Coutinho and Insigne aiming to maintain hot streaks - Champions League in Opta numbers

We look at some key numbers from the Opta data as Philippe Coutinho and Lorenzo Insigne aim to maintain their fine form in the competition.

Published : Nov 06, 2018 14:05 IST

Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last seven appearances in the competition.
Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last seven appearances in the competition.

Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last seven appearances in the competition.

Barcelona and Napoli will be hoping Philippe Coutinho and Lorenzo Insigne can maintain their fine form when the Champions League returns on Tuesday.

Coutinho has been scoring and setting up goals for fun in European club football's premier competition and will hope to prove decisive against Inter, while Insigne is aiming to score in a fifth straight home game against Paris Saint-Germain.

Borussia Dortmund travels to Atletico Madrid fresh after its 4-0 humbling of Diego Simeone's side two weeks ago, while free-scoring Liverpool travels to Red Star Belgrade.

Here, with the help of Opta data, we take a look at some of the key numbers ahead of Tuesday's Champions League fixtures.

Monaco v Club Brugge

11 - Since beating Borussia Dortmund in both legs of the Champions League quarterfinals in 2016-17, Monaco has gone 11 games without a win in the competition (D3 L8).

1 - Club Brugge's Wesley netted his first goal in the Champions League last time out (vs Monaco), and could become the first player to score in consecutive games for the club in the competition since Bosko Balaban in November 2005.

Atletico Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

5 - Atletico has not kept a clean sheet in any of its five games against Dortmund in European competition, with half of its total goals conceded against it (eight) coming in the last meeting.

7 - Excluding own goals, Dortmund has had more different goalscorers than any other team in the Champions League this season (seven).

Read: Wobbling Atletico aiming for bounce back against Dortmund

Inter v Barcelona

11 - Only Edin Dzeko (14) has had more shots from inside the box than Inter striker Mauro Icardi (11) in the Champions League this season.

10 - Barca midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last seven appearances in the Champions League (six goals and four assists).

Tottenham v PSV

11 - Spurs striker Harry Kane has the best goals-per-game ratio of any player in Champions League history to play at least 10 matches in the competition (0.85 – 11 goals in 13 matches).

69 - Only Red Star Belgrade (75) has faced more shots in this season's Champions League than PSV (69), with the Eredivisie side facing at least 20 in each of its three matches.

Red Star Belgrade v Liverpool

5 - Red Star is winless in its last five games in European competition (D3 L2), losing the last two in a row while conceding a combined 10 goals (6-1 vs PSG and 4-0 vs Liverpool).

48 - Liverpool has scored 48 goals in the Champions League since the start of last season (16 games), the most of any team in the competition.

Napoli v Paris Saint-Germain

4 - Lorenzo Insigne has scored in each of his last four home games for Napoli in the Champions League; the longest streak of any player for the club in competition history.

8 - Eight of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe's 12 goals in the Champions League have been scored away from home (66 per cent).

Porto v Lokomotiv Moscow

26 - All but one of Porto's last 27 Champions League goals have been scored from inside the box, including all five this season.

8 - Lokomotiv is winless in eight away Champions League matches (D2 L6) since a 2-1 win at Galatasaray in October 2002.

Schalke v Galatasaray

4 - Schalke is unbeaten in its last four games in the Champions League (W2 D2); its longest run in the competition since February 2013, when it went seven without defeat in a streak that included a 1-1 draw with Galatasaray.

24 - Galatasaray has conceded at least one goal in each of its last 24 away games in the Champions League, last keeping a clean sheet on the road in the competition in September 2002 (2-0 vs Lokomotiv Moscow).

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