World Football

The Week in Numbers

Jonathan Tah and Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen
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  • 90-plus yards in under ten seconds
  • 40-something scorers
  • A full day's drought
195

of 202 attempted passes is what Jonathan Tah completed against his former club on Sunday – 66 more than the combined total of the 14 players used by opponents Fortuna Dusseldorf and more than any player in Europe’s top five leagues in a game this season.

50

matches unbeaten in the Division 1 Féminine – a run including 48 victories, two draws, 220 goals for and just ten against – is what Lyon made it on Saturday since a 1-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in December 2016. Germany playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan made it seven goals in six outings to earn Reynald Pedros’s side the 1-0 victory over Lille that brought up the half-century.

Camille Abily of Lyon celebrates scoring her sides fourth goal with Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Lyon
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40

years and 136 days was the age at which current Werder Bremen player Claudio Pizarro broke the record of former Werder player Mirko Votava to become the oldest marksman in Bundesliga history. The only men to have scored at an elder age in Europe’s top five top tiers are Donato for Deportivo (40 years & 138 days), Teddy Sheringham for West Ham United (40 & 268), Billy Costacurta (41 & 25) for AC Milan, Benjamin Nivet for Troyes (41 & 216), Stanley Matthews for Blackpool (41 & 215), Roger Courtois for Troyes (44 & four) and Billy Meredith for Manchester United (46 & 197).

24

hours of action without a goal or an assist away from home in the UEFA Champions League is what Luis Suarez reached in the 22nd minute in Lyon. The 32-year-old registered nine combined goals and assists in his first seven appearances on his travels for Barcelona in the competition. A 0-0 draw left Lyon with six successive draws in the Champions League – a joint-record within a season.

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Lyon (OL) and FC Barcelona on February 19, 2019, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. / AFP / JEFF PACHOUD
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22

years had passed since a team won the Taca Guanabara with a 100-per-cent record until Vasco da Gama edged Fluminense in the Maracana final on Sunday. Joel Santana’s Botafogo beat a Vasco side comprising Felipe, Juninho Pernambucano and Edmundo to complete the feat in 1997.

20

matches unbeaten in all competitions was the Wolfsburg women’s team run ended by a 4-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Sunday. Sydney Lohmann, Melanie Leupolz, Lina Magull, Sara Dabritz and Co have made up seven points on Wolfsburg over the last four rounds to go level with the defending champions at the Frauen-Bundesliga summit.

10

goals in nine games is what Mbwana Samata has scored. The 26-year-old Tanzania striker’s latest didn’t prevent Genk losing their 15-match unbeaten run in domestic away games at Club Brugge.

9.4

seconds is all that expired between Daniel James winning possession on the edge of his own box, 91 yards from goal, and the Swansea City flyer rippling the Brentford net from inside the penalty area in the FA Cup.

8

hours and 33 minutes is what Atletico Madrid have gone without conceding against an Italian team since Kaka scored past Thibaut Courtois in AC Milan’s 4-1 defeat at the Vicente Calderon in 2014. The Belgian goalkeeper is now one of five players to have represented Atletico and Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League after the bracket, which also included Juan Esnaider, Jose Antonio Reyes and Jurado, was fattened by Alvaro Morata.

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