No away wins in Italy: All the key stats ahead of Milan vs. Slavia Praha

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan take on Slavia Praha in the Europa League tonight, welcoming them to the San Siro for the first leg of the last 16 tie.

Milan have never faced Slavia Praha in a competitive game, yet this is rather remarkably going to be the 16th time that they have taken on a side from the Czech Republic. In the previous 15 meetings, Milan have been victorious on nine occasions, with three draws and two losses.

You can read our pre-match preview for insight on Slavia, while below are the best stats ahead of the game…

➤ This will be Milan’s first ever meeting with Slavia Prague in any European competition. Including qualifiers, Slavia will be the fourth Czech side Milan have faced in Europe, along with Sparta Prague (eight games), Viktoria Plzen (two) and Slovan Liberec (two).

➤ In all European competition, Slavia Prague have never won an away game in Italy in eight attempts (D1 L7), facing seven different teams in that run (Roma x2, Bologna, Udinese, Palermo, Fiorentina, Genoa and Internazionale).

➤ This is Milan’s third UEFA Europa League appearance at the UEFA Europa League last 16 stage and they failed to win a leg in either of their first two attempts, against Arsenal in 2017-18 (L2) and Manchester United in 2020-21 (D1 L1).

➤ Slavia Prague have only lost the first leg of one of their last 10 major European knockout ties (W2 D7), losing 1-0 at home to Chelsea in the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League quarter-final.

➤ Rafael Leão has scored three goals in his last four major European appearances for Milan, netting in both legs of this season’s UEFA Europa League play-offs against Rennes. He had only scored three times in his first 25 European games for Milan.


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