The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage concluded this week, with all Groups A - H now complete as club across the continent learned their fate.


Provided by Opta, these statistics are some of the most interesting snippets to emerge...


AEK Athens failed to register a single shot on target in a match for the third time in the Champions League this season.

SL Benfica v AEK Athens - UEFA Champions League Group E

Having beaten Celtic in the qualifying round on their way to the group stage, AEK Athens have been the poorest team in the Champions League proper this season.


The Greek champions were the only club to fail to get a single point from their six games and didn't even have a shot in target in three of those outings.


Porto’s Iker Casillas has become the second player to win 100 games in Champions League history, after Cristiano Ronaldo (also 100).

UEFA Champions League'Galatasaray AS v FC Porto'

Iker Casillas has been playing Champions League football since 1999 and is now only one of two players to have 100 wins in the competition following Porto's 3-2 victory over Galatasaray.


The former Spanish national team captain has three previous Champions League triumphs to his name with old club Real Madrid, coming in 2000, 2002 and 2014.


The average age of Real Madrid’s starting XI in the defeat against CSKA Moscow was 24y 100d, their third youngest Champions League starting line-up, and their youngest in the competition since December 2005 v Olympiakos (23d 36d).

Real Madrid  v CSKA Moscow - UEFA Champions League Group G

A lack of experience might have been a factor behind Real Madrid's heaviest ever home defeat in European competition as they were sunk 3-0 by CSKA Moscow in the Bernabeu this week.


Three of Real's back four on the night were 22 years of age or younger, while only Iker Casullas and Raul have ever played a Champions League game for the club at a younger age than 18-year-old Vinicuius Junior.


Shakhtar Donetsk have gone three successive home European games without victory for the first time since November 2013.

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Shakhtar Donetsk are famously strong on home soil, still maintaining that record even though they've had to play home matches in Kharkiv due to unrest in their home region.


So for this week's draw with Lyon to condemn them to a Champions League campaign without managing to win a single one of their 'home' games come as a surprise.


Dusan Tadic has scored each of Ajax’s last five Champions League goals, the first player to score 4+ consecutively for the club in European Cup/Champions League history.

Ajax v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Group E

After his Premier League career with Southampton sort of petered out, Dusan Tadic is enjoying something of a revival now that he has joined a talented Ajax side.


This season marks the first time that Ajax have been beyond the Champions League group stage since the 2005/06 campaign. Perhaps it's more than just Tadic having a revival.


Bayern Munich have remained unbeaten in a Champions League group stage campaign for the first time since 2008/09.

Ajax v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Group E

Given their regular passage to at least the Champions League semi finals in many of the last 10 seasons, that Bayern Munich have gone unbeaten in a group stage for the first time in a decade is actually quite a shock. It was sealed with a 3-3 draw with Ajax.


It is bizarre that it should have happened this season when Bayern, who have dominated the Bundesliga since 2012, have been struggling domestically.


Phil Jones is the first Manchester United player to score an own goal away from home in a Champions League match since Mark Lynch did so vs Deportivo in March 2003 - his only senior appearance for the Red Devils.

Valencia v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Group H

Own goals are not particularly common from Manchester United players and it had been over 15 long years since the last one away from home in the Champions League until Phil Jones struck.


The last happened in the second group stage in the 2002/03 season, the last time there was a second group stage, with guilty party Mark Lynch going on to represent Sunderland, Hull, Yeovil, Rotherham, Stockport County and Altrincham in his career.


PSG have scored 70 goals in all competitions this season, more than any other team in Europe's big five leagues (Man City next on 66).

Red Star Belgrade v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C

If you spend €400m on two attacking players you hope to score a lot of goals. In fairness that is what PSG have done with a front line featuring Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.


Both players scored in Tuesday's 4-1 away win over Red Star Belgrade, which sealed PSG's place in the knockout rounds. The tick is to now repeat that against the bigger clubs.


Inter Milan have failed to progress from the group stages for just the second time in their previous 12 Champions League campaigns (also 2003/04).

FC Internazionale v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B

They have been absent from this stage since 2011/12, but dropping out of the Champions League at the group stage is a rare thing for Inter.


The Nerazzurri would have gone through this week had they beaten PSV Eindhoven at home on Tuesday night. Instead they will be playing in the Europa League in the New Year.


Paulo Dybala has scored four goals in his two fixtures against Young Boys this season - the first Juventus player to net at least four times against a single opponent in the same Champions League campaign since David Trezeguet v Celtic in 2001/02.

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He may have been joined by Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin this season, but Paulo Dybala is fast becoming Juventus' biggest superstar.


The Argentine netted a hat-trick against Young Boys back in October and scored the consolation in Juve's surprise defeat on matchday six.


Since the start of last season, Liverpool’s James Milner has provided more assists in the Champions League than any other player (9).

Liverpool v SSC Napoli - UEFA Champions League Group C

Forget Neymar and Lionel Messi, Liverpool workhorse James Milner is the Champions League assist king after laying on Mohamed Salah's winner for the Reds on Tuesday.


Milner arrived at Anfield on free transfer in 2015 after spending the previous five years with Manchester City and has been a very shrewd signing.


Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele has scored in each of his last three Champions League appearances at Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B

For all the concern over his off-field behaviour and persistent lateness, Ousmane Dembele has been delivering on the pitch as far as the Champions League has been concerned.


His early goal against Tottenham at Camp Nou on Tuesday threatened to put the Premier League side out of the competition until a late Christian Eriksen equaliser.


Pep Guardiola has led his side to first place in the Champions League group stages for the ninth time in 10 seasons.

Manchester City v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - UEFA Champions League Group F

Pep Guardiola knows how to expertly navigate the Champions League group stages and ensure his team is seeded for the Last 16 draw, and has done so with three different clubs.


The only time he hasn't finished top of a Champions League group in his managerial career to date came in 2016/17 when Manchester City were second behind former club Barcelona.