Champions League: Statistical review of Bayern's victory and Napoli-Barca encounter
The second set of results in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first legs saw Bayern Munich thrash 10-man Chelsea away from home 3-0. On Tuesday, 10-man Barcelona held Napoli 1-1 away from home in another encounter. Bayern have one foot in the quarters, whereas, Barca need to shut shop against Napoli. Here is the statistical review.
Gnabry and Lewandowski help Bayern dominate the show
Bayern Munich showed their Champions League credentials after dominating against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 24-year-old Serge Gnabry was the chief architect with a brace. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski continued his fine run of form to score the third. He how has 39 goals in 33 matches across competitions this season. For Chelsea, it was a night to forget. Marcos Alonso was sent off as well.
Bayern script UCL history, Gnabry's London delight continues
Chelsea have now faced eight home defeats in all competitions this season. Bayern are only the third team in UCL history to win their first seven games in a season. This was Bayern's seventh win on English soil in the Champions League. Gnabry has now scored all six of his Champions League goals in London.
Key numbers from the Napoli-Barcelona encounter
Barcelona have progressed from each of their last 19 knockout ties in the Champions League when they have avoided defeat away from home in the first leg. The Spanish giants have only won one of their previous nine away games in the Champions League knockout stage. Napoli striker Dries Mertens has scored six goals in the Champions League this season.
Lewandowski's fine run continues
Lewandowski has scored nine away UCL goals this season. This is now a joint record in a single season in the competition along with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013-14. He has also been involved 13 goals in just six Champions League appearances this season.