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AC Milan Face A Huge Challenge To Beat Napoli Again As The Champions League Quarter Finals Arrive

This will be a Pioli vs Spalletti affair, the tactics and game approach will dictate the result above all else.

SSC Napoli v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

AC Milan host Napoli at the San Siro tonight in a massive fixture in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. It will be an all Italian affair as the current Champions take on the likely next Champions of the domestic league.

Milan just whooped Napoli 4-0 at the Maradona a week ago in what is easily the best performance from Stefano Pioli’s men all season but Napoli responded with a win while Milan followed it with a lacklustre draw.

Napoli are one of the best teams in Europe this season and will be a huge challenge for the Rossoneri as Luciano Spalletti looks for retribution. The one saving grace for Milan is that the Napoli talisman Victor Osimhen remains out of the fixture due to an injury. The Nigerian is not only their top scorer but carries the will of the team and his absence will hurt them.

Pioli will field the same XI who beat Napoli a week ago which means Simon Kjaer and Rade Krunic get the nod. A big night awaits the Rossoneri as they will taste quarter finals for the first time in over a decade.

Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez, Bennacer, Tonali, Diaz, Krunic, Leao, Giroud.