AC Milan vs. Barcelona Preview: Barça Ready To Face AC Milan’s Revenge

Updated: October 17, 2013

Match Date: 22 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza


Barcelona’s strong form does not give them the permission to be overconfident as AC Milan is on a mission to avenge themselves.


Team Form

AC Milan

Fortunately for AC Milan, the downward trend of their performance does not extend in the Champions League. A convincing win and a hard-fought draw are good enough to ensure survival and surpass the initial stages of the tournament. To note, the club occupies the 2nd spot of its group. They are next to Barcelona, which, comfortably keeps a clean slate.

Speaking of Barcelona, they are the next challenge that the Rossoneris need to overcome. At a glance, they may be the match’s minnows. But they are set to prove all doubts, wrong.

Hopefully, the face-off may witness the return of striker Stephan El Shaarawy. Shaarawy has been sidelined due to a foot injury. Although his return is still, unsure, just the thought of his fast recovery is enough to give a dose of inspiration.


Along with Shaarawy’s return is also the entry of Mario Balotelli. More fondly called as “Super Mario,” the seemingly erratic, yet effective player is about to make a grand entry into the pitch. It can be recalled that Balotelli was suspended after a clash with the referee during the match against Napoli.


Given these aspects at hand, it is a bit hard to see the Rossoneris crumble in the upcoming match.



Fully aware of AC Milan’s impending revenge, Barcelona has no plans of taking the Rossoneris lightly.


Barcelona has been one of AC Milan’s greatest rivals in the Champions League and Tata Martino knows this. Barça has been causing AC Milan’s ouster during their past encounters. Nevertheless, the Blaugrana camp is confident that they will continue their dominance against the rival club. And they have all the reasons to feel that way.


Out of their 26 matches, Barça won 7 of them while AC Milan has only won 5. Other than statistics, Barça’s world class line up, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and more, Barça would drag down any worthy opponent to a hard-fought encounter.


If there is anything that Barça should worry about, this is Jordi Alba’s injury. The full-back nurses a hamstring injury that will sidelined him during the AC Milan encounter.


Football betting tip: AC Milan 0-2 Barcelona

One can expect an aggressive and exciting match, with both clubs fighting tooth and nail to outlast each other. Yet, on the question regarding the much better team, there is no doubt that this match goes out to Barcelona.





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