This week the first leg quarter-finals of the Champions League were played and Data Factory provided us with interesting statistics that left these commitments.
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- Liverpool beat Benfica 3-1 in Portugal for the first leg of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals. For the first time in the @ChampionsLeague, the Reds managed to accumulate 8 consecutive wins on the road. Ibrahima Konaté opened the scoring for Jürgen Klopp’s team and was the player with the most balls recovered (6) in the first leg. Naby Keïta was one of the figures of the “reds” with 4 shots, 1 assist, 2 tackles and 95% accuracy in passes.
- Uruguayan Darwin Núñez scored the stoppage for @SLBenfica and overtook Nuno Gomes as the Eagles’ top scorer in the same UCL edition (5 in 1998/99). Meanwhile, Luis Díaz (Liverpool) became the first Colombian footballer to contribute 1 goal and 1 assist in a UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final match.
- Manchester City won by the smallest difference against @Atleti in the first leg of the Quarter Final at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne (Man. City) scored the only goal and was the player with the most shots (6) in his 50th UCL match with the Sky Blues jersey (he has scored 11 goals, 5 in the Quarter Final instance).
- The Citizens have lost 1 of their last 10 UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage games (last Final vs. Chelsea FC). Josep Guardiola’s team remains undefeated at home in this edition (4PG-1PE).
- With a Karim Benzema hat-trick, Real Madrid defeated Chelsea FC 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the Quarter-Finals (the defending champion had won the previous 4 games played in this arena). Real Madrid have scored 11 goals in their last 4 games between the Spanish League and the Champions League: 10 of them were scored by the French striker.
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) reached 11 conquests in the current European competition and is the top player in shots (34). The captain scored his second consecutive hat-trick just like Cristiano Ronaldo did in 2016/17 (vs. B. Munich and Atl. Madrid). The French striker reached 70 goals in the Champions League, being the only shooting guard in the history of the Spanish team behind Cristiano Ronaldo (105).
- Kai Havertz (Chelsea FC) celebrated the Blues’ only goal in the first leg against the Spaniards and topped the field in shots (7).
- Villarreal beat Bayern Munich 1-0 and left them undefeated in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League. Arnaut Danjuma, who scored the only goal of the match, added 6 wins, 1 assist and 24 shots in the current competition. The Dutchman recorded 7 goals in 11 appearances in UCL history.
- Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal) was the undisputed figure in the first duel against the Germans. According to DataFactory statistics, the Argentine soccer player collaborated with 1 assist, 2 take-offs and 36 passes.
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