Its interesting to see that Real failed to score in just two matches but worringly only managed clean sheets against two teams BATE Borisov and Olympiacos.

Ramos will take over in the match against Zenit St Petersburg and he has signed a contract to the end of the current season. He will have some work to do.

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Panathinaikos stun Inter at San Siro

Thursday, 27th November 2008 1:39pm
Panathinaikos stunned Inter Milan at the San Siro after scoring a second half goal and take all three points in a tight Group B.

In the other match in the same group Anorthosis Famagusta had a second successive draw and this time against Werder Bremen and they stay in third place.

Anorthosis Famagusta has led in its last two draws and if the team had held on to its lead it could have qualified for the next round by now.

Inter should still go through to the round of 16 even if they lose their last match against Werder Bremen although it could be in second place.

In Group A, Chelsea's draw against Bordeaux means that they will need at least a point to go through to the next stage.

If Cluj-Napoca wins against Chelsea and Bordeaux wins against Roma then Chelsea will be out. Roma has put aside its recent poor form and now top the group and a win in their last match will mean they will win the group.

The biggest win of the day was in Group C when Shakhtar Donetsk beat Basle 5-nil. Shakhtar Donetsk can only finish third and Barcelona's win means they have won the group.

Barcelona is the only team so far to have won its group because in Group D the top two teams won which means that the group winner will be decided on match day 6.

From today's matches only Basle is out of Europe altogether and joins Celtic and Borisov and the remaining five teams will be decided on the last day.

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Celtic, Borisov out of Europe

Wednesday, 26th November 2008 1:25pm
Celtic and BATE Borisov were knocked out of European competition this year after losing their match day 5 fixtures.

Celtic took the lead against AaB Aalborg but lost the tie as the home team scored two late goals in a match they had to win to get the third Uefa place.

Manchester United and Villareal progress in Group A despite playing the second goalless draw between the two teams this season.

In Group H, Borisov lost to Real Madrid and will stay fourth even if they win their last match against Juventus because they have a poor head to head record against Zenit St Petersburg who will get the Uefa place.

In Group G its down to the last day between Dynamo Kiev and Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce has to beat Dynamo Kiev to get third place after the two teams drew earlier on.

Arsenal and Porto have qualified for the next stage and the match between the two will decide the group leader. Porto has to win that match to win the group.

In Group F, a draw will be good enough for Fiorentina with Steaua Bucharest needing to win in order to get third place.

The match between Bayern Munich and Lyon will just decide the group leaders as the teams are tied on 11 points.

Going into match day 6 no team has won its group and so there is still a lot to play for 14 teams but for now its bye bye to Celtic and Borisov.

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Celtic score first goal

Thursday, 6th November 2008 1:47pm
Celtic scored their first goal this year's champions league campaign when they drew Manchester United at home.

Despite scoring 29 goals so far in the Scottish Premier league after 11 matches, the Glasgow team has found goals hard to come by in Europe's premier club competition.

The draw leaves Celtic with a hope for third place and a UEFA Cup place but they still have to play AaB Aalborg away.

AaB Aalborg drew Villareal and are now bottom on goal difference and one of their two remaining matches will be against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Juventus completed back to back victories over Real Madrid and have now booked their place in the knockout stages.

Zenit St Petersburg's win over BATE Borisov means they still can overhaul Real Madrid for second place.

In Group G Arsenal could not repeat their startling performance of two weeks ago against Fenerbahce at home as they were held to a goalless draw.

FC Porto's win in Kiev brings them back in the mix and after a good start Dynamo Kiev have made their lives a little bit harder with their loss to Porto at home.

Finally in Group F, at this stage Lyon and Bayern Munich are the most likely teams to reach the knockout stages and Fiorentina is in a good position for third place.

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Panathinaikos stun Werder Bremen

Wednesday, 5th November 2008 11:31pm
Panathinaikos scored three second half goals to stun Werder Bremen in one of the shock results of day 1 of Match Day 4 of the UEFA Champions League.

Also in the same group Anorthosis Famagusta could easily have got three points but a late goal from Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan meant that they shared the spoils in a 3 all high scoring draw.

This is the first time this season to have a 3-all draw and only the second time in three years. The most popular draw result this year has been one all and this has occurred seven times followed by 6 goalless draws.

In Group B all the three teams can still qualify for the next stage although Inter are in the driving seat. However, if they lose their remaining two matches they may fail to go through.

Another group where all teams have a chance to qualify is Group A where Roma shocked Chelsea with an emphatic 3-1 victory and Bordeaux overcame CFR Cluj-Napoca with two first half goals.

Barcelona lost their 100% record as they were held to a one all draw by Basle at home. It was Basle's first point of the campaign and could be a lifeline in getting the UEFA Cup place.

The leading teams of Group D Liverpool and Atletico Madrid drew at Anfield as they edged closer to qualifying for the knockout phase.

So Barcelona is the first team to qualify for the knockout phase but the next round should see more teams qualify too especially in Group D where both Liverpool and Atletico need just one point.

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Barcelona remain unbeaten

Thursday, 23rd October 2008 7:24pm
Compared to day 1 of Match Day 3 of the UEFA Champions League far fewer goals were scored with only Barcelona scoring more than two goals in their 5-nil away win to Basel.

Half the matches finished 1-0 and there were two draws draws in the matches between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool (one all) and then a two all draw between Panathinaikos and Werder Bremen.

For the record a total of 17 goals were scored and this is less than half the goals scored on day 1.

Bordeaux and Panathinaikos got their first points of the campaign whilst Basel and Marseille are still to pick up their first points.

Barcelona maintained their 100% record and its the only team in the competition with a 100% record and nine points.

CFR Cluj-Napoca suffered their first defeat against Bordeaux but maintain their second position in Group A as Roma went down to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The next round sees the reverse fixtures and so lets see if the clubs that lost in this round can turn around the tables in the next round.


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Villareal hit Aalborg for six

Wednesday, 22nd October 2008 1:29pm
After no goals were scored on day one of the UEFA Champions League in Group E, day 3 saw a total 12 goals in that group.

Villareal beat Aalborg 6-3 and Manchester United beat Celtic 3 nil.

It should be noted that Celtic is the only team in the whole competition without a single goal to its name in the competition so far this season.

In Group G it was goals galore in a match between Fenerbahce and Arsenal where the Gunners won 5-2 and were leading 3-1 at half-time. The other match between Porto and Dynamo Kiev finished 1-0 in favour of the visitors and hence a total of 8 goals in that group.

In Group F, Steaua Bucharest and Lyon had another high scoring encounter with Lyon emerging victors with a scoreline of 5-3. Steaua Bucharest scored all their three goals before half-time and were actually leading 3-2 at the half way mark.

In the other match, Bayern Munich powered past Fiorentina with a 3 nil victory. So that was eleven goals in that group.

Finally, Group H had the least number of goals with just five scored.

Group H was also the group where none of the teams managed to score at least three goals but its also the only group where all four teams managed to score at least one goal.

So a total of 36 goals were scored in eight matches averaging four goals per match.

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CFR Cluj make a point

Friday, 3rd October 2008 4:09am
CFR Cluj held last year's finalist Chelsea to a goalless draw as they secured a vital point to share top spot in Group A.

The Champions League debutants will now meet bottom placed Bordeaux and wins in both matches could secure them at least third place in that group if not qualification to the next stage.

Only three teams are to concede a goal so far - Chelsea, Manchester United and Villareal. Finally there were goals in Group G but it still remains the group with the lowest number of goals scored with just four goals scored so far.

Just four teams out of the thirty two have a hundred percent record so far with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool all winning their first two matches.

In the group D Liverpool will next meet Atletico Madrid in back to back matches and by the end of them will have lost their hundred percent record.

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No goals in Group E

Thursday, 18th September 2008 10:19pm
No goals were scored in the UEFA Champions League Group E were Manchester United and Celtic were held to goalless draws by Villareal and Aalborg respectively.

While four away teams won on Wednesday morning, on Thursday only Bayern Munich won away against Steaua Bucharest with draws dominating the day.

Apart from the draws in Group E there were also draws for Dynamo Kiev against Arsenal and also between Lyon and Fiorentina.

In Group H both Juventus and Real Madrid started with wins plus clean sheets as they brushed aside Zenit St Petersburg and BATE Borisov respectively.


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CFR Cluj in shock win as away sides win

Wednesday, 17th September 2008 9:47pm
Romanian side CFR Cluj had a shock away win over Roma as away sides won five of the eight matches on match day 1 in the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea and Barcelona were the only home teams to win with Werder Bremen being involved in a goalless draw against Anorthosis Famagusta.

But the biggest result will be CFR Cluj who beat Roma 2-1 in their first match in the Champions League. They have given notice to the rest of the group and next they will play Chelsea who had an easy 4-0 win over Bordeaux.

Chelsea's win was the biggest on the night and the next was Atletico Madrid's 3-0 away win against PSV Eindhoven.


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Barcelona, Arsenal in qualifying round

Saturday, 2nd August 2008 10:06pm
The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw was made and winners of this round will join the 16 teams that qualified automatically.

As such this is the last qualifying round before the main draw that will map out the eight groups for the 2008/9 competition.

The TipsChallenge Champions league tipping competition will start with the group phase and continue all the way to the final to be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on the 27th of May, 2009.

Barcelona, Arsenal, Juventus, Liverpool and Marseille are some of the teams in the third qualifying round and have reached the final before.

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