By the numbers: Europe's elite strikers shine in Champions League action - football

By the numbers: Europe's elite strikers shine in Champions League action



The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 kicked off Tuesday, with three of Europe’s top strikers putting on impressive individual displays in a pair of entertaining tilts. Tottenham‘s Harry Kane broke through Juventus‘ steadfast backline, Gonzalo Higuain netted a brace in under 10 minutes, and Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City to a resounding 4-0 victory over FC Basel.
The three proved to be the stars of the day, though it was Christian Eriksen‘s free-kick that gave Spurs a 2-2 draw against Juventus. Here are some interesting stats and figures from the first day of this round of continental competition:
0: How many goals Juventus had conceded in all of 2018 before Kane happened.
1: Juventus conceded just one goal in its last 16 matches, which came at Hellas Verona‘s hands in a 3-1 win Dec. 30, 2017. 2: With his second-minute goal, Higuain scored the fastest goal Tottenham has ever conceded in the Champions League. It’s also the first time Juventus has conceded twice in two years – the last coming in February 2016 against Bayern Munich in a 2-2 draw.

4: Aguero has scored in all four of his Champions League away fixtures this season. The only other player to do that" Dwight Yorke for Manchester United in 1998-99.
6:54: Higuain’s first goal was clocked at the 1 minute, 12-second mark, while his second from the penalty spot crossed the line at 8 minutes and 6 seconds. That difference of 6 minutes and 54 seconds accounts for ...
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