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4y 315d – There was just four years and 315 days between Jamie Vardy's last non-league goal and his Champions Leagu… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago

34 - There have been 34 goals scored in the Last 16 1st leg this season, a joint-high in a single CL knockout stage Matchday. Deluge. 6 hours ago

380 - Jamie Vardy has scored with his first shot on target in 380 minutes for Leicester. Lifeline. 6 hours ago

7 - Stevan Jovetic has been involved in seven goals in his eight games for Sevilla in all comps (3 goals, 4 assists). Reborn. 6 hours ago

26 - Samir Nasri has completed 26 passes in the opposition half so far, one fewer than all Leicester City players combined (27). Show. 7 hours ago

10 - Jamie Vardy has made just 10 touches in the first-half for Leicester, with just one of them coming in the oppo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 7 hours ago

385 - After 385 minutes, Kasper Schmeichel has conceded his first goal in the Champions League. Costly. 7 hours ago

3 - Sevilla have lost 3 of their 4 CL games against English opposition (W1), their only win coming against Arsenal at home in Nov '07. Hope. 8 hours ago

5 - Sevilla have kept more clean sheets than any other side in this season’s Champions League (5 in 6 games). Barricade. 8 hours ago

4 - Man Utd have kept four successive clean sheets in European competition for the first time since December 2013. Shutout. 9 hours ago

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NEWS OptaPaolo Quiz Round-Up

Wednesday night (12th October) saw the 4th edition of the OptaPaolo Quiz held at the prestigious San Siro stadium in Milan. 17 teams attended the event including members from AC Milan, Inter Milan, Serie A and publications Mondosportivo, La GazettaDelloSport and Eurosport.

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NEWS Perform Group renews Football DataCo partnership

Football DataCo, the business that manages and commercialises the official match data for the Premier League, EFL and Scottish Professional Football League, has announced that it has renewed its exclusive deal with Perform Group, the leading digital sports content and media group until 2018/19.

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NEWS USL teams up with Opta

United Soccer League (USL) – the largest professional soccer organization under Major League Soccer (MLS) in North America with 29 teams across 21 states and three Canadian provinces – has agreed to a three-year partnership with Opta, becoming the league’s Official Data Partner, providing the team..

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NEWS 'Storytelling with Data'

Duncan Alexander, Opta’s Head of Editorial and co-creator of @OptaJoe will be speaking at the Storytelling with Data event in London on 27th September.

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