Bayern Munich and Man.City, the best of the UEFA Champions League group stage

Bayern Munich and Man.City, the best of the UEFA Champions League group stage

At the individual level, the Spanish Álvaro Morata (Juventus), the Brazilian Neymar (PSG), the Englishman Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) and the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortund) lead the classification of gunners with six goals.

Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona topped the list of shots and shots on goal with 108 and 48, in which he beats Austrian Salzburg (104-41), which will also continue through the Europa League by finishing third in group A after Bayern and Atlético de Madrid.

Sevilla is third in shots with 100, but fourth in shots on target with 38, two less than Manchester City. Bayern launched 95 and Real Madrid 93.

The Argentine Leo Messi was the one who executed the most shots, 16, four more than Rashford and five more than Haaland and Neymar, while Benzema, author of the two goals in the Real Madrid classification, finished with ten.

Colombian Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) finished the group stage at the top of the assist table, with five, ahead of Belgian Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), who gave four passes on goal.

The Bosnian Miralem Pjanic, midfielder led the list of passes (572) and passes completed (529), that is to say, 92 percent efficiency, the same as that of the Real Madrid player Toni Kroos (498-459).

Manchester City was the team that conceded the fewest goals, only one, the one marked by Colombian Luis Díaz, from Porto, on the first day. Chelsea saw their goal beaten twice, by Liverpool three times, a sign of the strength shown by this trio of the Premier, who only lost on the way to United.

Spain and Germany have made four teams, but the only league that has achieved three seeds for Monday’s draw has been the Premier. Regarding the entrance to the group stage, only one of the teams that were part of pot 1, Zenit Saint Petersburg, was eliminated, while Borussia Mönchengladbach was the only one that made progress of those who occupied cup 4.

50 percent of those classified have already been champions at some time: Real Madrid (13), Bayern (6), Liverpool (6), Barcelona (5), Juventus (2), Porto (2), Borussia Dortmund (1) and Chelsea (1), while Atlético have not yet achieved it. from Madrid, PSG, Sevilla, Manchester City, Atalanta, Lazio, Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig.

Twelve teams repeat their presence in the round of 16 compared to last year, and the only absence of those who began to play in the final phase of Portugal from the quarterfinals is Olympique Lyon, which did not qualify later for European competition.

Borussia Mönchengladbach and Lazio are the only new teams to reach the round of 16 in this format.

The German team had not reached this round since the 1977/78 European Cup, in which they reached the semifinals, but fell to Liverpool, ultimately champion to Bruges; while the Italian team reached the second group stage in the 2000-01 Champions League, but was last after Real Madrid, Leeds and Anderlecht and could not enter the quarterfinals.

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