AC Milan and AEK Athens face off in a 2017/18 UEFA Europa League, Group Stage matchup this Thursday at 3:00 PM EST in Allianz Riviera, Nice. This will be the first encounter between the two clubs.
Date and Time: October 19th, 2017 3:00 PM EST
Venue: Allianz Riviera, Nice
TV: FOX Sports 2 (US)
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Gone are the days when Milan dominated their domestic campaign-Serie A. Vincenzo Montella’s men are coming off losses to Roma and Inter Milan and sit in 10th position with 12 points.
But the seven-time European champions Rossoneri are going good in the European second tier having captured six points in their two outings so far. They have now won five of their last six duels and are unbeaten in their previous ten games in the Europa League dating back to 2016.
In the recent 3-2 loss against Inter Milan, Suso scored the lone goal and Inter’ Samir Handanovic own goal made it two. Pressure will be on skipper Leonardo Bonucci who was criticized for the strategic blunders committed by him in Inter loss.
André Silva is leading goal scorer on the team with four goals in two matches.
Athens is playing their best football in their domestic Greek Super League sitting 2nd with 14 points having won four games, lost two and drew one.
In their European stint, they have captured four points in Group D, with a 2-1 victory over Rijeka when Petros Mantalos and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos netted once. And back-to-back goals from striker Marko Livaja saved a 2-2 draw against Austria Wien in the second match.