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Match facts: Milan v Ajax

Published: Sunday 5 December 2010, 21.45CET
Match facts: Milan v Ajax
Milan and Ajax drew 1-1 on Matchday 2 ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 5 December 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: Milan v Ajax


UEFA milestones
• Milan have scored 197 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Milan have collected 17 yellow cards; more than any other side.

• Luca Antonini, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Gennaro Gattuso and Gianluca Zambrotta will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 4 December: AC Milan 3-0 Brescia Calcio (Boateng 4, Robinho 28, Ibrahimović 30)
Abbiati; Abate, Nesta (Yepes 46), Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Ambrosini (Flamini 64), Pirlo, Gattuso; Boateng; Robinho, Ibrahimović (Ronaldinho 70)

• Massimiliano Allegri's team claimed their ninth win in 11 league games.

• Boateng struck his first goal for Milan; Zlatan Ibrahimović took his tally to seven in his last ten games in all competitions.

• The Rossoneri are eight matches unbeaten in all competitions, winning six.

• Milan have found the net in each of their last 20 home games, since a 1-0 Coppa Italia defeat by Udinese Calcio on 27 January.

• On 14 November Ibrahimović's penalty ended FC Internazionale Milano's 46-game unbeaten home run in the league.

• Allegri made his competitive debut in the Milan dugout in the 4-0 triumph over US Lecce on 29 August. It is the second time Milan have beaten Lecce on the opening day of a season, having won 1-0 on the same date in 1993. The Rossoneri, then coached by Fabio Capello, went on to win the Scudetto and UEFA Champions League.

Injury news
• Andrea Pirlo (right thigh, out since 17 November) made his comeback against Brescia; Antonini (muscular problems, 14 November) was an unused substitute.

• Filippo Inzaghi is likely to miss the rest of the season after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee against US Città di Palermo on 10 November.

• Pato injured his left thigh muscle against Palermo and is not expected to return until the new year.

• Massimo Oddo was ruled out for four to six weeks after picking up a left thigh problem in training on 29 October.

• Ibrahimović was named Swedish player of the year for an unprecedented fifth time on 15 November.

• Boateng has been shortlisted for the African Footballer of the Year award.


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Luis Suárez, Eyong Enoh and Demy de Zeeuw will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 4 December: AFC Ajax 1-1 NEC Nijmegen (Mido 76; Nuytinck 78)
Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Emanuelson; Enoh, De Zeeuw (Eriksen 85); Sulejmani, El Hamdaoui, Mido (De Jong 79), Özbiliz (Zeegelaar 60)

• With Suárez and Rasmus Lindgren suspended, Mido and Aras Özbiliz made their first Eredivisie starts of the season in what proved to be Martin Jol's last match in charge. It was only Özbiliz's second game for the club.

• On Monday Ajax parted company with Jol by mutual consent. Jol will be replaced on the bench by Frank de Boer for the match at San Siro.

• The Amsterdam club have won just two of their last eight fixtures, losing four.

• Mido has scored three goals in his last four appearances in all competitions, including the opener in a 2-0 win at VVV Venlo on 28 November.

• That ended a run of three Eredivisie matches without a goal for Ajax, their most barren sequence since October/November 2005.

• Suárez is two matches into a seven-game domestic ban following an altercation with Otman Bakkal during a 0-0 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven on 20 November.

Injury news
• Teemu Tainio and Thimothée Atouba missed the NEC game with toe injuries. Atouba, out with a left knee injury since August 2009, was sent off on his comeback for the reserves on 25 October.

• Oleguer, out since 14 November due to a leg muscle problem, was an unused substitute against VVV and NEC.

• Florian Jozefzoon sustained a knee injury while on international duty with the Netherlands Under-21s on 17 November.

• Nicolás Lodeiro has not played since fracturing his right foot at the FIFA World Cup, and was ruled out until the new year on 23 October when he broke a bone in the same foot while training.

• Evander Sno had an internal defibrillator fitted after passing out during a reserve fixture on 13 September because of a suspected heart problem. He returned in a reserve friendly on 11 November.

• Kenneth Vermeer tore his Achilles in training on 12 August and is expected to be absent for six months.

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