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Champions League landmarks and milestones

Published: Monday 28 October 2013, 15.00CET
UEFA.com looks back on matchday three, when FC Bayern München closed in on a competition record and Iñigo Martínez scored the fastest own goal, and ahead to next week.
by Frits Ahlstrom & Andrew Haslam
Champions League landmarks and milestones
Bayern celebrate another goal against Plzeň ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 28 October 2013, 15.00CET

Champions League landmarks and milestones

UEFA.com looks back on matchday three, when FC Bayern München closed in on a competition record and Iñigo Martínez scored the fastest own goal, and ahead to next week.

UEFA.com looks back on UEFA Champions League matchday three, which brought up several significant statistics for FC Bayern München, the competition's fastest own goal and another scoring feat for Zlatan Ibrahimović, and looks ahead to the fourth round of fixtures, when Borussia Dortmund and Olympique de Marseille will bring up centuries.

• The 5-0 defeat of FC Viktoria Plzeñ was Bayern's eighth successive UEFA Champions League victory, equalling Dortmund's run between 4 December 1996 and 1 October 1997. Another Bayern win in Plzen on matchday four would mean Bayern equal FC Barcelona's competition record of successive victories, set in 2002/03.

• Zlatan Ibrahimović became the tenth player to score four goals in a UEFA Champions League match when Paris Saint-Germain FC beat RSC Anderlecht 5-0 in Brussels – the French club's biggest away win in Europe. Only one player has scored five goals: Lionel Messi in Barça's 7-1 win at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 7 March 2012.

• The own goal by Real Sociedad de Fútbol midfielder Iñigo Martínez after 69 seconds against Manchester United FC at Old Trafford was the fastest ever in the UEFA Champions League, 20 seconds faster than the one scored by FC Unirea Urzeceni's Ricardo Gomes Vilana in the club's 4-1 win against Rangers FC at Ibrox on 20 September 2009. In 2331 UEFA Champions League matches, 139 own goals have been scored.

• The red card shown to Celtic FC midfielder Nir Biton at home to AFC Ajax in the 88th minute – only 11 minutes after he had come on as a substitute – was the 400th in the UEFA Champions League. The following day Giorgio Chiellini collected No401 at Real Madrid CF, taking Juventus' overall tally to 20 – a competition record.

• Bastian Schweinsteiger's goal in Bayern's defeat of Plzeñ – the holders' fourth – was the 6,200th in the UEFA Champions League.

• Bayern's 5-0 win also equalled Plzeñ's heaviest away defeat in UEFA competition: a 6-1 reverse in the European Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg on 29 September 1971 – also at Bayern.

• Matchday three was the 250th game in UEFA competition for Galatasaray AŞ and Club Atlético de Madrid.

• Matchday four will be the 100th European Cup game for Dortmund – they have won 49 matches – and Marseille.

• Following last week's 1-1 result at AC Milan, Barcelona's next draw in UEFA competition will be their 100th. SL Benfica's next European Cup draw will be their 50th.

• Chelsea's next win in UEFA competition will be their 100th; the next draw will be their 50th. Olympiacos' next loss in UEFA competition will be their 100th.

• SL Benfica's goal on matchday three was the 200th Olympiacos FC have conceded in the European Cup.

• James Forrest scored Celtic FC's 450th goal in UEFA competition on matchday three – the Scottish champions have conceded 298.

• A number of other scoring landmarks could be reached in the near future. In the European Cup, FC Zenit (45), FK Austria Wien, PSG (95), Juventus (345), Marseille (148) are all closing in on significant figures, while Ajax have conceded 198 times in the competition.

• In UEFA competition, Milan have scored 596 goals while Benfica have conceded 399 and Manchester United 297.

Last updated: 28/10/13 15.46CET

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