It has taken almost 4,000 days to experience the feeling (3,991 days to be exact), but AC Milan are back among Europe’s best eight teams.
The Rossoneri secured their progress to the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to Brahim Díaz’s solitary goal in the first leg as Stefano Pioli’s side stopped Spurs scoring with 180 minutes of resilience and determination.
Below are the best stats from last night’s game and from the tie, via the official website…
➤ Milan have progressed to Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2011-12, where they beat another North London side, Arsenal (4-0 win in the first leg, 0-3 loss in the second leg).
➤ Milan have gone through a Champions League knockout stage without conceding in both legs for the first time since the last-16 tie against Celtic in 2006-07, winning again 1-0 on aggregate.
➤ For Pioli’s Milan, it was their their fourth straight clean sheet in the Champions League. It’s their longest run, in a single edition, since 2004-05 (seven).
➤ The Rossoneri conceded only two attempts on goal to Tottenham, the second lowest this season for Conte’s side, only doing worst in the FA Cup game against Portsmouth (one).
You played a very poor Spurs team. To be honest Spurs & Milan both looked terrible in both games. Unfortunately Milan will exit next round.
Well if you are not a milan fan, what are you doing here?
Spurs might have played badly but milan played well and spurs were lucky the game ended 1-0 on aggregate considering milan had numerous opportunity to add to the score both in the first half and second half