Conor Clancy Date: 17th September 2020 at 6:40pm
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AC take on Shamrock Rovers on Thursday evening as they get their campaign underway.

The meeting will be the first between the two sides, but the will be hoping for a more favourable result than they achieved in their last visit to Ireland.

took on Athlone Town in the 1974/75 Cup, drawing 0-0 in their away first leg before going on to claim a more comfortable result in the second leg.

Rovers’ form might give slight cause for concern though, with the Hoops topping the League of Ireland, boasting an eight-point lead as they are still unbeaten in their 11 games so far.

The Irish side do have previous against Italian opposition as they faced in the Europa League’s third qualification round in 2010/11.

Shamrock Rovers: Mannus; O’Brien, Lopes, Grace; Finn, McEneff, O’Neill, J Byrne, Farrugia; Burke, Greene

AC Milan: G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia; Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Saelemaekers; Ibrahimovic