TWO former champions of Europe go head to head as AC Milan head to Belgrade to take on Crvena Zvezda.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co made light work of a group containing Lille, Celtic and Sparta Prague and now face a Red Star side who finished second behind Hoffenheim in Group L.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking for Europa League glory with AC MilanCredit: Reuters
And they’ll also take on a San Siro legend, but not one of their own.
Zvezda boss Dejan Stankovic spent nine years at fierce rivals Inter, helping to deliver the club’s first Champions League title since in 45 years back in 2010.
What time does Crvena Zvezda vs AC Milan kick off?
- Crvena Zvezda take on AC Milan on Thursday, February 16.
- The match kicks off at 5.55pm UK time – 6.55pm in Italy and Serbia.
- It will be held at the Marakana in Belgrade.
- Last time the sides met, AC Milan were 1-0 winners at the San Siro as they secured a 3-1 aggregate victory in the 2006/07 Champions League third qualifying round.
What TV channel is Crvena Zvezda vs AC Milan on and can I live stream it?
- Unfortunately Crvena Zvezda vs AC Milan is not being shown live on UK television.
- But BT Sport have the rights to the match and will be broadcasting it as a digital exclusive.
- To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.
- Sky Sport and TV8 have the Europa League broadcasting rights in Italy while Arena Sport and RTS are the licenced broadcasters in Serbia.
Can I watch Crvena Zvezda vs AC Milan for free?
- Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month free trial of the BT Sport app on the Large Screen.
- Simply text Sport to 150.
- Those with an EE Smart Plan can get the BT Sport app permanently as a Smart Benefit at no extra cost.
Stefano Pioli is set to rotate his squad again for this match as AC Milan focus on a huge Milan derby against first placed Inter in Serie A next weekend.
That means Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori could come in for the experienced Simon Kjaer and on-loan Man Utd Star Diogo Dalot may replace Davide Calabria.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could sit this one out with Samu Castillejo starting up front with Mario Mandzukic.
Red Star’s top European scorer Aleksandar Katai is set to sit this one out with an abductor injury while Stankovic will choose between Milan Pavkov and Diego Falcinelli for the starting berth up front.
Crvena Zvezda 29/10
AC Milan 19/20
*Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Thursday, February 18