Celtic will host AC Milan in their opening clash in the Europa League group stage. Both teams showed contrasting performances in their respective derbies; AC Milan will be the more appreciated team in this match. A look at their most recent matches since February 20, 2007 shows that Celtic have won one of them and AC Milan has won four with 10, the Rossoneri netted eight times.

Or playing as a striker, French-born Odsonne Édouard has scored 4 goals in the 2020 English Premier League - 2021 after a total of 7 appearances. Celtic entered this match after a disappointing 0-2 defeat to legendary rival Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Celtic Park. A brace of English midfielder Connor Goldson ensured victory for Steven Gerrard's army. Celtic have some injury concerns that need to be addressed. Scotland international James Forrest and young winger Mikey Johnston have both been sidelined with injuries. Midfielder Ryan Christie, Israeli international Nir Bitton and defender Hatem Abd Elhamed all test positive for coronavirus and they are unlikely to recover in time to participate. Celtic experienced poor performance and results against Rangers, and will be determined to do better in Europe. Attackers Albian Ajeti and Leigh Griffiths could have been given the chance, while Diego Laxalt looks set to play with his host club.

AC Milan beat Antonio Conte's Inter Milan 2-1 at the San Siro in the latest Milan derby, the brace of veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed a confident victory for AC Milan, with the striker who Belgium is Romelu Lukaku scoring a consolation goal for his team. The two clubs faced each other for the last time in 2013, in the Champions League group stage, AC Milan beat Celtic 3-0 thanks to goals from Kaka, Colombian midfielder Cristian Zapata and Mario Balotelli. Meanwhile, AC Milan will not have Croatian striker Ante Rebic and midfielder Mateo Musacchio, who are all sidelined due to injuries. There are still doubts about the ability of Brazilian midfielder Leo Duarte and young defender Matteo Gabbia. AC Milan played impressively under coach Stefano Pioli, and the appearance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is of great significance. Interesting additions were made to the team over the summer, including Jens Petter Hauge, Diogo Dalot and Sandro Tonali. AC Milan looked rejuvenated and needed the qualities needed to win this encounter.