UCL features highest-scoring group stage ever

first_imgUEFA Champions League 2017-18 Champions League group stage is highest scoring in competition history Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 06:38 12/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool celebrate v Spartak UEFA Champions League Liverpool Liverpool v Spartak Moskva PSG Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool led the way in a record-setting group phase, as they were the only two sides to top 20 total goals The 2017-18 Champions League group phase has set the record for the highest-scoring group stage in the competition’s history. With 306 total goals between the 32 teams, never before have so many goals been tallied in a Champions League group stage. 306 – The 2017/18 Champions League group stage saw a total of 306 goals scored; the most in a group stage campaign in competition history. Frenzy. pic.twitter.com/mEl5lIMCpf— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 6, 2017Led by Paris Saint-Germain, who scored 25 times in six games and Liverpool, who netted 23 times, the goals flew in consistently across the 96 total matches in the group phase. PSG set the record for the most goals ever in the Champions League group stage, while the Reds come in second on that list after their 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow on the final day of group play.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Each Champions League group stage match averaged 3.2 goals, and each team averaged more than 1.5 goals per game.   Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img