The numbers of Hakim Ziyech and Riyad Mahrez in the Champions League
The Moroccan Hakim Ziyech, the Chelsea winger, and his Algerian counterpart, Riyad Mahrez, the Manchester City star, are presenting good levels in the Champions League, the favorite of the Maghreb stars this 2022 season.
Ziyech scored the first goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Lille on Tuesday evening, in the first leg of the Champions League final, before leaving the stadium injured half an hour before the end.
Moroccan Ziyech contributed 17 goals in the last 22 matches he played in the Champions League, scoring 8 goals and making 9 others.
Ziyech scored 5 goals with Chelsea, 3 of which he scored against the Russian teams of Krasnodar, Atletico Madrid, and Malmo of Sweden, and two goals he made against Juventus and then Lille.
Before that, Ziyech contributed 13 goals with Ajax Amsterdam, where he scored 5 goals against Real Madrid, “two goals”, Tottenham Hotspur, Valencia, and Lille, while making 8 other goals.
While the Algerian Riyad Mahrez shines in the Champions League competitions, where he participated this season in 7 matches, during which he scored 6 goals and made a decisive pass.
In general, Riyad Mahrez participated in 26 matches in the Champions League, during which he scored 10 goals and assisted 6 others
The Moroccan star, Hakim Ziyech, the Chelsea star, expressed his happiness for the team coach Thomas Tuchel’s adoption of him in the team’s last matches, as he involved him in the last 8 matches, 6 of them as a key player.
Ziyech said, in guest statements on the “Zigo Sport” channel, that he was in harmony with what was past in the English Premier League, after he got rid of the injuries he sustained for a long time and felt much better and finally freed from many pressures – he said.
The Moroccan star added: “In my first preparatory match with Chelsea, I suffered an injury that prevented me from participating in any match for 12 weeks, and I knew very well that playing the English Premier League is difficult, and every time I wanted to come back strongly, I hit again, and this took a year and a half.” .
Ziyech continued in his media statements: “I see that I am currently one of the 11 best players in Chelsea, and there is strong competition between the players in the club, and this is normal.”