Milan returns in Europe after 1234 days

AC Milan return to play in Europe after a long period of absence. Today, in Romaina, the European journey begins against Csu Craiova.

The big day has finally arrived. After 1234 days, tonight at 20:00, AC Milan comes back to play in Europe, that is to say its home. This is not the Champions League but after three and a half years out of all, the Europa League also has a different flavor. Corriere della Sera reports this morning that the rossoneri, who do not play a European match since March 2014, will go to play in Romania against Craiova (read here) for the Europa League’s third preliminary round.

In Casa Milan, they are used to playing in big stadiums such as Camp Nou, Allianz Arena or the Bernabeu, while this evening’s scenario will take life at Drobeta Turnu Severin, a small Romanian town, as the Csu Craiova stadium is unavailable . At Milan there is a great desire to return big in Europe as well as among the fans, so for that reason, for the return game of 3 August, 41 thousand tickets have already been sold in just a few days.

Great enthusiasm has surrounded the AC Milan team but manager Vincenzo Montella does not want this to turn into presumption or wrong attitude. AC Milan can not go wrong this evening because returning to Europe, although not yet in Champions League, is crucial and a possible false step would risk bringing back the specter of recent seasons. And in Aldo Rossi Street nobody wants this to happen.

AC Milan Players
AC Milan players celebrating a goal

The rossoneri will face today Csu Craiova, at 20:00. Manager Montella’s only doubt remains about the attack with youngster Patrick Cutrone being favorite to Andre Silva and Hakan Calhanoglu. The possible line up for the red and blacks in this match is: Gigio Donnarumma, Abate, Musacchio, Zapata, Ricardo Rodriguez, Kessie, Montolivo, Bonaventura, Borini, Niang, Cutrone/Calhanoglu