Cavani aims to pull level with Ronaldo - CL in numbers

Edinson Cavani is looking to pull level with Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring in eight consecutive Champions League matches against Anderlecht.

Bayern Munich's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez attends a team training session at Celtic Park in Glasgow on Monday.   -  AFP

Tuesday's Champions League action sees a number of European giants looking to book their spots in the last 16.

Manchester United hosts Benfica at Old Trafford, while Paris Saint-Germain's formidable attack — including the in-form Edinson Cavani — takes on Anderlecht.

Chelsea faces a difficult clash against Roma in Italy, with Barcelona and Juventus facing away ties against Olympiacos and Sporting CP respectively.

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Here, we look at the Opta numbers behind Tuesday's matches.

Basel v CSKA Moscow

31 - CSKA Moscow is currently enduring a 31-game streak without keeping a Champions League clean sheet, last managing it in the 2011-12 campaign.

3 - Basel’s three Champions League games against Russian sides have all ended in victories; 2-0 at home and away against Spartak Moscow in the 2002-03 first group stages as well its 2-0 away win against CSKA last time out.

Manchester United v Benfica

10 - Manchester United has never failed to score against Benfica (10 games).

3 - This is the first time that Benfica has lost its opening three games in the Champions League group stages; since the current format was set up in 2003-04, no team has ever lost its opening three group games and gone on to progress to the Last 16.

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani has a laugh during a training session at Saint-Germain-en-Laye in Paris on Monday.   -  AFP

 

Paris Saint-Germain v Anderlecht

7 - Edinson Cavani comes into this game as the third player to score in seven consecutive Champions League appearances after Ruud van Nistelrooy (nine) and Cristiano Ronaldo (eight).

3 - The Belgian side has played three previous Champions League group games in France, failing to win any of those matches (D2 L1), its last such match came against PSG in the 2013-14 campaign (1-1).

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Celtic v Bayern Munich

12 - No Scottish side has beaten Bayern Munich in a competitive match since February 1989 when Hearts claimed a 1-0 victory against it in the UEFA Cup; Bayern Munich has gone 12 matches unbeaten since that game (W8 D4).

3 - Three of the last five Champions League goals recorded by Bayern Munich have seen the direct involvement of Joshua Kimmich (two goals and one assist), the defender getting on the scoresheet last time out versus Celtic.

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Atletico Madrid v Qarabag

5 - Five of Atletico Madrid’s last seven goals in this competition have come from set-pieces (four from the penalty spot and one coming from a corner).

- Qarabag has recorded a competition-low of four shots on target this term; no game has seen fewer attempts on target in the Champions League during the 2017-18 season to date than the reverse encounter between these sides (four).

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (L) and Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder Victor Moses warm up at a training session at Chelsea's Cobham training facility.   -  AFP

Roma v Chelsea

3 - Edin Dzeko scored a brace against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on matchday three, converting both of his attempts that were on target; he’s looking to get on the scoresheet in three successive Champions League games for the first time since 2009-10 (whilst at Wolfsburg).

13 - Eden Hazard has created more goalscoring chances than anybody else this season in the Champions League (13).

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Sporting CP v Juventus 

17 - Sporting has kept only one clean sheet in its last 17 Champions League games, that came against Legia Warsaw in September 2016 (2-0).

4 - Mario Mandzukic has scored in each of his last four Champions League games (four goals), his longest run in the competition.

Olympiacos v Barcelona  

9 - Silvio Proto made nine saves in the last outing against Barcelona; no goalkeeper has managed more in a Champions League game this season.

6 - Ernesto Valverde took charge of six Champions League matches with Olympiacos in the 2011-12 group stages, winning three and losing three.

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