Preview: AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid – prediction, team news, lineups
AC Milan and Atlético de Madrid will go in search of their first 2021-22 Champions League victories during Tuesday’s Group B battle at San Siro. AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid stream, AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid h2h, AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid live stream, AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid where to watch, AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid prediction, AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid channel.
Stefano Pioli’s side lost 3-2 to old rivals, Liverpool, on opening day, while Atlético failed to shoot in a goalless draw with Porto.
AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid Match preview
Having previously met only in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals, fans licked their lips at the prospect of another European classic between AC Milan and Liverpool on opening day, and the clash at Anfield did not disappoint. .
Despite Fikayo Tomori’s own goal to open the scoring, the Rossoneri counterattacked with two quick shots from Ante Rebic and Brahim Díaz to head into the break with a 2-1 lead, but Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson returned in style in the second part. send Milan home empty-handed.
Despite their disappointing start to the 2021-22 Champions League, Milan’s Serie A title charge continues to pick up pace as Diaz and Daniel Maldini, with their father Paolo watching from the stands, propelled the Rossoneri forward. to a 2-1 win. in Spezia on Saturday.
As tough as Atlético’s defense is, they will certainly fight to control Pioli’s men, as the Italian giants have scored in each of the seven games so far this season as they seek their first Champions League victory. since they defeated Celtic 3-0 in November 2013.
In addition, the Rossoneri have notched up three wins in their first three league games at the San Siro this season, scoring eight goals and conceding just one, although only one of their last 17 meetings with Spanish teams has seen them triumph.
Despite boasting an irrepressible trio of talents at the top of Joao Félix, Luis Suárez, and Antoine Griezmann, goals have been extremely hard to come by for Atlético in recent weeks, but their opponents were just as shy in their opening game. of the Champions League.
In a match in which only 11 shots were fired, Atlético and Porto shook hands at one point each in a goalless draw at the Wanda Metropolitano, but the La Liga champions’ problems in front of goal proved even more. pricey in its latest top class. meeting.
Alavés center-back Víctor Laguardia took the four minutes to break the deadlock on Saturday, while Atlético once again failed to make the net in their first defeat of the season, and can now only boast one goal and one victory. of his last four. games in all competitions.
However, Atlético had embarked on a three-game winning streak away from home, each by a score of 2-1, before being brought down by Alavés at the weekend, but have also failed to score in their last three. Champions League matches and boasts a troubling record of just one win out of their last seven in the competition.
On a brighter note, the La Liga champions boast a perfect record of two wins in their two previous meetings with AC Milan, notching a 1-0 win at San Siro before a 4-1 win at home in the knockout stages of the 2013-14 season tournament on the way to the final.
Milan’s troubling injury list has been eased by the returns of Olivier Giroud and Davide Calabria, the latter surely fit enough to displace Pierre Kalulu on the right side of the defense.
However, the timeless talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic still has doubts as he battles an Achilles problem, while Rade Krunic, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Alessandro Florenzi will miss it.
However, the Rossoneri are hoping to have Simon Kjaer fit and eager to play on Tuesday, while Diaz should displace Maldini junior, despite his memorable goal of the weekend.
Atlético defender Stefan Savic continues to serve a lengthy European suspension and will not be available here, but Joao Félix is eligible to play amid a national penalty of his own.
Thomas Lemar remains the only one absent from the visitors due to injury while tending to a quadriceps problem, with Koke fit enough to bench against Alavés and pushing Geoffrey Kondogbia for inclusion.
José Giménez is sure to return to the baseline in place of the suspended Savic, while a renewed Felix will feel confident in displacing Griezmann up amid the visitors’ attacking problems.
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Rebic; Giroud
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Gimenez, Felipe, Hermoso; Trippier, Llorente, Koke, De Paul, Carrasco; Suarez, Felix