stats05 November 2020


The facts ahead of matchday 3 in the Europa League

AC Milan have been rather busy in recent weeks. Now, our attention turns to matchday 3 in the group stage of this Europa League campaign. French side Lille, a strong side that are currently second in Ligue 1, come to San Siro. Let's prepare for this big match with a few facts and figures:

1- AC Milan and Lille met for the first time in the Champions League 2006/07. It ended 0-0 in France before Lille won 2-0 in Italy.

2- AC Milan have lost just one of their 15 home games against French teams in all competitions in Europe (10W, 4D): 2-0 against Lille in December 2006.

3- Excluding the qualifying rounds, AC Milan could win three consecutive matches in Europe for the first time since 2008/09, when the Rossoneri won four in a row in the UEFA Cup.

4- AC Milan have won their last three European home games: they haven't won four consecutive home matches in Europe since the 2007/08 season.

5- Only Villarreal (eight) and Benfica (seven) have scored more goals than AC Milan and Lille (both on six) in the Europa League this season.

6- Only Real Sociedad (11) have allowed fewer attempts on goal than Lille (13) in the Europa League this season. However, AC Milan have allowed the second-least shots on target (just two). 

7- Should he score, Zlatan Ibrahimović would become AC Milan's oldest ever goalscorer in either the Europa League or Champions League, beating Filippo Inzaghi, who scored against Real Madrid in 2010 aged 37 years and 86 days.

8- Brahim Díaz has scored in each of his two Europa League games with AC Milan and could be the first player since  Zlatan Ibrahimović in 2011/12 (a run of five) to score in three consecutive games for the Rossoneri in European competitions. 

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