UEFA Champions League updates: 3-9 February

Updates, news and tweets from the last-16 contenders.

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by UEFA.com newsdesk - 03/02/2014
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It was a good weekend for the top two in England but FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF dropped points in Spain. Here is everything you need to know from the weekend's action ...

 

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Things are still going well for FC Bayern München in the Bundesliga. On Sunday evening the champions registered a 5-0 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt and restored their 13-point lead. Thiago Alcántara set a new Bundesliga record by touching the ball 177 times, breaking the previous best of 155 set by team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger. "It was our best home game so far," said coach Josep Guardiola. "It was a good step forward. We had good control, lots of possession and supplied our special attacking players again and again."

Winger Arjen Robben, who scored Bayern's third just minutes after being brought on, was very pleased with his return following a spell on the sidelines. "It is getting better and better from game to game," he said. "Sometimes you need patience. My injury is seven to eight weeks in the past now. I was not able to train a lot with the team. I am still having some difficulties adapting. I still need a little time." Bayern meet Arsenal FC in the last 16 with the opener in London on 19 Feburary.

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Club Atlético de Madrid striker David Villa seems certain to miss his team's Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at Real Madrid CF on Wednesday after the 32-year-old suffered a hamstring strain during the 4-0 weekend win at home to Real Sociedad de Fútbol. 'El Guaje' opened the scoring in the 38th minute of Sunday’s victory for Los Rojiblancos but he limped out of the game shortly afterwards and will reportedly be out of action for around ten days. Yesterday's triumph for Diego Simeone's side saw the team from the banks of the River Manzanares take the outright Liga lead for the first time in 18 years.

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Competition statistics

Matches played: 104

Goals scored
303 Total
2.91 Match average
Total attempts
2586 Total
24.87 Match average
on target
1528 Total
14.69 Match average
off target
1057 Total
10.16 Match average
blocked
505 Total
4.86 Match average
against woodwork
67 Total
0.64 Match average
Corners
1033 Total
9.93 Match average
Offsides
472 Total
4.54 Match average
Yellow cards
417 Total
4.01 Match average
Red Cards
24 Total
0.23 Match average
Fouls committed
2862 Total
27.52 Match average
Fouls suffered
2725 Total
26.2 Match average
Passes
119628 Total
1150.27 Match average
completed
90161 Total
866.93 Match average
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