Key stats behind Milan’s start to the Champions League

Milan have made a disappointing start to their Champions League campaign and will be looking to start putting it right against PSG tonight.

Milan are at home and need a win. From their three group stage games so far they have taken only two points and are yet to score a goal. Anything other than a win tonight will make qualification near impossible, especially considering that they are in the so called ‘group of death’.

Their last UCL game was also against PSG and they got humbled. The game finished 3-0 and highlighted some big problems for Milan. Never mind not scoring, they did not even register a big chance in the game.

The game before was an away draw against Borussia Dortmund which on the face of it isn’t a bad result but in this game they were wasteful. Stefano Pioli’s men had an XG of 1.65 but the forward line were wasteful and overly reliant on Rafael Leão. Pioli’s men have a total xG of 4.1 in the Champions League, which is the second-highest in the group and they also have the second highest xG against, which says that performances haven’t been that bad, at least numerically and there is a foundation for them to succeed.

The Rossoneri know that nothing but a win will do tonight and they will have to make their chances count.

Japtej Ghura | GIFN

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