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UEFA Champions League by numbers

Published: Monday 21 May 2012, 13.30CET
From APOEL FC's giant-killing feats to Chelsea FC's maiden triumph via a roomful of captivated world leaders, UEFA.com rounds up the UEFA Champions League season.

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Published: Monday 21 May 2012, 13.30CET

UEFA Champions League by numbers

From APOEL FC's giant-killing feats to Chelsea FC's maiden triumph via a roomful of captivated world leaders, UEFA.com rounds up the UEFA Champions League season.

UEFA.com rounds up all the numbers that matter from the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League, which took in a host of records and culminated in a maiden triumph for Chelsea FC.

0: Three clubs failed to earn a point in the group stage: Villarreal CF, FC Oţelul Galaţi and GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

1: APOEL FC caused a stir when they became the first Cypriot team to get out of the group stage. Ivan Jovanović's squad defied expectations by not only emerging from a section containing three recent UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League winners in FC Zenit St Petersburg, FC Porto and FC Shakhtar Donetsk, but by winning it. APOEL then beat Olympique Lyonnais in the last 16 to reach the quarter-finals, where they were finally overcome by Real Madrid CF.

4: On all four occasions that Munich has hosted the final, it has produced a new name on the trophy, Chelsea following the lead of Nottingham Forest FC (1979), Olympique de Marseille (1993) and Borussia Dortmund (1997). Coincidentally, Chelsea are the first new winners since Dortmund 15 years ago, the first from London, and the 22nd overall.

5: Madrid became the fifth team to win all six games in a UEFA Champions League group stage, after AC Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain FC (1994/95), FC Spartak Moskva (1995/96) and FC Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage).

6: The final between Chelsea and FC Bayern München was the sixth European Cup decider between English and German teams – only once, when Bayern defeated Leeds United AFC in 1975, has the Bundesliga side prevailed.

7: Minutes it took Bafétimbi Gomis to score three goals against Dinamo Zagreb in Lyon's 7-1 away win on matchday six and break Mike Newell's 16-year-old record for the fastest hat-trick. The France striker would add one more, with 20 minutes left, thereby becoming only the seventh player to score four goals in a UEFA Champions League fixture.

8: World leaders attending the G8 summit at Camp David who took time out to watch the drama of Saturday's final unfold – including British Prime Minister David Cameron, who first raised his arms in celebration, then offered a consolatory hug to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The global appeal of the UEFA Champions League writ large.

10.84: Any latecomers to Mestalla on matchday four would have missed Jonas scoring the second fastest UEFA Champions League goal in history, less than 11 seconds into Valencia CF's 3-1 win against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

12: The UEFA Champions League/European Cup has been won on 12 occasions by an English side following Chelsea's triumph; only Spain (13) has produced more winners.

14: Barcelona's Lionel Messi became the first player to top the scoring charts in four successive European Cup campaigns. He also equalled the single season record tally of AC Milan's José Altafini, who also managed 14 goals in the 1962/63 edition.

16: Record number of different UEFA Champions League seasons in which Manchester United FC winger Ryan Giggs has scored. Giggs' goal, against SL Benfica on 14 September 2011, made him the oldest goalscorer in the competition, at 37 years and 289 days.

20: Number of goals scored by Barcelona in the group stage, matching the record set by United in 1998/99.

22: Goals conceded by Dinamo Zagreb in the group stage, more than any other team in UEFA Champions League history.

23: Real Madrid's record number of semi-final appearances, after facing Bayern in the last four. The Merengues' semi-final record now stands at W12 L11 following elimination by the German side. Bayern and Barcelona are the closest challengers to Madrid, with 14 semi-final showings each.

28: Bayern were the first team to play a European Cup final in their home stadium for 28 years. The last team to do so, in 1984, were AS Roma, who were also beaten on penalties by an English team, losing to Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico.

35: Number of shots that Bayern attempted in the first 90 minutes of the final, more than any other team in a UEFA Champions League game this season. Arjen Robben alone had 15 attempts in the decider, more than any other player in any previous fixture in the 2011/12 competition. Chelsea players blocked 22 attempts, a figure unsurpassed in the past nine UEFA Champions League seasons.

68: Barcelona averaged 68% possession in this season's competition. Bayern were the closest team to this tally with 60%.

Last updated: 05/12/13 5.07CET

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