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Semi-finals: second-leg stats and facts

Published: Thursday 1 May 2014, 13.41CET
Real Madrid CF eclipsed their previous UEFA Champions League goalscoring record, Cristiano Ronaldo made history and Club Atlético de Madrid continued their unbeaten European run.
Semi-finals: second-leg stats and facts
Cristiano Ronaldo's prolific UEFA Champions League season continued in Munich on Tuesday ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 1 May 2014, 13.41CET

Semi-finals: second-leg stats and facts

Real Madrid CF eclipsed their previous UEFA Champions League goalscoring record, Cristiano Ronaldo made history and Club Atlético de Madrid continued their unbeaten European run.

• Real Madrid CF's 4-0 win at FC Bayern München was the biggest margin of victory away from home in a UEFA Champions League semi-final. There had been three previous 3-0 successes, the most recent of them when Bayern overcame FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou last season.

• Madrid have scored 37 goals in this season's competition. Although some way short of Barcelona's all-time high of 45 in 1999/2000, it is a record for a 13-game campaign, eclipsing the previous best of 35, set jointly by Madrid and Barça in 2011/12.

• Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals in Munich took his tally for this term's competition to 16, setting a new record both for the UEFA Champions League and the European Cup.

• Ronaldo's double took his all-time total of UEFA Champions League goals to 66, one behind Lionel Messi and five adrift of record marksman Raúl González. The Portuguese international marked his 50th match in the competition for Madrid with his 50th and 51st goals.

• Ronaldo is the first player to make a half-century of UEFA Champions League appearances for two clubs, having previously appeared 52 times in the competition for Manchester United FC.

• Madrid have now played 199 matches in the UEFA Champions League and will match United's record tally of 200 when they face Club Atlético de Madrid in the final on 24 May.

• Bayern's defeat means no club has ever retained the UEFA Champions League. They became the sixth reigning champions to fall at the semi-finals, which is now the most common stage of the competition at which the holders have been eliminated. There have been five losers in the quarter-finals, four in the round of 16, four runners-up and just one ousted in the group stage.

• Atlético's 3-1 triumph at Chelsea means they are still to be beaten in the UEFA Champions League this season. Should they win the final, they will become the seventh undefeated side to lift the trophy, the last being Manchester United in 2007/08.

• Chelsea's defeat brought a fourth successive semi-final elimination for their manager, José Mourinho. He had suffered the same fate in each of the previous three campaigns as coach of Real Madrid.

• Chelsea's defeat was the third time out of three that they had drawn the first leg of a UEFA Champions League semi-final 0-0 and failed to reach the final. In 2004/05 they were held at home by Liverpool FC before losing 1-0 at Anfield, and in 2008/09 they came away from Barcelona with a goalless draw before going out on the away-goals rule with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

• The final, in Lisbon, will be the fifth in the UEFA Champions League between two teams from the same country and the second in succession following last year's all-German encounter at Wembley. It will be the second between two Spanish clubs, after the Real Madrid-Valencia CF decider in 2000, and the very first (also in the European Cup) between two clubs from the same city.

• It will be Atlético's first UEFA Champions League final, making them the 18th club to contest the fixture. The most recent first-time finalists were FC Internazionale Milano, who won the trophy in 2010. The last first-time finalists to lose were Chelsea, on penalties to Manchester United, in 2008.

• Real Madrid will be making their fourth appearance in the UEFA Champions League final. They have won on all of their previous three appearances, in 1998, 2000 and 2002. Should they make it four victories, they will be the first to do so in the UEFA Champions League era, moving them past fellow three-time winners Barcelona and AC Milan. It would also be Madrid's record tenth European Cup triumph.

• Should Atlético prevail in Lisbon, Diego Simeone will be the first non-European coach to win the UEFA Champions League, and only the third to lift the European Cup after Luis Carniglia (Real Madrid, 1958, 1959) and Helenio Herrera (FC Internazionale Milano, 1964, 1965) – both also Argentinians. Furthermore, it will come at the end of Simeone's debut season in the competition.

• Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has already won the UEFA Champions League on two occasions, leading Milan to the trophy in 2003 and 2007. Victory in Lisbon will make him the first coach to win it three times. Six others have won it twice – Ottmar Hitzfeld, Vicente del Bosque, Sir Alex Ferguson, Mourinho, Josep Guardiola and Jupp Heynckes.

• Ancelotti could also become the fifth coach to win the European Cup with two clubs, after Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001), Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, Inter 2010) and Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid 1998, Bayern 2013).

• Whichever club wins the UEFA Champions League final, it will be a record-extending seventh victory for Spain. The other countries with multiple victories are Italy (five), England (four) and Germany (three). France, Netherlands and Portugal have each provided one victor.

Last updated: 01/05/14 14.10CET

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