Picture : Thomas Müller joined the European Top 8 !

IFFHS statistics on Champions’ League group stage round 6 (December 8)

*For the first time in Champions’ League history, multiple clubs ended a group stage winning all 6 matches (Bayern, Ajax, Liverpool). Previously, there were only 7 such cases, not more than one in a season: Milan (1992-93), PSG (1994-95), Spartak Moscow (1995-96), Barcelona (2002-03),  Real Madrid (2011-12 and 2014-15), Bayern (2019-20).

*Salzburg became the first Austrian club in the history of Champions League to reach the playoffs of the tournament.

*Barcelona failed to progress from the CL group stage for the first time since 2000-01. In general, this is Barça's 4th elimination in its 29 appearances in the Champions’ League group stages. Never “blaugrana” ended a group stage with so miserable number of goals scored (2).

*Barça are going to play in the 2nd European competition (UEFA Cup/Europa League) for the first time since 2003-04 season. This is 2nd longest such break among the big clubs. Only Real Madrid didn’t play there for a longer time (since 1994-95).

*Manchester United have featured 6 teenagers in the game vs Young Boys (1-1). It’s only 5th case in the whole CL history with so many teenagers in a team taking part in a match.

*Thomas Müller (Bayern) who scored vs Barcelona (3-0) became the 8th player overall and the first German to score 50+ Champions League goals.

*It was Thomas Müller’s 8th goal scored against Barcelona. There are no other players Barcelona suffered as often from.

 PlayerCountryGoals Period
1Cristiano RonaldoPortugal140 2003–
2Lionel MessiArgentina125 2005–
3Robert LewandowskiPoland82 2011–
4Karim BenzemaFrance76 2005–
5RaúlSpain71 1995–2011
6Ruud van NistelrooyNetherlands56 1998–2009
7Thierry HenryFrance50 1997–2012
 Thomas MüllerGermany50 2009–