PSG 1 Real Madrid 2 (2-5 agg) - Fascinating Facts
Following the last-16 knockout second leg tie, in Paris, last night whereby Real Madrid secured a place in the last eight of the Champions League, we`ve delved into the record and form books to bring you a selection of fascinating facts.
• The defeat suffered by PSG was only the second time the current leaders of Ligue 1 have lost at home in 47 home games in European competition, with PSG having won 30 and drawn 15. The other team to defeat PSG on home soil being our great-rivals, Barcelona.
• When it comes to the Champions League, Real Madrid have reached the last four in each of the last 7 seasons, no other side can match that record.
• Our own Cristiano Ronaldo is the top-scorer in the history of the Champions League, the Portuguese superstar has scored 117 goals.
• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 22 goals in his last 13 appearances in the Champions League.
• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in every Champions League game Real Madrid have played this season.
• In the game last night, Karim Benzema became the third French player in the competition to make 100 appearances, lurking behind Thierry Henry and Patrice Evra, who made 112 and 108 appearances respectively.
• The victory last night ensured that Real Madrid have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 8th successive season, only our great-rivals, Barcelona, can better that with 10.
• Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in 9 consecutive Champions League games, the record currently stands at 12, held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, for Manchester United.
• Sergio Ramos picked up his 33rd yellow card in Champions League football, no other player has been booked as often, in the Champions League, as Ramos.