AC Milan return to Champions League for first time since 2014… and fans love last line-up filled with Prem cult heroes

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AC MILAN are as soon as extra inside the huge time tonight as they face Liverpool contained in the Champions League.

The sport is a repeat of the 2005 and 2007 finals – and marks Milan’s first Champions League battle in seven years.

This AC Milan facet misplaced 4-1 at Atletico Madrid in March 2014

Stefano Pioli’s present conventional boasts the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Theo Hernandez and Spurs goal Franck Kessie.

But their 2014 facet furthermore had an excessive amount of fan favourites – collectively with some former Premier League cult heroes.

SunSport took barely try the XI that Clarence Seedorf put out as Milan have been knocked out contained in the spherical of 16 by Atletico Madrid as soon as extra in March 2014.

CHRISTIAN ABBIATI

Long-serving goalkeeper donned the AC Milan shirt for 18 years, ultimately hanging up his boots in 2016 and being succeeded by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

IGNAZIO ABATE

Full-back gained 22 caps for Italy and represented Milan for a decade after rejoining the membership in 2009.


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ADIL RAMI

Adil Rami dated Pamela Anderson
Adil Rami dated Pamela AndersonCredit: AFP or licensors

A World Cup winner that beforehand dated Pamela Anderson – defender Adil Rami continues to be going robust at 35 with Troyes in his residence nation.

DANIELE BONERA

Long-serving defender achieved his having enjoyable with profession in 2019 with Villarreal after leaving Milan, nonetheless is now as soon as extra at San Siro as assistant supervisor.

URBY EMANUELSON

Full-back Emanuelson had been on mortgage at Fulham in 2013, and would have one totally different terribly underwhelming spell in English soccer with Sheffield Wednesday by the use of the 2016-17 season – having enjoyable with just one sport.

NIGEL DE JONG

Nigel de Jong played for Milan between 2012 and 2016
Nigel de Jong carried out for Milan between 2012 and 2016Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Manchester City and Netherlands icon Nigel de Jong moved to Milan after leaving Etihad Stadium, spending 4 years at San Siro earlier than winding his profession down contained in the USA, Turkey, Germany and the Middle East.

MICHAEL ESSIEN

Chelsea icon Michael Essien joined Milan from the Blues after a glittering nine-year spell at Stamford Bridge nonetheless was not at all the an equivalent participant as at his peak, spending one 12 months at San Siro earlier than shifting to Panathinaikos, Persib Bandung and then Sabail, retiring in 2020.

ADEL TAARABT

Adel Taarabt bafflingly found himself on loan at Milan from QPR
Adel Taarabt bafflingly discovered himself on mortgage at Milan from QPRCredit: Getty – Contributor

Bizarrely, mercurial midfielder Adel Taarabt discovered himself on mortgage at Milan from QPR, having merely been relegated with Fulham – he will be a part of Benfica totally in 2015, the place he nonetheless performs aged 32.

ANDREA POLI

Andrea Poli threatened to emerge as a first-rate midfielder at conditions for Milan nonetheless would ultimately be equipped to Bologna in 2017, the place he stayed till turning into a member of Antalyaspor in Turkey this summer time season time.

KAKA

Kaka returned to AC Milan for the 2013-14 Milan
Kaka returned to AC Milan for the 2013-14 MilanCredit: AFP

Brazilian legend Kaka had rejoined Milan from Real Madrid the earlier summer time season time, nonetheless his return was non permanent and not that candy – he left as quickly as additional for Orlando City in 2014, the place he remained till retiring three years later.

MARIO BALOTELLI

Super Mario’s implausible kind by the use of the 2013-14 promoting advertising marketing campaign earned him a swap to Liverpool that summer time season time – nonetheless following his Anfield catastrophe he has since turned out for Nice, Marseille, Brescia, Monza and now Adana Demirspor.

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Mario Balotelli's goals in 2014 earned him a move to Liverpool
Mario Balotelli’s targets in 2014 earned him a swap to LiverpoolCredit: EPA

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