Match Today: AC Milan vs FC Koln 07-16-2022 friendly match
Milan will continue the pre-season by facing Cologne in a friendly match at Rhein Energy Stadium on Saturday. The Italian champions started the pre-season on Wednesday against Limen Almeno of Bergamo in Milan. They won 3-0, with Junior Messias, Ante Rebec and Mathieu Gabbia scoring. Colin, the mean, has been active in pre-season since the beginning of the month and is unbeaten in three friendlies so far. They started with a 12-1 win over Mondorf and in their last friendly drew 1-1 with Grasshoppers. Milan will play three more friendlies before their first match of the 2022-23 Serie A season against Udinese next month. In the meantime, Cologne will play two more friendlies before facing Jan Regensburg in the German Football League later this month.
Milan and Cologne
While the Italian side have signed several players this summer during the current transfer window, they will be keen to start on the right note. They have a long winning streak at the moment and have managed to find the back of the net in huge numbers as well and it is also worth noting that they faced their arch-rivals India AC Milan in the title race towards the end of the season, they impressively maintained their composure during this crucial period. Meanwhile, Cologne has only been able to secure seventh place in the less competitive German Bundesliga. Cologne has enjoyed a good run in pre-season, but Milan will be their strongest opponents of the season so far. The home advantage should come in handy For the Bundesliga team, but Milan brings a lot of quality to the table and should be able to secure a comfortable win.
Koln and Milan
Meanwhile, this is the first match in which the two teams meet in this friendly match. Milan achieved a series of victories in 5 consecutive matches and was unbeaten in 18 out of 19 matches. We note that this only defeat came against arch-rivals Inter Milan. Moreover, they have also scored 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 5 matches. On the other hand, Colin was winless in 3 of his past 5 matches overall and also finished his league campaign last season with 2 consecutive defeats. Moreover, they have also won 7 of their past 11 home matches.