AC Milan are back where they belong, with the upcoming showdown against Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool marking the start of the Rossoneri’s 2021/22 UEFA Champions League campaign. For the very first time in a competitive match, the Diavolo will take to the pitch at Anfield Road - one of the most iconic stadiums in Europe. The two sides are ready to meet again following the Istanbul and Athens finals in the 2000s.
Liverpool v AC Milan is scheduled to kick off at 21:00 CEST tomorrow evening. Here are the facts and figures you need to know as this Group B clash draws nearer:
1- Liverpool and AC Milan have only met on two occasions in European competitions, with both matches being Champions League finals. The Reds won on penalties in 2005, but the Rossoneri gained revenge with a 2-1 victory in Athens in 2007.
2- AC Milan’s last victory against an English team was in February 2012, when they beat Arsenal 4-0 in the Champions League.
3- The trip to Liverpool will be the Rossoneri’s first Champions League match since they were eliminated from the competition by Atletico Madrid at the round of 16 stage in March 2014.
4- Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored 48 times in 120 matches in the Champions League. He netted nine of these goals for AC Milan between 2010 and 2012.
5- Ibrahimović is the player to have scored for the most teams in Champions League history, six in fact: Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
6- On average, AC Milan’s Olivier Giroud has been involved in a goal every 95 minutes in the Champions League (18 goals, six assists). The French striker netted eight goals in 16 appearances against Liverpool in all competitions while playing for Arsenal and Chelsea between 2012/13 and 2019/20, more than any other player in the same period.
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