AC Milan out to save its season at Anderlecht

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MILAN (AP) -- AC Milan can go a long way to rescuing its season when it faces Anderlecht in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday.

After a squad's worth of top players departed during the offseason, Milan got off to its worst Serie A start in 71 years.

However, there are signs of a turnaround after Milan came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Napoli on Saturday.

Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino says "we have to recognize our duty to take Milan back up to the top level. We have to push for that, starting on Wednesday in the Champions League."

Milan is second in Group C and can secure its place in the knockout stage with a win if already-qualified Malaga beats Zenit St. Petersburg.