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Sept 18 - Facts and figures relating to Matchday One in Champions League Groups E to H on Wednesday:

   

    GROUP E

 

    RANGERS V VFB STUTTGART

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Rangers 1, VfB Stuttgart 1

    CL:  GP  16.09.03  Rangers        2  VfB Stuttgart        1

            26.11.03  VfB Stuttgart  1  Rangers              0

    * Rangers, under-achievers in the Champions League, are

looking for only their 10th win in 45 games. Their next goal

will be their 50th in the competition.

    * Rangers have lost just one of their last 20 home games

against German opposition and have not been beaten in three

Champions League home games with German clubs.

    * VfB Stuttgart have lost on each of their last four visits

to Scotland, the last to Rangers four years ago.

    * Stuttgart, who have won their last three away games in

Europe, are playing a British club for the seventh time in their

ninth Champions League match.

 

    BARCELONA V OLYMPIQUE LYON

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Barcelona 2

    CL:  GP  10.10.01  Barcelona      2  Olympique Lyon 0

            23.10.01  Olympique Lyon 2  Barcelona      3

    * Barcelona, not just an attacking force, have kept clean

sheets in eight of their last 13 Champions League matches.

    * Barcelona have won their last three games against French

clubs, including a home-and-away victory over Lyon six seasons

ago.

    * Lyon are unbeaten in their last six Champions League games

against Spanish clubs, winning four.   

    * Lyon travel well and have lost just one of their last 11

Champions League away games.

 

    GROUP F

 

    AS ROMA V DYNAMO KIEV Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Dynamo Kiev 2

    CL:  GP  15.09.04  AS Roma      0  Dynamo Kiev    3 (by

forfeit)

            23.11.04  Dynamo Kiev  2  AS Roma        0

    * Roma's only previous Champions League home game against

Dynamo was abandoned three years ago at halftime with Kiev

leading 1-0 after Swedish referee Anders Frisk was injured by a

missile thrown from the crowd.

    * Roma won their only other home game against Ukrainian

opponents, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in last season's group

stage.

    * Kiev's home-and-away wins over Roma three years ago were

their only victories in 14 matches with Italian clubs.

    * Kiev's awarded victory in Rome was their only recorded win

in their last 19 Champions League away games of which they have

lost 15. 

 

    SPORTING LISBON V MANCHESTER UNITED

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Sporting Lisbon 1, Manchester United 1

    CW:  QF  26.02.64  Manchester United  4  Sporting Lisbon  1

            18.03.64  Sporting Lisbon    5  Manchester United 0

    * Sporting are unbeaten in seven home games against English

teams, keeping five clean sheets and conceding just two goals.

    * Sporting's recent home form in Europe has been atrocious

with five defeats in their last six games.

    * Manchester United's 5-0 defeat in Lisbon in 1964 remains

their heaviest loss in European competition.

    * United have lost four of their last five Champions League

away matches.

 

    GROUP G

 

    PSV EINDHOVEN v CSKA MOSCOW

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * PSV, who are seeking their 100th victory in 237 European

games, are meeting a Russian club for the first time.     

    * PSV have lost three of their last six Champions League

home games and won only two.

    * CSKA have kept clean sheets in seven of their last 10

European games.

    * CSKA, who have not beaten a Dutch club in three previous

fixtures, have won just one of their last seven European away

games.

 

    FENERBAHCE V INTER MILAN

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Fenerbahce have lost nine of 11 previous games against

Italian teams.

    * Fenerbahce have lost seven of their 12 Champions League

home games.

    * Inter have won four of six games against Turkish sides,

losing just once.

    * Inter have lost just four of their last 15 Champions

League away matches.

 

    GROUP H

 

    ARSENAL V SEVILLA

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Arsenal's last match against a Spanish side was the 2006

final when they lost 2-1 to Barcelona. Before that they had been

unbeaten in six games against Spanish clubs, winning four and

keeping clean sheets in five in a row.     

    * Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 16 European home games.

    * Sevilla, making their Champions League debut, have not

lost any of four previous games against English teams, all in

the last two seasons. 

    * Sevilla, UEFA Cup winners in each of the past two seasons,

have lost just one of their last 10 European away matches.

 

    SLAVIA PRAGUE V STEAUA BUCHAREST

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Slavia Prague 1, Draws 1

    Previous meetings 

    UEFA: R3 25.11.99  Slavia Prague    4  Steaua Bucharest  1

              9.12.99  Steaua Bucharest 1  Slavia Prague    1

    * Slavia, like Sevilla playing in the Champions League for

the first time, beat Steaua 4-1 in their only previous home game

against a team from Romania. 

    * Slavia have failed to score in four of their last six

European home games.           

    * Steaua's only other visit to Prague resulted in a 5-1

victory over Sparta in the 1988-89 European Cup.

    * Steaua have won only one of their last nine Champions

League away games.

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    Oct 22  - Facts and figures relating to Matchday Three in Champions League Groups E to H on Tuesday.

   

    GROUP E

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Barcelona          2  2  0  0  5  0  6

2 Rangers            2  2  0  0  5  1  6

3 VfB Stuttgart      2  0  0  2  1  4  0

4 Olympique Lyon      2  0  0  2  0  6  0

 

    VFB STUTTGART V OLYMPIQUE LYON

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Stuttgart, seeking their first points in the group, have

lost four of their last six European home games and have lost

their last two Champions League matches at the Gottlieb-Daimler

stadium without scoring.

    * Stuttgart, who are without a win in their last five

Champions League matches, in which they have scored just once,

won their only previous match against a French club, beating

Stade Rennes 2-0 in the UEFA Cup group stage two seasons ago.

    * Olympique Lyon are without a win in their last six

Champions League games, have not scored in the last four and

have lost the last three.

    * Lyon can take comfort from a great recent record in

Germany, beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2, Bayern Munich 2-1 and

Werder Bremen 3-0 on their last three visits, all in the

Champions League.

 

    RANGERS V BARCELONA

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Rangers, unbeaten in their last eight Champions League

games, have not lost at home in their last 13 European matches

and have kept clean sheets in six of the last eight.

    * Rangers have not won any of their last seven matches

against Spanish opposition, losing four. They have failed to

beat any Spanish team in the Champions League, drawing twice

with Villarreal two seasons ago and losing twice to Valencia in

the 1999-2000 group stage.

    * Barcelona, who have won their last three Champions League

games and five of the last six, have a poor record against

Scottish clubs with just two wins in 12 matches, losing six and

drawing four.

    * Barcelona, who have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last

15 Champions League matches, beat Celtic 3-1 in their only

previous Champions League game in Glasgow three seasons ago.

   

    GROUP F

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Manchester United  2  2  0  0  2  0  6

2 AS Roma            2  1  0  1  2  1  3

3 Sporting Lisbon    2  1  0  1  2  2  3

4 Dynamo Kiev        2  0  0  2  1  4  0

 

    DYNAMO KIEV V MANCHESTER UNITED

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Manchester United 1, Draws 1

    Previous meetings CL:  GP  19.09.00 

            Dynamo Kiev        0  Manchester United    0

    8.11.00  Manchester United  1  Dynamo Kiev          0

    * Dynamo Kiev are without a win in their last nine Champions

League games, conceding 23 goals in the process.

    * Dynamo have lost just one of six home games with English

teams in the Champions League and won the last two against

Arsenal and Newcastle United.

    * Manchester United have won seven of their last nine

Champions League matches but have lost four of the last six away

from home.

    * United have returned from all three previous away games

against teams from the former Soviet Union with a goalless draw.

Apart from the 2000-01 match in Kiev with Dynamo, United also

recorded 0-0 draws with Torpedo Moscow and Rotor Volgograd in

the UEFA Cup in the 1990s.

 

    AS ROMA V SPORTING LISBON

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Roma are unbeaten in their last 11 European home games and

have conceded just two goals in the last six.

    * Roma won four of their last six games against Portuguese

clubs, all without conceding a goal and including a 7-0 victory

over Vitoria Setubal in the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup.

    * Sporting's 2-1 win in Kiev over Dynamo in the last game

was their first Champions League away victory in 10 matches, six

of which were lost.

    * Sporting have never won in Italy on 11 away games with

Italian clubs and have lost the last six.

 

    GROUP G

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Fenerbahce          2  1  1  0  3  2  4

2 Inter Milan        2  1  0  1  2  1  3

3 PSV Eindhoven      2  1  0  1  2  3  3

4 CSKA Moscow        2  0  1  1  3  4  1

 

    CSKA MOSCOW V INTER MILAN

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * CSKA have not won any of their last five Champions League

games or any of their last seven European matches.

    * CSKA, who had failed to score in 11 of their first 17

Champions League matches, have since scored five in the last

three games but have also conceded seven.

    * Inter have won only one of their last nine Champions

League away matches, scoring only five goals in the process.

    * Inter have lost only one of 10 matches against Russian

teams and beat Spartak Moscow home and away in last season's

competition.

 

    PSV EINDHOVEN V FENERBAHCE

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 4

    Wins: PSV Eindhoven 2, Fenerbahce 2

    Previous meetings

    EC:  R1 13.09.78  Fenerbahce      2  PSV Eindhoven      1

            27.09.78  PSV Eindhoven  6  Fenerbahce          1

    CL:  GP 28.09.05  Fenerbahce      3  PSV Eindhoven      0

            6.12.05  PSV Eindhoven  2  Fenerbahce          0

    * PSV Eindhoven have lost three of their last seven

Champions League home games but, before that, had gone 15

European matches without defeat in Eindhoven.

    * PSV have won all six previous home matches against Turkish

clubs, scoring 18 goals and conceding only three.

    * Group-topping Fenerbahce are unbeaten in seven European

games but have lost nine of their last 11 Champions League away

games.

    * Fenerbahce have lost five of six away games in the

Netherlands, conceding 16 goals. But their latest visit last

season ended in a 2-2 draw with AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Cup third

round.

 

    GROUP H

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Arsenal            2  2  0  0  4  0  6

2 Sevilla            2  1  0  1  4  5  3

3 Slavia Prague      2  1  0  1  4  5  3

4 Steaua Bucharest    2  0  0  2  1  3  0

   

    SEVILLA V STEAUA BUCHAREST

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 2

    Wins: Sevilla 2

    Previous meetings

    UEFA: R3 15.02.07 Steaua Bucharest  0  Sevilla          2

            22.02.07 Sevilla          1  Steaua Bucharest  0

    * Sevilla have lost only one of 36 European home matches, a

2-1 defeat to AZ Alkmaar in last season's UEFA Cup group stage.

    * Sevilla, 4-2 winners over Slavia Prague in their last

match, have netted four goals in six of their last 24 European

games.

    * Steaua have not won any of their last seven Champions

League games and have emerged victorious in just two of the last

19.

    * Steaua have lost their last four games against Spanish

clubs and on seven of their last eight visits to Spain in which

they failed to score in any of the seven defeats. The exception

was a 3-0 victory in Seville over Real Betis in the UEFA Cup two

seasons ago

 

 

    ARSENAL V SLAVIA PRAGUE

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Arsenal have won all four Champions League games and

qualifiers this season without conceding a single goal. They

have won all six previous games against Czech clubs, all against

Sparta Prague, scoring 15 goals and letting in just two.

    * Arsenal have conceded a paltry eight goals in their last

25 European games, keeping 18 clean sheets.

    * Slavia lost on both of their previous visits to England

without scoring, going down 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in last

season's UEFA Cup and 3-0 to Leeds United in the 2000 UEFA Cup

quarter-finals.

    * Slavia have kept clean sheets in three of their last five

European away games though they let in four in the last one

against Sevilla.

 

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    ARSENAL V SLAVIA PRAGUE

    Head-to-head record - no matches

    * Arsenal have won all four Champions League games and

qualifiers this season without conceding a single goal. They

have won all six previous games against Czech clubs, all against

Sparta Prague, scoring 15 goals and letting in just two.

    * Arsenal have conceded a paltry eight goals in their last

25 European games, keeping 18 clean sheets.

    * Slavia lost on both of their previous visits to England

without scoring, going down 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in last

season's UEFA Cup and 3-0 to Leeds United in the 2000 UEFA Cup

quarter-finals.

    * Slavia have kept clean sheets in three of their last five

European away games though they let in four in the last one

against Sevilla.

Yes, it was "only" Slavia Prague, but 7-0??  :o

 

Wow.  If these "kids" can keep it up, who knows what they can achieve?

 

As an aside, credit to ManYoo for pulling off a good away victory.

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    Nov 6 - Facts and figures relating to Matchday four in Champions League Groups E to H on Wednesday

    GROUP E

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Barcelona          3  2  1  0  5  0  7

2 Rangers            3  2  1  0  5  1  7

3 Olympique Lyon      3  1  0  2  2  6  3

4 VfB Stuttgart      3  0  0  3  1  6  0

Qualifying chances: The winner of the Barcelona-Rangers match

would be sure of advancing to the knockout round if Stuttgart

beat Lyon. Stuttgart must win to stay in contention.

 

    OLYMPIQUE LYON V VFB STUTTGART

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: Olympique Lyon 1

    Previous meeting

CL: GP  23.10.07  VfB Stuttgart        0  Olympique Lyon    2

    * Lyon, whose away win in Stuttgart was their first victory

in seven CL matches, have failed to win any of their last three

home games in the competition and have been badly beaten in the

last two - a 2-0 defeat to AS Roma last season and a 3-0 rout by

Rangers in this group.

    * Lyon's last home game against a German team ended in a 7-2

thrashing of Werder Bremen three seasons ago.

    * Stuttgart, despite being without a win in their last six

CL matches, in which they have scored just once, have won three

of their last four European away games.

    * Stuttgart's only previous away game in France ended in a

2-0 victory over Stade Rennes in the UEFA Cup two seasons ago.

 

    BARCELONA V RANGERS Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Draws: 1

    Previous meeting

CL:  GP  23.10.07  Rangers              0  Barcelona        0

    * Barcelona have won five of their last seven Champions

League games, keeping clean sheets in six of those seven.

    * Barcelona have a poor record against Scottish clubs with

just two wins in 13 matches, losing six and drawing five.

    * Rangers, unbeaten in their last nine Champions League

games, have conceded a mere three goals in their last 10

European matches.

    * Rangers have not won any of their last eight matches

against Spanish opposition, losing four. They have failed to

beat any Spanish team in the CL, losing twice to Valencia in the

1999-2000 group stage, drawing twice with Villarreal two seasons

ago in the knockout round and staging a goalless draw in Glasgow

against Barcelona this season.

   

    GROUP F

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Manchester United  3  3  0  0  6  2  9

2 AS Roma            3  2  0  1  4  2  6

3 Sporting Lisbon    3  1  0  2  3  4  3

4 Dynamo Kiev        3  0  0  3  3  8  0

Qualifying chances: Manchester United need just a draw against

Kiev to wrap up early qualification for the knockout stage as

long as Roma beat Sporting. Dynamo would be out of contention if

they lose and Sporting fail to beat Roma.

 

    MANCHESTER UNITED V DYNAMO KIEV

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 3

    Wins: Manchester United 2, Draws 1

    Previous meetings

CL: GP  19.09.00  Dynamo Kiev        0  Manchester United    0

          8.11.00  Manchester United  1  Dynamo Kiev          0

CL:  GP  23.10.07  Dynamo Kiev        2  Manchester United  4

    * United have won their last seven Champions League matches

at Old Trafford, scoring at least three goals no less than five

times.

    * United have won eight of their last 10 CL matches and have

lost just one of their last 31 at home.

    * Dynamo Kiev are without a win in their last 10 Champions

League games, conceding 27 goals in the process.

    * Dynamo have lost on six of seven previous visits to

England and earned just one draw - a 1-1 with Arsenal in the

1998-99 Champions League.

   

    SPORTING LISBON V AS ROMA

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: AS Roma 1

    Previous meeting

CL: GP  23.10.07  AS Roma          2  Sporting Lisbon      1

    * Sporting have won only one of their last eight Champions

League games and have lost their last three at home.

    * Sporting have won only one of their last six home matches

against Italian opposition and have scored just twice in those

games.

    * Roma have lost seven of their last nine CL away games.

    * Roma have won five of their last seven games against

Portuguese clubs and have lost only one of the last eight.

   

    GROUP G

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Inter Milan        3  2  0  1  4  2  6

2 Fenerbahce          3  1  2  0  3  2  5

3 PSV Eindhoven      3  1  1  1  2  3  4

4 CSKA Moscow        3  0  1  2  4  6  1

Qualifying chances: CSKA would be out of contention for a

last-16 place if they lose and Fenerbahce beat PSV.

   

    INTER MILAN V CSKA MOSCOW

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: Inter Milan 1

    Previous meeting

CL: GP  23.10.07  CSKA Moscow      1  Inter Milan          2

    * Inter have lost only one of their last nine Champions

League matches.

    * Inter have lost only one of 11 matches against Russian

teams and have won seven.

    * CSKA have failed to score in seven of their 10 previous CL

away games and have won only one.

    * CSKA have not won any of their last six Champions League

games or any of their last eight European matches.

   

    FENERBAHCE V PSV EINDHOVEN

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 5

    Wins: Fenerbahce 2, PSV Eindhoven 2, Draws 1

    Previous meetings

EC: R1  13.09.78  Fenerbahce        2  PSV Eindhoven      1

          27.09.78  PSV Eindhoven      6  Fenerbahce          1

CL: GP  28.09.05  Fenerbahce        3  PSV Eindhoven      0

          6.12.05  PSV Eindhoven      2  Fenerbahce          0

CL: GP  23.10.07  PSV Eindhoven      0  Fenerbahce          0

    * Fenerbahce have lost three of six previous home games

against Dutch clubs and have won only two - but both were

against PSV.

    * Fenerbahce are unbeaten in eight European games, a club

record, and have not lost any of their last eight home games in

European competition.

    * PSV have failed to score in eight of their last 11

Champions League away games.

    * PSV have lost four of six away games against Turkish teams

and have won just once.

   

    GROUP H

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Arsenal            3  3  0  0  11  0  9

2 Sevilla            3  2  0  1  6  6  6

3 Slavia Prague      3  1  0  2  4  12  3

4 Steaua Bucharest    3  0  0  3  2  5  0

Qualifying chances: Arsenal need just a draw with Slavia to

guarantee their place in the last 16. Steaua would be out of

contention if they fail to beat Sevilla.

     

    STEAUA BUCHAREST V SEVILLA Head-to-head record

    Played: 3 

    Wins: Sevilla 3 

    Previous meetings

UEFA: R3 15.02.07  Steaua Bucharest  0  Sevilla            2

          22.02.07  Sevilla            1  Steaua Bucharest    0

CL: GP  23.10.07  Sevilla            2  Steaua Bucharest    1

    * Steaua have not won any of their last eight Champions

League games and have triumphed in just two of the last 20.

    * Steaua have lost their last five games against Spanish

clubs and have won only one of the last seven at home.

    * Sevilla have won five of their last nine European away

matches.

    * Though Sevilla beat Steaua in Bucharest last season, they

lost 2-0 to Dinamo Pitesti on their only other trip to Romania

in the 1966-67 Fairs Cup.

   

    SLAVIA PRAGUE V ARSENAL

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: Arsenal 1

    Previous meeting\

CL: GP  23.10.07  Arsenal            7  Slavia Prague        0

    * Slavia have lost four of five previous games against

English clubs, all without scoring. The exception was a 2-1 win

over Leeds United in the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup.

    * Slavia have lost only three of their last 20 European home

matches.

    * Arsenal have won all five Champions League games and

qualifiers this season without conceding a single goal. They

have won all seven previous games against Czech clubs, scoring

22 goals and letting in just two.

    * Arsenal have conceded a mere eight goals in their last 26

European games, keeping 19 clean sheets.

 

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    Nov 26 - Facts and figures relating to Matchday five in Champions League Groups E to H on Tuesday

    GROUP E

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Barcelona          4  3  1  0  7  0  10

2 Rangers            4  2  1  1  5  3  7

3 Olympique Lyon      4  2  0  2  6  8  6

4 VfB Stuttgart      4  0  0  4  3  10  0

Qualifying chances: Barcelona need a draw with Lyon to reach

the last 16 and victory would guarantee they finish top of the

group. Rangers could also go through with a victory in Stuttgart

if Lyon lose to Barcelona.

   

    VFB STUTTGART V RANGERS

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 3

    Wins: Rangers 2, VfB Stuttgart 1

    Previous meetings

CL:  GP  16.09.03  Rangers            2  VfB Stuttgart        1

          26.11.03  VfB Stuttgart      1  Rangers              0

CL:  GP  19.09.07  Rangers            2  VfB Stuttgart        1

    * Stuttgart have not won any of their last seven Champions

League games and have lost all four in the group to leave them

without a chance of progress, even in the UEFA Cup.

    * Stuttgart have lost five of their last seven European home

games but have never been beaten by a Scottish team in their

home ground, winning three of their four games.

    * Rangers have lost their last four away games in Germany

without scoring and have failed to get a goal on 12 of their

last 14 visits.

    * Rangers have lost just one of their last five Champions

League away matches but have won only one of the last 11.

 

    OLYMPIQUE LYON V BARCELONA

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 3

    Wins: Barcelona 3

    Previous meetings

CL:  GP  10.10.01  Barcelona          2  Olympique Lyon      0

          23.10.01  Olympique Lyon    2  Barcelona            3

CL:  GP  19.09.07  Barcelona          3  Olympique Lyon      0

    * Lyon have won only one of their last four Champions League

home games and have conceded eight goals.

    * Lyon have won their last three home games against Spanish

clubs without conceding a goal but did lose their only previous

match against Barcelona at the Stade Gerland.

    * Barcelona have won six of their last eight Champions

League games, keeping clean sheets in seven of those eight.

    * Barcelona, who have won three of their last four away

games in France, have conceded a mere three goals in their last

12 Champions League away games.

   

    GROUP F

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Manchester United  4  4  0  0  10  2  12

2 AS Roma            4  2  1  1  6  4  7

3 Sporting Lisbon    4  1  1  2  5  6  4

4 Dynamo Kiev        4  0  0  4  3  12  0

Qualifying chances: Manchester United have already qualified

for the knockout round and would guarantee top place with a win

over Sporting or if Roma fail to beat Dynamo Kiev. Roma could

join them in the last 16 with a victory if Sporting fail to beat

United. Roma would also go through with a draw if Sporting were

to lose.

   

    DYNAMO KIEV V AS ROMA

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 3

    Wins: Dynamo Kiev 2, AS Roma 1

    Previous meetings

CL:  GP  15.09.04  AS Roma            0  Dynamo Kiev          3

(by forfeit)

          23.11.04  Dynamo Kiev        2  AS Roma              0

CL:  GP  19.09.07  AS Roma            2  Dynamo Kiev          0

    * Dynamo are without a win in their last 11 Champions League

games, losing nine and conceding 31 goals in the process.

    * Dynamo have lost four of seven home games against Italian

teams and have won just one - against AS Roma.

    * Roma have lost on both of their previous away games in

Ukraine, including a 1-0 reverse to Shakhtar Donetsk last

season.

    * Roma have lost seven of their last 10 Champions League

away games. 

 

    MANCHESTER UNITED V SPORTING LISBON

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 3

    Wins: Manchester United 2, Sporting Lisbon 1

    Previous meetings

CW:  QF  26.02.64  Manchester United  4  Sporting Lisbon      1

          18.03.64  Sporting Lisbon    5  Manchester United    0

CL:  GP  19.09.07  Sporting Lisbon    0  Manchester United    1

    * United have won their last eight Champions League home

games, scoring 25 goals. They are unbeaten in their last 11 and

have lost only one of the last 32 at Old Trafford

    * United have never lost at home to a Portuguese team,

winning seven of eight games and scoring 25 goals.

    * Sporting have lost on five of eight previous away games

with English clubs but have won two of the last four.

    * Sporting have won only one of 11 previous Champions League

away games, losing seven.

   

    GROUP G

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Inter Milan        4  3  0  1  8  4  9

2 Fenerbahce          4  2  2  0  5  2  8

3 PSV Eindhoven      4  1  1  2  2  5  4

4 CSKA Moscow        4  0  1  3  6  10  1

Qualifying chances: The winner of the Inter Milan-Fenerbahce

match is certain to qualify for the knockout stage. Both clubs

would also go through, whatever their result, if PSV were to

lose to CSKA.

   

    CSKA MOSCOW V PSV EINDHOVEN

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: PSV Eindhoven 1

    Previous meeting

CL:  GP  19.09.07  PSV Eindhoven      2  CSKA Moscow          1

    * CSKA have not won any of their last seven Champions League

games or any of their last nine European matches.

    * CSKA lost their only previous home game with a Dutch team,

going down 1-0 to Feyenoord in the UEFA Cup in the 1996-97

season.

    * PSV have failed to score in five of their last six

Champions League matches, the exception being their home game

this season with CSKA.

    * PSV will be playing their first away game in Russia. They

are unbeaten in their last four away to clubs from the former

Soviet Union.

   

    INTER MILAN V FENERBAHCE

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: Fenerbahce 1

    Previous meetings

CL:  GP  19.09.07  Fenerbahce        1  Inter Milan          0

    * Inter have won their last three Champions League games and

have lost only one of their last 10.

    * Inter have won all three previous home games against

Turkish teams by at least a two-goal margin.

    * Fenerbahce are unbeaten in their last nine European

matches and have lost only two of the last 15.

    * Fenerbahce have lost on all five previous visits to Italy

by at least a two-goal margin.

   

    GROUP H

                      P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts

1 Arsenal            4  3  1  0  11  0  10

2 Sevilla            4  3  0  1  8  6  9

3 Slavia Prague      4  1  1  2  4  12  4

4 Steaua Bucharest    4  0  0  4  2  7  0

Qualifying chances: Arsenal have already qualified and would be

sure of topping the group with a win in Seville. Sevilla would

join them in the last 16 if they win or if Slavia lose to

Steaua.

   

    SEVILLA V ARSENAL

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 1

    Wins: Arsenal 1

    Previous meeting

CL:  GP 19.09.07  Arsenal            3  Sevilla              0

    * Sevilla have lost only one of 37 previous European home

games and have kept 22 clean sheets.

    * Sevilla, who have triumphed in their last three Champions

League games, won their only previous home game against an

English club, beating Arsenal's North London neighbours

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in last season's UEFA Cup. 

    * Arsenal, who are unbeaten in their last seven European

games, have kept clean sheets in all six Champions League games

this season, including the qualifying round.

    * Arsenal have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 13

European away games.

   

    STEAUA BUCHAREST V SLAVIA PRAGUE

    Head-to-head record

    Played: 3

    Wins: Slavia Prague 2, Draws 1

    Previous meetings

UEFA: R3 25.11.99  Slavia Prague      4  Steaua Bucharest    1

          9.12.99  Steaua Bucharest  1  Slavia Prague        1

CL:  GP  19.09.07  Slavia Prague      2  Steaua Bucharest    1

    * Steaua have lost their last four Champions League games

and have not won any of their last nine, seven of which have

ended in defeat.

    * Steaua, who have won only two of the 14 CL games they have

played at home, have drawn both of their previous home games

against Czech teams. Apart from the previous game with Slavia,

they drew 2-2 with Sparta Prague in the 1988-89 European Cup.

    * Slavia have failed to score in seven of their last 11

European matches.

    * The only Romanian club Slavia have met is Steaua. They

have not lost to the Bucharest team in three games.

 

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