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0 - The number of Champions League games Liverpool played (1st season 2001-02) while Steve McManaman was at the club (left 1999). Foxed 3 hours ago

5 - Played for both Liverpool & Real Madrid in the Champions League - @themichaelowen @XabiAlonso Morientes @aarbeloa17 & Dudek. Answer. 3 hours ago

5 - Name the five players to play for both Liverpool AND Real Madrid in the Champions League. Quiz. 4 hours ago

74 - Arjen Robben has scored (5) or assisted (3) a goal every 74 minutes this season for FC Bayern (all comps - 592 minutes). Ruthless. 4 hours ago

40 - Tonight's tally of 40 goals is a record for an eight game night of Champions League football. Flood. 17 hours ago

7-0 - Shakhtar equalled the best ever away winning margin in the UCL against BATE tonight (Marseille v Zilina Nov 2010). Magnificent. 17 hours ago

44 - Only one day (Oct 1st 1997) has seen more Champions League goals scored than there have been bagged today. Deluge. 17 hours ago

44 - Only one day (Oct 1st 1997) has seen more Champions League goals scored than there have been bagged today (37). Bumper. 18 hours ago

5 - Luiz Adriano is the second player to score five goals in a Champions League game, after Lionel Messi. Rampant. 18 hours ago

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    Football goals scored

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  • 7,324

    Rugby Union tries scored

  • 3,549

    Rugby League tries scored

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