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Thursday 25 February 21:00

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AC Milan vs Crvena Zvezda – UEFA Europa League Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction

Round of 32 return leg, with AC Milan taking on Crvena Zvezda on Thursday the 25th of February, 2021, at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

AC Milan need to… pick their pieces up, or else they risk getting hit with yet another loud slap on the face. Last weekend they lost 0-3 to Inter Milan in Serie A, meaning that they are now four points behind them in the table, second, with runaway leaders Inter flying from one victory to another for weeks now. AC Milan are favorites to qualify for the Europa League last 16, that 2-2 in Belgrade last week has given them an advantage, but it also showed that the Rossoneri cannot be trusted blindly, not even against a team of a lower level than them, like Crvena Zvezda. Their current form reads; LDLWW. They have 15W, 4D and 4L in Serie A, having suffered half of those four defeats in their last two games. Goals, 45 scored, 28 conceded. Coach Stefano Pioli played a 4-3-3 formation against Red Star in Serbia last week, with Mandžukić, Rebić and Castillejo up front. Milan took the lead twice, first thanks to an own-goal, and then from the penalty spot, with Hernández doing a good job from there.

Someone could argue that Milan played with several reserves last week in Belgrade, as Pioli had the derby against Inter in mind, but that does not change the fact that Crvena Zvezda looked valiant, to the point that… most probably they deserved that draw. Also, keep in mind that they went down twice, 0-1 and 1-2, and they spent the last 17 minutes (added time included) playing with 10 men, and losing 1-2. Still, they equalized in the third minute of added time. Their current form reads; WDWWD. They last played on Sunday, they beat Spartak Subotica 1-2 as guests, in Serbia’s championship. They are on 62 points from 22 matches there, leading, six points ahead of second-placed Partizan, having a game in hand as well. Goals, 57 scored, just nine conceded. Coach Dejan Stanković played a 3-4-1-2 formation against Milan last week. Kanga and Pavkov scored their goals, the first one from the penalty spot, and the second one with an… incredible header after a corner-kick deep into added time.

AC Milan have hosted Red Star twice before, they drew 1-1 in 1989, and won 1-0 in 2006.

A 2-1 victory for the hosts is predicted at full-time.

Date: Thursday, 25th of February, 2021.

Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Kick-off time: 21:00 (GMT+2).