AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid
This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
AC Milan have been knocked out in each of their last four Champions League knockout ties against Spanish teams.
AC Milan have only won one of their last 13 Champions League games against Spanish teams (6 draws, 6 defeats), a 2-0 victory against Barcelona in February 2013.
Atletico Madrid have won their last three competitive encounters with Italian teams, in all competitions (8 goals for, 1 against).
AC Milan have been knocked out in the last 16 in four of their last five Champions League campaigns.
AC Milan have won only two of their last 12 Champions League knockout games (3 draws, 7 defeats).
AC Milan have averaged 38.6% of possession in the Champions League this season, the lowest ratio among the 16 remaining teams in the competition.
This is only the third time that Atletico Madrid have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League after 1996/97 (quarter finalists) and 2008/09 (last 16).
Atletico Madrid have only conceded three goals in the Champions League this season, the best defensive tally alongside Chelsea and Manchester Utd.
Atletico Madrid are one of only three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Manchester Utd and Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid have completed 77.1% of their passes in the Champions League this season, the lowest ratio among the last 16 teams remaining in the competition.
None of AC Milan’s last eight Champions League games at San Siro has produced more than two goals. Five of those have ended in draws.
Mario Balotelli has netted seven goals in 27 Champions League games, five of them coming from set-piece (3 penalties, 1 direct free-kick, 1 indirect free-kick).
Diego Costa has scored 4 goals in his last 3 Champions League games.
Raúl García has scored/assisted six of Atletico’s last 10 Champions League goals.