Brilliant Benzema, magnificent Mignolet and the Champions League stats

Real Madrid's France striker had another night to remember, while Liverpool's Belgium goalkeeper also emerged with credit

Tuesday's Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool - settled by Karim Benzema's first-half strike - threw up some interesting statistics. Here is a selection...

- Benzema has scored five goals in four Champions League appearances this season.

- The French striker has scored in four consecutive CL games for the first time since March 2011.

- In the first half, Liverpool failed to have an attempt of any kind. Real Madrid had 13 shots (including blocked).

- Real Madrid finished the game with more shots on target (nine) than Liverpool managed shots of any kind (four).

- Liverpool's bench (137) had made more Champions League appearances than their starting XI (130) before tonight’s match kicked off.

- Simon Mignolet made eight saves tonight. The last time he made more in a single game for Liverpool was versus Everton in November 2013 (nine).

- Liverpool have failed to score in three successive CL games for the first time since September 2006.

- Real Madrid have won 10 home Champions League games in a row.

All data supplied by Opta.