AC Milan vs Newcastle – Champions League: Team news, lineups & prediction

AC Milan vs Newcastle – Champions League – We bring you the latest updates on Team news, lineups & and prediction for the anticipated clash as two sides lock horns for the first time ever in the UEFA elite competition.

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English Premier League side Newcastle head to the San Siro, where they will take on last season’s semifinalist AC Milan.

Both of these teams were in action at the same time on Saturday evening as crucial warm-ups before the mid-week fixture, but they had very different results.

While Newcastle managed to get a narrow and vital win against Brentford, Milan lost their 100% record in Serie A through a 5-1 thrashing inflicted by city rivals Inter – their fifth defeat in the Milan derby in 2023.

AC Milan heavily beaten by Inter Milan
AC Milan heavily beaten by Inter Milan

The Magpies will look to start up UCL in style after 20 years without the taste of European football, while Milan need a win to boost their mentality.

Let’s take a ride for the information you need about this match.

AC Milan vs Newcastle – Time and date

  • Location: Milan, Italy
  •  Stadium: San Siro
  •  Date: Tuesday 19 September
  •  Kick-off Time: 17:45 BST / 12:45 ET / 09:45 PT
  •  Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez
  •  VAR: Alejandro Hernandez

AC Milan vs Newcastle H2H Record (Last Five Games)

This is the first competitive meeting between Milan and Newcastle.

Current form (Last Five Games)

  • AC Milan: WWWWL
  •  Newcastle: WLLLW

AC Milan team news

After a horrible defense show in the Milan derby, Stefano Pioli will have his pillar, Fikayo Tomori, back in the back four. The English defender did not feature in the Milan defeat for suspension, and the replacement (Simon Kjaer and Malick Thiaw) was below expectations.

Pierre Kalulu will be a significant doubt for his muscle injury, but the return of Tomori will be a big boost.

Newcastle team news

There was an injury boost for Newcastle during the weekend, which adds to the San Siro narrative. Sandro Tonali was fit enough to make the bench against Brentford, so the assumption is that he will get minutes against his old team soon after making the switch.

Joe Willock and Emil Krafth remain sidelined, and Joelinton is also expected to miss out. With Tonali returning to the starting XI, the assumption is that 20-year-old Elliot Anderson will drop down to the bench at San Siro.

Newcastle vs AC Milan – Predicted XIs

Newcastle Predicted XI (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Tonali; Gordon, Isak, Barnes

Milan XI Predicted (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Thiaw, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Pobega; Chukwueze, Giroud, Leao.

AC Milan vs Newcastle score prediction

San Siro will have no goal fest since the first UCL Matchday is too big to risk a defeat. We will be lucky to see at least one goal, or both sides will share a point.

Milan will beat Newcastle per our prediction
Milan will beat Newcastle per our prediction

Milan were so poor against Inter, but it was totally out of keeping with their first three games of the season, and they do have more recent experience of big Champions League games, having reached last year’s semi-finals. It may not be thrilling, but Pioli’s side should do the job on home soil.

Prediction: AC Milan 1-0 Newcastle

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