Matchday 19 in Serie A where Milan will take on La Dea of Atalanta. This fixture will be a massive one as the Rossoneri look to continue their great run of form in the league. An intense matchup ahead lines up as Atalanta managed to beat Milan 5-0 about a year ago which many say was the start of the new rebirth of this Milan team. The last time the two sides met the points were shared in a 1-1 draw at the San Siro. Stefano Pioli and his men are well aware that Atalanta is not a team to take lightly as they have been a top four contender in the recent seasons and are very good at finding the back of the net. Pioli will have to lineup smartly against Gian Piero Gasperini.
Recently the Rossoneri haven’t been so lucky facing both injuries to key players in the starting lineup along with positive cases of COVID-19 and rather questionable suspensions. Milan’s luck may be shifting slowly as the club released and official statement on Thursday announcing that Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic have both come negative in their COVID-19 tests. Additionally, Theo Hernandez’ positive test prior was found as a false positive. All athletes have resumed training and will be with the team for this game.
Here is how Milan could lineup against Atalanta on Saturday:
Milan: 4-2-3-1 G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Kalulu, Hernandez; Kessié, Tonali; Castillejo, Diaz, Leão; Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic’s leadership will come in big for this game, he is coming off a brace against Cagliari. He will be looking to lead his team to victory and calm down their nerves for this big game. Leão coming back from suspension will be looking to grab a goal or even an assist. Newly signed Mario Mandžukić and Fikayo Tomori will be available for the game. As for Ismael Bennacer, he is still recovering, hoping to be back for next week’s game. A win would be extremely massi ve for the Rossoneri side as they currently lead their rivals Inter Milan by 3 points in the table.