Will A.C. Milan’s long wait to reach the Champions League knockout stages come to an end this season?
12 months ago, I Rossoneri made their return to this competition, but won just once and finished rock bottom of an admittedly tough group.
So, the seven-times champions of Europe haven’t competed in the knockout rounds of this competition since 2013/14.
Now though, as Scudetto winners, Stefano Pioli’s side are in good shape to smash through that glass celling.
On Saturday, Rafael Leão’s brace and another goal from Olivier Giroud saw them beat Inter in the Derby della Madonnina at San Siro.
This continued Il Diavolo’s unbeaten start to the new Serie A season, so will they leave Austria with three Champions League points?
Meanwhile, this is RB Salzburg’s fourth successive season in the Champions League group phase, advancing to the knockouts for the first time ever last season.
Having claimed nine successive Austrian Bundesliga titles, continental success is die Roten Bullen’s primary focus.
Under Matthias Jaissle, Salzburg are unbeaten in Champions League home games, winning four out of five, including last year’s play-off.
If they’re to get through a group that also contains Chelsea and GNK Dinamo, Red Bull Arena will need to remain a fortress.