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Upcoming AC Milan Storylines To Follow In The Champions League

The Rossoneri will have some key players returning to the San Siro while the away trips to Paris and Dortmund will see some big exchanges.

UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Group Stage Draw Photo by Valerio Pennicino - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

AC Milan are in the Group of Death in the Champions League but beyond the tough teams in the group there are a number of things to look out for in the background. There are a couple of stories of returns and connections that will be played out on the pitch.

Group F: AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle United, Paris St-Germain

Here are some storylines to come:

Hernandez Brothers

Lucas Hernandez joined PSG this summer from Bayern Munich and is a starter for the side. He also plays left back so will unlikely go head-to-head with his brother on the pitch. The brothers are together with the France national team but will be facing each other twice in the next few months. Both brothers started off together at Atletico Madrid but Theo moved to Alaves then Real Madrid and Real Sociedad where the brothers failed to face off in La Liga. The two games will be interesting to see them play against each other for the first time.

Pulisic Takes On His First Side Dortmund

Christian Pulisic came though the Borussia Dortmund academy into their first team. He played for Die Schwarzgelben for three years making 127 appearances scoring 19 goals and providing 26 assists. He won the DFB Pokal and was part of the two seasons where Dortmund pressed Bayern Munich only to fall short of the tile in 15/16 and 18/19. It will be a big moment for the American to return to the Westfalenstadion with Milan as he did not get to properly feature when Chelsea FC played there in the Champions League.

Donnarumma Faces His Childhood Club Milan

It’s been two years since Gianluigi Donnarumma spat in the faces of the Milan faithful to follow the big bucks in Paris. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Mike Maignan made us forget about the Italian real quick and delivered a Serie A title for is. His time in Paris has been shaky and he has not been the Class A signing that was expected, regardless he delivers at a decent enough quality and has now won two Ligue 1 titles. It will be a fiery return for him to the San Siro in a few weeks.

Tonali Returns To The San Siro After Big Money Move

Three months after his big money move to the Premier League, Sandro Tonali will return to the San Siro and will certainly come to a warm welcome. The Rossoneri faithful were devastated when he left, even more so as he did not want to leave. His sale has financed one of the best markets in recent memory and strengthened the squad immensely. Tonali scored on his debut and has been putting in strong performances despite his side struggling. Tonali is a fan favourite in Milan for his contributions in the title winning season and his actions to remain at the club following his initial loan.