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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 Big Data Expo 2016

Michiel Jongsma, Dutch and International football Data Editor at Opta, will be speaking at the Big Data Expo held from 21st-22nd September in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Posted by Sam McIlwaine at 13:27

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NEWS Opta partners with Reality Check Systems for revolutionary new live sports streaming service DAZN

Opta, the world's leading provider of live, detailed sports data, has again partnered with Reality Check Systems (RCS) to produce innovative and compelling graphics that are being shown on revolutionary new live sports streaming service, DAZN.

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Posted by Sam McIlwaine at 11:03

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EVENT Football Writing Festival Manchester 2016

Opta’s Head of Editorial and co-creator of @OptaJoe, Duncan Alexander, will be speaking on a panel discussion at the Manchester Football Writing Festival on Wednesday 7th September.

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Posted by Edwin White at 15:13

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BLOG The Future of Sports Data: ‘It’s about telling better stories’

This is the sixth instalment of a series of blog written for Opta, this time by Mike Dale, former Sports Journalist at the Press Association. This monthly series is designed to provide further information on our thoughts on what the future of sports data might be.

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