Our football match prediction:
Thanks to Ricardo’s Rodriguez goal on the stroke of half-time Milan recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over CS U Craiova at Stadionul Municipal. The Rossoneri managed to build on a thrilling 4-0 win over Bayern Munich and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of Thursday’s football match. The new owners have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 season and we predict that Vincenzo Montella’s men will take the return leg very seriously. CS U Craiova have slim chances of booking their place in the Europa League play-offs and we predict that the Romanians are going to return home empty-handed. Summer signing Andre Silva, who represented Portugal at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up and the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing him. Franck Yannick Kessie will be yet another man to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Mateo Musacchio):
Mateo Musacchio is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish team Villarreal as a defender. The 182-cm-tall footballer plays as a centre back and he was born in Rosario. However, his grandparents are Albanian. Musac hio began his senior career at River Plate, playing for the Argentine giants between 2006 and 2009, but he made no more than 10 appearances for los Millionarios. On August 2009 he joined Spanish club Villarreal and he has been playing for the Yellow Submarine ever since. Musacchio scored three goals in 22 appearances for Villarreal II in the 2009/2010 campaign, but he made seven appearances for the first team during the season as well. Nonetheless, he played no more than 13 games for the Yellows in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. Mateo Musacchio has 3 caps for the Argentina national team. Speaking of his honours, the Argentine defender did well to clinch the 2008 Clausura with River Plate.
Highlighted Team (AC Milan):
AC Milan are regarded as one of the biggest club in Italy. The Rossoneri compete in the Italian Serie A and they have won 18 domestic trophies. Speaking of the club’s European success, Milan have clinched seven Champions League (European Cup) trophies. Milan were on the verge of beating Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final, but the Premier League outfit came from three goals behind and eventually won the prestigious trophy on penalties. The Rossoneri play their home games at Stadio San Siro (80,018), the stadium that was opened in 1926. It is well known that Milan’s bitterest rivals are Inter and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Madonnina. Milan were founded in 1899 by a lace-maker from England named Herbert Kilpin and a businessman Alfred Edwards. Milan’s home kits are red and black and that is why the team’s nickname is Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks). The likes of Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Roberto Donadoni, Dejan Savicevic, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Andrea Pirlo are the most famous footballers who have represented the San Siro outfit.