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Lucescu becomes fifth coaching centurion

Mircea Lucescu has become only the fifth coach to oversee 100 UEFA Champions League games, group stage to final. We crunch the numbers and pick out his finest moments.

Mircea Lucescu's career ©Popperfoto/Getty Images

Mircea Lucescu has become only the fifth coach in the 23-year history of the UEFA Champions League to oversee 100 games in the competition proper (group stage to final).

The Romanian, 70, gained membership to an exclusive club alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti, Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho as Shakhtar took on Group A rivals Malmö in Sweden on Wednesday.

Number crunching

  • UEFA Champions League group stage to final record: W35 D24 L40
  • Teams: Shakhtar (65 games), Beşiktaş (6), Galatasaray (26), Internazionale (3)
  • Campaigns: 14
  • Most frequent opposition: 8 games v Barcelona (W2 D1 L5), 6 games v Roma (W3 D2 L1)
  • First match: 09/12/1998, Sturm Graz 0-2 Inter
  • Qualifying: Lucescu has also overseen 28 qualifiers, including one tie with Rapid Bucureşti

Lucescu's greatest UEFA Champions League nights

100 up: Lucescu’s best wins
100 up: Lucescu’s best wins

*All statistics in this article are for the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final. Competition qualifying is not included.