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Young Boys v Man City: Pick of the stats

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BBCTue, Oct 24, 2023, 12:14 PM·1 min readThis is the first ever competitive meeting between Young Boys and Manchester City – the Swiss side won their most recent home against Premier League opposition, beating Man Utd 2-1 in the 2021-22 Champions League.Manchester City’s only previous meeting with Swiss opposition came in the 2017-18 Champions League – they won 4-0 away before losing 2-1 at home to Basel in the round of 16.Young Boys have played more games in the Champions League without ever keeping a clean sheet than any other team (14). The Swiss side have conceded 29 times across their 14 matches, at an average of 2.1 per game.Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last 15 Champions League matches (W10 D5), with only Manchester United ever having a longer run without defeat among English teams in European Cup or Champions League history (2 runs of 16, and a 25-game run between 2007 and 2009).Through the first two matchdays in the Champions League this season, Erling Haaland has the highest xG (1.95) of any player yet to score in the competition (12 shots, 0 goals). His current run of five games without a goal in the Champions League the longest in his career.

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