AC Milan are appearing in the UEFA Champions League last 16 for the first time since 2014 and they take on English side Tottenham Hotspur.

AC Milan are appearing in the UEFA Champions League last 16 for the first time since 2014 and they take on English side Tottenham Hotspur.

Milan finished second in Group E with 10 points, 3 less than winners Chelsea, while Spurs won Group D with 11 points.

After a devastating seven-game winless run, Milan narrowly beat Torino last Friday to give a boost of confidence ahead of this first leg.

The reigning Italian champions have been eliminated at the last-16 stage in five of their previous six appearances in the competition.

The previous meeting between the two teams in the UEFA Champions League took place in 2011, with Spurs winning by a 1-0 aggregate score line.

In Tottenham’s most recent last-16 appearance, they were thumped 4-0 on aggregate by RB Leipzig, which included a miserable 3-0 defeat in the away leg.

Antonio Conte has won 8 of his last 9 matches against Milan and has overseen his teams keeping clean sheets against the Rossoneri in their last 3 matches.

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What time does Milan vs Tottenham start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the San Siro.

Milan vs Tottenham team news

Ciprian Tatarusanu will continue to start in goal as first choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan has been ruled out of the first leg at least.

Fikayo Tomori is fit and expected to start in the heart of defense alongside Simon Kjaer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to the Milan bench on Friday for the first time since May 2022 but was unused, though he may feature from the bench here.

Olivier Giroud will continue to lead the attacking line for the hosts, supported by Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz.

For the visitors, Cristian Romero Eric Dier and Ben Davies will partner to form a solid back three.

The familiar front three of Dejan Kulusevski, Heung-Min Son and club record top scorer Harry Kane will provide the attacking options.

Milan vs Tottenham head to head

Tottenham have an excellent record against Milan in the UEFA Champions League and are unbeaten in their four matches against the Rossoneri, winning two of these games.

Milan vs Tottenham current form

The hosts have only won once in their last 5 games, the win against Torino, before that they lost four consecutive matches while Spurs have won three games and lost twice in that run.

Milan vs Tottenham prediction

Despite their recent poor run of performances, Milan are favored to bounce back and record a good first leg result. The hosts are tipped as favorites to win.

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