Milan-Olympiacos: International Champions Cup Open Thread

Mario Balotelli and his AC Milan teammates take on Greek powerhouse Olympiacos tonight at BMO Field in Toronto at 8pm ET in the first game of the 2014 International Champions Cup.

Milan and Olympiacos are in the same group as Manchester City and Liverpool, so both AC Milan and Olympiacos will want to get a win tonight in order to gain confidence before they play the Premier League teams. The winner of Group B (featuring Milan, Olympiacos, Man City and Liverpool) will play in the International Champions Cup Final on August 4 in Miami against the winner of Group A (Real Madrid, Manchester United, AS Roma or Inter Milan).

For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch tonight’s game:

AC Milan vs. Olympiacos @ 8pm ET; FOX Sports 1, ESPN Deportes, and FOX Soccer 2Go.

Commentators on FOX Sports 1: Mark Rogondino and Cobi Jones.

Viewers in Canada can watch the game live on Rogers.

The AC Milan-Olympiacos match was originally scheduled to be played at Citi Field in New York, but the game was moved to Toronto instead.

Starting lineups – 

AC Milan: Gabriel; Zaccardo, Bonera, Rami, Albertazzi; Cristante, Poli, Saponara; El Shaarawy, Niang, Pazzini

Subs: Abbiati, Agazzi, Alex, Benedicic, De Sciglio, Di Molfetta, Honda, Mastalli, Mastour, Mexes, Modic, Pinato, Simic

Olympiacos: Roberto, Elabdellaoui, Manolas, Abidal, Kasami, Samaris, Dominguez, Fuster, Dossevi, Papazoglou

In this year’s International Champions Cup, the points system is as follows:

• 3 points for a win after 90 minutes,
• 2 points for a win after a shootout (if tied after 90 minutes),
• 1 points to losing team after a shootout,
• 0 points to losing team after 90 minutes.

Before, during or after tonight’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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