AC Milan vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium plays host to two European giants on Saturday in the latest International Champions Cup clash

AC Milan and Barcelona will go head to head on Wednesday as the International Champions Cup approaches its final fixtures.

It has been a busy summer off the pitch for Milan, complete with a change of ownership and a series of high-profile arrivals. 

And while the likes of Gonzalo Higuain will not take part in the weekend's clash, the Argentine will see how his new team fares against a side of Barcelona's calibre. 

Game AC Milan vs Barcelona
Date Saturday, August 4
Time 1:00am BST / 8:00pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) the game will be shown live on television on ESPN Deportes and will be available to stream live online via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Premier Sports and streamed on the Premier Player app.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News


Position AC Milan
Goalkeepers A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Reina
Defenders Abate, Antonelli, Bellodi, Calabria, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Romagnoli, Simic, Zapata
Midfielders Bertolacci, Bonaventura, Brescianini, Calhanoglu, Halilovic, Kessie, Locatelli, Mauri, Torrasi
Forwards Borini, Cutrone, Kalinic, André Silva, Suso, Tsadjout

Milan start life without defender Leonardo Bonucci, who has now completed a move back to Juventus.

Former Juve pair Higuain and Mattia Caldara, meanwhile, will not play a part in Santa Clara, leaving the likes of Mateo Musacchio at the back and striker Suso with a point to prove as they look to cement a place in the Rossoneri's plans. 

Potential Milan XI:  Donnarumma; Abate, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Locatelli, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Mauri; Borini, Suso. 

Position Barcelona players
Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Ezkiet
Defenders Semedo, Digne, Vidal, Lenglet, Santos, Palencia, Cucurella, Mingueza, Cuenca, Miranda, Chumi
Midfielders Suarez, Roberto, Gomes, Arthur Melo, Rafinha, Samper, Monchu, Collado, Puig, Tabla, Malcom
Forwards Alcacer, El Haddadi, Ruiz, Perez

Ernesto Valverde will need to experiment with his side with the majority of his players still on post-World Cup holiday, though new arrivals Arthur and Malcom should pick up further minutes after impressing so far with the Catalans.

Potential Barcelona XI:  Cillessen, Semedo, Santos, Lenglet, Cucurella, Vidal, Gomes, Melo, Suarez, Malcom, Alcacer.


Betting & Match Odds


Barcelona are considered to be favourites to win the game, with  dabblebet  offering odds of 7/5 on the Blaugrana coming out on top. Milan are priced at 17/10 and a draw is available at 13/5.

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Match Preview


Mattia Caldara Gonzalo Higuain Milan

It has certainly been an action-packed summer for everyone connected with AC Milan. 

The Rossoneri have experienced a change in ownership already in pre-season, with hedge fund Elliott Management taking over the reins. That switch has coincided with increased activity in the transfer market, including a sensational triple deal struck with Juventus. 

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Bonucci's return to Turin has been compensated by the arrivals of Higuain and Caldara, while Pepe Reina has also arrived at San Siro in recent weeks. Pressure will be intense for coach Gennaro Gattuso, and he will need a strong start to the Serie A season to keep speculation over his job climbing to unbearable proportions. 

Barcelona, meanwhile, will go into the 2018-19 Liga season with great hopes. Arthur, Malcom and Clement Lenglet have all joined Ernesto Valverde's side, while there is hope that Arturo Vidal will also sign before the end of the transfer window. 

Those buys, plus the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo and possibly Luka Modric at Real Madrid, mean the Catalans start as overwhelming favourites to retain their Liga title. The club's starting XI is in little doubt, but with a host of top players still on leave Saturday will be another chance for the club's frindge men to make an impact. 

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