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14 - @FCBayernEN have won their 14th consecutive match in all competitions, equaling their longest winning streak o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

6 - The six players with the most Champions League goals versus English teams: Lionel Messi - 18 Cristiano Ronaldo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

61 - Lionel Messi has now scored at least one goal in exactly half of his appearances in the Champions League (61 g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

30 - Lionel Messi has scored his first-ever goal against Chelsea in nine appearances, netting with his 30th shot ag… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

6 - Six of Willian's nine Champions League goals for Chelsea have come from outside the box (67%). Laser. https://t.co/89Px69kypt 5 hours ago

6 - Since joining Chelsea in 2013/14, Willian has scored more Champions League goals from outside the box than any… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

61 - Bayern Munich are previously unbeaten in their last 61 competitive matches that Thomas Müller has scored in (W… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

23 - Barcelona have won 23 games overall against English clubs in the Champions League; more than any other team. G… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

791 - Luis Suarez has failed to score in the last 791 minutes on the pitch in the Champions League, his longest goa… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record agains… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

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Opta to work with LaLiga as part of Perform data partnership

In a deal designed to broaden the availability of data from one of the world’s highest profile football leagues, LaLiga and Perform Group today announced the creation of the LaLiga Official Data Centre.

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Opta partner with Sixty to help fuel their Ease Live TV solution

Opta have partnered with sports broadcast specialists Sixty to help optimise user experiences through combining relevant detailed data with sports video for Sixty’s Ease Live TV solution. As part of the agreement Opta’s comprehensive data will be combined with Sixty’s clickable graphic technology,..

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Opta’s Expected Goals Makes its Way Into Mainstream Media

Now the 2017/18 season is underway, more examples can be seen of the media using expected goals to inject a greater level of insight into their articles. Below illustrate some of the ways expected goals have been used in recent football coverage.

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Advanced metrics: Expected Goals

As part of Opta’s commitment to offering greater detail to sports fans across the world, we have been working on some advanced metrics that help explain the game in more detail.

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