The 2019/2020 Champions League season has ended with German Champions Bayern Munich winning her sixth title on Sunday in Lisbon beating Ligue One winners Paris Saint-Germain by a lone goal in the final courtesy of a Kinglsey Coman second-half header.
Europe’s elite club competition didn’t, however, end without some mindblowing numbers. From Josip Ilicic four-goal hauls against Valencia at the Mestalla to the announcement of Norwegian’s Erling Haaland to Barcelona’s humiliation, it was another exciting competition from start to the grand finale that ended with Coman’s scoring Bayern Munich 500 Champions League goal.
Here is the 2019/2020 Champions League season in numbers
4 – Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic became the first player to score four times in an away UEFA Champions League knockout match when he struck all of his team’s goals in their 4-3 round of 16 win at Valencia.
5 – Erling Braut Haaland broke new ground as the first teenager to score in five consecutive UEFA Champions League games by racking up eight group stage goals for Salzburg.
8 – Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax during the group stage was the joint highest-scoring stalemate in competition history.
8-2 – Bayern’s quarter-final thrashing of Barcelona was the highest-scoring knockout game in UEFA Champions League history and the first time Barça had conceded six goals or more in a European match.
10 – A record ten hat-tricks were struck in the UEFA Champions League this season, including four-goal hauls for Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Josip Iličić.
10 – Juventus’s loss to Lyon in the round of 16 meant that Cristiano Ronaldo missed the quarter-finals for the first time in ten seasons.
11 – Bayern won all 11 of their UEFA Champions League fixtures this season, breaking their own record (2012/13–2013/14) and that of Real Madrid (2013/14–2014/15) for successive victories in the Champions League era. They also appeared in their 11th European Cup final, matching the tally of AC Milan; only Real Madrid (16) have reached more showpiece games.
12 – Zinédine Zidane’s record run of UEFA Champions League knockout tie victories as a coach was halted when his Real Madrid team fell to Manchester City in the round of 16.
13 – Barcelona topped their group for a record 13th consecutive season and also reached the quarter-finals for the 13th straight season which is another competition benchmark.
15 – Robert Lewandowski plundered 15 UEFA Champions League goals this term, just two shy of the record set by Cristiano Ronaldo for a single campaign in 2013/14. The Bayern forward also found the net in nine successive Champions League games – again, two behind Ronaldo’s record of 11 – before drawing a blank in the final.
15 – Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema this season became the first players to score in 15 consecutive UEFA Champions League campaigns.
17 – Atalanta became the first club in 17 years to qualify from the group stage after three opening losses, equalling Newcastle United’s feat from 2002/03.
17 – Ansu Fati set a new mark as the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history when he struck during Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Inter Milan in December (aged 17 years and 40 days).
23 – Real Madrid stretched their own record of consecutive UEFA Champions League appearances by featuring for a 23rd straight season – and they also qualified for the knockout phase for an unparalleled 23rd time in a row.
32 – Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann established a new record as the youngest coach to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie when, aged 32, his Leipzig side defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 16.
34 – Paris Saint-Germain have scored in 34 UEFA Champions League games, matching the record set by Real Madrid between 2011 and 2014, but failed to make it to 35, losing 1-0 to Bayern in the final.
43 – Bayern posted a new high for goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League campaign since the second group stage was replaced by the round of 16, racking up 43 in their 11 matches at a record ratio of 3.91 per game.
308 – An unprecedented 308 goals were scored during the group stage, including a landmark 53 for a single group in Group B.
426 – This season’s final took place 426 days after the first ball was kicked in qualifying.
500 – Kingsley Coman’s final winner against Paris was Bayern’s 500th UEFA Champions League goal (group stage to final).