The best stats ahead of Manchester City's Champions League clash with Celtic
Celtic play host to Premier League leaders Manchester City this evening, with Pep Guardiola’s men looking to continue their 100% start to the campaign.
Coming off the back of a 7-0 drubbing at the hands of the Spaniard’s former side Barcelona, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping his side can use their home advantage to keep Sergio Aguero and co. at bay.
City sit in second place in the Group C standings, after claiming a 4-0 victory over German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in their Champions League opener. Celtic, meanwhile, are rock bottom following their thrashing in game-week one.
Ahead of The Citizens’ meeting with the Scottish champions, we bring you all the very best statistics, courtesy of Opta Sports:
Celtic and Manchester City have never faced off in European competition before. [/tie_slide]
Celtic will come up against Pep Guardiola for the first time in Europe; despite having faced Barcelona nine times in the Champions League they did not meet during Guardiola’s tenure. [/tie_slide]
Brendan Rodgers has won just one of his seven Champions League games, with his side scoring five and conceding 16 in those seven matches. [/tie_slide]
Celtic have lost three of their last four home games in the Champions League. [/tie_slide]
Manchester City have only tasted defeat once in their last five Champions League group games played away from home (W3 D1). [/tie_slide]
Manchester City have won seven of their last nine Champions League Group Stage games, scoring 20 times in those seven victories. [/tie_slide]
Fernandinho has been directly involved in City’s last three away goals in the Champions League (one scored and two assisted). [/tie_slide]
Sergio Aguero has recorded hat-tricks in his two Champions League appearances this season (including qualifiers). [/tie_slide]
Celtic conceded seven goals in a European game for the first time in their history in their opening game of this season’s competition.
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