UEFA Champions League: Group A - Match Stats and Facts

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UCL: Group A Match Stats and Facts
Zagreb, Sept 17: Club competitions much awaited and most attracting football kick-starts as UEFA Champions League group stage begins as Europe's elite teams battle it out for the continents most prestigious title.

UEFA Champions League 2012-13 Group Stage Fixtures

UEFA Champions League 2012-13 Group Stage Draw

Here is a look at UEFA Champions League Group A Match Stats and Facts:

Dinamo Zagreb vs FC Porto

  • Dinamo Zagreb have not lost in 33 games since Ante Cacic took over as manager, winning 23.
  • Dinamo conceded 22 goals in last season's group stage, a UEFA Champions League record.
  • In their past four meetings against Porto, the home side emerged victorious on all occasions.
  • Champions of Croatia for the seventh successive time, Dinamo are only team from Croatia Porto have faced.
  • The Portuguese and two-time European champions won their 19th Portuguese Super Cup.
  • Porto are in the group stage of UEFA Champions League for the 17th time.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Dynamo Kyiv

  • Cash-rich PSG are returning to the Champions League after eight seasons.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored after 27 seconds against Lille, PSG's fastest-ever league goal.
  • Dynamo have played four French sides failing to score in three games.
  • Dynamo are playing in their 14th UEFA Champions League campaign after finishing second in the Ukrainian Premier League.
  • PSG have been successful against two other Ukrainian sides, Tavriya Simferopol and FC Karpaty Lviv.

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