The Week in Numbers

1 Nov 2020
  • Muller and Sergio Ramos reach league milestones

  • A quintet of big names sealed UEFA Women's EURO qualification

  • Dundalk make Europa League history with incredible stat

10,000
Diogo Jota's goal against Midtjylland in the UEFA Champions League was Liverpool’s 10,000th in all competitions. It took 128 years to reach that milestone as their first ever goal was scored by Jock Smith in September 1892.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Diogo Jota of Liverpool  celebrates after scoring his team's first goal  during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and FC Midtjylland at Anfield on October 27, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
260
Thomas Muller reached another career milestone on Saturday when he scored the opener in Bayern Munich's 2-1 win at Koln. Muller equalled Oliver Kahn's record of 260 Bundesliga wins with Bayern.
126
Cristiano Ronaldo took just 126 seconds to mark his return to action with a goal today. The Juventus star made an instant impact after coming off the bench against Spezia and went on to add a second – his first and only brace as a substitute since striking twice for Manchester United against Wigan all the way back in December 2006. Ronaldo now has five goals in just three league appearances this season, which represents his joint-best tally at this early stage of a domestic season.
105
Iago Aspas became Celta Vigo's all-time leading La Liga scorer today, with his 105th top flight strike taking him past Manuel Hermida's long-standing benchmark. The Celta icon's record-breaking goal came, however, in a 4-1 defeat to the in-form Real Sociedad, who duly returned to the summit of the Spanish table.
16
Karim Benzema joined Lionel Messi and Ryan Giggs as the only players to score a Champions League goal in 16 different campaigns when he netted for Los Blancos in their 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 27: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid  celebrates after he scores his team's first goal  during the UEFA Champions League Group B stage match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Real Madrid at Borussia-Park on October 27, 2020 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
7
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored seven goals in his first four Serie A appearances this season, grabbing a win for AC Milan at Udinese today with a spectacular late overhead kick. The 39-year-old’s spectacular run of form has seen him find the net in six successive Serie A matches. That is a feat that has been managed only twice before in the three-points-for-a-win era: by Andriy Shevchenko in 2001 and by Zlatan himself in 2012.
5
A quintet of big names shored up qualification to become the first to join hosts England at the 2022 UEFA Women's EURO. Record champions Germany and holders The Netherlands shored up passage on Friday, and they were joined three days later by Denmark, Norway and Sweden. 
5
Marcus Rashford became the fifth player to score a hat-trick as a substitute in Champions League history and the England forward needed only 27 minutes to put three past RB Leipzig in a resounding 5-0 win at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
1
Moise Kean became the first player in Paris Saint-Germain's history to score a brace in a first Champions League start when he put two second-half goals past Fehmi Gunok and Istanbul Basaksehir.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 28: Moise Kean of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H stage match between Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris Saint-Germain at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu on October 28, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. Sporting stadiums around Turkey remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tolga Bozoglu - Pool/Getty Images)
0
Despite suffering a 3-0 defeat, Dundalk somehow went through their entire UEFA Europa League match against Arsenal on Thursday without committing a single foul. The Republic of Ireland side are the first to do so since the competition commenced in its current incarnation (2009/10).
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Patrick McEleney of Dundalk is challenged by Joe Willock of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)