James Milner keen to avoid all-Premier League affair in Champions League

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According to the internet's favourite statistician, "MisterChip", Barça have gone 30 matches unbeaten at home in the Champions League.

Two goals from Sadio Mane, plus a first for the club in Europe from Virgil Van Dijk, meant the Joel Matip own-goal equaliser they conceded was rendered inconsequential.

Mane took his goal tally to 19 from 37 appearances in all competitions so far this season, after the brace against Bayern Munich. Messi was instrumental during Barca's 5-1 Nou Camp win against Lyon on Wednesday, scoring twice and creating the others for the Spanish champions, while Ronaldo's hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in Turin 24 hours earlier was just the latest chapter in the Juventus forward's incredible Champions League story.

"We all feel that's where this club belongs and we proved it at least a little bit".

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Champions League: Liverpool ease past Bayern Munich 3-1 to reach last eight

"A lot of teams struggle here to get a result, but we still did it". Leon Goretzka then replaced Javi Martinez and, with about 11 minutes to go, Renato Sanches came on for James Rodriguez.

Van Dijk told Liverpool's official website of the message passed on by an ambitious boss: "Obviously be fearless when we have the ball, make sure everyone wants the ball and when we defend, defend all together".

"I think we played too deep and didn't want to make too many risks".

"It's the first step to win a game like this".

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"You have to find different ways".

"Be fearless when we are defending as well and sometimes go one-v-one, and I think especially the second half we did very well".

After Liverpool stylishly progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals by beating Bayern Munich 3-1, we picked out 10 top stats to emerge from the victory at the Allianz Arena.

"But I think no question from Christmas on, this guy has been on fire".

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And fans will hope the omens will show they can go all the way to the final again.

Liverpool are expected to rotate their squad for the trip to Craven Cottage this weekend, having booked their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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