Impressive clean sheet record and Zlatan’s elixir: All the key stats ahead of Celtic vs. Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan kick off their 2020-21 Europa League group stage campaign when they face off against Celtic on Thursday night.

The Rossoneri will be looking to make it 21 games unbeaten across all competitions having won 17 of them as they face off against a familiar foe at Celtic park.

Below are some of the best pre-match stats…

➤ Milan have won 10 of their 16 previous games against Scottish opposition in European competitions, with 3 draws and 3 defeats (all away from home).

➤ In 17 European matches with Milan (including qualifiers), Zlatan Ibrahimovic has contributed to 14 goals (10 goals and 4 assists).

➤ Milan have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches against Celtic in all competitions.

➤ Milan have won their last 3 matches against Celtic in all competitions.

➤ Celtic and AC Milan have met on 10 previous occasions in major European competition, all of which in the European Cup/Champions League. Celtic have won just one of those meetings – a 2-1 victory in October 2007.

➤ Milan have won each of their last three meetings with Celtic by an aggregate score of 6-0.

➤ Celtic have won three of their last four Europa League home games (L1), as many victories as they managed in their previous 10 such matches at Celtic Park (D2 L5).

➤ Milan have won just one of their last four Europa League encounters (5-2 against F91 Dudelange in November 2018), conceding two or more goals in three of those fixtures.

➤ Both teams come into this Europa League clash on the back of contrasting derby fortunes over the weekend. Celtic fell to a 2-0 defeat to fierce rivals Rangers, while AC Milan picked up a 2-1 win over Inter.

➤ Celtic have now lost two of their last five home matches, which doesn’t bode well for the welcome of Milan, who have won every match this season.

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