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The week in numbers: w/e 20/2/11

Armstrong has now retired (again)

7 – Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong officially confirmed his second retirement from cycling, at the age of 39.

326 – Club goals scored (in 466 games) by Brazilian striker Ronaldo, who retired last week. He also scored 62 goals in 97 international appearances.

6Arsenal came from behind to beat Barcelona 2-1 in their Champions League last-16 first leg match. It is the first time in six meetings the English side has beaten the Spanish champions (two draws, three defeats).

70Raúl scored his 70th goal in European competition as Schalke 04 drew 1-1 in Valencia in their Champions League last-16 match.

176 – Price (in pounds, including a £26 booking fee) of the cheapest tickets available for May’s Champions League final at Wembley, as announced by UEFA last week.

Wozniacki regained the ladies' number one ranking (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

1Caroline Wozniacki won the Dubai Championships final yesterday. In so doing, she regained the number one ranking from Kim Clijsters, to whom she lost the top spot last week.

10Stephen Hendry equalled Ronnie O’Sullivan‘s record of ten 147 breaks in professional competition, but nonetheless lost 4-2 to Stephen Maguire in the second round of the Welsh Open.

2Genoa‘s comeback from 3-0 down to defeat AS Roma 4-3 was only the second time this century this has happened in Serie A. Roma boss Claudio Raineri resigned after the game.

3 – Gold medals won by Britain in Olympic events at the cycling track World Cup in Manchester. Chris Hoy won the men’s keirin, while both the men’s and women’s pursuit teams won their competitions.

20 – In centimetres, the length of the splinter which had to be removed from the calf of Malaysia’s Aziz Awang, after a crash in the men’s keirin on Saturday.

13:10.60Mo Farah set a new British and European indoor 5,000 metres record at the Birmingham Grand Prix. He took one second off the former European record, and ten off the British one.

The cricket World Cup in numbers

370India‘s 370/4 against Bangladesh in the opening match of the tournament was the fifth highest total ever at the cricket World Cup. They have scored three of the five highest totals.

Sehwag scored 175 against Bangladesh

175 Virender Sehwag hit 175 against Bangladesh. Only three players have ever scored more in a World Cup match.

203 – Sehwag and Virat Kohli put on 203 for the third wicket. It was the ninth double century partnership in World Cup history, and the eighth highest overall. India have accounted for five of those nine 200-plus partnerships (Sourav Ganguly has been part of three of them.)

4Mahela Jayawardene scored 100 off 81 balls as Sri Lanka eased to an opening victory over Canada. It was the fourth-fastest century in World Cup history.

69Kenya were bowled out for just 69 as New Zealand cruised to an easy ten-wicket win.

The FA Cup in numbers

16 Brighton‘s 3-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium meant they have failed to win in their last 16 visits to Stoke City.

6 Crawley Town, who lost 1-0 at Manchester United, were only the sixth non-league team since World War II to reach the fifth round. None has progressed further.

5 Leyton Orient‘s 1-1 draw with Arsenal was the first time they had avoided defeat against the Gunners in five FA Cup meetings – and only the second time they had scored.

8 – Arsenal have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight FA Cup matches. They have conceded exactly one goal in each of their four matches so far in this season’s competition.

7 Chelsea lost on penalties to Everton in their fourth round replay, having finished 1-1 after extra time. They have now lost seven of their last eight penalty shootouts in all competitions.

3 – All three penalty shootouts in this season’s FA Cup have been won by the away team.

(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times@InfostradaLive and @StatManJon.)

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One Response to The week in numbers: w/e 20/2/11

  1. Jack Sargeant says:

    I do like these posts Tim! Fascinating stuff.

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