PictureGraham Potter (Chelsea) became the 2nd English coach to win 5+ Champions League games in a single season, after Bobby Robson who did it with Newcastle in the 2002-03 campaign (also 5).

Statistics on Champions’ League round of 16 (March 7)

*Joao Mario (Benfica) converted in the game vs Club Brugge (5-1) another penalty, for the 5th time this season. He became the first ever player to score 5 penalty goals in the same edition of the Champions League (the ranking is below).

*Benfica is the first Portuguese club to score 7+ goals in a European Cup tie (2-0 and 5-1), from the round of 16 onwards, since Benfica themselves did so against Honved (Hungary) in 1989.

*Chelsea eliminated (2-0) a team (Borussia Dortmund) that had won all 10 previous games, in all competitions, in 2023.

*Chelsea have won 5 Champions League knockout stage ties after losing the first leg (0-1 vs Borussia): the joint-most in the competition's history (along with Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid).

*Chelsea’s starting XI was their 2nd youngest (25 years 255 days average) in a Champions League knockout game, after that vs Bayern Munich in 2019-20 (round of 16 match, 2nd leg) where it was 25 years 236 days old.

João Mario Portugal5Benfica2022-23
Lionel Messi Argentina4Barcelona2011-12 
Arturo Vidal Chile4Juventus2013-14
Thomas Müller Germany4Bayern2014-15
Robert Lewandowski Poland4Bayern2016-17
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal4Real Madrid2017-18
Lionel Messi Argentina4Barcelona2020-21