Champions League: Qarabag-Roma 1-2 |as it happened...

27 September at 19:45
What you need to know ahead of the kick-off
  • This is the first competitive encounter between Qarabag and Roma.
  • No Azerbaijani club has ever beaten an Italian side in European competition (D2 L4).
  • Qarabag’s 6-0 defeat against Chelsea on matchday one was the joint-heaviest loss for a team making their Champions League debut alongside Sporting Braga (6-0 defeat v Arsenal in September 2010).
  • Qarabag have won only two of their nine home games in the group stages of a European tournament (Europa League), drawing four and losing three.
  • Qarabag are one of two teams, alongside RB Leipzig, to make their Champions League debut this season. They are also the first team from Azerbaijan to reach the group stages of the competition.
  • No Azerbaijani side has ever reached the knockout stages in Europe. In fact, Qarabag have won only four of their 19 games in the group stages of a European competition (D5 L10).
  • Meanwhile, Roma have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League five times in their last six appearances but have never progressed further than the quarter-finals.
  • Roma have won only one of their last 14 Champions League games (D6 L7), it was against Bayer Leverkusen in November 2015 (3-2).
  • Roma are winless in their last nine away games in the Champions League (D4 L5), their last victory dating back to November 2010 against Basel (3-2).
  • Roma have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 21 away games in the Champions League. The last shut-out was in March 2007 against Lyon (2-0).
  • Roma kept a clean sheet on matchday one despite conceding 10 shots on target against Atlético Madrid, which hadn’t happened in the Champions League since Cluj did the same against Sporting Braga in September 2012.


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