AC Milan receives Dinamo Zagreb, this Wednesday, September 14, on behalf of the 2nd day of the UEFA Champions League tv. At home, the Italian champions want to win their first match of the competition. But the task will not be easy against a well-oiled Zagreb formation.
After their frustrating draw against RB Salzburg (1-1) on Matchday 1, the Rossoneri want to do better at San Siro. The objective is to win the Croatian club in order to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the next round. However, Stefano Pioli has to do without many of his executives including Alessandro Florenzi, Rade Krunic. Divock Origi and Ante Rebic. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been away from the field for several months. On the other hand, the transalpine technician can count on his two Africans: the Ivorian Fodé Ballo-Touré and the Algerian Ismael Bennacer. If the first is tipped to start on the bench of substitutes, the second should be associated with Sandro Tonali in the middle.
Dinamo Zagreb dreams of another feat
Opposite, the Croats started their campaign well since they managed to surprise Chelsea (1-0). There is no doubt that they will be keen to take other points against another European cador. Dinamo Zagreb presents itself with an almost complete squad. Only Bosko Sutalo, injured in the calf, will not travel to Italy. Author of the goal of victory against the Blues, Mislav Orsic will once again be the leader of the attack of the Zagreb club. Note that this team does not have any Africans in its ranks.
The probable compositions of the two teams AC Milan & Dinamo Zagreb:
AC Milan: Maignan – Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez – Tonali, Bennacer – Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao – Giroud.
Dinamo Zagreb: Livakovic – Ristovski, Sutalo, Peric, Misic – Moharrami, Ljubicic, Ademi, Ivanusec, Orsic – Petkovic.
The kick-off for this second matchday meeting of the UEFA Champions League group stage between AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb will be given at 16:45 GMT.