Milan and Sparta Praha meet at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 10‑03‑2004 and ended with the score: Milan (4‑1) Sparta Praha.
The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group H after a victory in their debut in this group stage, against Celtic, by (1‑3). In the last match they played, for Serie A, they drew with Roma at home by (3‑3). In their last 10 home games, Milan has recorded 8 wins and 2 draws.
For this competition, they did not lose any of the last 4 matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 3 of the last 4 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: they scored the first goal in 11 of the last 12 games, of these 11 they reached the break with an advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 9.
AC Milan arrives for this match after a 3-3 draw, against Roma, in a match that counts for Serie A: the team’s goals were signed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2) and Alexis Saelemaekers. In the first round of the Europa League, the Italians beat Celtic 1-3. Coach Stefano Pioli must favor the movement of the ball and organized attacks, especially down the left corridor: Rafael Leão is very fast and strong to transport the ball to attack. Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is AC Milan’s top scorer in official competition with 7 goals scored. For this match, the home team cannot count on Ante Rebic and Mateo Musacchio, both injured. In quarantine are Matteo Gabbia and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Sparta Praha :
The away team plays their second match in Group H, after losing (1‑4) in their first match in this group stage, against Lille. In their last 10 away matches Sparta Praha has recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches.
Sparta Prague arrives for this match after a 1-4 loss to Lille, in a match that counts for the first day of the Europa League: Borek Dockal scored the team’s only goal. In this match against AC Milan, coach Vaclav Kotal is expected to play 4-3-3 favoring the defensive organization and the counter-attacks of the running backs: David Moberg Karlsson and Andreas Vindheim should form the wings of the team. Lukas Julis is Sparta Prague’s top scorer with 6 goals in 8 official matches. The visiting coach can count on all his best players.