Champions League Matchday 6 Milan vs Salzburg

Milan vs Salzburg November 2 2022 21:00CET

Milan head to the final match of the 2022-2023 Champions League group stage needing a tie to qualify for the knockout rounds from group E. The Champions League has been mostly mixed with two losses versus Chelsea dampening expectations. Beating or tying Salzburg would erase at least some of that and allow Milan to progress into an important stage both for the team on the pitch and also financially.

The injury list remains long and there is little leeway for Pioli. The coach extended his contract to 2025 in the leadup to this matchday 6 game and his influence will grow further. The players have benefitted from his presence and despite a few disappointments the relationship between coach and team has worked very well. There is something to be said against contract negotiations in the middle of a (busy) season but such things are common and normal.

RB Salzburg remain top of the Austrian Bundesliga – with Sturm Graz close behind – and Noah Okafor scored again during the weekend.

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