• This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • Czech sides have never won against English opposition in the Champions League (3 draws, 7 defeats).
  • Czech sides have only won two of their last 26 games in the Champions League (8 draws, 16 defeats).
  • Viktoria Plzen are taking part in their second Champions League campaign, only Sparta Prague have done better among Czech sides (7).
  • Plzen won only one of their six games in their only Champions League campaign to date (2 draws, 3 defeats).
  • Manchester City are taking part in their third Champions League campaign. They have never made it past the group stages.
  • Manchester City have won only three of their 12 Champions League games.
  • Manchester City have lost five of their six away games in the Champions League, the only exception being a 3-0 victory at Villarreal.
  • Manchester City didn’t win a single game in the Champions League group stages last season (3 draws, 3 defeats).
  • Manuel Pellegrini has won only five of his 20 Champions League games away from home as manager. Manchester City are his fourth club in the competition after Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga.