AC Milan face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League second group stage game at the San Siro tonight. The Rossoneri face off against the final team they played before their seven year absence from the competition.
Milan 0 - 1 Atletico
Atletico 4 - 1 Milan
Form Guide (all competitions)
Milan: W, L, D, W, W
Atletico: W, D, D, W, L
Players to Watch
As with the opener in the competition, it is natural that the Rossoneri will be nervous and take some time to get into their flow on the big stage. Maignan will be crucial as with the opener where he made numerous saves including one from the penalty. He will be tested by the likes of Suarez, Felix, De Paul and Carrasco hence will need to steadfast.
The pacey attacker will be the one to cause issues for us as he will be the one whose passes open spaces down the middle. We need to block his passes down the middle to Suarez to keep our clean sheet in tact for as long as possible.
The young no. 10 is on an incredible run of form scoring the winner against Spezia this weekend, the opener against Venezia before that and a goal against Liverpool last week in the UCL. He will be the player to bring some magic when the game gets bogged down with Simeone’s inevitable defensive spell.
Prediction: Atletico 1 - 2 Milan