Preview: AC Milan vs. Barcelona – prediction, team news, lineups

AC Milan and Barcelona will lock horns in their pre-season friendly as both sides continue their preparations for the 2023-24 campaign.

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, will host the battle of two European giants, and the American footballs are excited.

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Let’s go through our preview and prediction of the anticipated face-off between AC Milan and Barcelona.

AC Milan vs Barcelona – Preview

The Catalan outfit Barca recorded a 3-0 victory over Real Madrid in their last match on Saturday. Serie A titans AC Milan will enter the contest off the back of a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Thursday.

Milan have played twice this summer, opening their preparations for the new season with a 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid before playing out a 2-2 draw with Juventus in their last match on Thursday.

Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Summer Friendly Tour
Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Summer Friendly Tour

The Italian side will now take on Barcelona and Monza in their final two summer friendlies before starting their 2023-24 Serie A campaign away to Bologna on August 21.

Pre-season tour is the best shot for managers to test the recruits and experiment with the tactics.

So far, Stefano Pioli’s side has brought in heavy reinforcements, with Samuel ChukwuezeChristian PulisicTijjani Reijndersand Ruben Loftus-Cheek. At the same time, Sandro Tonali and Ante Rebic have been their major departures.

Barcelona, meanwhile, started their preparations for the 2023-24 campaign with a 5-3 defeat to Arsenal before recording a 3-0 victory over Real Madrid on Saturday night. New signing Ilkay Gundogan is a decent replacement for Barca’s great Sergio Busquets, while Oriol Romeu has been performing well.

The Catalan giants expect other departures further departures, like Ousmane Dembele or Ferran Torres, before Xavi can have a glimpse of his probable final squad before the La Liga defending champions season.

Next fixtures for Milan and Barca

The Catalan side will round off their pre-season tour of the United States against Milan before taking on Tottenham Hotspur in the Joan Gamper Trophy final on August 8; Barcelona will then begin their La Liga campaign away to Getafe on August 13.

Team news

Milan will be without injured Davide Calabria, while the rest of the team should be in the finest condition for a considerable test ahead.

As for Barcelona, both Andreas Christensen and Gundogan were forced off injured against Real Madrid with muscular issues, and neither is expected to be involved in the clash with Milan.

Inigo Martinez is also doubtful, as he deals with a troublesome foot injury, but Barcelona are otherwise in solid shape, and it is again expected to be a strong XI.

AC Milan Soccer Champions Tour Match Fixtures - July_1080X1080_en (1)
AC Milan Soccer Champions Tour Match Fixtures


  • AC Milan possible starting line-up: Maignan; Florenzi, Thiaw, Tomori, T Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Pobega; Leao, Giroud, Pulisic
  • Barcelona possible starting line-up: Ter Stegen; Roberto, R Araujo, Kounde, Balde; Romeu, De Jong, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha


Milan 2-2 Barcelona

It will be a challenging and tight game for both sides, and their marks-mans will score.

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