The official UEFA website provided the statistic summary of the first semi-season of 2016-2017. Indeed, Shakhtar Donetsk is in some of these lists for the right reasons.
Paulo Fonseca’s men won in the key category – for the best start to league season, having scored 2.78 points per game. Benfica and Chelsea shared second place (2.53), while Juventus and Real Madrid closed the top five (2.47).
The Mountaineers also showed the best result in the away record category. The same score of 2.78 points per game made them leaders here; Chelsea came second with 2.44 points.
Shakhtar is also among the top clubs in terms of scoring in home games, with Juventus and Roma taking over the Ukrainian team in this category.
The research included indexes of teams from 10 national leagues – Spain, Germany, England, Italy, France, Russia, Portugal, Ukraine, Belgium and Turkey.