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Match Thread: Down 2-0, AC Milan take the fight to Arsenal in second leg of Europa League match-up

Gattuso: “In football, there is nothing more beautiful than to overturn the odds and make history”

AC Milan v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Roster & Predicted Lineups

GOALKEEPERS: A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Storari

DEFENDERS: Bonucci, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Zapata

MIDFIELDERS: Biglia, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Locatelli, Montolivo

FORWARDS: Borini, Cutrone, Kalinic, André Silva, Suso.

Milan Injuries: Davide Calabria has been ruled out late with Andrea Conti and veteran defender Ignazio Abate still nursing injuries.

Milan Lineup

Again, we could be looking at a complete switch in formation to accommodate for a more attacking front, given our struggles in the first leg. If Rino does go with a 4-4-2 it would have a massive impact on the midfield, and I’m not sure he’s ready to do that, when the 4-3-3 has been working for the squad, sans Arsenal. I think Gattuso sticks with his guns here, yet I’m willing to bet he rewards Silva for his last minute heroics against Genoa.

Arsenal Injuries/Missing: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won’t be available for selection due to his involvement in European play with former club, Borussia Dortmund. Santi Cazorla and Alexandre Lacazette are both unavailable due to injury.

Arsenal Lineup


AC Milan will win tomorrow. Will it be large enough of a margin to put the Rossoneri through to the next round is a totally different question. At the risk of stating the obvious, Milan desperately need to see their name on the board early. The longer the match gets drawn out, and Arsene Wenger will want to slow the game down to a crawl, the more anxiety will build for the young Milanisti.

I’m buying into hope, hell, I’m all in. The dismayed attitude and angry disposition displayed on the faces of Milan players days after the first leg loss, will have our lads firing out onto the pitch, ready to prove their worth to the opposition, to the fans, and far more importantly, to themselves.

3-0 Milan

Match Date, Time and Location

Thursday, March 14, 4:00 PM (ET), 9:00 p.m. (GMT)

Emirates Stadium, London, England

TV Channels

Italy: Sky Sport 1, Sky Super Calcio and Sky Calcio 1

USA: BeIN Sports

Canada: Sportsnet World

Australia: ESPN

Other countries can find their match listings at


USA: BeIN Sports / (7-day trial)TV Channels

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