Champions League - Match facts: Villarreal v Manchester City

Tue, 01 Nov 11:52:00 2011

All the key match facts and stats ahead of the Champions League Group A clash at El Madrigal.

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In the first leg against Villarreal, Manchester City celebrated their first ever win in the Champions League.

After this season‘s three CL matchdays, 2006 semifinalists Villarreal are still without a single point in the table.

Villarreal hitman Giuseppe Rossi has now gone over nine hours without finding the net (563 minutes of play) – his last goal has come in the 2008/09 season, in the round of 16 against Panathinaikos (penalty).

The Spaniards have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 CL games.

Almost a quarter of Villarreal’s CL games (6 of 25) have been scoreless draws.

The Yellow Submarine have won only one of their last ten CL games (four draws, five losses).

The Citizens haven’t won any of their last five away games in European competition (two draws, three losses) – their last victory on foreign soil came in September 2010 at Red Bull Salzburg.

Man City have failed to score in their last three away games in European competition – they haven’t found the net away from home in 283 minutes of European football.

In their rather brief CL history, Villarreal have faced English teams nine times already and have failed to win one (six draws, three losses).


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