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Champions League matchday three by numbers

We look at reunions in Moscow and Barcelona plus bad memories for PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, FC Bayern München, Olympiacos FC and Real Madrid CF.

Steven Gerrard is congratulated by Fernando Torres after scoring against Madrid in 2009
Steven Gerrard is congratulated by Fernando Torres after scoring against Madrid in 2009 ©Getty Images

Group E 
PFC CSKA Moskva v Manchester City FC
• City visited CSKA on 23 October last year and came from behind to win 2-1 through two Sergio Agüero goals. They also won the return fixture 5-2 on matchday four.

AS Roma v FC Bayern München
• The teams last met in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage when the Bavarian side prevailed 2-0 at home but then surrendered a two-goal lead at the Stadio Olimpico as Roma battled back to pip them 3-2, Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti among the scorers.

Group F
APOEL FC v Paris Saint-Germain
• Paris beat APOEL 3-0 on aggregate when the clubs faced off in the 1993/94 European Cup Winners' Cup first round. They triumphed 1-0 in Nicosia and won the return leg 2-0 at Parc des Princes.

FC Barcelona v AFC Ajax
• The teams met for the first time in last season's group stage, Barcelona running out 4-0 victors at the Camp Nou where Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick. Ajax responded with a 2-1 success in Amsterdam.

Group G
FC Schalke 04 v Sporting Clube de Portugal
• Sporting's 1-0 win over Hertha BSC Berlin in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League group stage ended a 16-game wait for victory against German opponents. They subsequently lost the away fixture in Berlin, also 1-0, and have avoided defeat only once in nine trips to Germany.

Maribor claimed an English scalp last season
Maribor claimed an English scalp last season©AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea FC v NK Maribor
• Last autumn Maribor went down 3-1 at Wigan Athletic FC in the UEFA Europa League group phase. Their 2-1 home win was their first victory in six matches against English sides; it was also the first by a Slovenian club against English opponents in nine UEFA competition encounters (W1 D2 L6).

Group H 
FC BATE Borisov v FC Shakhtar Donetsk
• BATE's sole preceding competitive experience of Ukrainian opposition came in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage. In Minsk, Pavel Nekhaychik grabbed BATE's late consolation with FC Dynamo Kyiv already 4-0 ahead; the teams had drawn 2-2 in Kyiv.

FC Porto v Athletic Club
• Porto and Athletic played each other 58 years ago in both sides' first European ties. Athletic had the better of things in the 1956/57 European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round, first winning 2-1 at Estádio das Antas before a 3-2 home success thanks to José Luis Artetxe's hat-trick.

Group A 
Club Atlético de Madrid v Malmö FF
• Luis Aragonés struck in both legs when Atlético defeated Malmö 5-1 on aggregate in the first round of the 1966/67 European Cup, prevailing 2-0 away then 3-1 in Spain.

Olympiacos FC v Juventus
• Juventus thrashed Olympiacos 7-0 in Turin when the clubs last met in the UEFA Champions League group stage, on 10 December 2003. It was the Bianconeri's joint-highest victory in Europe and Olympiacos's heaviest loss.

Group B
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad v FC Basel 1893
• Basel overcame Ludogorets 6-2 on aggregate in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League play-off round, triumphing 4-2 in Sofia – where Júnior Caiçara was sent off – and 2-0 back at St. Jakob-Park.

Luis Aragonés was the hero the last time Atlético met Malmö
Luis Aragonés was the hero the last time Atlético met Malmö©Sportsfile

Liverpool FC v Real Madrid CF
• Liverpool beat Madrid 5-0 on aggregate in the 2008/09 round of 16. Rafael Benítez's men edged the first leg 1-0 in Spain, before a 4-0 success on Merseyside where Steven Gerrard netted twice – Madrid's biggest European defeat. Álvaro Arbeloa was in the Liverpool lineup.

Group C
Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Zenit
• The teams were pitted together in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup quarter-finals with the Russians 4-2 aggregate victors en route to lifting the trophy. Both sides won their away legs, Zenit conjuring three second-half goals in 12 minutes to prevail 4-1 in Germany. Andrey Arshavin broke the deadlock and Aleksandr Anyukov made it 3-1 after Stefan Kiessling had notched a first-half equaliser.

AS Monaco FC v SL Benfica
• Monaco have not faced Portuguese opposition since the 2004 UEFA Champions League final when they succumbed 3-0 to Porto.

Group D 
RSC Anderlecht v Arsenal FC
• Anderlecht have played 28 times against English teams (W6 D4 L18). At home their record is W5 D3 L6.

Galatasaray AŞ v Borussia Dortmund 
• Galatasaray came out on top when the sides met in the fourth round of the 1999/2000 UEFA Cup, winning 2-0 away ahead of a 0-0 home draw.