Champions League Quarter-Final 2021: Unique Stats | Facts | Records
Champions League quarter-finals of the 2020-21 season were one of the best quarter-final fixtures over the recent years.
The fact that these ties came after a year of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, fans were nothing but exuberant as each tie was a breath of fresh air for the fans in every corner of the globe.
Thus, Sportco presents some unique stats from the Champions League quarter-final 2021.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: PSG made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second consecutive season. However, before that, the Parisiens had only managed it once in their last 11 attempts that is in the 1994-95 season.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: PSG failed to score in the Champions League at Parc des Princes for the first time in 24 matches, the last time it happened was in 2015 against the Los Blancos, Real Madrid.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: David Alaba represented the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich for the 425th time. This is now the joint-most for any non-German player for the club. Do you know who it is?
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: The Blues, Chelsea have now reached the Champions League semi-finals for the eighth time, more than any other English side.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: FC Porto have been knocked out of the Champions League knockout rounds in each of their last three attempts by an English side. ( Chelsea- 2020-21, Liverpool- 2017-18 & 2018-19)
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: A 1-0 away win did not save FC Porto from exiting the tournament but do you know this was Porto's only second 'away' win in the Champions League knockout stage since their triumph at Deportivo in 2003-04 final.
Mehdi Taremi's extraordinary bicycle in the 93rd-minute was the latest goal Chelsea have conceded in a Champions League game since April of 2005 against Bayern Munich.
Note: Extra-Time is not included.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: With a goal last night, Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham at the age of 17 years became only the second player to reach ten Champions League appearances before turning 18. Do you know who the first player was?
Youri Tielemans in 2014. The Dortmund prodigy also became only the third below 18 player to find the net in a UCL knockout stage. Any guesses for the other two?
Bojan from Barcelona and Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich. Bellingham also became only the second English prospect to score in the knockouts for a side out of the Premier League.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: Man City boss Pep Guardiola has now managed to reach his eighth semi-final in the Champions League, finally equalling or in other words, the joint-most in the history of the Champions League with the 'Special One' Jose Mourinho.
Fun Fact: Despite having record-breaking 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, this is just the second time Manchester City are contesting in the semi-finals of the UCL.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: After a goalless draw at Anfield last night, Liverpool have now managed to win just one of their last 11 meetings against opponents from La Liga in the Champions League. It involves three draws and seven defeats.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: After failing to score from 20 shots inside the box against Benfica in March 2006 at Anfield, this is Liverpool's second-most number of shots inside the box in a Champions League confrontation at Anfield.(13 shots)
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: Real Madrid are a regular top contender in this competition. They will now be participating in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the 30th time, the next best team is at least ten away from them. Do you know which team it is?
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: Real Madrid have managed to progress in 11 out of 12 two-legged knockout ties in the Champions League under Zinedine Zidane.
Their only failure came in last season against Manchester City. Also, the answer to the last question is Bayern Munich with 20 semi-final appearances behind Madrid's 30.
Champions League Quarter-Final Stats: This was the first time since 2016 that Real Madrid were involved in a goalless draw. The last one was a 0-0 stalemate against Manchester City in the semi-final first leg in 2016.
Answering the question asked very early in the article, Franck Ribery is the joint-most non-German Bayern Munich player alongside David Alaba to feature for the German giants in all competitions.