Reds, records and goals galore
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In FIFA.com's latest stats review, the heroics of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cosmin Moti and Diego Costa feature alongside a rash of red cards in the Baku, a Real Madrid collapse and mixed fortunes for Tin Jedvaj.

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league goals was the career landmark reached by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday. The Paris Saint-Germain star arrived at this milestone after scoring a hat-trick - his sixth for the French club - in a thumping 5-0 victory over Saint-Etienne. The win was PSG's tenth in 11 home Ligue 1 matches this year, and each of those triumphs has been underpinned by a clean sheet. Indeed, with Ibra and Co brilliant at one end and their defence rock-solid at the other, the aggregate score in those Parc des Princes encounters stands at a remarkable 30-2.

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goals were served up by Chelsea and Everton in a thrilling Goodison Park encounter on Saturday. Sadly for the home side, Chelsea were responsible for six of them, and the defeat left the Toffees having conceded ten times in their opening three league matches - their worst such start to a top-flight season since 1956. Contributing to the defeat was an own goal by Seamus Coleman, leaving Everton having put through their own net a record 44 times in the Premier League era. The triumphant Blues, meanwhile, could reflect with pride on having scored six times in an away Premier League match for the first time since thrashing Roberto Martinez's Wigan Athletic 6-0 in August 2010. Diego Costa was on target twice to become just the second Chelsea player - after Adrian Mutu - to score in every one of his first three Premier League matches for the club. The striker's arrival has also contributed to a record-breaking summer of spending in England, with £835 million splurged across the transfer window and £55 million spent on deadline day alone.

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red cards were shown in Neftchi Baku's 2-1 UEFA Europa League play-off defeat to Partizan Belgrade on Thursday. This was the first time this had happened in a European club competition match since July 2005 and, coincidentally, that match also involved a team from the Azerbaijani capital, with FK Baku losing to MSK Zilina of Slovakia. There was no doubt over the hero of last week's continental play-offs, though, with Cosmin Moti becoming a Ludogrets legend in the space of a few short, glorious minutes. The big centre-half was forced to take over in goal after keeper Vladislav Stoyanov was sent off in the final minute of extra time of their second leg against Steaua Bucharest with penalties looming. The stage was set, and Moti responded heroically, smashing home his side's first kick before making two superb saves to take Ludogrets through to the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time. Also making their debut, and taking the number of Champions League participants to 130, are Malmo, who beat Red Bull Salzburg to become the first Swedish club in the group phase in 12 years.

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goals up was the position from which Real Madrid crashed to a 4-2 defeat at Real Sociedad on Sunday. It was the first time in over eight years - since a 4-3 defeat at Sevilla in May 2006 - that the Spanish giants had gone on to lose after being two up. Sociedad, who had failed to beat Los Merengues in any of their previous seven visits to the Anoeta, also became the first team besides Barcelona to score four against Real in the past five years. Barça, for their part, have made a very different start to the season to their old rivals, not only racking up consecutive clean sheets but preventing their opening two opponents from registering a single shot on target.

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goal and one own goal were contributed by teenager Tin Jedvaj to Bayer Leverkusen's match with Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Fortunately for the Croatian youngster, his strike at the right end helped Leverkusen to a 4-2 win and consigned Hertha to their 400th Bundesliga defeat in the process. Jedvaj, 18, also found himself in good company, with the last Leverkusen player to have scored at both ends, back in December 2010, a certain Arturo Vidal. Roger Schmidt's side currently lead the German top flight with two wins from two, and the league table also makes for pleasant reading for fans of Cologne and SC Paderborn. Both have collected four points from their opening matches and, in doing so, made a little bit of history, becoming the first pair of promoted sides to remain unbeaten going into matchday three.