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Champions League stats: Which clubs have scored the most penalties in 2022-23 UCL season?

There is nothing more difficult than to score goals during a football game. Teams try different avenues to get the ball in the back of the net, however, it is not possible to achieve for most parts of the game. They have to struggle for large periods during the match and work extremely hard to find a breakthrough. In such a scenario, it is massively helpful for a team to win penalties. Some penalties are forced upon the opposition as they bring down a player in the box who is about to score a goal. However, others are pure luck, as random hand balls or a defensive mistake could result in an unexpected penalty for the opposition.

Which club has scored the most penalties in 2022-23 Champions League season?

The club that has scored the maximum number of penalties in the current Champions League season is Portuguese giants Benfica. They have scored five goals from 10 matches. Benfica are no longer present in the competition, as they were eliminated in the quarter-final stage. They provided a tough fight to Inter Milan but in the end, the Italian side were too good for them. Either way, Benfica can be extremely proud of what they achieved in the competition this season.

Second in the list is Italian champions Napoli with four penalties. They have been one of the dark horses of the season and have been a nightmare for any side to play against in the competition. Napoli, who recently won the Serie A title for the first time in a long while, were also knocked out in the quarter-final stage to another Italian side AC Milan. Meanwhile, Milan have scored two penalties, while Inter converted only one so far in the competition.

How many penalties have Real Madrid and Manchester City scored?

Defending champions Real Madrid have converted three penalties in the current Champions League campaign, while Premier League champions Manchester City have converted two spot-kicks till now. These two sides have been tied up together in the semi-final. They both played an intriguing first leg, which finished 1-1. With nothing to separate them, fans can expect to see a blockbuster second leg tie. Even though Man City will be the favourites at home, Real Madrid can never be underestimated in this competition.

Among the other Premier League clubs, Chelsea have converted two from spot-kicks, while Liverpool have managed only one and same is the case with Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, German champions Bayern Munich have scored only one penalty and French giants Paris Saint-Germain have also managed the same. Check out the table below to find out more about the clubs that have scored the maximum number of penalties in the 2022-23 Champions League season.

RankClubLeaguePenalties converted
1BenficaPrimeira Liga5
2NapoliSerie A4
3Real MadridLa Liga3
3PortoPrimeira Liga3
5Manchester CityPremier League2
5AC MilanSerie A2
5ChelseaPremier League2
8Bayern MunichBundesliga1
8LiverpoolPremier League1
8Inter MilanSerie A1
8Paris Saint-GermainLigue 11
8AjaxEredivisie1
8MarseilleLigue 11
8Club BruggeBelgian Pro League1
8Tottenham HotspurPremier League1
8Eintracht FrankfurtBundesliga1
8Maccabi HaifaIsraeli Premier League1
8Red Bull SalzburgAustrian Bundesliga1
8Viktoria PlzenCzech First League1
8RangersScottish Premiership1

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