The quarter-final of the Champions League between Manchester City and Bayern Munich was wonderful, unusual, and in some ways even anomalous, according to the statistics office Opta.
Yes, “Manchester City” had only 44.6% possession of the ball – this is an absolute anti-record for the team in all competitions since the arrival of Pep Guardiola.
But that didn’t stop them from winning, and Erling Holland played a key role in that, setting up several achievements. He scored his 33rd goal (plus 4 assists) in 26 matches in the Champions League. And it was Holland’s 45th goal in all competitions this season – a new absolute record for EPL players.
But not everything is so bad in the statistics of “City” itself. The team won their 10th consecutive home win in 2023 with a goal difference of 37-4 and set a new record for English clubs in European competition, breaking Arsenal’s 24-match streak. On the account of “Manchester City” – 25 matches without defeat: 23 victories and 2 draws.