AC Milan vs Newcastle XI: Possible Lineups and Team News For UEFA Champions League 2023/24

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Newcastle United are back in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2003 after securing a top four finish in the Premier League at the end of last season.

The Magpies have been drawn in Group F alongside Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund and Eddie Howe’s side will open their European campaign away at AC Milan on September 19.

Stefano Pioli’s side reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 2022/23 season before losing to rivals Inter Milan in the final four.

What time does AC Milan vs Newcastle kick off?

This Champions League clash takes place at the San Siro in Milan, Italy and kicks off on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:45 p.m. local time.

AC Milan vs Newcastle lineups and team news

Pioli is still without Ismael Bennacer and Pierre Kalulu, however, he is expected to make changes on the back of a 5-1 Serie A loss to Inter over the weekend.

Fikayo Tomori is set to return after a domestic ban with Alessandro Florenzi also potentially starting at right-back for the home side.

AC Milan lineup (4-3-3):

Maignan (GK) — Florenzi, Tomori, Thiaw, Hernandez — Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders — Pulisic, Giroud, Leao

Eddie Howe is still without Joe Willock and Emil Krafth through injury, with former AC Milan star Sandro Tonali returning to the San Siro, and Howe will make a late call on the fitness of Joelinton.

Newcastle lineup (4-3-3):

Pope (GK) — Trippier, Botman, Schar, Burn — Joelinton, Guimaraes, Tonali  — Almiron, Wilson, Barnes

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