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2021 AFC Champions League (West): Group Stage In Numbers


150 – The number of goals scored in 60 matches in the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) group stage, with Persepolis FC and Esteghlal FC (14) netting the joint-highest amount. 
9 – When it comes to individual tallies, Al Duhail SC striker Michael Olunga was four clear of anyone else with an impressive nine goals to his name. 
5 – No team conceded fewer than the three goals of Tractor FC (above, right), while the Iranian side kept five successive cleans sheets en route to the last 16. 
7 – Esteghlal's 5-2 win over Al Ahli Saudi FC and Al Duhail's 4-3 victory against Esteghlal were the two highest-scoring games of the group stage. 
206 – The total number of yellow cards handed out over the 60 games, with Emirati side Al Wahda FSCC (16) receiving more than any other team. 
2 – Just two goals were scored directly from free-kicks. Santi Cazorla curled in a beauty against Al Nassr, while Olunga rifled one home against Al Ahli Saudi. 
21 – The number of penalties awarded in the group stage, of which 18 were converted. Esteghlal's Cheick Diabate scored three and missed one. 
15 – Four more goals for Abderrazak Hamdallah means the Al Nassr striker has now registered 15 in 18 AFC Champions League games for the Saudi side since 2019. 
150 – The number of goals scored in 60 matches in the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) group stage, with Persepolis FC and Esteghlal FC (14) netting the joint-highest amount. 
9 – When it comes to individual tallies, Al Duhail SC striker Michael Olunga was four clear of anyone else with an impressive nine goals to his name. 
5 – No team conceded fewer than the three goals of Tractor FC (above, right), while the Iranian side kept five successive cleans sheets en route to the last 16. 
7 – Esteghlal's 5-2 win over Al Ahli Saudi FC and Al Duhail's 4-3 victory against Esteghlal were the two highest-scoring games of the group stage. 
206 – The total number of yellow cards handed out over the 60 games, with Emirati side Al Wahda FSCC (16) receiving more than any other team. 
2 – Just two goals were scored directly from free-kicks. Santi Cazorla curled in a beauty against Al Nassr, while Olunga rifled one home against Al Ahli Saudi. 
21 – The number of penalties awarded in the group stage, of which 18 were converted. Esteghlal's Cheick Diabate scored three and missed one. 
15 – Four more goals for Abderrazak Hamdallah means the Al Nassr striker has now registered 15 in 18 AFC Champions League games for the Saudi side since 2019. 
150 – The number of goals scored in 60 matches in the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) group stage, with Persepolis FC and Esteghlal FC (14) netting the joint-highest amount. 
9 – When it comes to individual tallies, Al Duhail SC striker Michael Olunga was four clear of anyone else with an impressive nine goals to his name. 
5 – No team conceded fewer than the three goals of Tractor FC (above, right), while the Iranian side kept five successive cleans sheets en route to the last 16. 
7 – Esteghlal's 5-2 win over Al Ahli Saudi FC and Al Duhail's 4-3 victory against Esteghlal were the two highest-scoring games of the group stage. 
206 – The total number of yellow cards handed out over the 60 games, with Emirati side Al Wahda FSCC (16) receiving more than any other team. 
2 – Just two goals were scored directly from free-kicks. Santi Cazorla curled in a beauty against Al Nassr, while Olunga rifled one home against Al Ahli Saudi. 
21 – The number of penalties awarded in the group stage, of which 18 were converted. Esteghlal's Cheick Diabate scored three and missed one. 
15 – Four more goals for Abderrazak Hamdallah means the Al Nassr striker has now registered 15 in 18 AFC Champions League games for the Saudi side since 2019. 

Kuala Lumpur: After a whirlwind two weeks, the 2021 AFC Champions League (West) group stage drew to a close last Friday as eight teams advanced to the knockout rounds and 12 were eliminated. 

As the continental competition takes a break before resuming with the East Asia group stage in the months ahead, the-AFC.com looks back at some of the numbers that stood out as the 2021 AFC Champions League got underway in India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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