Friday, 10 March 2023

A series of AC Milan’s matches against English clubs

By db-admin – AC Milan are ready to go through their challenging times when it comes to Tottenham Hotspur headquarters in the second leg of the last 16 of the 2022-2023 Champions League. The Rossoneri’s record on British soil has made them into the underdog.

Milan were able to beat Tottenham with a score of 1-0 in the first meeting at the San Siro, mid-February. At that time, Brahim Diaz’s quick goal in the seventh minute made the difference.

The result left Milan only needing a draw at Tottenham headquarters to advance to the quarter-finals. Il Diavolo Rosso last reached this phase in the 2011-2012 season.

The problem is, Milan came to Tottenham with unfavorable conditions. Stefano Pioli’s team lost to Fiorentina in their last Serie A match last weekend.

The defeat certainly disturbed the mentality of the Milan players. It is possible that it will still have an effect in the fight later. has summarized Milan’s last five visits to English club headquarters. Here is the summary:

1. Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan (Champions League group stage 2021-2022)

Liverpool became the last English club whose headquarters were visited by Milan. That moment happened in the group phase of the Champions League last season.

At that time Liverpool and Milan were both joined in group B. The duel between the two teams immediately occurred in the opening match.

The match at Anfield on September 15, 2021 was special for Milan. It was their first appearance in the Champions League after being absent for seven seasons.

The duel between the two teams was intense. Liverpool and Milan were involved in a chase for goals.

But Liverpool finally emerged victorious. The Reds beat Milan with a score of 3-2.

Three of Liverpool’s goals were scored by Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson and Fikayo Tomori’s own goal. Meanwhile, Milan were only able to reply twice through the actions of Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz.

2. Manchester United 1-1 AC Milan (Top 16 Europa League 2020-2021)

Milan achieved decent results when they visited Manchester United headquarters in the first leg of the top 16 of the 2020-2021 Europa League. At that time the two teams drew 1-1.

Milan almost lost after Amad Diallo broke the host’s deadlock in the 50th minute. However, the visitors avoided defeat after Simon Kjaer’s header in injury time was unable to be anticipated by Dean Henderson.

Unfortunately, this draw failed to be utilized optimally by Milan. The Italian representative had to be eliminated after losing 0-1 in the second meeting at the San Siro.

3. Arsenal 3-1 AC Milan (Last 16 Europa League 2017-2018)

Arsenal became the last London team whose headquarters Milan visited. The two teams met in the last 16 of the 2017-2018 Europa League.

Milan visited Arsenal headquarters in the second leg. Their task was tough after losing 0-2 at the San Siro in the first meeting.

Milan were unable to do much and lost 1-3. Three goals for Arsenal were scored by Danny Welbeck (2 goals) and Granit Xhaka, while Milan took the lead through Hakan Calhanoglu’s action.

4. Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan (Champions League last 16 2011-2012)

Arsenal also became a nightmare when entertaining Milan in the second leg of the last 16 of the 2011-2012 Champions League. The Gunners won a landslide victory 3-0.

Arsenal’s three winning goals were scored by Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky and Robin Van Persie. Everything happened in the first half.

Luckily for Milan, the defeat did not knock them out. The team handled by Massimiliano Allegri still advanced to the quarter-finals because in the first meeting they won 4-0 or 4-3 on aggregate.

5. Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 AC Milan (Champions League Top 16 2010-2011)

The last time Milan visited Tottenham headquarters was in March 2011 or 12 years ago. The two teams met in the second leg of the last 16 of the 2010-2011 Champions League.

The duel between the two teams ended without a winner. Tottenham and Milan drew 0-0.

But Tottenham had the right to qualify and got rid of Milan. That’s because The Lilywhites won 1-0 in the first meeting at the opponent’s headquarters.

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