Summing up the statistical results of the 2020/21 Europa League group stage with the help of UEFA
The final games of the group stage of the European Cup took place in December. In six rounds, 48 teams played 144 matches. Summed up their results in his digital report UEFA official website.
0: Dundalk did not commit a single foul in the second round match against Arsenal. This is the only case in the Europa League since its appearance in the 2009/10 season.
1: Dynamo Zagreb conceded only one goal in Group K, repeating the records of Standard (2011/12) and Salzburg (2017/18).
3: Yusuf Yazici from Lille is the first in UEFA club competition to score two guest hat-tricks in a season. He upset Prague’s Sparta and Milan.
4: In the starting round, Benfica beat Lech away – 4: 2. For the first time in their last 115 European away matches, the Eagles have scored four goals.
4: Nice’s Amin Gouiri is only the third Frenchman in the 21st century to score in the first four UEFA club matches in the main draw. This was previously done by Georges-Kevin N’Kudu (Marseille, 2015) and Kylian Mbappé (Monaco, 2017).
8: Twice, on the same day, the scoring record for the group stage match was repeated. In the matches Villarreal – Sivasspor (5: 3) and Bayer Leverkusen (6: 2) on October 22, the teams scored eight goals.
9: Arsenal became the ninth club to reach the most points in the group stage. Earlier this was done by Salzburg (three times), Zenit (2010/11), Anderlecht (2011/12), Tottenham (2013/14), Dynamo Moscow (2014/15), Napoli (2015/16), Shakhtar (2016/17) and Eintracht Frankfurt (2018/19).
9: LASK became the ninth club not to make the playoffs with 10 points. Previously, Birmingham (2011/12), PSG (2011/12), Tottenham (2011/12), Young Boys (2012/13), Lokeren (2014/15), Sparta Prague (2014/15) were left without 1/16 finals , Milan (2018/19) and Standard (2018/19).
18: Hoffenheim’s Munas Dabbur brought his UEFA Cup / Europa League group stage goals to 18 and beat Arits Aduris’s record.
21: Bayer has scored 21 goals in the group stage – three more than any other German player at this stage. One goal short of the 2015-16 group stage record was set by Napoli.
22: Arsenal, with six group stage victories, have scored in their last 22 UEFA Europa League games.
25: Benfica have not lost in three group stage matches at home. The Eagles played 25 matches in the main draw of the Europa League and have never lost.
27: Granada became the 27th Spanish representative to compete in the Cup / Champions League or UEFA Cup / Europa League.
56: In the first round match against Standard, Kemar Roof of the Rangers hit the goal with a blow from 50 meters, setting a record for the Europa League. A week later, his achievement was surpassed by Jordi Gomez from Omonia. He scored PSV from 56 meters.
57: In the fourth round match against PAOK, PSV prevailed, although they conceded the first two goals. In 1963, 57 years ago, PSV similarly defeated Esbjerg.
59: Leicester defeated Braga 4-0 in the third round, scoring four goals in Europe for the first time since his Cup Winners’ Cup debut 59 years ago. Then the Foxes beat Glenavon – 4: 1.
82: In the third round, Villarreal defeated Tel Aviv Maccabi – 4: 0. The Spanish club have scored at least two goals in 82 UEFA European Cup matches, including qualifying and the Intertoto Cup. Villarreal lost in these matches only once – to Zurich in November 2014 with a score of 2: 3.
93: The third round of the group stage scored a record 93 goals – 12 more than in any other round in the history of the Europa League.
106: Villarreal set all-time high scores in the UEFA Cup / Europa League group stage (106) and group stage goals in the Europa League era (88). In the fifth round, the submariners repeated Seville’s record for the number of victories (42) in the LE.
200: In the third round away match with Ludogorets, Harry Kane scored his 200th goal for Tottenham, becoming only the third Spurs footballer to reach this milestone. The goal was also the 100th goal for the England striker for the London away team. The game in Bulgaria was Kane’s 300th in Tottenham.
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