IFFHS CONTINENTAL NEWS - UEFA
Picture : Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) became the 5th African player to score 20 Champions League goals, after Mohamed Salah (44), Didier Drogba (44), Samuel Eto'o (30) and Sadio Mané (27).
Statistics on Champions’ League round of 16 (February 22)
*Manchester City didn't make a substitute in the game vs RB Leipzig (1-1). They became the first team to make no subs in a Champions League game since 23 October 2018 (Manchester United, vs Juventus) and the first team in a knockout stage of the tournament since 23 February 2016 (Barcelona, vs Arsenal).
*Inter, with the victory over Porto (1-0), managed to win 3 Champions League home matches in a row (after 1-0 vs Barcelona and 4-0 vs Viktoria Pilsen in the group stage) for the first time since the 2009-10 season when they finished as winners (with 4 consecutive home victories).
*Inter extended their series without draws in the knockout stage of the Champions League to 16 games (their last draw is dated by 24 February 2009, against Manchester United).
*Romelu Lukaku (Inter) has scored his 17th goal in Champions League. He became the sole Belgian top scorer in the history of competition, surpassing Dries Mertens (16).
Kevin De Bruyne is third with 12 goals.
*Pepe (Porto) became the third oldest outfield player (39 years 361 days) to start a UCL knockout stage game.
Ahead of him, two outfield players who only started after turning 40: Ryan Giggs at 40 years 123 days (in the 2013-14 season) and Alessandro Costacurta at 40 years 2 days (in 2005-06).