2 - West Ham are the first English side to be eliminated in consecutive EL qualifying phases since Aston Villa in 2009/10 & 2010/11. Flat. 8 hours ago

1 - Astra Giurgiu scored with their first shot on target of the match versus West Ham. Countered. 10 hours ago

1 - West Ham have won only one of their last six European games, all Europa League qualifiers (D2 L3). Hurdle. 10 hours ago

16 - Cristiano Ronaldo (16) scored more goals in the Champions League last season than 26 teams netted in total. Menace. #UEFABestPlayer 12 hours ago

15.4% - Celtic beat Barcelona in Nov 2012 with just 15.4% possession; the lowest ratio for a winning side in the CL since 2003-04. Counter. 12 hours ago

4 - Erik Lamela scored four of Spurs' five goals against Monaco in the Europa League last season. Taxing. 12 hours ago

1 - Arsenal will play against a Bulgarian team in a competitive fixture for the first time ever when they face Ludogorets. Fresh. 12 hours ago

9 - There were nine goals scored in the two Champions League games between Man City & Borussia Mönchengladbach last season. Party. #UCLdraw 12 hours ago

4 - Arsenal have won all four of their previous meetings in European competition against Swiss sides. Timing. #UCLdraw 12 hours ago

2 - Pep Guardiola won two Champions League titles as Barcelona manager (2008-09 & 2010-11). Return. #UCLdraw 13 hours ago

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On Tuesday (2nd August) Opta powered the Audi Player Index Pickup Match, which took place at Chelsea Piers Golf Club in New York City.

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