For the first time ever in the competition’s history, AC Milan will take on Premier League team Newcastle. After not participating since the 2003–2004 season, the Premier League team will make a comeback.
Due to their pairing with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund and Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris-Saint-Germain, both teams have a challenging challenge ahead of them in the quest for the top two spots.
AC Milan: W W W L
Newcastle United: W L L L W
After a decent start to the season that was overshadowed by a crushing 5-1 loss to rival Inter Milan at the weekend, AC Milan is currently in third place. Despite losing, AC Milan appeared to be a better team than they were the year before thanks to the recruitment of players with talent like Christian Pulisic, Samuel Chukwueze, and Ruben Loftus Cheek.
Fikayo Tomori is expected to start despite Pierre Kalulu and Ismaeel Bernacer still being out due to last week’s derby punishment.
AC Milan, who had a respectable start to the season, are currently in third position following a humiliating 5-1 loss to rival Inter Milan over the weekend. AC Milan appeared to be a stronger squad than they were the year before, despite their loss, thanks to the addition of a few excellent players including Christian Pulisic, Samuel Chukwueze, and Ruben Loftus Cheek.
Despite Pierre Kalulu and Ismaeel Bernacer still being sidelined, Fikayo Tomori, who served a suspension from last week’s derby, is anticipated to start.
In light of both clubs’ recent performances, AC Milan may be better positioned to recover from a setback at home. Anyhow, it won’t be a simple task.
Newcastle 0 – 2 Milan
PSG vs Dortmund
PSG : DDWWL
Dortmund : WDDW
Paris-Saint-German lost to Nice over the weekend, handing them their first defeat since Neymar and Messi joined the team. Only winning two of their first five games, drawing two, and losing one, the squad has had a shaky start to the season.
In the matchup against the Bundesliga squad at Princes Park, Kylian Mbappe will serve as the captain as usual, but Luis Enrique’s team will be without the services of Presnal Kimpebe, Nordi Mukiele, Nuno Mendes, and most recently, Marco Ascensio.
On the other hand, in their four games this season, Borrusia Dortmund has won two and tied two. They presently occupy the seventh spot but have been having trouble scoring goals all along.
There have been previous competition matches between the two teams, with one win apiece for each team and two draws.
Even though Dortmund has a nearly full squad for the match, Thomas Meunier and Mateu Moray will miss the match once more because it is unclear when they will return.
Naturally, Dortmund may struggle to counter PSG’s flowing assault, which is led by Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.
Prediction; PSG 3 Dortmund 1