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UEFA Champions League: 2021/22 season in numbers

UEFA.com picks out our top stats from another record-setting campaign.

Sébastien Haller enjoyed a ground-breaking debut campaign
Sébastien Haller enjoyed a ground-breaking debut campaign AFP via Getty Images

4 On Matchday 1, Sébastien Haller became the first player to score four goals on his UEFA Champions League debut since Marco van Basten in November 1992 as Ajax won 5-1 at Sporting CP.

183 Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Iker Casillas (177) for most Champions League appearances on Matchday 2, subsequently moving on to 183.

34 Sheriff's ground-breaking campaign – including a famous win at the Bernabéu – took the number of nations who have graced the group stage to 34.

6 Ivorian Haller matched Cristiano Ronaldo's 2017/18 feat by scoring in every group game, then became the first to score in his first seven appearances.

All of Haller's Champions League goals this season
All of Haller's Champions League goals this season

21 For the first time in 21 years, since 2000/01, Barcelona did not feature in the knockout stages.

3 Ajax, Bayern and Liverpool all advanced from the group stage with a 100% record, the first time more than one club has managed a perfect group stage in a single season.

5 Manchester City's 5-0 win at Sporting CP in the last 16 equalled the biggest margin of victory in a Champions League first leg.

3 There have been six hat-tricks in 2021/22, courtesy of Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku, Haller and two apiece for Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski.

11 Lewandowski struck three times in the space of 11 minutes during Bayern's 7-1 home win against Salzburg in the last 16, the third fastest Champions League hat-trick of all time.

Highlights: Bayern 7-1 Salzburg
Highlights: Bayern 7-1 Salzburg

22 Bayern's 1-0 loss at Villarreal in the quarter-finals halted the German side's record 22-match unbeaten run away from home in the Champions League. The previous high was 16.

6/6 Liverpool won six out of six on their travels this season to move within one of the record for consecutive away victories shared by Ajax (1995–97) and Bayern (2013–14).

100 Lewandowski, Luka Modrić, Fernandinho, Marcelo and David Alaba all reached 100 Champions League appearances in 2021/22, taking the tally of centurions to 45.

9 Pep Guardiola reached the semi-finals for the ninth time as a coach, the most in the competition's history.

12 Liverpool equalled Manchester United's English record of 12 European Cup semi-finals – they have won ten to United's five.

10 Benzema has scored ten goals in the knockout stages, equalling Cristiano Ronaldo's record set in 2016/17.

All Karim Benzema's 2021/22 goals so far
All Karim Benzema's 2021/22 goals so far

15 Only Cristiano Ronaldo (17 in 2013/14; 16 in 2015/16) has ever scored more than Benzema (15 and counting) in a single Champions League campaign.

60.1 Liverpool and Bayern were this season's pass masters, each averaging a shade over 60% possession; Real Madrid ranked 13th of the 32 sides with 50.4%.

2 Liverpool have climbed seven places from ninth to second in the UEFA rankings this season, while Real Madrid have actually dropped three spots to fifth despite reaching the final (read here if you want to know why). Bayern remain No1.