1 - English clubs have lost only one of their last 24 meetings with Bulgarian teams but it was Liverpool (0-1 vs CSKA Sofia in 2005). Omen. 2 hours ago

42 - Since the start of 2011-12, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 42 goals in the CL, one more than Arsenal have in that period. Menace. 3 hours ago

6 - Arsenal have won all six of their Champions League home games played on matchday five (in the competition's current format). Clutch. 3 hours ago

2 - Sergio Aguero is only the second player to score a CL hat-trick against Bayern Munich (after Roy Makaay for Deportivo in '02). Surge. 18 hours ago

11 - Sergio Aguero has now scored 11 goals in 11 Champions League appearances since the start of last season. Hero. 18 hours ago

3 - All three of Lionel Messi's goals tonight for Barcelona have been scored with his right foot. Banter. 18 hours ago

10 - Sergio Aguero has now scored 10 goals in 11 Champions League appearances since the start of last season. Deadly. 18 hours ago

5 - Chelsea have scored five goals away from home in the Champions League for only the second time (5-0 vs Galatasaray in 1999). Romp. 18 hours ago

145 - Xavi has now made 145 appearances in the Champions League, more than any other player (Casillas - 144). Icon. 18 hours ago

34 - Lionel Messi has now scored 34 goals in his last 31 Champions League appearances. Mayhem. 18 hours ago

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