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AC Milan Take On Atalanta In Champions League Showdown As Diaz and Leao Set To Start

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Milan are 90 minutes away from a successful season or a massive mental collapse.

Brahim Diaz of Ac Milan in action during the Serie A match... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

AC Milan have their biggest game in years against Atalanta for a place in the UEFA Champions League after an incredible season full of ups and downs. Milan come up against their toughest opponents in recent years who have dealt us 5-0 and 3-0 losses under Stefano Pioli.

Gian Piero Gasperini made it very clear that they will go for the jugular in this game as they attempt to close out a second place finish despite already clinching UCL qualification.

Milan will be missing out on striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic also doesn’t seem to be in the best condition. Milan are in a desperate position and will rely on the younger talent in the team such as Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao to create some magic in Bergamo tonight. Milan blew their chance to clinch qualification in a 0-0 draw with Cagliari last week. A win is needed to get Milan back in Europe.

Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma, Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez, Bennacer, Kessie, Saelemaekers, Diaz, Calhanoglu, Leao.