14 impressive records after the Champions League final 2021/22

The Champions League final 2021/22 ended with a 1-0 victory for Real Madrid. Let’s sum up the tournament’s impressive 14 records after this match.

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  • 1 – The score of 1-0 is the score that appears most in the Champions League final with 6 times, then 1-1 and 2-1 (both 5 times).
  • 3 – 3 teams have not lost any match in this year’s Champions League group stage including Ajax, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool. This is the first time in history that more than one club has won every match in the group stage.
  • 3 – Jordan Henderson is the first English player in history to wear the captain’s armband in 3 Champions League finals.
  • 4 – Carlo Ancelotti is the only coach to win the Champions League 4 times.
  • 5 – Carlo Ancelotti is the only coach to reach the Champions League final 5 times.
  • 5 – Liverpool had 5 shots on target in the first half, equal to their previous two Champions League finals combined (2 in 2018 and 3 in 2019).
  • 6 – Mohamed Salah has 6 shots on target against Real, the most by a player in a Champions League final.
  • 8 – Carlo Ancelotti is the coach who won the most European championships in history. In addition to the 4th Champions League titles, 1 won the UEFA Intertoto Cup (the tournament existed from 1961 to 2008) and 3 times won the UEFA Super Cup.

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  • 9Thibaut Courtois is the goalkeeper with the most saves in a Champions League final (since Opta started collecting data from the 2003/04 season until now).
  • 9 – 9 Real Madrid players have won the Champions League 5 times, equaling Cristiano Ronaldo’s record. They are Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, Luka Modrić, Casemiro, Marcelo Vieira, Dani Carvajal, Gareth Bale, Isco and Nacho Fernandez.
  • 10 – Karim Benzema scored 10 goals in the knockout round, equaling Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in the 2016/17 season.
  • 10 – Vinícius Júnior (4 goals and 6 assists) is the first South American player to contribute to 10 goals in a single Champions League season at the age of 21 since Lionel Messi in 2008/09 (9 goals and 5 assists).
  • 14 – Real Madrid has won the Champions League 14 times, twice as many as second-place AC Milan (7 times).

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