LIVE MN – Towards Salzburg-Milan: Pioli confirms the 11th of the derby, Saelemaekers the only novelty. Red Bull Arena sold out


LIKELY LINE-UP AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Saelemaekers, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud.

18.30 – Milan will play for the second time in their history a match valid for the European Cups on 6 September. The only precedent dates back to the 1972-1973 season, when the Rossoneri played against Luxembourg’s Red Boys Differdandge in the first leg of the round of 32 of the Cup Winners’ Cup. Milan in that case prevailed 1-4 thanks to the brace from Prati and the goals from Golin and Chiarugi.

18.10 – This evening Milan will make their season debut in the Champions League playing at home to Salzburg on the first day of group E. The match between the Italian Champions and the Austrian Champions will begin at 21.00 and will be visible on Sky and Infinity +.

17.50 – There are two absolute precedents between Salzburg and Milan. Both of them both date back to the 1994-1995 season when the two teams were in the Champions League group (Group D): the first match, dated 28 September 1994, was played at San Siro and ended 3-0 for Il Diavolo (goal by Stroppa and Simone’s brace), while the second leg was staged on 7 December 1994 (played at the Prater in Vienna, 1-0 victory for the Rossoneri thanks to a goal by Massaro).

17.30 – Milan has played five games this season, which has collected 11 points by winning three times (Udinese, Bologna, Inter) and drawing in just two matches (Atalanta, Sassuolo). On the other hand, Salzburg has played a total of eight games, which collected 18 points in 7 championship days. For the Austrians to record also a success in the Cup against the Gurten Union.

17.00 – For the first time in his coaching career Stefano Pioli will face Salzburg in an official match. The company led by Red Bull will also be the first absolute Austrian opponent of the Rossoneri coach.

16.40 – Tonight will be the first Rossoneri match in the Champions League for Charles De Ketelaere. The Belgian playmaker has already played a total of 16 games in the top European competition with the shirt of Club Brugge, also scoring a goal and providing two total assists.

16.20 – Srdjan Jovanovic will be the referee of Salzburg-Milan, a match valid for the first day of group E of the Champions League. The Croatian whistle will direct a match for the Rossoneri for the second time, who under his direction have already played a Europa League match in September 2018. In that case Milan managed to win in Luxembourg against Dudelange thanks to Higuain’s goal.

15.53 – Today the other Champions League group E match will also be played, the one in which Milan, the Italian Champion, is included. The Zagreb Stadion Maksimir match between Dinamo and Chelsea, however, will not be played simultaneously with the match between Salzburg and AC Milan. The kick-off between the Croatians and the English is in fact set at 18.45.

15.15 – The official Twitter profile of Red Bull Salzburg shared some information on transport within the city that could be useful for AC Milan fans away. Here are the main communications:

– There will be no public parking spaces open inside the stadium.

– With the ticket you can travel for free on public transport from 6 hours before kick-off until the last service of the day.

– From 17:00 CET, two hours before kick-off, a free shuttle service is available from the free car parks in the Messezentrum and Designer Outlet Center and from Hanuschplatz in the city center.

– People in wheelchairs can park at the Busterminal (East).

14.51 – It is easy to take stock of AC Milan’s last three European away matches, which are equivalent to the three games played by the Rossoneri away from home in the Champions League last season. The balance is two defeats, one in Liverpool for 3-2 (goals by Rebic and Diaz) and one in Porto for 1-0, and a victory, which came to the Wanda Metropolitano against Atletico Madrid thanks to Messias. Tonight the first continental away game of the season, at 21 against Salzburg.

14.01 – As usual, the Rossoneri full-back Theo Hernandez uploaded the environment to social media in view of tonight’s match against Salzburg, scheduled for 9 pm. The message from the Frenchman reads: “New Champions League season! Let’s go Milan!” .

13.25 – Red Bull Salzburg is a tough team, used to playing the Champions League despite the constant turnover within their squad. An even more difficult team to face in the home of the Salzburg Arena. In the last Champions League campaign, the Austrians never lost at home in the four games they played in front of their fans. In the group, Red Bull won 3-1 against Lille, 2-1 against Wolfsburg and beat Sevilla 1-0 in the decisive match for the passage of the round. In the first leg of the round of 16, however, Saliburg stopped the German champions Bayern Munich at 1-1.

12.51 – Directly from our correspondents in Salzburg Antonio Vitiello and Pietro Mazzara, we report the photo of the Hotel where AC Milan is staying at these hours waiting for tonight’s match at 21 in the Salzburg Arena, valid for the first day of group E of the Champions League . Several Rossoneri fans have already arrived in Salzburg and are occupying the city center: more arrivals are expected in the afternoon.

12.25 – “Giroud, the derby is the right charge for a goal in the Champions League” writes the Corriere dello Sport. Pioli’s Milan clings to Olivier Giroud in view of the Champions League match at Salzburg. The Frenchman should bear the weight of the attack alone, then alternating with Origi. Last year 0 goals in the Champions League, this year he aims to unlock immediately, thanks also to the post-derby charge. “Giroud intends to find the away goal much earlier than last year. In that case it had to wait until February, tonight the Frenchman will not want to delay” the newspaper wrote.

12.01 – Ismael Bennacer, a few hours after his AC Milan debut in the Champions League against Salzburg, published a post on Instagram with this message: “I missed the European nights”.

12.00 – Stefano Pioli should confirm the same formation that started the derby against Inter a few days ago, with only one new feature: Saelemakers on the right instead of Messias. In front of Maignan, space for Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori and Theo Hernandez, while in the middle of the field there will be the usual Tonali and Bennacer. In addition to the Belgian, behind Giroud, there will be De Ketelaere and Leao.

11.50 – On the microphones of Milan TV, Davide Calabria spoke about Salzburg, AC Milan’s opponent in the Champions League tonight: “It’s a very young team, but they have already played this competition. They are doing well in the league, they are well prepared and trained. . The usual Champions League match will be waiting for us, so at a high pace. They will press a lot, but we have prepared the right counter-moves. We want to start our path in the Champions League well. ”

11.30 – Interviewed by Milan TV, Stefano Pioli presented Salzburg as follows: “Last year Salzburg passed the group, they never lost at home, not even against Bayern Munich in the round of 16. They are a fast team, we have to play Salzburg has many young players in the team, but they are ready to play the Champions League. They have been winning their championship for a few years, so they are a team used to playing to win. They are an attacking and fast team, maybe we can suffer something defensively, but I think we can also find some space forward. We know that we will find a prepared team, but we have our playing principles in mind. We will have to take the field with determination and determination. The stadium will be very hot, real football is in environments like this. They will try to play the game. They know how to dribble, but also verticalize. Many attackers. It will be a match in which the two teams will think about attacking and not just defending “.

11.10 – Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan will make their season debut in the Champions League tonight in Salzburg. For this match, the Devil will wear the first uniform of this season: the usual Rossoneri shirt, shorts and black socks. Mike Maignan will wear the all-orange uniform instead.

10.48 – The match between Salzburg and Milan scheduled for tonight at 9 pm will be played in a beautiful setting as the Red Bull Arena will be sold out: for this challenge, valid for Group E of the Champions League 2022-2023, approximately 30,000 spectators at the stadium, of which 1500 will come from Italy.

10.08 – Interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport, Salzburg ds Christoph Freund commented on AC Milan’s project as follows: “I don’t want to talk about other clubs. Every club has a history, which also depends on its country. Objectively, it’s easier in a league. like our hiring young players, even if in our country the boys must have the desire and quality to grow and mature in the best possible way. In the five best European leagues it is more difficult to carry out this type of project. Milan is, however, one of the best in the world, otherwise he would not have won Serie A. In recent years he has changed his skin and strengthened, relying on the experience of Giroud and Ibrahimovic and the talent of some top young players. We want to put them in difficulty with our football. our challenge “.

10.05 – That tonight, except for sensational news in the next few hours, should also be the first in the Champions League by Charles De Ketelaere, the great hit of the summer transfer market of Milan.

10.00 – In view of tonight’s match against Salzburg, which will mark AC Milan’s Champions League debut 2022-2023, Stefano Pioli has only one line-up doubt: who will play as right winger between Saelemaekers and Messias? The Belgian seems to be in the lead to complete the Rossoneri offensive department which will be led once again by Olivier Giroud, who has just returned from a goal in the derby. The French will be preferred to Divock Origi, who can still be useful during the game. The former Chelsea has scored several important goals since joining Milanello, but he is still dry in Europe: last season, in fact, the Rossoneri number 9 never scored in the Champions League. Tonight he will have a new opportunity and everyone’s hope is that he can finally unlock himself in Europe as well.

09.39 -After being decisive in the derby won on Saturday in a comeback against Inter with two goals and an assist, Rafael Leao dreams of another night as a star tonight against Salzburg in the Champions League. Corriere della Sera writes it this morning, explaining that in attack, besides him, Stefano Pioli will once again rely on Olivier Giroud, who also scores against Inter.

09.29 – These, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the probable formations of Salirburgo and Milan for tonight’s match:
SALZBURG: Kohn; Dedic, Solet, Wober, Ulmer; Capaldo, Seiwald, Kjaergaard; Kameri; Okafor, Fernando.
MILAN: Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Saelemaekers, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud.

Friends and friends of, tonight at 9pm AC Milan will make its Champions League debut against Salzburg and our editorial team will keep you company until the kick-off of the match with this textual live to keep you updated on all the latest news coming from Austria. Stay with us !!!

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