Champions League group stage records and statistics
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Champions League group stage records and statistics

The Champions League Matchday three concluded on Thursday night with notable high-scoring, entertaining matches. 

We take a look at some of the group stage records currently standing. 

Key facts

  • Most group stage appearances: Barcelona, Real Madrid
  • Lionel Messi four clear of Cristiano Ronaldo on 74 group goals
  • Ronaldo sets new appearances record of 96, beating Iker Casillas
  • Number of clubs to feature in group stage: 141
  • That 141st club, Sheriff, are the first Moldovan side to qualify

Players

Most appearances

  • 96 Cristiano Ronaldo(Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
  • 95 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
  • 80 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

Most goals

  • 74 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Paris)
  • 70 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
  • 53 Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
  • 52 Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund, Bayern)

Most goals in a game

  • 5 Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/14)

Most goals in a single group stage

  • 11 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2015/16)

Fastest goal

  • 10.96 seconds Jonas (Valencia 3-1 Leverkusen, 01/11/11)

Fastest own goal

  • 2:09 Iñigo Martínez (Manchester United 1-0 Real Sociedad, 23/10/13)

Fastest hat-trick

  • 8 minutes Bafétimbi Gomis (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)

Youngest player

  • 16 years 18 days Youssoufa Moukoko (Zenit 1-2 Dortmund, 08/12/20)

Youngest scorer

  • 17 years 40 days Ansu Fati (Inter 1-2 Barcelona, 10/12/19)

Oldest player

  • 43 years 252 days Marco Ballotta (Real Madrid 3-1 Lazio, 11/12/07)

Oldest scorer

  • 38 years 59 days Francesco Totti (CSKA Moskva 1-1 Roma, 25/11/14)

Clubs

Most group campaigns by club

  • 26 Barcelona*, Real Madrid*
  • 25 Bayern*, Porto*

Most points (2 points for a win in 1992/93, 1993/94 & 1994/95)

  • 324 Real Madrid
  • 319 Barcelona

Most goals

  • 365 Real Madrid
  • 333 Barcelona

Most qualifications from group stage

  • 25 Real Madrid

Most consecutive qualifications from group stage

  • 25 Real Madrid (since 1997/98)

Most first-place group stage finishes

  • 18 Barcelona

Most consecutive first-place group stage finishes

  • 13 Barcelona (2007/08–2019/20)
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