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0 - Excl. pen shootouts, Arsenal have never lost a game versus a Turkish opponent (W5 D4), keeping a clean sheet in 8 of these 9 games. Form 3 hours ago

14.6% - Just 32 of the 232 teams to have earned 1 point or fewer from their opening 2 CL group games have advanced out of the group. Task. 18 hours ago

7 - Neymar has scored seven goals in his seven appearances for @FCBarcelona this season. Essential. 19 hours ago

143 - Xavi is now ahead of Raul (142) as the Champions League's highest appearance maker (Giggs and Casillas - 141). Legends. 19 hours ago

143 - Xavi is making his 143rd appearance in the Champions League; more than any other player. Evergreen. 19 hours ago

7 - Cesc Fabregas has provided seven assists in eight games for Chelsea in all competitions so far this season. Maestro. 19 hours ago

4 - Four of the last six goals Ajax conceded in the Champions League have been penalties. Problems. 20 hours ago

38y 3d - Franceso Totti has now overtaken Ryan Giggs as the Champions League's oldest scorer. Delicate. 20 hours ago

38 - Francesco Totti has become the oldest player to score in a Champions League game: 38 years old. Eternal. #ManCityRoma 20 hours ago

1 - Francesco Totti has scored his first goal in England. Delicious. 20 hours ago

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

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The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of Wales v England

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