Rijeka and Milan meet in Nogometno igralište Rujevica, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage).
The home team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Austria Vienna, by (1-4). In the last match, they tied in an away match against AEK Athens, by (2-2). The team comes to this match after a home loss with Hajduk Split by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Rijeka have won 2, tied 2 and lost 6. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Rijeka come into this game with a home defeat against Hajduk Split, 1-2, putting a final point to the four games in a row without losing in several competitions. To progress in the competition, the Croats need to win this game and hope that the AEK will be defeated by Austria Vienna. In this home game, coach Matjaz Kek must act in the usual 4-3-1-2, privileging the defensive organization, exploring in most cases the rapid offensive transitions. Josip Misic is one of the key players in the tactical scheme of the Croatian team, being responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. Everything indicates that the coach can count on his habitual holders.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 11 points won, after 3 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they tied in a away match against AEK Athens, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Austria Vienna, by (5-1). In the last match that they disputed, for Serie A, they tied with Benevento away by (2-2). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Milan have 3 wins and 1 draw.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition.
The historic AC Milan set for this game with a surprising equality to a ball against the fragile Benevento, adding the third straight game without losing in several competitions: the goals were scored by Kalinic and Bonaventura. But it is important to remember that the Italians already guaranteed the first position of Group D. In this game away from home coach Gennaro Gattuso must act with a strategy very similar to that of the last game, that is, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks , especially through the right flank. André Silva is the great highlight of the Italian team in the Europa League, with 6 goals scored. For this game the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.
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