Barca to win at odds 1.50
AC Milan ; Lack of consistency in Serie A
Milan are having a mixed season in Serie A (14 points to Juventus) . The team attempts to adapt to the big changes in the summer caused by the departures of Seedorf, Gattuso, Nesta and Inzaghi, as well as the sale of Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic to PSG.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with AC Milan, winning 4 and drawing 3.
This is their fifth encounter in the last two seasons of the Champions League.
AC Milan’s last win against Barcelona dates back to October 2004 at the San Siro in the group stages of the Champions League (1-0).
Among the teams in the Champions League last 16, AC Milan are the only one who have yet to win at home in this season’s competition. Their last home win the competition was a year ago, against Arsenal (4-0, 15 February 2012).
AC Milan have only scored one goal in their last four games at the San Siro in the Champions League. They have had 58 shots (incl. blocked) at home in the Champions League this season but only one of them has found the back of the net.
AC Milan have only won one of their last 10 knockout games in the Champions League, against Arsenal at home in the last 16 last season.
Barcelona have only lost two of their last 24 Champions League games, both in Britain (at Chelsea and Celtic).
Barcelona have the highest possession in the Champions League this season with an average of 75.8%.
No side picked up more bookings than AC Milan in the group stages this season (17).
Lionel Messi has scored 56 goals in 74 Champions League games, only Raul has scored more in the competition (71 goals in 142 games).
Three of the four players who completed the most passes in the opposition half during the group stages play for Barcelona: Xavi (551), Messi (303) and Iniesta (302).