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UEFA Champions League landmarks, milestones

Published: Tuesday 8 October 2013, 9.53CET
UEFA.com looks back to matchday two and history made by opposing players in Brussels before previewing the third round when two teams will play their 250th UEFA matches.
by Frits Ahlstrom & Andrew Haslam
UEFA Champions League landmarks, milestones
Kostas Mitroglou made a bit of history against Anderlecht ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 8 October 2013, 9.53CET

UEFA Champions League landmarks, milestones

UEFA.com looks back to matchday two and history made by opposing players in Brussels before previewing the third round when two teams will play their 250th UEFA matches.

UEFA.com looks back to matchday two when Chelsea FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen reached scoring milestones – and ahead to the third round of matches when several teams will hope to achieve landmarks and a few to avoid them.

• For the first time, two UEFA Champions League fixtures were played at the same venue within 24 hours: the Stadion Petrovski in St Petersburg. FC Zenit took on FK Austria Wien on Tuesday with PFC CSKA Moskva facing FC Viktoria Plzeň the following day, in a match moved from Moscow due to the pitch conditions at the Arena Khimki.

• Last-minute goals from Frank Lampard and Jens Hegeler brought up UEFA Champions League landmarks for Chelsea (200 goals scored) and Leverkusen (100).

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Youri Tielemans (right)

• RSC Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans became the third youngest player to feature in the UEFA Champions League when, aged 16 years and 148 days, he played the entire 90 minutes at home to Olympiacos FC. Only Céléstine Babayaro (16 years and 87 days, Anderlecht 1-1 FC Steaua Bucureşti, 23/11/94) and Alen Halilović (16 years and 128 days, GNK Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain FC, 24/10/12) were younger than Tielemans when making their bows.

• There was another notable feat in the same game as Olympiacos striker Kostas Mitroglou scored all of the visitors' goals in a 3-0 success in Brussels – becoming the first Greek player to hit a hat-trick in the competition.

• There were three red cards on matchday two, for Celtic FC's Scott Brown, FC Bayern Munchen defender Jérôme Boateng and Axel Witsel of Zenit, taking the overall total in 2,315 UEFA Champions League matches to 398.

• Matchday two witnessed FC København's 150th outing in UEFA competition; they lost 4-0 at Real Madrid CF. Club Atlético de Madrid and Galatasaray AŞ will hope for better on matchday three when they play their 250th UEFA fixtures.

• The 1-0 reverse to Barcelona was Celtic's 100th defeat in UEFA competition – they have recorded 49 draws. Olympiacos are set to attain the same, unwanted, century should they lose on matchday three.

• While Anderlecht (450) and Steaua (350) conceded notable goals in UEFA competition in their last games, Galatasaray (350) and Borussia Dortmund (300) posted significant scoring figures of their own.

• In European Cup terms, Austria Wien (95 goals scored) and Olympique de Marseille (147) could reach landmarks if they find their shooting boots on matchday three, while AFC Ajax (196 goals shipped) and Olympiacos (199) will hope to delay breaking the 200 barrier. In UEFA competition, Celtic have scored 449 goals – Benfica have let in 398.

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