Lewandowski targets Ronaldo's record - Champions League in Opta numbers

Both Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo feature in important Opta facts ahead of Wednesday's eight Champions League matches.

Bayern superstar Robert Lewandowski has had a terrific season so far.   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has his sights set on a slice of Champions League history when Tottenham visit the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.

The Poland international needs two goals against Jose Mourinho's side to claim the record for goals in the group stage of a single campaign – an honour held by Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 11 in 2015-16 for Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid will book its place in the last 16 if it beats Lokomotiv Moscow, while Shakhtar Donetsk will join Manchester City in progressing from Group C if it overcomes Atalanta.

In Group A, already-qualified Paris Saint-Germain hosts Galatasaray and Real Madrid – which has also booked its place in the knockout stages – travels to Club Brugge.

Here is the pick of the key Opta facts for Wednesday's eight matches.

Club Brugge v Real Madrid

7 - This is the seventh Champions League group stage campaign which Club Brugge has failed to progress from. No side has ever competed in more group stages without progressing from any in the history of the competition.

2 - Karim Benzema has scored two goals in each of his last two Champions League games. Only four players have scored two or more in three consecutive games - Giovane Elber (2001), Filippo Inzaghi (2002), Cristiano Ronaldo (2013, twice in 2017) and Lewandowski (2018).

Paris Saint-Germain v Galatasaray

18 - PSG striker Kylian Mbappe has scored 18 goals in 29 appearances in the Champions League. If he scores twice in this game, Mbappe would become the youngest player in the competition's history to reach 20 goals, aged 20 years and 356 days.

1 - Galatasaray scored its first goal of the 2019-20 Champions League campaign in its last game against Club Brugge, ending a run of 38 shots without scoring from the start of the campaign. In total, it has only scored once from 43 shots in the competition this term.

Bayern Munich v Tottenham

16 - Bayern Munich had 16 shots on target in its 6-0 win over Red Star Belgrade on matchday five; the most by a team in this season's Champions League. Bayern last had more in a Champions League game in October 2013 against Viktoria Plzen (18).

2 - New Spurs manager Mourinho has lost both of his previous away games against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, losing in the quarterfinals with Chelsea in 2004-05 and the semifinals with Real Madrid in 2011-12.

Olympiacos v Red Star Belgrade

1 - Olympiacos has picked up just one point from its five Champions League games this season. Only in 2017-18 (one) has it picked up one point or fewer from a completed group stage.

19 - Red Star has conceded 19 goals in its five Champions League games this season, more than any other side. There have been just five occasions of a team conceding 20+ goals in a single group stage in the competition, most recently by Legia Warsaw in 2016-17 (24).

Dinamo Zagreb v Manchester City

5 - Dinamo Zagreb has picked up five points in this season's Champions League. Only in 1998-99 (eight points) has it won more in a single group stage in the competition. 

19 - City’s Raheem Sterling has scored 19 goals in 46 appearances in the Champions League. He could become the sixth Englishman to reach 20 goals in the competition after Wayne Rooney (30), Paul Scholes (24), Frank Lampard (23), Steven Gerrard (21) and Harry Kane (20). Should Sterling score in his 47th appearance, he would be the second quickest Englishman to 20 Champions League goals after Kane (24 appearances).

Shakhtar Donetsk v Atalanta

5 - Shakhtar Donetsk is without a win in each of its last five Champions League home games (drawn three, lost two). It is its longest ever winless run at home in the competition.

2 - Atalanta has lost its last two away games in the Champions League, conceding nine goals in the process. It last lost three consecutive away matches in all European competition back in October 1987.

Atletico Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow

2 - Atletico Madrid has lost consecutive matches in the Champions League; it has never lost three in a row in the competition. The Spanish side last lost three consecutive games in all European competitions back in October 1984 in the UEFA Cup.

0 - Lokomotiv Moscow has never won an away game against Spanish opposition in all European competition, losing six of its seven such games and failing to score in each defeat.

Bayer Leverkusen v Juventus

3 - Bayer Leverkusen has benefited from three own goals in this season's Champions League, with only two teams benefiting from more in a single campaign: Inter in 2002-03 (four) and Barcelona in 2017-18 (five).

27 - Juventus forward Ronaldo has scored 27 goals in 24 Champions League appearances against German clubs; the most a single player has accumulated against sides from a particular nation in the competition's history.

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