Europa League - Group F
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F91 Dudelange 0-1 AC Milan: Luxembourg champions lose first Europa League game

Dudelange's Stelvio da Cruz challenges Milan's Tiemoue Bakayoko
Chelsea signed Tiemoue Bakayoko in a £40m deal last summer before sending him on loan to Milan for 2018-19

Luxembourg champions F91 Dudelange suffered a narrow defeat by AC Milan in their first Europa League group game.

Dudelange have made history by becoming the first club from Luxembourg to reach the Europa League group stage.

Their Group F opener with seven-time European champions Milan was switched from their 2,558-seater ground to the national stadium, which holds 8,125.

And Gonzalo Higuain's second-half goal was all that separated the sides at Luxembourg City's Stade Josy Barthel.

Milan paid 18m euros (£16m) just to sign Higuain on loan for 2018-19, while Dudelange's annual budget is 2.5m euros (£2.21m).

Their run through the qualifying rounds has earned them 3m euros (£2.66m) already and they will face Real Betis and Olympiakos before playing the return game with Milan at the San Siro, which has a capacity of 80,018, on Thursday, 29 November.

The Great Duchess Maria Theresa and Great Duke Henry of Luxembourg
Guests at the Stade Josy Barthel included the Great Duchess Maria Theresa and Great Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Line-ups

F91 Dudelange

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Frising
  • 4MalgetBooked at 58minsSubstituted forJordanovat 84'minutes
  • 5Schnell
  • 26PrempehBooked at 56mins
  • 39El HritiSubstituted forMélisseat 80'minutes
  • 10Stolz
  • 6Kruska
  • 22Rosa da CruzSubstituted forStumpfat 75'minutes
  • 14Couturier
  • 77Turpel
  • 9Sinani

Substitutes

  • 8Pokar
  • 12Bonnefoi
  • 19Jensen
  • 21Stumpf
  • 24Jordanov
  • 27Mélisse
  • 28Perez

AC Milan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Reina
  • 20AbateBooked at 11mins
  • 33Caldara
  • 13RomagnoliBooked at 39mins
  • 93Laxalt
  • 16BertolacciSubstituted forKessiéat 70'minutes
  • 14Bakayoko
  • 4MauriSubstituted forCalhanogluat 80'minutes
  • 7Castillejo Azuaga
  • 9Higuaín
  • 11BoriniSubstituted forHalilovicat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Calabria
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 17Zapata
  • 21Biglia
  • 77Halilovic
  • 79Kessié
  • 99G Donnarumma
Referee:
Srdjan Jovanovic
Attendance:
7,983

Match Stats

Home TeamF91 DudelangeAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home4
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home20
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, F91 Dudelange 0, Milan 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, F91 Dudelange 0, Milan 1.

  3. Post update

    Diego Laxalt (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marc-André Kruska (F91 Dudelange).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Jerry Prempeh.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Franck Kessié (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Milan).

  8. Post update

    Marc-André Kruska (F91 Dudelange) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Gonzalo Higuaín (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Schnell (F91 Dudelange).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clement Couturier (F91 Dudelange) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Patrick Stumpf with a headed pass.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alen Halilovic (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Kessié.

  13. Post update

    Franck Kessié (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danel Sinani (F91 Dudelange).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Alen Halilovic replaces Fabio Borini.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Samu Castillejo (Milan).

  17. Post update

    Clement Couturier (F91 Dudelange) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Jerry Prempeh.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mattia Caldara (Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hakan Calhanoglu (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabio Borini.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen11003213
2Zürich11001013
3Ludogorets100123-10
4AEK Larnaca100101-10

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg11003213
2Celtic11001013
3RB Leipzig100123-10
4Rosenborg100101-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slavia Prague11001013
2Zenit St Petersburg10101101
3FC Copenhagen10101101
4Bordeaux100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Zagreb11004133
2Spartak Trnava11001013
3Anderlecht100101-10
4Fenerbahçe100114-30

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal11004223
2Sporting11002023
3Vorskla Poltava100124-20
4FK Qarabag100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan11001013
2Olympiakos10100001
3Real Betis10100001
4F91 Dudelange100101-10

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rapid Vienna11002023
2Rangers10102201
3Villarreal10102201
4Spartak Moscow100102-20

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Frankfurt11002113
2Lazio11002113
3Apollon Limassol100112-10
4Marseille100112-10

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas11003123
2KRC Genk11002023
3Sarpsborg 08100113-20
4Malmö FF100102-20

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla11005143
2FK Krasnodar11001013
3Akhisarspor100101-10
4Standard Liege100115-40

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rennes11002113
2FC Astana10102201
3Dynamo Kyiv10102201
4FK Jablonec100112-10

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1BATE Borisov11002023
2Chelsea11001013
3PAOK Salonika100101-10
4MOL Vidi100102-20
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