AC Milan defeats Celtic: AC Milan scores 4 to comeback against Celtic and qualify for the UEL Round of 16

AC Milan defeats Celtic: AC Milan is through to the UEL 2020-21 Round of 16 after they displayed a wonderful performance against Celtic to beat them 4-2.

Tom Rogic scored the first goal of the match for the visitors in just 6 minutes to gain the lead against AC Milan. The lead was doubled in just 8 minutes as Odsonne Edouard scored in the 14th minute to give Celtic a 2-goal cushion.

Hakan Calhanoglu scored the first goal for the hosts in the 24th minute to cut Celtic’s lead in half. It did not take long for AC Milan to equalize as Samu Castillejo scored just 2 minutes later.

The teams went back for half-time as the score was level at 2-2. Jens Peter Hauge scored the 3rd goal for AC Milan to get the lead just 5 minutes into the second half.

Brahim Diaz provided the insurance goal as he scored AC Milan’s 4th and final goal in the 82nd minute.

AC Milan sits in the 2nd position, 1 point behind the leader, Lille. They have qualified for the Round of 16 as Sparta Prague has 6 points with only one game to play.

The clubs are familiar foes having faced each other ten times prior to this campaign, all in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League. Milan recorded six victories to Celtic’s one in those matches, with four wins and a draw at home, and made it through to the final in the first three seasons that the clubs met – in 1968/69 (winners), 2004/05 (runners-up) and 2006/07 (winners).

Milan’s overall European record against Scottish clubs is now W11 D3 L3. At home it is a dominant W7 D1, with 17 goals scored and just two conceded, although they have hosted no Scottish visitors other than Celtic since 1971.

Match Details: AC Milan vs Celtic
Match Time: 11:25 PM IST
Match Date: 03-12-2020
Venue: San Siro Stadium, Italy

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AC Milan Europa League form: WWLD
AC Milan form (all competitions): WLDWDW

Celtic Europa League form: LDLL
Celtic form (all competitions): WLWDLL

AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hernandez, Romagnoli, Gabbia, Dalot; Kessie, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Hauge; Rebic

Celtic possible starting lineup:
Bain; Frimpong, Ajer, Jullien, Laxalt; Brown, McGregor; Ntcham, Christie, Elyounoussi; Edouard