ICC Preview: Valencia - AC Milan

Avi Creditor
ICC Preview: Valencia - AC Milan



Valencia (4-2-3-1): Alves; Mathieu, Ruiz, Rami, Cissokho; Romeu, Parejo; Piatti, Banega, Guardado; Soldado.


: Diego Alves, Vicente Guaita, Yeray Lopez

Defenders: Adil Rami, Victor Ruiz, Joao Pereira, Antonio Barragan, Ricardo Costa, Jeremy Mathieu, Aly Cissokho

Midfielders: Oriol Romeu, Sofiane Feghouli, Ever Banega, Juan Bernat, Javier Fuego, Michel, Andres Guardado, Dani Parejo

Forwards: Jonas Goncalves, Roberto Soldado, Pablo Piatti, Jonathan Viera, Paco Alcacer, Roberto Ibanez, Fede Cartabia

AC Milan (4-3-3): Abbiati; Constant, Mexes, Zapata, De Sciglio; Montolivo, Muntari, Boateng; Niang, Balotelli, El Shaarawy


Goalkeepers: Christian Abbiati, Marco Amelia, Gabriel

Defenders: Luca Antonini, Daniele Bonera, Kevin Constant, Phillipe Mexes, Bartosz Salomon, Didac Vila, Cristian Zaccardo, Cristian Zapata, Mattia De Sciglio

Midfielders: Kevin-Prince Boateng, Bryan Cristante, Nigel De Jong, Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Ali Muntari, Ricardo Montolivo, Antonio Nocerino, Riccardo Saponara, Rodney Strasser, Bakaye Traore

Forwards: Mario Balotelli, Giacomo Beretta, Robinho, Stephan El Shaarawy, M'Baye Niang, Nmandi Oduamadi, Andrea Petagna



  • Estadio Mestalla is hosting the only Guinness International Champions Cup match that is not being played on U.S. soil.

  • The match marks the first meeting between the two storied sides.

  • Both teams will play their next matches in New York, with the winner taking on the winner of Chelsea-Inter Milan and the loser dropping down to the loser's bracket and meeting the Chelsea-Inter loser.

  • There will be no extra time in any matches in the ICC. If a match is tied after regulation, it goes straight to penalty kicks. Teams receive two points for a regulation win and one for a PK win.

  • Los Che striker Roberto Soldado is the subject of fervent transfer rumors, with the club's president saying he could be had for a 30 million euro transfer fee. Tottenham is said to be the Spanish forward's most serious suitor.

  • AC Milan is also heavily involved in the transfer market, with the club being linked to Japan star Keisuke Honda.