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Graphic shows teams with perfect group stage records in UEFA Champions League, and qualifiers from Groups A-D.


Reds and Ajax qualify with perfect records

By Chris Dinsdale

December 8, 2021 - Europe’s new UEFA Champions League season continues, after a flawless start to their respective UEFA Champions League campaigns, Liverpool and Ajax have joined an elite club of teams to win all six group stage matches, emphatically qualifying for the Last 16.

Liverpool and Ajax were both inspired by strikers finding peak form throughout the group stages. Mohamed Salah, with his goal against AC Milan, became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush to score 20 goals in five successive seasons. While Ajax forward Sebastien Haller is only second player to score in all six group stage matches, after Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is the 30th season of Europe’s primary club football tournament.

Chelsea are defending champions having defeated English Premier League rivals Manchester City in the 2021 final.

Real Madrid are the most successful club in European Cup history, with 13 titles, ahead of AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (6) and Liverpool (6).

The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

PUBLISHED: 08/12/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images