Milan have not secured their Champions League fortune, but a win or a draw on Wednesday against RB Salzburg will directly send them to the next round.
When these two teams locked horns last time, it ended in a stalemate. Should the result of the fixture remain the same this time, Stefano Pioli’s side would consider it a victory as they would be through to the next round, the knock-out stages.
Milan had a pretty nasty blow in the league at the weekend, losing to Torino via a 2-1 scoreline. On the other hand, the team from Austria have not had many favourable results lately, registering one win, one draw, and one defeat in the last three league matches.
Results in the last five matches in all competitions:
The scorer of the only goal in the first leg for the Rossoneri, Alexis Saelemaekers will be out of this game due to a knee ligament injury. He will enjoy the game from the stands alongside injured Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi, Davide Calabria, and Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Salzburg also have some key players missing from their trip to Milan on Wednesday evening. Nicolás Capaldo and Fernando have been nursing their respective injuries and will thus stay on the sideline. Oumar Solet and Chukwubuike Junior Adamu are doubtful for the clash against the reigning Serie A champions.
Milan predicted XI vs Salzburg:
Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Rebic, Krunic, Leao; Giroud.
Salzburg predicted XI vs Milan:
Kohn; Dedic, Wober, Pavlovic, Bernardo; Kjaergaard, Gourna-Douath, Seiwald; Sucic; Adamu, Okafor.
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