Date: 17th September 2020 at 11:13am
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’s 2020/21 season officially begins in Dublin’s fair city on Thursday night as they face Shamrock Rovers in League qualification action.

Shamrock Rovers (3-4-3): Mannus; O’Brien, Lopes, Grace; Finn, McEneff, O’Neill, Lafferty; Byrne, Greene, Burke.

Suspended: Scales

Unavailable: Bolger, Kavanagh.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, , Castillejo; Ibrahimovic.

Suspended: Rebic.

Unavailable: Romagnoli, Leao.

KEY STATISTICS

– This is the first ever meeting between these sides in European competition.

– Milan previously travelled to Ireland in the UEFA Cup in 1974/75 and drew 0-0 with Athlone Town in their first leg clash before winning the return leg 3-0.

– In the 2010/11, Rovers faced Juventus in the Europa League third qualification round, losing 2-0 in Tallaght to an Amauri double before Alessandro Del Piero’s lone goal decided the return leg in Modena.

– Since the Rossoneri’s last competitive fixture, the Dubliners have played eight times without tasting defeat.