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3 - Atletico Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final for the third time (also in 1974 and 2014). Showpiece. 41 minutes ago

4 - Pep Guardiola has now been knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage in each of the last four seasons. Exit. 42 minutes ago

6 - Only @Cristiano (10) scored more goals in @ChampionsLeague semi-finals than @lewy_official (6) (@FCBayernEN). Important. #FCBAtleti 1 hours ago

9 - Only Cristiano Ronaldo (16) has more goals in the Champions League this season than Robert Lewandowski (9). Lifeline. 1 hours ago

53 - Griezmann has been involved in 8 of 15 (53%) Atletico´s goals this season in #UCL (7 goals, 1 assist). Essential 1 hours ago

9 - Antoine Griezmann is now Atletico Madrid's top scorer in Champions League history (9). Counter. 1 hours ago

30 - Jan Oblak has saved 30 of the last 31 shots on target he has faced in all comps. Monster. https://t.co/CWiUFhXt9N 1 hours ago

6 - @XabiAlonso has scored all his 6 goals for @FCBayernEN (all comps) from outside the box. Distance. #FCBATL 2 hours ago

632 - Atletico Madrid have conceded their first goal in all competitions in 632 mins. Breached. 2 hours ago

1 - The last team to stop Bayern Munich winning at home in the Champions League were another Madrid side: Real in April 2014 (0-4). Task. 3 hours ago

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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