By the numbers: Continental heavyweights earn knockout spots

Following Tuesday’s slate of group stage finales, 12 of the 16 Champions League knockout stage spots have been secured.

Atletico Madrid faltered, Chelsea surrendered its group, and Paris Saint-Germain topped its quartet for the first time in four attempts despite a 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich.

Here’s a baker’s dozen of noteworthy numbers from Tuesday’s slate of matches.

0: Benfica registered zero points in the group stage, the worst output for a Portuguese club in the tournament’s history.

2: PSG suffered its second consecutive loss in all competitions after a 2-1 weekend defeat to Strasbourg. The club was unbeaten in its previous 25 matches.

3: Bayern Munich‘s Corentin Tolisso became the third Frenchman to score two or more goals against a French opponent, joining Thierry Henry and Karim Benzema.

7: The last time Atletico Madrid failed to reach the last 16 was in 2009-10, a stretch of seven consecutive seasons in the knockout stage that ended Tuesday. Atleti went on to win the Europa League that year.

8: Juventus boss Max Allegri has now been to the last 16 eight times (first four with AC …read more