Official: Milan will reunite with Liverpool after being handed challenging Champions League draw

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have been handed a tricky group as the draw for the Champions League group stages was completed today in Istanbul.

Last season’s second-placed finish was the team’s highest since the 2011-12 season, but it also secured a long-awaited return to the elite competition of club football after a seven-year absence, with fans eagerly awaiting this day to discover who the Rossoneri get.

Milan knew that they would likely be given a challenging draw given that they were in Pot 4 despite having won the competition seven times, as such a long absence meant that the UEFA coefficient had taken a hit.

In Milan’s group – which is Group B – Stefano Pioli’s side were pitted against Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Porto. Milan will therefore reunite with their old foes in Liverpool, will face a trip to the Spanish capital – the venue of their last Champions League game – and will play Portuguese heavyweights Porto.

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  1. Patinho says:

    Between Group A and B, the draw fell on the easier choice.

    1. Grazia Milan says:

      Can you tell me why Milan were in plot 4?

  2. Martin Bernhard says:

    Doesnt look good in my view as i believe it will be difficult to get anything out of this draw but europa league football in the spring but lets hope for the best and we might surprise but our chances are slim thats for sure.

    1. micah97 says:

      UEL would not be that bad..we can win it as opposed to UCL…but R of 16 UCL has more $$$ than winning UEL

      1. Martin Bernhard says:

        Sure but i was hoping for a pretty easy group because if we had gotten the easiest kind of group we could have earned a good share of cash that could have been reinvested and the players could have become more accustomed to each other before spring. Anyways would also be good wining the el as we havent won it before but im not really happy about this fixture but who knows maybe our young player will grow exponentially due to being thrown out on the deep water straight away.

  3. ABDULRAHMAN says:

    Love this draw! I want a revenge on Atletico for that thrashing in 2013/14 season. This determines where we heading to. Forza Milan!❤️🖤

  4. Vero Rossonero says:

    Brutal group for Milan. Not as bad as A, but it’s going to be very tough. If we can get 10pts we may make it (2 wins v. Porto, a win v. Atletico, and a draw v. Atletico or Liverpool). Groups C and G were the ones for us.

    1. micah97 says:

      2nd place is doable if we are at our best.
      But 3rd place and going for UEL would not be a disaster given the group

  5. micah97 says:

    Atletico Madrid and Porto can be beaten….2nd place in the group should be the target..but 3rd place to get in UEL would not be that bad.
    We need to strengthen our team to compete for R of 16…so that we can maximise the money from UCL.
    So R of 16 of UCL is target but 3rd in the group is not bad.
    In serie A ..we need another top 4 finish

  6. ZXCVBN says:

    For some reason I am excited.
    I wanted Milan to face atletico.
    The return of great european matches is always welcome for Milan.
    Forza Milan!!!

  7. Grazia Milan says:

    I wonder why Milan is so unlucky? Milan is the most underdog team from Group B. I believe they will struggle a lot. Nonetheless, I’m very optimistic about this re-emerging Milan side indeed.

  8. Dollarumma Merda says:

    Mountain to a climb

  9. aevarez says:

    A tough group but I am still exciting, hope we can qualify but 3rd place would be no shame. Why are Real, Barcelona and Juventus in the Champions League, I thought they would not get to be part of it if they were still associated with the super league crap?

    1. aevarez says:

      excited – not exciting , grammar error , I am always exciting :Þ

  10. Nelli says:

    Tough but not impossible. Like that it’s 3 top teams in the group. Hopefully this is an opportunity to announce Milan is back. Also an opportunity to get the rivalry with Liverpool going again. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  11. Dos Santos says:

    Milan will qualify mark my words.

  12. Alek says:

    We need depth, without that it will be hard to finish top 4 and play CL football in such difficult group. And I still belive that at this point we are still weaker team than last year.

  13. Adenrele says:

    A complete Milan will give any of these guys a run for their money. Hoping we avoid the much injuries of last season

  14. dimi says:

    Very tough group, yet it could well be unpredictable at the same time.
    We need some serious reinforcement at the vital ACM position if we are to have realistic chances to qualify.
    Let’s see what can be achieved during the final days of tge mercato.

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