Sport Lukaku aims to extend streak, Salah chases Liverpool record - Champions League in Opta numbers

10:41  27 october  2020
10:41  27 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

Salah reaches 100 goals for Liverpool

  Salah reaches 100 goals for Liverpool Mohamed Salah became the 17th Liverpool player to reach 100 goals for the club by scoring in Saturday's Merseyside derby against Everton.The Egyptian attacker has been a revelation in Jurgen Klopp's team and scored his 100th goal for the club in what was his 159th appearance.

UEFA Champions League - Champions League technical report: the key numbers - News. The record number of group stage goals including 53 in Group B involving Bayern, Tottenham, Olympiacos and Crvena zvezda.

Liverpool extended their record to 110 points from 38 matches (W36 D2 L0) after beating West Ham United 3-2 in February. Fastest to 30 wins. They went on to extend their record , winning their following six fixtures to rack up 79 points from their first 27 matches before losing at Watford.

Life comes at you fast. So, too, does the Champions League this season, as a rearranged fixture list sees three matchdays in the group stage take place in as many weeks.

a group of football players on a field: Romelu Lukaku will be out to continue his scoring streak for Inter in Europe. © DeFodi Images/Getty Images Romelu Lukaku will be out to continue his scoring streak for Inter in Europe.

The opening round of fixtures did not disappoint, providing plenty of goals and also the odd surprise.

Perhaps the most shocking result of all was Real Madrid losing at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, and both clubs are back in action on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich are also on duty as they head to Moscow, while Midtjylland will be hoping they can pull off the mother of all upsets when they visit Merseyside to play Liverpool.

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Mohamed Salah will chase down the 100-goal mark for Liverpool at the outset of the new season. Only 16 players have previously achieved a century of goals for the Reds, with Steven Gerrard the most recent – he brought up the milestone during a 2008 Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven.

Liverpool continues its unbeaten streak to equal English Premier League record . However, in truth, the hosts benefited from a goalkeeping error that allowed Mohamed Salah to draw level Liverpool is now 22 points clear at the top of the table and needs just four more wins to clinch its first domestic title

Lokomotiv Moscow v Bayern: Holders head on their travels

The reigning champions opened their defence in style last week, thrashing Atletico Madrid 4-0 at the Allianz Arena. Now they face Lokomotiv in Europe for the first time since a UEFA Cup tie in the 1995-96 season.

Bayern will be aiming to extend a club-record run of 13 away games without defeat, their last loss on the road coming against Paris Saint-Germain in September 2017. They have won 10 on their travels since, while have only lost once in 14 Champions League meetings with Russian teams.

Robert Lewandowski scored nine away goals in the Champions League last term, the joint-most by a player in a single edition of the competition alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013-14.

Lewandowski out to surpass Ronaldo – Champions League in Opta numbers

  Lewandowski out to surpass Ronaldo – Champions League in Opta numbers Robert Lewandowski could make Champions League history on Wednesday, and Real Madrid will try to avoid the rarity of three losses in a row.Liverpool, winners in 2019, travel to Ajax, and Real Madrid host Shakhtar Donetsk, with two of the competition's most successful clubs hoping to avoid some worrying runs of defeats.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah aims to complete top-six clean sweep with goal at Man United but Mohamed Salah is determined to score against Manchester United on Saturday Salah has scored against every top-six side except the Red Devils this season

Liverpool will break the record for consecutive Premier League wins if they record their NINETEENTH away at Leaders Liverpool are on the verge of smashing another Premier League record . The most unexpected winning streak on our list was put together by Chelsea back in 2016 when Antonio

Shakhtar v Inter: Lukaku the one to watch for hosts

Shakhtar arguably pulled off the result of matchday one with victory in Madrid, though they have never managed to beat Inter in three previous meetings (D1 L2). This, though, will be the first Champions League fixture between the clubs. They have also failed to register a home win in their last six attempts in the competition, stretching back to a 2-1 triumph over Roma in February 2018.

The key to success for the hosts will surely be stopping Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian is on the longest run of scoring in consecutive European appearances for Inter (nine games), while he has been directly involved in 15 goals during that period (11 goals and four assists).

Lukaku has scored in each of his last three Champions League games for the Nerazurri; he could become just the fifth player to score in four in a row for the Italian side, a feat previously achieved by Christian Vieri, Hernan Crespo, Samuel Eto'o and Lautaro Martinez.

Conte wants more from Lukaku despite agent saying he's world's best

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Following the breakaway from the Football League , the new top tier of English football was named the Premier League for the start of the 1992–93 season.

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Gallery: 40 international players who couldn't hack it in the Premier League (FourFourTwo)

Neil Sullivan, Serhiy Rebrov are posing for a picture:                      Generally speaking, if a player is capable of shining on the international stage, they stand a good chance of making an impact in any of Europe’s top leagues. The following players proved that logic to be flawed, however, by spectacularly failing to live up to the standards they set for their national teams in the Premier League.                                                                              Whether they were too young, felt too much pressure or simply weren’t as good as that one tournament suggested, these players proved to be big disappointments in England.

Madrid are unbeaten in their last nine matches against German teams (W6 D3), a run that started after a 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg in April 2016. They have won four of their last five away fixtures in the group stages, too.

Karim Benzema, who did not start against Shakhtar, has been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 21 Champions League games when named in the XI, netting 14 goals and providing five assists.

Liverpool v Midtjylland: Salah chases record as Danes visit Anfield

Jurgen Klopp's Reds play their first European home game since a 3-2 reverse to Atletico in March that ended their hopes of reaching a third successive final. That is their only setback in the last 26 European fixtures at Anfield.

There is hope for the Danish side in that Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous four home Champions League fixtures, though the makeshift pairing of Joe Gomez and Fabinho did keep Ajax at bay in Amsterdam in matchday one. Yes, the same Ajax who won 13-0 at the weekend.

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Champions League records compared

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Everton finally replace Romelu Lukaku by completing signing of striker Cenk Tosun in £27m deal from Besiktas. Everton announced the transfer at half-time in their FA Cup Merseyside derby clash with Liverpool . Tosun is scheduled to make his Blues debut when Everton play Tottenham on January 13.

Liverpool secured their sixth Champions League title with victory over Tottenham despite a lethargic final. Goals from star man Mohamed Salah and cult figure Divock Origi helped see off the threat of This was Liverpool 's sixth triumph in the European Cup and Champions League , a record that lifts

As for the hosts, Mohamed Salah is two goals away from equalling Steven Gerrard's club record of 21 in the European Cup/Champions League.

Other fixtures:

Marseille v Manchester City:

8 - City games usually provide goals; both teams have scored in each of their last eight Champions League fixtures. They are on their longest wait for a clean sheet in the competition since between February 2015 and 2016 (nine matches).

32 - Dimitri Payet is still looking for his first goal in the competition. He has attempted 32 shots without scoring (21 for Lille and 11 for Marseille).

Atalanta v Ajax:

9 - Ajax are unbeaten in their last nine away games in the Champions League (W6 D3), winning six of their last seven. Only in two of their 15 previous Champions League campaigns have the Dutch side started with two consecutive defeats (2004-05 and 2012-13).

10 - Only Barcelona (11) had more shots on target during the opening round of fixtures this season than Atalanta's tally of 10 in the 4-0 thrashing of Midtjylland.

Porto v Olympiacos:

6 - These clubs have previously faced each other on six occasions in all European competitions, with Porto winning twice. Both of those victories came at home (D1 L3).

12 - Olympiacos have lost 12 of their last 14 away games in the Champions League (W2), losing the last seven in a row and shipping at least two goals in each of those defeats (21 in total).

Atletico Madrid v Salzburg:

1 - Dominik Szoboszlai could become the youngest Hungarian player to score in consecutive Champions League games (aged 20 years and two days), having found the net in Salzburg's 2-2 draw with Lokomotiv.

8 - Atletico are unbeaten in all eight of their previous meetings with Austrian teams in European competition (W7 D1). Having lost their last two European fixtures, they will be looking to avoid suffering three consecutive defeats for the first time in Champions League history.

Superb Jota hat-trick helps Liverpool thrash Atalanta .
Superb Jota hat-trick helps Liverpool thrash AtalantaAtalanta's mauling was the worst home defeat ever suffered by an Italian side against an English team in European competition and means Liverpool will qualify for the last 16 with a victory in the reverse fixture on Nov. 25.

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