Manchester City and Lyon marched into the quarterfinals of the Champions League, knocking out Real Madrid and Juventus, respectively, to book their places in the single-elimination mini-tournament in Lisbon. Below, we dive into some numbers that defined Friday’s matches.
0 – Real Madrid didn’t manage a single shot attempt in the final 20 minutes of their defeat to Manchester City, despite trailing 2-1 on the night – and 4-2 on aggregate – in the latter stages of the contest. The most decorated team in Champions League history went out with a whimper.
1 – After winning the competition three times from behind the bench, Los Blancos’ loss signaled the first Champions League elimination for Zinedine Zidane in his managerial career.
2 – Raphael Varane, usually so assured at the heart of Real Madrid’s backline, made two errors directly leading to goals versus City. He’s the first Madrid player to make two such blunders in a single Champions League match since the 2007-08 season.
6 – After the hiatus allowed Memphis Depay to recover from a serious knee injury and return to action, the Dutchman scored in his sixth consecutive Champions League appearance, becoming just the eighth player to accomplish the feat.
8 – Lyon midfielder Maxence Caqueret had just eight Ligue 1 appearances under his belt before turning in a dominant display in Turin. The 20-year-old – and latest phenom to come out of Lyon’s famed system – was a rock in central midfield for Les Gones on Friday.
9 – Kevin De Bruyne created nine chances for Manchester City, the most any player has crafted in a single Champions League contest against Real Madrid since Andrey Arshavin concocted eight opportunities in 2008.
37 – Though his brace didn’t get Juventus over the line, it did give Cristiano Ronaldo 37 goals in all competitions this season, eclipsing the club’s record for most tallies in a single campaign.
100 – With his early strike at the Etihad Stadium, Raheem Sterling has now scored 100 goals in all competitions for Manchester City. Incredibly, the English attacker is still just 25 years old.
2010 – Juventus’ surprising ouster means this will be the first time since 2010 that Ronaldo won’t be involved in the Champions League quarterfinals. Lyon also inflicted the defeat then, too, when the Portuguese star was still playing for Real Madrid.