Champions League matchday in numbers: Ronaldo returns, Aguero targets double record

Manchester United will try and stop Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday but Opta data shows he has a good track record against former clubs.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored five goals in the six Champions League games he has played against his former clubs.   -  AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to extend his strong record of scoring against former clubs as Juventus takes on Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League on matchday three.

The Italian champions will hope its Portuguese star shows his old employers that he has not lost his eye for goal, while in-form Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could have the chance to claim two goal-scoring records should he feature against Shakhtar Donetsk.

There is huge pressure on Real Madrid to claim all three points against Viktoria Plzen following another disappointing LaLiga defeat at the weekend, and Julen Lopetegui's position as head coach may depend on it.

Here we take a look at some of the key numbers ahead of Tuesday's Champions League fixtures.

 

 

Real Madrid v Viktoria Plzen

43 - Real Madrid has scored in each of its last 43 Champions League home matches, its most recent blank coming in a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in April 2011.

26 - Los Blancos have an unbeaten home record in Champions League matches that stretches back 26 games to October 2009, when they were beaten 3-2 by AC Milan.

 

 

Manchester United v Juventus

2 - United's task looks all the more difficult when you consider the fact that Juventus has lost just two of its last 23 Champions League group stage games (W14, D7), with those defeats coming against Spanish opposition.

5 - Ronaldo has scored five goals in the six Champions League games he has played against his former clubs, including one in each of his appearances for Real Madrid against United.

 

 

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City

50 - Should Aguero feature for Pep Guardiola's side in Donetsk, he will become the first City player to make 50 Champions League appearances for the club.

22 - Aguero's Champions League goal tally for City stands at 22, and if he scores again he will pull level with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as the player with the joint-most goals in the competition for an English club.

 

AEK Athens v Bayern Munich 

5 – AEK Athens has lost five of its seven European meetings with German opponents, with the solitary win coming against Bayer Leverkusen in the 2000-01 UEFA Cup.

6 – Bayern Munich has kept a clean sheet in each of its last six matches against Greek opponents, scoring 16 goals in the process.

 

Young Boys v Valencia

1 – Valencia has lost just one of its 11 previous meetings with Swiss opposition, though it was its most recent away match against it – Basel in the 2013-14 Europa League.

0 – Young Boys is yet to score in the Champions League this season – it has conceded more goals (6) than it has had shots on target (5).

 

Ajax v Benfica

12 – Ajax's Hakim Ziyech has attempted the joint-most shots in the Champions League this season (12, level with Lionel Messi), however he has failed to find the net.

4 – Benfica won its first ever European meeting with Ajax in 1969, but is winless in its subsequent four against it (D1 L3).

 

 

Roma v CSKA Moscow

6 - Roma has won all of its last six home games in the Champions League, conceding just two goals in the process.

11 - Edin Dzeko has scored 11 Champions League goals since the start of last season - only Cristiano Ronaldo (15) has netted more in the competition during that time.

 

Hoffenheim v Lyon

75 – Nabil Fekir has been involved in 75 per cent of Lyon's Champions League goals this season (1 goal, 2 assists).

1 – Hoffenheim has won just one of its 10 matches in all European competition (D3 L6). Its solitary success came against Istanbul Basaksehir in last season's Europa League.

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