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City's 2022/23 Champions League Stats by Whyme24(m): 10:55am On Jun 15, 2023
The dust is settling on a momentous Champions League campaign for City.
Seven City players make Champions League Team of the Season
Pep Guardiola's side lifted the famous old trophy after a 1-0 win over Inter in Istanbul last Saturday.
Since then, City's players and fans have been celebrating an historic Treble, that also included the Premier League and FA Cup successes.
Coming 53 years after they won their only previous European trophy, the Cup Winners' Cup, City have now written the best moment in their history when it comes to continental football.
In order to get over the line in Europe's elite competition they had to come past some of the biggest clubs in the continent including Bayern Munich and previous holders Real Madrid.
It was an enthralling journey to the glorious moment at full-time last weekend and as the stats show, the Blues more than deserved their success.
Here we'll take a look at the best stats from the 2022/23 Champions League season...

WIN RATIO
They won eight of their 13 matches in this year's competition, drawing the other five.
That means they went unbeaten all the way through the tournament, even at footballing cathedrals like the Bernabeu, Allianz Arena and Signal Iduna Park.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also won eight matches, although it was their defeats to us that ultimately cost them their place.

PEP'S SPECIAL LANDMARK
City's boss became the quickest manager to 100 wins in the Champions League with their 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the second leg of the semi-final.
Pep took just 160 games to reach three figures, two better than previous record holder Carlo Ancelotti (180).
In fact, Guardiola is only the third manager to the total after Ancelotti and Sir Alex Ferguson.
The triumph is Guardiola's third Champions League trophy as a manager after lifting it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. He moves to joint second in those stakes, with Zinedine Zidane and Bob Paisley. Ancelotti's four successes is the current record.

GOALS SCORED
City's 32 goals across their 13 matches is the best in the tournament by six.
Real Madrid, Napoli and Benfica were all the next most potent in front of goal with 26 strikes each.
Erling Haaland won the Golden Boot with 12 finishes, equalling the best ever total by a player for an English club. He became only the third player to hit five in one match in the special Round of 16 defeat of RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium.

GOALS CONCEDED
Every great Champions League side is built on a solid defence, and that's exactly what we had.
The Blues conceded only five goals across the whole tournament. That's the best in the competition and made even more impressive when you take into account that City played the joint-most games.
Ederson played 11 of the games, making 26 saves during that time including vital interventions in the closing stages of the final.
Their eight clean sheets was the joint best with finalists Inter.

EVER PRESENTS
Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva played in every single Champions League game they played in 2022/23. The captain was on the pitch the most, playing for 997 minutes, with Grealish playing 936 minutes and Bernardo in action for 909 minutes.
Ruben Dias was on the pitch for the most time in total, playing 1,048 minutes across 12 games while Rodrigo amassed 996 minutes in 12 appearances.

MOST ASSISTS
Kevin De Bruyne's seven assists was the most in the tournament, one ahead of Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior. The Belgian was again at his creative best and particularly made the difference in the unforgettable home tie with Real Madrid, as he laid on two of the four goals.
The rest of the assists were shared around the team with Joao Cancelo (three), Julian Alvarez, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez (all two) contributing.

PASS MASTERS
City's 8,224 passes across their 13 games was the most in the competition.
Rodrigo's 905 completed passes led the way, with 145 of those breaking the lines of the opposition.
Ruben Dias played a whopping 902 passes himself with Manuel Akanji fourth and Ilkay Gundogan fifth in this metric.
Akanji was second in terms of line breaking passes, with 124 - one of which was for Bernardo Silva in the lead up to the goal that won the final.
City's average possession was 59.6%, second only to Barcelona (62.5%) who exited in the group stage.

SHOTS ON GOAL
City's xG (expected goals) was a competition-high of 27.1 across our 13 games.
That means they outperformed with the number of goals they scored, a clear indication of the talent and composure of their players in front of goal.
That xG came from 201 shots, which was also the most of all competing clubs.

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