Five CAF Champions League group facts

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Mamelodi Sundowns (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Five CAF Champions League group facts ahead of matchday 1 this weekend:

 - There have been 468 group matches since their introduction in 1997 with 275 home victories, 77 away victories and 116 draws.

 - The matches produced 1,103 goals at an average of 2.3 per match. The highest season average was 3.1 (2000) and the lowest 1.7 (2007).

 - Hosts Dynamos of Zimbabwe trounced Saint-Louisienne of Reunion 7-2 in 1999 in the match that delivered the most goals.

 - Esperance of Tunisia (2013) and USM Alger of Algeria (2015) share the record for consecutive victories with five each.

 - ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast overwhelmed CR Belouizdad of Algeria 7-0 in 2001 to create a record winning margin.

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