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AC Milan Host Spanish side Malaga and are looking to come away with a positive result and position themselves to advance to the next round.
AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri will look to have a different result as his side lost 1-0 during Milan's last match against Malaga and will have the support of faithful fans cheering at Giuseppe Meazza stadium.
Allegri will have to change his tactics from his side's last meeting as Malaga dominated possession and kept Milan off balance the entire match. Another concern for Milan is the fact that a negative result would jeopardize their chance to advance to the next round and could lead to an early exit from the Champions league.
Milan is playing well as of late in league play and Allegri is hoping that momentum can translate to the Champions League. Milan recently defeated Chievo 5-1 in their last league match and currently sit second in their Champions League group.
Milan will be helped with having most of their squad healthy, with the only doubts for Tuesday's match being Kevin-Prince Boateng and Robinho, who are both recovering from injury.
For Spanish club Malaga and manager Manuel Ripamonti their task is one that has been made less complicated due to strong play and three victories so far putting them atop of Group C.
But veteran players know better than to overlook a Milan team who has had a positive history playing at home and will look to make sure they secure three points and a spot in the knockout stage next round.
"This game will be crucial because, if we win, the three points would practically secure us a place in the last 16," winger Joaquin Sanchez told Diario Sur.
"It's the most important assignment in Malaga's history. We hope it will be an attractive and entertaining game, and that we can give another victory to our fans," he added.
Kickoff for the match is at 2:45 ET and can be watch online here.