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Liverpool and Manchester City are undertaking battle for the Premier League title and each sides also stay in the hunt for the Champions League.

The Reds face Porto on Wednesday, holding a two- benefit from the initially leg, and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for a repeat of their rampant five- victory at Estadio do Dragao in final season’s round of 16 – a game in which Sadio Mane starred.

City, meanwhile, host Tottenham, with Pep Guardiola’s side possessing to comeback from a 1- deficit, although Mauricio Pochettino will have to do with out Harry Kane, who was injured in the initially leg.

Right here are some crucial Opta Details as we close in on the organization finish of the competitors.

 

Porto v Liverpool

three – Mane scored a hat-trick for Liverpool versus Porto final term. Only Luiz Adriano versus BATE and Cristiano Ronaldo against Atletico Madrid have recorded much more than 1 hat-trick against an opponent in the Champions League, when no player has got two away to 1 club.

7 – Liverpool have never ever lost a European match against Porto in seven preceding encounters, winning 4 instances and drawing on 3 occasions, maintaining 3 successive clean sheets in the course of action.

9 – The Reds have progressed from all nine of their preceding two-legged European ties below Jurgen Klopp (4 in the 2015-16 Europa League, 1 2017-18 Champions League play-off and 4 knockout stage fixtures in the identical competitors).

two – Two of the 3 teams that lost their initially leg by two or much more targets in the final 16 of this season’s competitors managed to turn the tie about in the return fixture Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus v Atletico.

100 – Porto are the only remaining side in the Champions League to have won all of their property games in the competitors this season.

five – Liverpool’s five- win in final season’s meeting at Estadio do Dragao was Porto’s heaviest defeat in European competitors. 

Manchester City v Tottenham

four – Tottenham have won 3 successive Champions League games they have never ever been victorious in 4 in a row. 

23 – City have won 23 of their 25 property matches in all competitions this season (L2), while they have suffered defeat in two of their previous 3 Champions League knockout games at the Etihad Stadium, winning the other 7- against Schalke.

93 – Every single of Tottenham’s previous 10 targets in the Champions League have come in the second half certainly, 93 per cent of their targets (13/14) in the competitors this season have been netted soon after half-time.

7 – Leroy Sane has been straight involved in seven targets in his final 3 property games in the Champions League (3 targets, 4 assists). It is 4 much more than he managed in the preceding seven such outings at the Etihad.

eight – The initially leg saw eight unique English players in the two beginning XIs. The final Champions League fixture to function much more Englishmen in the line-ups was the 2008 final involving United and Chelsea.

1 – Tottenham have only won 1 of their final eight visits to City in all competitions, a two-1 Premier League victory in February 2016.



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