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Match facts: Milan v Anderlecht

Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Milan v Anderlecht
Anderlecht's Dieudonné Mbokani celebrates a goal against AEL Limassol in the play-offs ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Milan v Anderlecht

Milan

UEFA Champions League statistics
• This is Milan's 150th game in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

International duty
• Nine Milan players were on senior duty during the international break: Giampaolo Pazzini, Antonio Nocerino, Francesco Acerbi (Italy), Urby Emanuelson (Netherlands), Mario Yepes, Cristián Zapata (Colombia), Djamel Mesbah (Algeria), Kévin Constant (Guinea) and Bakaye Traoré (Mali).

• Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as Italy booked a place in next month's UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs with a 7-0 win against Liechtenstein on 7 September.

• Ignazio Abate and Riccardo Montolivo started for Italy in the 4-0 UEFA EURO 2012 final defeat by Spain in July.

• Montolivo, Robinho (both thigh) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (hand) were not on international duty because of injuries.

Summer transfers
In
Riccardo Montolivo (ACF Fiorentina)
Gabriel (Cruzeiro EC)
Francesco Acerbi (Genoa CFC)
Kévin Constant (Genoa CFC)
Cristián Zapata (Villarreal CF)
Giampaolo Pazzini (FC Internazionale Milano)
Bojan Krkić (AS Roma)
Nigel de Jong (Manchester City FC)
Bakaye Traoré (AS Nancy-Lorraine)*
M'Baye Niang (SM Caen)*

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Out
Alessandro Nesta (Montreal Impact)
Mark van Bommel (PSV Eindhoven)
Gennaro Gattuso (FC Sion)
Clarence Seedorf (Botafogo FR)
Alexander Merkel (Genoa CFC)
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Antonio Cassano (FC Internazionale Milano)
Flavio Roma (AS Monaco FC)
Alberto Paloschi (AC Chievo Verona, loan)
Taye Taiwo (FC Dynamo Kyiv, loan)
Filippo Inzaghi (retired)
Gianluca Zambrotta (released)
Massimo Oddo (released)

Miscellaneous
• Pato is yet to play this season for Milan because of a thigh injury picked up on 22 August that will force him to miss the Anderlecht game.

• Inzaghi retired in the summer and took over the Allievi Nazionali youth side, who play in the Italian Under-16 league. His coaching debut ended with a 5-1 victory over Bologna FC on 9 September.

Anderlecht

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Milan Jovanović serves a one-game ban on matchday one.

• Goalkeeper Silvio Proto was the only Anderlecht player to feature in all 360 minutes of qualifying.

• Anderlecht have scored 47 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final, and conceded 97.

International duty
• Ten Anderlecht players were on senior duty during the international break: Guillaume Gillet (Belgium), Lucas Biglia (Argentina), Roland Juhász (Hungary), Marcin Wasilewski (Poland), Behrang Safari (Sweden), Bedi Mbenza, Chancel Mbemba, Dieudonné Mbokani (DR Congo), Cheikhou Kouyaté (Senegal) and Osama Hawsawi (Saudi Arabia).

• Gillet's maiden international goal in 18 appearances, a first-half volley, earned Belgium a 1-1 draw with Croatia in FIFA World Cup qualifying on 11 September. He also featured in the 2-0 win against Wales four days earlier.

• Juhász scored Hungary's opener in their 5-0 triumph over Andorra on 7 September.

• Mbokani scored twice in DR Congo's 4-0 win against Equatorial Guinea in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on 9 September.

• Bram Nuytinck struck the opener as the Netherlands beat Austria 4-1 on 7 September to secure their place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Summer transfers
In
Gohi Bi Cyriac (R. Standard de Liège)*
Osama Hawsawi (Al-Hilal Saudi Club)
Bedi Mbenza (TP Mazembe)
Bram Nuytinck (NEC Nijmegen)

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Out
Davy Schollen (K. Sint-Truidense VV)
Michaël Cordier (KVC Westerlo)
Patou Kabangu (released)
Thomas Chatelle (released)
Lukáš Mareček (sc Heerenveen, loan)
Dalibor Veselinović (K. Beerschot AC, loan)
Ziguy Badibanga (R. Charleroi SC, loan)
Cristophe Diandy (R. Charleroi SC, loan)
Pablo Chavarria (KV Kortrijk, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Anderlecht beat KSC Lokeren OV 3-2 on 22 July to win the Belgian Super Cup.

• The club's Constant Vanden Stock Stadium was renovated this summer. The orange seats have been replaced by the traditional purple and white of Anderlecht, more space has been created for supporters and a new VIP section introduced.

• Matías Suárez, Belgian Player of the Year last season, is not in Anderlecht's UEFA Champions League squad after being ruled out until later in the year following knee surgery.

Last updated: 17/09/12 0.32CET

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