Cristiano Ronaldo extends all-time Champions League scoring lead
Below is a statistical recap of this week's Champions League action.
Roma 0-2 Real Madrid (Wednesday)
-- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 12th goal in the tournament and reached 89 goals extending his lead in the all-time list of the competition. He is five goals shy of matching his own record for most Champions League goals in a single season (2013-14). This is the Portuguese's first away goal since Nov. 29 (vs Eibar) and his first away goal in UCL since Nov. 25 (vs. Shakhtar).
-- This is Real Madrid's first win in its last eight visits to Italy. It had not won since Dec. 2004 against Wednesday's rival, Roma.
-- Jese scored his first goal in Champions League in 12 appearances. He also snapped an 11-game scoreless streak (since Oct. 31).
-- Zinedine Zidane's men remain unbeaten since he took over (6-1-0).
-- Real Madrid is a 99 percent favorite to advance according to ESPN's Soccer Power Index.
Gent 2-3 Wolfsburg (Wednesday)
-- The German side obtained a crucial away win despite giving away two late goals in the last 10 minutes of the match. Julian Draxler netted two goals for his first brace since March 2013.
-- Wolfsburg controlled the game despite having less touches (784 to 601) and less possession (40-60). It did manage more shots (16-12) as Max Kruse also hit the post, in addition to scoring a goal.
-- Wolfsburg is a 93 percent favorite to advance according to ESPN's Soccer Power Index.
Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Chelsea (Tuesday)
-- With its win over Chelsea, PSG continues an impressive run that extends to 23 unbeaten games in all competitions (21-2-0). Only Barcelona has a longer active undefeated streak. As for Chelsea, this was its first loss in 13 games this season under new manager Guus Hiddink (6-6-1).
-- Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani has produced five goals in seven matches against Chelsea. His goal on Tuesday was his third goal against the Blues (scored in 2011-12 with Napoli and last year with PSG).
-- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 46th career Champions League goal, tying Filippo Inzaghi and Karim Benzema for seventh-most in UCL history. It was his first goal in UCL knockout stages since Feb. 2014. His goal-per-game ratio diminishes dramatically in the knockout stages (from .48 to .19).
-- According to ESPN's Soccer Power Index, PSG is a 73 percent favorite to advance.
Benfica 1-0 Zenit (Tuesday)
-- Benfica took a valuable lead with its 13th win in its last 15 matches played (13-1-1). Zenit lost its last two games in Champions League play after winning the opening five.
-- Jonas' late winner was his 16th goal in his last 15 games. Prior to this run, he had seven goals in his previous 15 games. It was his second UCL goal this season.
-- The Portuguese side is a 65 percent favorite to advance, according to ESPN's Soccer Power Index.