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Match facts: Tottenham v Milan

Published: Sunday 6 March 2011, 4.29CET
Match facts: Tottenham v Milan
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Published: Sunday 6 March 2011, 4.29CET

Match facts: Tottenham v Milan


UEFA milestones
• Tottenham have scored 46 European Champion Clubs' Cup goals. They have struck 296 in UEFA competition, conceding 145.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Aaron Lennon and SL Benfica's Carlos Martins are the competition's leading assist providers having set up five goals.

• Jermaine Jenas served a one-match suspension in the first leg.

Latest domestic information
Sunday 6 March: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-3 Tottenham Hotspur FC
(Doyle 20 40pen, Fletcher 87; Defoe 30 35, Pavlyuchenko 48)
Gomes; Hutton, Dawson, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto; Pienaar (Bale 69), Jenas, Sandro, Modrić (Kranjčar 85); Defoe, Pavlyuchenko (Lennon 74)

• Steven Fletcher's late goal at Molineux denied Tottenham their seventh away league victory of the campaign. Only Arsenal FC with seven have managed more away wins this season.

• Spurs have still earned 21 points from losing positions this season, the most in the Premier League.

• Tottenham's four-game winning streak in all competitions ended with a 3-1 loss at Blackpool FC on 22 February.

• Harry Redknapp's side have nevertheless lost just three of their last 22 games, winning 12.

• They are unbeaten in 14 matches at White Hart Lane, winning ten and drawing four since a 4-1 League Cup defeat by Arsenal on 21 September.

• Prior to defeating Newcastle United FC 2-0 on 28 December, Tottenham had kept one clean sheet in 23 matches – against Werder Bremen on Matchday 5. They have kept six in their last 13 games.

• Ten of the 34 league goals Tottenham have conceded have come in the last 15 minutes.

• Jermain Defoe made his 300th Premier League appearance at Wolves – he has scored 99 goals – while Benoît Assou-Ekotto started a league match for Tottenham for the 100th time.

Injury news
• Gareth Bale (back, out since 22 January) and Younes Kaboul (knee, 28 December) missed the first leg against Milan, the former returning to action as a second-half substitute on Sunday.

• Rafael van der Vaart returned from a calf complaint at San Siro but has not played since due to a similar injury. An ankle injury has kept Vedran Ćorluka on the sidelines since 15 February.

• Jonathan Woodgate made his first competitive appearance since November 2009 in Milan after recovering from a long-standing groin problem but has not played since having strained a left adductor muscle.

• A recurrent groin strain has restricted Ledley King to one appearance since 29 September. The Tottenham captain had an operation in Germany on 8 February and is back in training.

• Tom Huddlestone has not played since 9 November due to a right ankle injury.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Sandro, Steven Pienaar (Everton FC), Jonathan Woodgate
Out: David Bentley (Birmingham City FC, loan), Giovani Dos Santos (Real Racing Club, loan), Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, loan), Robbie Keane (West Ham United FC, loan)

• South Africa centre-back Bongani Khumalo completed his move to Tottenham in January but has not been registered for the UEFA Champions League.

• Andros Townsend has joined Watford FC on loan for the rest of the season. Nathan Byrne linked up with Brentford FC on a one-month loan on 21 February.

• On 26 February former Tottenham defender Dean Richards died at the age of 36 following a long illness.


UEFA milestones
• Milan have scored 197 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final. They have conceded 197 European Champion Clubs' Cup goals.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Milan have scored seven goals, the lowest total of the teams ahead of the round of 16 second legs along with Manchester United FC and FC København.

• The Italian side have had 25 shots on goal, fewer than any other team in the last 16 ahead of the second legs.

• Zlatan Ibrahimović has been caught offside 14 times; more than any other player ahead of the second legs.

• Milan have collected more yellow cards (20) than any other side in the competition.

• Gennaro Gattuso is suspended following his first-leg yellow card and will also serve a four-match ban after the UEFA Control and Disciplinary body ruled he assaulted the Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan after the match. Mathieu Flamini, Luca Antonini, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Gianluca Zambrotta are a booking away from a ban.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 5 March: Juventus 0-1 AC Milan (Gattuso 68)
Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Jankulovski; Gattuso, Van Bommel, Flamini; Boateng (Robinho 46); Cassano (Seedorf 71), Ibrahimović

• Massimiliano Allegri's side are 13 matches unbeaten away from home, winning ten since their 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid CF on 19 October.

• Milan have won seven and drawn four of their last 11 league games. FC Internazionale Milano, 13 points adrift at the turn of the year, have nevertheless closed the deficit to five points.

• Milan have won three out of three since the first leg, with Pato having scored in the final stages against AC Chievo Verona (2-1) and SSC Napoli (3-0) before Saturday's trip to Turin.

• Boateng was also on target against Napoli, one of three goals in his last seven games – all ended in 3-0 wins.

• Clarence Seedorf scored his first goal of the campaign in the 4-0 win against Parma FC on 12 February to maintain his record of having registered in all 12 seasons he has played in Serie A.

• Allegri made his competitive debut in the Milan dugout in the 4-0 triumph over 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
• Pato sat out the Juventus game with a fever.

• Boateng went off with an ankle injury at half-time against Juventus. He made his first appearance of the year at Chievo on 20 February after recovering from an Achilles injury picked up during the winter break.

• Andrea Pirlo was set for his second game since 18 December against Parma on 12 February following a thigh problem, but suffered knee ligament damage on the eve of the match and was ruled out for another six weeks.

• Milan's injury list includes Zambrotta (knee, out since 12 December), Rodney Strasser (thigh, 19 January) and Massimo Ambrosini (thigh, 29 January).

• Nicola Legrottaglie has not played since suffering a head injury on his Milan debut against Lazio on 1 February.

• Filippo Inzaghi is likely to miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee against Palermo on 10 November.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
Nicola Legrottaglie (Juventus), Nnamdi Oduamadi*
Out: Ronaldinho (CR Flamengo)
* from B list

• Milan also signed Antonio Cassano (from UC Sampdoria), Mark van Bommel (FC Bayern München) and Urby Emanuelson (AFC Ajax), though they are ineligible for the UEFA Champions League. Spanish left-back Dídac Vilà joined from RCD Espanyol.

• The Rossoneri wore a special edition of their away strip at Chievo to mark the 25th anniversary of Silvio Berlusconi's ownership. The shirts were auctioned for charity.

Last updated: 07/03/11 14.17CET

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