Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Milan and Crvena Zvezda go head to head at Stadio San Siro in the Europa League last 32, return leg. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in Belgrade, with the Serbian champions scoring a late equalizer with ten men on the field. Dejan Stankovic’s troops will have a much bigger fish to fry in the return leg, and seeing that they head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we are not tempted to put our money on the underdogs.
Both Milan Rodic and Nemanja Milunovic are sidelined through suspension, while key player Aleksandar Katai remains in the recovery room. The Rossoneri, on the other hand, are eager to make amends for a heart-breaking 3-0 loss to Inter, and we are positive that Stefano Pioli’s men will leave their hearts on the field. Both Bennacer and Mandzukic are injured for the hosts, while Samu Castillejo should be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Sandro Tonali):
After starting his youth career at Piacenza back in 2009, Sandro Tonali moved to Brescia three years later. The 181-cm-tall defender has been playing for le Rondinelle ever since and it has to be noted that he made his debut with the Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit on August 26, 2017 in a 2-1 defeat to Avellino.
Sandro Tonali scored his first ever league goal for Brescia in a 4-2 loss to Salernitana on April 28, 2018. The talented midfielder, who was born in Lodi on May 8, 2000, represents Italy U21 team in international matches.
He made his debut with the Italy U21 national team on June 19, 2019 in a 1-0 defeat to Poland. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Sandro’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Brescia should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Crvena Zvezda):
Crvena Zvezda are the most famous club in Balkans. The Crveno-beli have 19 Yugoslav First League titles and have won eight domestic trophies since the breakup of Yugoslavia. Crvena Zvezda won their last league title in the 2015/2016 season, with the team finishing the campaign no less than 28 points clear of Partizan.
Speaking of Partizan, the Crno-beli are considered Crvena Zvezda’s bitterest rivals and the two teams meet in the “Eternal derby” (Veciti derbi). The capital club did well to win the European Cup title in 1991, with the team beating Olympique Marseile on penalties in the title game. That is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that the Serbian club won the International Cup later in 1991. Crvena Zvezda outclassed Colo Colo of Chile (3-0) at National Stadium in Tokyo.
The likes of Dejan Savicevic, Vladimir Jugovic, Dragan Stojkovic, Dragoslav Sekularac, Rajko Mitic, Dusan Savic, Nemanja Vidic and Dejan Stankovic are some of the famous footballers who played for Crvena Zvezda in the past.