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Aug 20, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at Philips Stadium
PSVPSV Eindhoven
1-1
AC Milan
Matavz (60')
FT(HT: 0-1)

Preview: PSV Eindhoven vs. AC Milan

Sports Mole looks ahead to an intriguing Champions League qualifier between PSV Eindhoven and AC Milan.

AC Milan face a fight to earn a Champions League return as their qualifier against PSV Eindhoven gets underway in Holland tomorrow night.

Milan reached the knockout stages last season before being squeezed out by Barcelona, despite earning a famous 2-0 win at the San Siro in the first leg.

Dutch side PSV now stand in the way of a place in the group stages for Massimiliano Allegri's men, who have been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer.

Andrea Poli is in contention to make his debut for Milan in midfield this evening, while Mario Balotelli has been passed fit despite an ongoing knee problem.

Robinho, Giampaolo Pazzini and Mattia de Sciglio all miss out for the visitors, with Antonio Nocerino facing a late fitness test to be considered for the Rossoneri.

PSV are sweating on the fitness of key duo Karim Rekik and Stijn Schaars, although the pair overcame knocks to play last weekend, in a match which marked a fifth successive league win for Phillip Cocu's side.

Possible lineups

PSV: Zoet, Willems, Bruma, Rekik, Arias, Wijnaldum, Hiljemark, Maher, Depay, Locadia, Jozefzoon

Milan: Abbiati, Constant, Mexes, Zapata, Abate, Poli, De Jong, Montolivo, Shaarawy, Balotelli, Boateng

Sports Mole says: 1-1


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2PSV EindhovenPSV29187464303461
3AZ AlkmaarAZ29187466382861
4Vitesse29175746281856
5Feyenoord29159558292954
6Groningen2913793533246
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10Heerenveen29910103940-137
11Sparta RotterdamSparta2997134046-634
12Fortuna SittardSittard29104154052-1234
13PEC Zwolle29711113846-832
14RKC WaalwijkRKC Waalwijk2968152744-1726
15Willem II2957173161-3022
16VVV-VenloVVV-Venlo2964193975-3622
17EmmenEmmen2949163058-2821
18ADO Den HaagADO Den Haag29210172264-4216

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