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Match facts: Málaga v Milan

Published: Sunday 21 October 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Málaga v Milan
Málaga were finally beaten by Falcao's Atlético on 7 October ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 21 October 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Málaga v Milan

Málaga

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• Málaga are one of three clubs making their debut in the group stage this season, along with Montpellier Hérault SC and FC Nordsjælland.

• The Spanish side, along with FC Porto, are the only team still to concede in this season's group stage.

• Málaga did not concede in qualifying, so have kept a clean sheet in all four of their European Cup games.

• Martín Demichelis' next yellow card will incur a ban.

International duty
• Five Málaga players were on senior international duty last week: Carlos Kameni, Fabrice (Cameroon), Nacho Monreal (Spain), Manuel Iturra (Chile) and Seba (Uruguay).

• A first-leg penalty from Isco helped Spain to an 8-1 aggregate victory against Denmark in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

• Fabrice, 16, scored a second-leg winner against Cape Verde on his debut for Cameroon, but the 2-1 triumph in Yaounde on 14 October was not enough to reach the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Miscellaneous
• Club Atlético de Madrid ended Málaga's 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions with a 2-1 victory on 7 October. Prior to that, the Andalusian side had been enjoying their longest undefeated start to a top-flight season since 2002/03.

• Aged 16 years and 98 days, Fabrice became the youngest scorer in Liga history when he struck the only goal against RC Celta de Vigo on 18 August.

• Málaga's fourth-placed finish last term was their highest in the Liga. The team's previous best of seventh was achieved in 1970/71 and 1973/74.

• Málaga finished 2011/12 with 58 points, beating their previous top-flight best of 56, in 2000/01.

• Striker Júlio Baptista is a long-term absentee with an Achilles problem.

Milan

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Milan have scored 395 goals in the European Cup.

• At 19 years and 342 days, Stephan El Shaarawy became AC Milan's youngest UEFA Champions League goalscorer when he struck against FC Zenit St Petersburg on matchday two.

International duty
• Seven Milan players were on senior duty during the international break: Ignazio Abate, El Shaarawy, Riccardo Montolivo (Italy), Nigel de Jong, Urby Emanuelson (Netherlands), Mario Yepes and Cristián Zapata (Colombia).

• El Shaarawy made his competitive debut for Italy as a substitute in the Azzurri's 3-1 win in Armenia on 12 October.

• Four days later Montolivo broke the deadlock as Italy defeated Denmark 3-1 in a qualifier at San Siro.

• Mattia De Sciglio played in both games as Italy secured their place in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals with a 4-2 aggregate victory against Sweden in the play-offs.

Miscellaneous
• Robinho suffered a right thigh injury in training on 16 October.

• The 1-0 loss to FC Internazionale Milano on 7 October was the Diavolo's fourth reverse in seven Serie A matches this term. Milan had not started a campaign in such fashion since 1941/42.

• Pato, who made his first senior appearance this season on Saturday after a thigh injury sustained in August, scored twice for the club's Primavera youth side on 6 October.

• Filippo Inzaghi retired in the summer and took over the Allievi Nazionali youth side.

Last updated: 22/10/12 19.01CET

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