Your comprehensive guide to the Tottenham Hotspur and Milan match in the UEFA Champions League 2022/2023

Today, the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Tottenham against Milan, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

Seeking to rescind a one-goal deficit upon Antonio Conte's return to the dugout, Tottenham Hotspur host air conditioning Milan in the 2nd leg of their Champions League last-16 connection on Wednesday night.

An early Brahim Diaz objective sealed a 1-0 win for the Rossoneri in the very first leg three weeks back, but both clubs enter the midweek reunion on the back of lowly residential beats.

A quick return to the touchline for the gallbladder-less Conte can barely have gone even worse for the Italian, whose side were humbled 4-1 by Leicester City prior to Diaz's seventh-minute strike saw Milan glean a slim advantage in the initial leg of their Champions Organization last-16 connection on February 14.

While experiencing a miserable go back to San Siro, a trip back to his homeland was prompt for Conte, that once more passed the lantern over to Cristian Stellini in order to proceed his recuperation from surgery, however the ex-Inter Milan manager is now poised to make his 2nd comeback with his side in dire need of inspiration.

Three days after bailing out of the FA Mug to second-tier Sheffield United - losing in the 5th round for the 4th season running - a silverware-starved Spurs succumbed to one more 1-0 away loss in the Premier Organization, this time around at Wolverhampton Wanderers courtesy of Adama Traore's second-half winner.

Still 4th in the table - albeit looking over their shoulder as Liverpool creep up on them - Tottenham go to threat of a third last-16 elimination from their last four runs in the leading rate of European football, although they have managed to advance from 2 of their last 3 continental connections when losing the first leg.

A three-game winning run at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - throughout which time they have actually protected against Manchester City, Chelsea and also West Pork United from racking up - is likewise cause for positive outlook, and Milan hardly go into the 2nd leg overflowing with unchecked confidence either.

Having weathered a Tottenham tornado after Diaz responded quickest to propel them right into the ascendancy, Milan are just 90 minutes away from reaching the Champions League quarter-finals for the very first time since the 2011-12 campaign, but bring back the glory days of the Rossoneri is a box that continues to be unticked on Stefano Pioli's curriculum vitae.

Success over Spurs noted the secondly of a four-game winning encounter all tournaments for Milan, that likewise maintained tidy sheets in Serie A wins over Torino, Monza and also Atalanta BC in February, however a journey to Artemio Franchi to encounter Fiorentina at the weekend break finished in despair.

Nicolas Gonzalez's penalty as well as Luka Jovic's header stunned the Rossoneri before Theo Hernandez generated a last-gasp consolation, but with Napoli still riding off right into the sundown, the organization is ostensibly a foregone conclusion for the fifth-placed Scudetto holders, that are a whopping 19 points adrift of their Naples counterparts.

Thus, the Champions Organization represents the Rossoneri's last sensible possibility to include in their prize cabinet this season, but a meagre record of simply 2 victories from their last 8 away from residence will do them no favours because regard, as well as just two of their six Champions Organization video games far from home because 2021 have actually ended in success.

On a brigher note for Milan, they have experienced just three eliminations from their last 21 Champions League knockout battles when prevailing in the first leg, yet they have been outscored 9-1 in their last three trips to the English funding, and also keeping an unfancied shot at Champions League magnificence to life would absolutely vanquish a few of the acquainted fierceness circling around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the ever-inconsistent Lilywhites.

Still without long-lasting absentees Ryan Sessegnon, Hugo Lloris, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur, Tottenham will likewise be working without the put on hold Eric Dier after the England defender grabbed his third European caution of the campaign in the initial leg. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is back from a European restriction of his own, though.

Dier was just an unused substitute in Saturday's Molineux defeat anyway - Clement Lenglet, Cristian Romero and also Ben Davies should shield Fraser Forster again - and also Conte's greatest choice problem perhaps rests on the right-hand side.

Emerson Royal has appreciated a redemption arc because the turn of the year, but Pedro Porro was arguably among Spurs' most significant risks in the defeat to Wolves and also will certainly not deliver his place without a fight.

Meanwhile, Milan train Pioli - whose team have actually been plagued by injuries throughout the campaign - is blessed with a close to fully-fit section, with first-leg match-winner Diaz penalty to include from the first whistle after shaking off a knee sprain.

First-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan has actually now completely recuperated from the calf injury that maintained him out of the very first leg, and the site visitors can recall the Frenchman back into their European squad approximately 24 hours prior to kickoff.

Pioli will additionally receive 2 major boosts with the returns of Rafael Leao and also Rade Krunic from residential suspensions, yet none of Sergino Dest, Yacine Adli, Tiemoue Bakayoko or 41-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic were phoned for the knockout rounds.

Tottenham Hotspur possible beginning lineup:
Forster; Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Boy

Air conditioner Milan possible beginning lineup:
Maignan; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Tonali, Hernandez; Diaz, Giroud, Leo

We state: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 A/c Milan (Milan win 2-1 on accumulation).
Residence comforts will no question benefit Stimulates' opportunities of transforming the connection on its head, but Conte is encountering a thankless task to rally his profligate troops after a set of demoralising domestic beats.

Milan's recent spate of underwhelming roadway efficiencies might see the Scudetto-holders step with caution too, yet with a well-rested Leao returning to a near fully-fit team, the Rossoneri can claim the draw which would certainly seal their place in the last 8, as Tottenham's imagine cutlery accident and also burn for an additional year.

Event details:

NAME: Tottenham Hotspur - Milan
DATE: 8 Mar 2023
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England

What channels will broadcast the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Milan?

  beIN Sports France 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA English 2 HD
  beIN Sports MENA Premium 2 HD
  BT Sport 1 HD
  BT Sport Ultimate 4K UHD
  Cosmote Sport 3 HD
  Digi Sport 2 Romania HD
  Eleven Sports 2 Portugal HD
  SuperSport Premier League HD