Italian side AC Milan will play their first Champions League match after seven years away from the competition tonight against a difficult opponent and a familiar foe in Liverpool FC of England at Anfield.
After going through a downtime and transition in the past years where they've majorly played in Europe's secondary competition, the UEFA Europa League, they will return tonight against a team they have history with. Both clubs played the 2005 and 2007 final. Liverpool won the 2005 final in the famous comeback from 3-0 down in Istanbul, Turkey, while Milan were victorious in 2007 at Athens, Greece.
Asides the two finals competed, the two have never met in the group stages of any competition so tonight is an historic night for the two clubs and they will be all out to secure maximum points or at least share the spoils.
AC Milan have won seven Champions League titles, one more than Liverpool with six titles, with Liverpool winning their recent title in 2019, defeating fellow English side Tottenham, while the last time AC Milan were in the Champions League in the 2013/14 season, they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Atletico Madrid who went on to reach the final, losing to Real Madrid.
The Rossoneri will be without the 39year old Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the line. Liverpool will also be without Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino.