Picture : Graham 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.
|MOST PENALTY GOALS||IN A SINGLE||CHAMPIONS||LEAGUE EDITION|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||4||Real Madrid||2017-18|