The Italian team still hopes for qualification for the Champions League
Madrid-Atletico Madrid scored at home in a 1-0 defeat to Milan on Wednesday. This put the Spanish team at risk of being eliminated from the Champions League group stage.
Atletico Madrid and Milan were tied for fourth place in Group B. Spain was ranked last with a goal difference. Porto is still leading despite losing 2-0 to Liverpool and Liverpool is currently ranked first in this field.
Messias, who was making his debut in the tournament scored in the 87th minutes to win Milan. It gives the Italian team hope that they can continue to progress, despite their poor start in the European arena.
Atletico lost to Liverpool twice in succession and must avoid Milan to keep their chances of reaching the top 16.
Milan must win to avoid being eliminated. Milan has won only one of his 11 games.
Spain defeated Milan in three consecutive UEFA Champions League matches. This included a 2-1 loss in Italy in the opening game.
Atletico have lost only twice in the last 31 European games. They have also reached the top 16 of this championship in 9 of the 11 games.