Milan succumbed to a nightmarish 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday's crunch Champions League encounter at the San Siro. Though there's still a mathematical chance for Rossoneri to qualify for the knockout stages, they'll need a miracle to make it out of Group F.
With an ear to what was going on at the Parc des Princes between PSG and Newcastle United, Milan faced Borussia Dortmund at the San Siro in the penultimate Champions League Group Stage round. The Rossoneri were outclassed 1-3 but can still harbor some dim hopes of advancing to the next stage.
It's crunch time in the Champions League 'group of death' as Milan and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head at the San Siro. Tuesday's showdown at the San Siro has all the makings of a 'make or break' fixture as only three points separate top from bottom in an evenly-poised Group F.
After squeaking past Fiorentina, Milan have started preparing for the pivotal Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund, where they’ll have to make do without Rafael Leao again. The star winger has remained sidelined in practice to open the week. There’s some hope he’ll return versus Frosinone during the weekend.
Milan will recover some players during the break, but not their most important one, Rafael Leao. The winger is nursing a first-grade biceps femoris strain in his right thigh. He suffered it at the start of the most recent game versus Lecce. He could miss the Borussia Dortmund clash.
Milan helped themselves by knocking off PSG midweek, while the result between Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United earlier in the day was less than ideal. With two matchdays to go in the Champions League’s group of death, every team is still alive. The Rossoneri would advance with two wins.
Juventus wouldn’t run unopposed for Lazar Samardzic, as Inter and Borussia Dortmund would be keen too if Udinese decided to negotiate his departure. Their director Federico Balzaretti stated he would finish the season in Friuli two days ago. What happened in the summer hasn’t dissuaded the Nerazzurri.
Inter are among the many sides tracking Santiago Gimenez, who’s filling his boots with Feyenoord, but signing him will be complicated, considering the competition and his rapidly increasing price tag. Lazio tried to acquire him last summer before onboarding Taty Castellanos, but his team asked for €25M.
Another wasteful Champions League night for Milan witnessed an array of misses as Rossoneri drew 0-0 against Borussia Dortmund. After a scoreless stalemate against Newcastle United in their opening Group F outing, Stefano Pioli's side delivered another wayward showing in front of goal.
Milan recorded a second consecutive 0-0 Champions League draw as Rossoneri held Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. The visitors had plenty of opportunities to take the lead in both halves, with Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulišić wasting glorious chances either side of the break.
Jude Bellingham could have well been a Bianconeri before moving to Real Madrid this summer on a bumper contract. Incidentally, Juventus icon Alessando Del Piero had praised the talent just earlier for his exploits against Napoli.
We have a blockbuster Champions League match on show on Wednesday night in Dortmund vs Milan as they meet in Group F action from Westfalenstadion. BVB head coach Erdin Terzic is expecting an 'intense and close game' in their first home match in Europe of the campaign.