AC Milan will get their UEFA Champions League campaign started off with the tough task of taking on the current kings of world football, Barcelona. Barcelona has looked as solid as ever in their recent matches. They have won their past four matches by a combined score of 14-2.
Meanwhile, AC Milan has been toiling, going just 2-2 in their last four matches—a stretch that included a split with Juventus.
These two will meet at Camp Nou on Tuesday, September 13th at 2:45 Eastern Time.
On paper, AC Milan doesn't have the horses to keep up with Barcelona. They failed to upgrade their roster at the transfer deadline, but they may have been trying.
AC Milan made news at the transfer deadline as rumors swirled that they were trying hard to upgrade their midfield. There were reports that they were going hard to bring back Kaka for his second AC Milan stint.
The move never happened, and AC Milan denied their interest to begin with. In a report on ESPN, AC Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani denied they tried to acquire Kaka.
One of the exciting facets of this match is the opportunity to see Lionel Messi take on Thiago Silva. Silva is playing better than ever and has cemented his status as one of the world's best center backs. He is one of the toughest matchups for any striker, and his explosives can't be counted out on the offensive end. Silva is capable of providing a strong forward surge at any moment.
Silva is asked to do a lot for AC Milan. They will be best served to ensure that his duties begin and end with keeping track of Messi in this one.
Be sure to check this blog often as we discuss and update all news and results surrounding this match.