Champions League facts you might not know

**Key facts

Barcelona, Porto, Real Madrid making 23rd group appearances

Madrid hold records for most points, goals and qualifications

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo tied on record 60 group goals

Ronaldo closing on Xavi Hernández's appearance record 

Debutants Crvena zvezda, Hoffenheim and Young Boys 

Number of clubs to feature in group stage reaches 140

**Players

**Most appearances
89 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
80 Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)
78 Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid)

**Most goals
60 Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
40 Karim Benzema

Messi has the best strike rate for players with ten goal or more, his 60 coming in 63 appearances, 0.95 per game.

**Most goals in a game
Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/14)

**Most goals in a single group stage
11 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2015/16)

**Fastest goal
10.96 seconds Jonas (Valencia 3-1 Leverkusen, 01/11/11)

**Fastest own goal
2:09 Iñigo Martínez (Man United 1-0 Real Sociedad, 23/10/13)

**Fastest hat-trick
8 minutes Bafétimbi Gomis (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)

**Youngest player
16 years 87 days Celestine Babayaro (Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 Anderlecht, 23/11/94)

**Youngest scorer
17 years 195 days Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)

**Oldest player
43 years 253 days Marco Ballotta (Real Madrid 3-1 Lazio, 11/12/07)

**Oldest scorer
38 years 59 days Francesco Totti (CSKA Moscow 1-1 Roma, 25/11/14)

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