Weekly Football Statistics #008

Last week, we witnessed brilliant Champions League action when Zenit Saint Petersburg maintained their 100% record and 3 other major clubs have remained undefeated. Records are set to be broken later – it’s always a question of when. Last week, Jamie Vardy broke one of the exciting record against the club from which a player had set the record before. Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his form by scoring a brace to lead the race for Eurpoean golden shoe.

Following are the list of Football Statistics around the footballing world last week from 23-Nov-2015 to 29-Nov-2015:

The Perfect Russian Club in Champions League: Zenit Saint Petersburg is the only club with 100% wins in this season’s UEFA Champions League group stage. According to this Infostrada analysis, Zenit Saint Petersburg luckily is in the second easiest groups of UEFA CL. Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona are the only 3 teams other than Zenit Saint Petersburg to remain undefeated.

Zenit Saint Petersburg - Artyom Dzyuba
Zenit Saint Petersburg – Artyom Dzyuba

Group F with Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb is the only group with no draws so far. As Lionel Messi has begin his mark by scoring a brace in 6-1 demolition of Roma, Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored a brace to go on top of this season’s UEFA CL goal scoring charts with 7 goals in 5 games.

Thomas Müller and Luis Suárez on blistering form: Thomas Müller has scored 6 goals in last 5 games scoring in all – Bayern Munich has won them all. He has already reached 20 goals in 21 competitive games this season. He has scored 20+ goals in his last 3 seasons as well.

Bayern Munich - Thomas Muller
Bayern Munich – Thomas Muller

Luis Suárez current form in Barcelona has silenced the hype of Lionel Messi’s comeback with 3 goals in 2 games to a great extent. Luis Suárez has scored 8 goals in last 6 games scoring in all – Barcelona has won them all. He now tops the club’s current season with 18 goals – 2 goals ahead of Neymar Jr and 9 goals ahead of Lionel Messi.

Jamie Vardy – the Premier League king: There is no better opponent to beat the record of scoring in most number of consecutive Premier League games. Jamie Vardy from Leicester City has overtaken Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of 10 consecutive goal scoring games in the game against Manchester United.

Leicester City - Jamie Vardy
Leicester City – Jamie Vardy

His record of 11* is followed by 2 streaks of 10 and 8 goal scoring games for Ruud van Nistelrooy and a streak of 8 goal scoring games for Daniel Sturridge. Jamie Vardy is gaining a lot of confidence every matchday.

Race for European Golden Shoe 2015-16: Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 2 goals against VfB Stuttgart to extend his lead in the race for European Golden Shoe. He has now scored 17 league goals in just 14 games.

Borussia dortmund - Pierre Aubameyang
Borussia dortmund – Pierre Aubameyang

Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, Jamie Vardy from Leicester City and Neymar Jr from Barcelona follow him closely with 14 league goals so far. Last season winner Cristiano Ronaldo has currently netted only 9 league goals.

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