After a goalless draw with Newcastle United on Matchday 1, Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night on Matchday 2 of the 2023/24 Champions League campaign has increased in significance for both sides in Germany, as they look to secure their first win in Group F.
The Bundesliga side lost 2-0 away at Paris Saint-Germain during the first round of fixtures, but are unbeaten at home so far this season and the Serie A giants will need to be a their best to return to Milan with all three points.
Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan: Predicted line-ups
Vital to the chances of Milan will be the availability of goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who has been absent with a thigh injury, and whether Rade Krunic can shake off a muscle complaint to take his place within the midfield three. If not, coach Stefano Pioli is expected to call upon Tommaso Pobega or summer arrival Yunus Musah, with Ismael Bennacer out until 2024.
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic also has a couple of injury concerns, and the absence of right-back Thomas Meunier could allow Rafael Leao the chance to further terrorise the space provided by the hosts preference for 3-5-2. The experience of midfielder Marcel Sabitzer could also be a huge loss, if the Austrian cannot recover from the groin injury that kept him out of their win over Wolfsburg.
Borussia Dortmund predicted XI vs AC Milan (3-5-3): Kobel; Sule, Hummels, Schlotterbeck; Ryerson, Sabitzer, Can, Brandt, Wolf; Adeyemi, Malen.
AC Milan predicted XI vs Borussia Dortmund (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.
Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan: When does the Champions League fixture start?
The Champions League Matchday 2 fixture of Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan kicks off at 21:00 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 20:00 BST kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan is 15:00 EDT or 12:00 PDT.
Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?
In the United States, every Champions League game in 2023/24 can be seen on Paramount+, including Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan and the other standout fixtures of Champions League Matchday 2.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Borussia Dortmund vs AC Milan on TNT Sport.