Milan misstep and now have some catch up as PSG are off to a flying start while Dortmund beckons.
Milan have two years of UCL experience with this squad while Newcastle are playing their first tournament in decades, Pioli needs to make it count.
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A big game and one where the players need to show character. Milan need to turn up big in the opener.
An important game for Milan to cement themselves as a team to beat in the group of death.
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.
Milan get a very tough draw after their deep run last year.
A big opportunity for Milan to salvage the season and get some revenge for the loss in the SuperCoppa.
A big game for the young Rossoneri squad and a big chance for the players to fight on the largest stage.
An important win for the team and a strong demonstration on intent from Pioli’s men to go further in the competition.
Milan will be looking for another masterclass over Napoli but the visitors will want revenge. A cagey affair is to be expected.
This will be a Pioli vs Spalletti affair, the tactics and game approach will dictate the result above all else.
A big win for Milan as a there is a chance albeit a small one.
A huge result for the team and for their confidence, a massive step forward for the manager and at least two more games in the UCL.
Milan gets to the final eight for the first time since 2011/12 and should mark a huge step forward for the side.
Milan have a huge opportunity to make a statement and secure a fixture not experienced in over a decade.
Milan must be focused on getting a goal and not just defending otherwise will fall into the Dortmund trap.
About 20 million euros on the line for Milan and the opportunity to get into the quarters for the first time since the 2011/12 season.
A big win and a massive response from Pioli and his men.
A positive performance for Pioli’s men and the emergence of a gem in Thiaw.
Milan are in an unique position to pull off a massive upset but need to build on their positive turnaround from the Torino fixture.
Milan are focused on turning their poor form around and could do with a big win in the UCL.
Milan will be looking to make an upset in their first knockout game in years. Conte will be a challenge but not unsurmountable.
Milan will travel to London yet again this season and will take on a number of familiar faces.
A huge achievement on and off the pitch for the Rossoneri and one that hopefully inspires some investment in the January window.
A massive victory for Milan and specifically Pioli. The next step and a gift for his renewal for the fans.
Do or die for Stefano Pioli. Can he celebrate his renewal by taking the next big step with the side?
Milan in another must win situation. The side have a monumental 90 minutes ahead of them and the key players need to turn up.
Milan need to be composed and put the game to bed early like they did against Zagreb.
Milan showing that once again, they are worth more than the sum of their parts.