UEFA Champions League: All records broken on match-day 5
The second half of UEFA Champions League match-day 5 brought to us some important results on the penultimate day of the group stage matches. While PSG defeated Liverpool in a very tight encounter, Eindhoven impressed with their performance before losing to Barcelona. Tottenham, meanwhile, held their ground against Inter Milan. Here're all the records broken from last night's fixtures.
Liverpool had no answer except a spotkick goal from Milner after Bernat and Neymar put PSG in front. PSG have 50 wins in the UCL from 95 matches, the quickest to reach the target after Real Madrid (88) and Barcelona (93). Neymar is now the highest-scoring Brazilian in the UCL with 31 goals, surpassing Kaka's 30 strikes. PSG remain unbeaten in 21 consecutive UCL home group stage matches.
Dries Mertens scored twice and Marek Hamsik once to push Napoli towards the round of 16. Red Star have continued their winless streak against Italian clubs in European competitions, drawing and losing five each. Hamsik has now scored and even assisted in the same UCL match for the first time since December 2011. Mertens registered his 100th goal for Napoli via his second strike.
Barcelona looked in trouble in the first half as Eindhoven kept creating numerous chances, but Leo Messi proved to be the difference between the two sides. The match saw Messi scoring the most UCL goals for a single club, 106, surpassing Ronaldo's 105 strikes for Real Madrid. Barca have now been UCL group winners for 12 successive seasons. PSV continued 13-match UCL winless streak.
Tottenham managed to defeat Inter Milan with a goal from Christian Eriksen in their do-or-die UCL fixture. Inter have gone through three wins and then three draw/losses in their last six UCL matches. Spurs have scored seven of their last eight UCL goals in the second half of a match. Since 2010, Tottenham scored their first UCL goal via a substitute.