Barcelona vs AC Milan Friendly: Kick Off, Projected Lineups, TV and Stream

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 19: The AC Milan home shirt displaying the club badge on May 19, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 19: The AC Milan home shirt displaying the club badge on May 19, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Barcelona followed up their 5-3 loss to Arsenal with an impressive 3-0 victory in El Clasico Americano, that’s the third time in a row they’ve beaten Real Madrid on US soil. They’ll complete their US tour with a match against AC Milan in Las Vegas before heading home to face Tottenham Hotspurs in the Joan Gamper Trophy match at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona’s home for the 2023/34 season, with the Camp Nou undergoing renovation.

The build-up to the game against AC Milan has been dominated by the Ousmane Dembele transfer, with the French winger set on joining PSG this summer. Barcelona have given the French champions 5 days to agree a deal, wanting to conclude the saga well ahead of the season.

We’ll get into all the team news a little later in this post, but here’s all the information you’ll need for the game against AC Milan.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Barcelona vs AC Milan will kick off at 8:00 pm local time (PT), 5 am in Spain (CEST 10 pm) and 4 am in the UK (GMT)  on Wednesday 2nd of August 2023.

Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Nevada, home to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders will play host to the game.

TV & Streaming of Real Madrid vs Barcelona

The game will be shown on ESPN+ in the United States, TV3 Catalunya & Movistar+ in Spain.

The game will also be carried by DAZN in Japan, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

For a full list of streaming options around the world, please see this post.

Barcelona vs AC Milan: Team News & Projected Lineups

Barcelona: Although Barcelona has not officially ruled anyone out for the game, Inigo Martinez is unlikely to play as he continues his rehab from off-season surgery. ilkay Gundogan and Andreas Christensen both suffered injuries against Real Madrid, and it’s likely Barca will be cautious with both ahead of the new season.

Dembele won’t play tonight as he works on his move to PSG. Barca management doesn’t want to risk injury to the French forward, which would lead to complications with any transfer.

Projected starting lineup: Marc-André ter Stegen (GK), Sergi Roberto (RB), Joules Kounde (CB), Ronald Araújo (CB), Alejandro Balde (LB), Oriol Romeu (DM), Frenkie de Jong (CM) Fermin Lopez (CM), Raphinha (RW), Pedri (LW), Robert Lewandowski (ST)

I’d quite like to see Abde start instead of Raphinha to give us more evaluation time, and while it’s possible Franck Kessie could start, I have Fermin Lopez in for the injured Gundogan to build off his impressive display in El Clasico.

AC Milan: Davide Calabria is dealing with a muscle injury, so he’s unlikely to play. Other than that, they should have a full squad to choose from. The Rossoneri lose their opening game 3-2 to Real Madrid, and then drew 2-2 to Italian rivals Juventus, eventually losing 4-3 on penalties.

Projected starting lineup: Maignan; Florenzi, Thiaw, Tomori, T Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Pobega; Leao, Giroud, Pulisic

Barcelona vs AC Milan: Head-to-Head (H2H) History

Barcelona wins: 8

Draws: 5

AC Milan wins: 4

Score Prediction

Barcelona 4-2 AC Milan