THE UEFA Champions League playoff draw took place and Milan will face  PSV in the final qualification stage.

Milan finished the 2012/2013 season in third place, thanks to a very late Philippe Mexes goal against Siena, so that means they have to qualify to the Champions League group stage through the playoff games and today the draw took place.

The Rossoneri were a seeded side and could only face teams from the league route (clubs that didn’t finish their last season as champions of the leagues) and the draw has indicated that Milan will face PSV Eindhoven in the playoff stage.

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The first match will take place at the Philips Stadion in the Netherlands on either August 20th at 20:45 CET. The second match will be hosted by Milan at Stadio San Siro on August 28th. Eindhoven finished the 2012/2013 season in second place in the Eredivisie. They sold Kevin Strootman and Dries Mertens this summer but still have many dangerous players.

The Champions League trophy (ChampionsLeague official Twitter account)

Milan and PSV previously played each other six times in the Champions League. The Milan record is three wins, one draw and two defeats. The sides met in the 2004/2005 semi-finals. Milan won on away goals after a 3-3 draw on aggregate but lost to Liverpool in that (in)famous final. Milan were hoping to avoid PSV and Fenerbache in this round but could only avoid the latter. If Milan win the tough battle they’ll earn €8.6m from the UCL group stage (excluding money from the market pool).

The rest of the Champions League, league ruote, draw sees Olympique Lyonnais facing Real Sociedad, Schalke against Metalist Kharkiv, Paços de Ferreira versus FC Zenit St Petersburg and Fenerbahçe SK against Arsenal. he participation of Fenerbahçe SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv in the competition is subject to pending disciplinary and CAS proceedings.

Milan have never conceded a home goal against the Dutch side and they will hope not to concede on August 27/28 either and make it to the next stage. The draw for the champions route was also made on this day and the results are below.

The Champions League playoff stage draw

54 COMMENTS

  1. i think we will qualify, but it is important to buy a quality cb and honda/ljajic, because we have 2 weeks and anybody could get injured during this time

    • we should qualify…but as we are getting one of the toughest possible teams we could be paired with,hope we get an easier set of teams in the group stage,as the team is young and need development it would be harsh if we are put in a group with two heavyweights of Europe,or even in the group containing barca or real or bayern,i personally want the group which contains Man U,coz they wont be in a great condition in this season and hopefully we will take the revenge of 2009-2010…when they won 3-2 at san siro and beat us on 4-0 at old trafford…i want revenge…

  2. The 2 matches will most definitely put me at the edge of my seat. Now the real battle begins, no time for humor. Let the games begin… All eyes on you Allegri and all the best.

  3. Holy cr#p…PSV was definitely one opponent I hoped we’d avoid but by how we played against La Galaxy I’ll say combine the best eleven from both Barca and Madrid, We’ll take them on. The confidence is high baby! My only fear is not taking a cautious approach based on what’s at stake, otherwise we’ll dominate for sure.

  4. we ought to beat psv……………….cme on guys psv is a favorable draw.we have 2 beat dem home and away

  5. PSV was the hardest of the bunch. I wanted to face them so Milan caan now make a good important transfer ASAP

  6. I am sure we will beat PSV, they just sold their star trio: Strootman-Lens-Mertens, so really don’t see how they can create us problems if we play like in the 1st half vs Galaxy !

    Fenerbahce with their very good squad and Sociedad with players like Griezmann, Agirretxe, Prieto and Vela would’ve created us constant problems !

    Of course Pacos would’ve been the best choice, Metalist as at the same level as PSV if not a bit higher !

    So I don’t even doubt us to get through !

    FORZA MILAN !!!

  7. At the same time I’m very happy Arsenal got Fenerbahce and Lyon got Sociedad, because those 2 have a slight higher Uefa ranking so they would be ahead of us when the group stage draw will be made and we would be in the second Pot which is bad ! so if Fener and Real beat them think we’ll be in the 1st pot. Forza Fener and Real Sociedad (just at this play-off :D )

  8. idc what u guys say milan beat the best in the world barcelona by foccusing this ucl and i think we have a stronger team and we will be good this year but yes we do need honda no dought

  9. What’s with Balotelli i saw something on milannews but don’t understand italian good and neither does google translate. I think it was written that results are negative but don’t understand what they meant…

  10. It’s a good test for Milan. I believe we would qualify. Something tells me Milan would sign either Honda or Ljalic despite there clubs refusing to let them go.

  11. My fellow milanistas, we should not under rate PSV, they good still and they have promising players. What I want to say is this, let Galliani understand this draw well, let him buy us players like Astori, Honda and Ljajic only before this clash, so that he can get $8.6 for advancing to the group stage. I wish us the best.

  12. My fellow milanistas, we should not under rate PSV, they good still and they have promising players. What I want to say is this, let Galliani understand this draw well, let him buy us players like Astori, Honda and Ljajic only before this clash, so that he can get $8.6m for advancing to the group stage. I wish us the best.

  13. We really can live without Honda and Ljajic, what we desperately need to be a truelly competitive team is just a quality CB ! one of Martins Indi, Howedes, Sakho or Jerome Boateng would be enough !

  14. If Honda arrives then either Poli or Niang will be subs, and they are in such a form now ! Use these 5 millions for Honda and 8 for Ljajic to bring a quality CB as I already said !

  15. Niang should be a sub. Poli won’t be. Honda is AMC,Poli is MC,Poli will play with Montolivo and De Jong in the midfield,Honda will play in front of them behind El Sha and Balo. What do you don’t understand ? And yeah we need DC,and LB asap.

    • you don’t understand that Honda is not CAM ! he is a CM at CSKA and Japan !
      True CAM’s are: Oscar, Ozil, Muller, Isco, Gotze, etc.

  16. good draw, psv are not that strong like before. Sell Boateng & traore, get ljalic and honda and we are going to be a team with great team and with great back up. 4-2-3-1:
    abbiati/gabriel
    abate/scilo-mexes/silvestre-zapata/new cb-scilo/constant/emanuelson
    ———- poli/de jong—–montolivo/nocerino
    ljalic/niang———honda/saponara——–sharawy/robinho
    ———– balotelli/pazzini/petagna
    Thats 22 players great 1 team and decent back ups.

  17. Not that bad… Am certain milan will do well. Dutch teams are no longer as good as they were.
    Milan can sign Llajic and still keep Niang. The only thing Petagna will have to go on loan or still stick around with the Primeriva,Niang will have to be converted to a more central role, Nocerino will have to go too,cos he is now playing like the amount Milan signed him,Boateng will stay atleast till January.

  18. should be easy because of Milans history

    will be hard because our “coach”

    but we must pass, otherwise will be the biggest shame since La coruna 4×0

  19. It is a tough draw no doubt but we can progress with good planing and all players fit and available. My fear this season is not our opponents but the amount of injuries. Forza Milan

  20. I wont be surprise if Milan fail to qualify. PSV is a good team and it will not be an easy game! This will be a difficult game!

  21. This will be difficult, I expect Milan to qualify as long as Boateng, Muntari and Nocerino are nowhere to be seen, if they are though who knows.

    • I know what you mean, but Boateng’s played out of position by Allegri, Muntari aint that bad, and Nocerino’s actually playing better lately. First on my exit list are Traore, Antonini, Bonera and Amelia.

  22. Even more reason to sign Bruno Martins Indi!!!
    Dutch opposition and he will know them well. Come on Zio Fester sign him up!!!

  23. very optimistic reply’s. Milan is better but PSV is a top level team. They have Wijnaldum and Maher. On the sides they play with Memphis (this days he is the star of the team but a Christian Ronaldo personality…) and they have Bakkali – he’s just 17 but makes every right back dizzy.

    we better watch out!!

  24. The Milan that used to own the UCL is gone with the senators. The Milan that galliani used to play the UCL anthem when we were losing. This is the new one that focuses only on serie A, and only beats useless teams. Many are confident that we are going to make it, some are going as far as predicting the groups, I have no confidence in this team. Given our coach and his history with attacking sides, I predict a huge upset even with PSV without its stars. If you haven’t realized we have turned into inter.

    • cyborg, do everyone a favor and stop being annoying and just get out of this blog its obviously not the right one for you

  25. milan must bring 4-5 players to be a powerhouse in UCL again (atleast top 4)and i prefer hummels and kurt zouma for CB, gundogan and verrati for midfield…with them milan could be huge threat to every team in europe….right now milan just a fodder to teams like bayern,barca,real and even chelsea…..

  26. It couldn’t be a better Draw, it will sharpen the Team up in a Competitive Game rather than the Pre Season Tournaments. I just hope Allegri puts out his strongest side and aims to Win.

  27. hey Cyborg….. Messi dives, Ronaldo dives….thus they became Balon D’or…….u my friend always do the complains without even knowing the true facts…..u praise Bojan where as he is a complete Shi.tt…..Obviously he is not a good player……if he is so…..y can’t Barca plays him…..

  28. Hamsik earns just 2.1m. Muntari earns 3m, Mexes earns over 4m, robinho earned over 4m, allegri earns over 2m, boateng wanted a salary increase and at that time he earned 2.8m, so when we crush out, remember that. Berlusconi likes to say that every year his family invests more than 50m in this club.

  29. Abbaiti
    Abate Mexes Zapata De Sciglio
    Montolivo De Jong Poli
    Robinho Baloteli el sharaawy

    what a team!

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