Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud’s BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Pre-Season Friendlies 2022 – AC Milan beat FC Koln 2-1 – AC Milan clinched their first proper win…

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud's BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS
Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud's BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Pre-Season Friendlies 2022 – AC Milan beat FC Koln 2-1 – AC Milan clinched their first proper win of the pre-season this evening as they managed to beat FC Köln by two goals to one. Olivier Giroud was the decisive man with a brace and down below are the player ratings of the Rossoneri. Follow Latest Football News and updates LIVE with InsideSport.IN

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud’s BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud’s BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory

It was a good start to the 2022/23 season for Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan. In front of over 40,000 fans at the RheinEnergieStadion in Köln, the Rossoneri produced a fine performance to run out 2-1 winners thanks to a brace from Olivier Giroud.

Considering that the opposition will play their opening Bundesliga match on 7 August and are further ahead in their preparations, it was a test that the Diavolo passed with flying colours. There were many interesting moments in the first half in particular, with DíazRebić and a particularly inspired Giroud displaying all of their quality.

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud's BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS
Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud’s BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS

Also noteworthy was the way AC Milan’s centre-back pairing performed. Gabbia was attentive throughout, while Kalulu was involved in the build-up to the Rossneri’s second goal. Tommaso Pobega, who spent 82 minutes out on the pitch, produced a tidy display full of character in the middle of the park.

After the break, there was plenty of focus on Yacine Adli, who wore the No.7 shirt, while Coach Pioli also sent on several members of the Primavera side. Despite all the changes, the Diavolo held firm to emerge victorious from their first pre-season friendly.

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud’s BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Serie A Champions set to face Bundesliga side

In addition to the illustrious visitors, the match will be a special occasion for another reason: dubbed an ‘innovation game’, it will offer spectators a brand-new matchday experience, with players to be equipped with bodycams and microphones, while automated highlights and exciting data feeds will also be on display.

FC Koln Team News

Head coach Steffen Baumgart will no doubt be keen for his charges to remain focused on the task at hand, however, with their Bundesliga Matchday 1 fixture against Schalke just three weeks away – and UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers straight after that. The tactician said earlier this month that he was “satisfied” with his team’s preparations so far, having beaten Mondorf (12-0) and Austria Lustenau (4-0) before drawing 1-1 with Grasshopper Zurich last weekend.

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Serie A Champions set to face Bundesliga side, Follow FC Koln vs AC Milan LIVE score updates: Check Team News, Live Streaming, Live Telecast, Predictions
Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Serie A Champions set to face Bundesliga side, Follow FC Koln vs AC Milan LIVE score updates: Check Team News, Live Streaming, Live Telecast, Predictions

Modeste led the line in that game and last season’s top scorer expected to do so again here, flanked by Mark Uth, Florian Kainz and Dejan Ljubicic as the Billy Goats look to put on a show to match all the technological innovations.

AC Milan Team News

Milan are not quite so far along in their pre-season preparations, having only played their first friendly on Wednesday. Coach Stefano Pioli’s side ran out 3-0 winners in that 60-minute affair against Lemine Almenno, with former Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Ante Rebic on target.

The Croatian is likely to start again in Cologne, and while Ibrahimovic will play no part after undergoing knee surgery in May that will keep him out for the rest of 2022, the Serie A winners still boast plenty of attacking talent in the likes of Oliver Giroud, Divock Origi, Daniel Maldini and Brahim Diaz vying to make the cut in Pioli’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.

FC Koln vs AC Milan: Match stats

  • This will be the first meeting of any kind – competitive or friendly – between these teams.
  • Cologne have won five of their 17 encounters (three draws, nine defeats) against Italian opposition, but the most recent of these was in the last 16 of the UEFA cup against Roma in 1982.
  • Modeste was the Billy Goats’ top scorer last season with 20 league goals; Giroud and Rafael Leao were Milan’s sharpest shooter in the league with 11 each. Ibrahimovic scored eight.
  • Milan won Italy’s Serie A in 2021/22, ending a 10-year wait for the league title.
  • Milan left-back Theo Hernandez is the younger brother of Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez.
  • Rebic spent four years at Frankfurt between 2016 and 2020, scoring 22 times in 77 competitive outings. Summer signing Origi also has a Bundesliga past, having netted six times in 31 Bundesliga games while on loan at Wolfsburg from Liverpool in 2017/18.
Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Serie A Champions set to face Bundesliga side, Follow FC Koln vs AC Milan LIVE score updates: Check Team News, Live Streaming, Live Telecast, Predictions
Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: Serie A Champions set to face Bundesliga side, Follow FC Koln vs AC Milan LIVE score updates: Check Team News, Live Streaming, Live Telecast, Predictions

FC Koln vs AC Milan Team News & Predicted Starting XI’s

Cologne: Schwäbe – Schmitz, Hübers, Chabot, Hector (c) – Skhiri – Huseinbasic, Ljubicic, Kainz – Uth, Modeste
Out: –
Doubtful: –
Coach: Steffen Baumgart

Milan: Tatarusanu – Stanga, Michelis, Gabbia, Hernandez (c) – Bakayoko, Pobega – Adli, Rebic, Maldini – Origi
Out: Ibrahimovic (knee)
Doubtful: –
Coach: Stefano Pioli

KOL vs ACM Friendly LIVE: When, where and how to watch FC Koln vs AC Milan Pre-Season Live Streaming in India?

When will FC Koln vs AC Milan be played? – Date

KOL vs ACM will be played on 16th July 2022

What time will FC Koln vs AC Milan be played? Time
KOL vs ACM match will kick-off at 10:30 PM IST

Where will FC Koln vs AC Milan be played? – Venue
KOL vs ACM will be played at the Suwon World Cup Stadium

FC Koln vs AC Milan Live Streaming & Live Telecast in India

For fans in India unfortunately there will be no live streaming or live telecast of the game. Fans can follow the action and match buzz through the team’s social media accounts.

Koln vs AC Milan LIVE: KOL 1-2 ACM, Olivier Giroud’s BRACE helps AC Milan claim victory in Pre-Season Friendly, Check AC Milan beat FC Koln HIGHLIGHTS

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