Paris Saint-Germain vs Liverpool FC: Stats and Facts
Check out all the stats and facts from Paris Saint-Germain's thrilling 2-1 Champions League win over Liverpool, at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday:
Monsieur Champions League! In opening the scoring against Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain defender Juan Bernat netted his second goal in as many matches in Europe's premier club competition after also opening the scoring in Naples. Before this, the Spain international had scored two goals in his previous 28 UEFA Champions League matches.
With this win over the Reds, Paris Saint-Germain recorded a 21st consecutive match unbeaten in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. During this period, the capital club won 16 and drew five.
Scorer of the Paris Saint-Germain's second goal against the Merseysiders, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr became the highest scoring Brazilian player in Champions League history with 31 goals - overtaking former Milan and Real Madrid star Kaka. Since joining Paris, the Brazil international has scored ten goals and provided four assists in UCL 12 matches.
In the starting line-up against Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti made his 254th competitive appearance for Les Rouge et Bleu. The Italy international is now equal 19th in the club's most capped players, level with Dominique Rocheteau and Franck Tanasi. In the current squad, only Edinson Cavani (16th with 260 matches) and Thiago Silva (18th with 257 matches) have played more.