The season continues for the Rossoneri as they continue to push past every adversity after every game played amidst the global pandemic occurring the football world continues to push through providing fans with games every week.
Matchday 26 is now upon us and Milan will travel to Verona to take on Hellas Verona. Milan comes off a draw against Udinese at home in which they managed to salvage a point and escape defeat due to a last-minute handball from Jens Stryger Larsen, Franck Kessié scored from the penalty spot in the last kick of the game ending in a 1-1 draw. Though a bitter result the red and black faithful must keep their heads high and stay focused with very important fixtures coming up.
Milan has battled injuries all season long and their current injury list includes Ismaël Bennacer, Mario Mandžukić, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and most recently Ante Rebić. Milan is truly missing their midfielders and attackers who help make the team a more lethal side. Though Milan has managed to get favorable results without star man Zlatan Ibrahimović recently the Rossoneri has struggled without a full team. Though injuries have struck Milan Stefano Pioli will have to steer the ship and rotate his squad here is how the team could possibly appear:
Probable line-up Milan: G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Kessié; Saelemakers, Krunic, Hauge(Castillejo); Leão
Fikayo Tomori who has been brilliant for Milan will get another opportunity to impress yet once again he has been great defensively with his pace and awareness to close down space on opposition players. Franck Kessié will be once again tasked to control the midfield one of Milan’s most reliable players with effective ball retention and immaculate penalty accuracy. Krunic and Diaz who are finding their way on the starting sheet due to injuries must make the most of this opportunity. We have seen a glimpse of good flashes from both players but they need to step up and put in a good performance for the Rossoneri. And lastly, Rafael Leão must make his presence felt in this game, against Udinese the attacker was mostly absent and did not create much for the team. Leão is such a talented player and when he puts his talent to work on the pitch he can do wondrous things with his silky dribbling, fast counter-attacking awareness, and attacking output. Leão has 5 goals and 5 assists this season which is already more than what he created in his first season at the San Siro but he must continue to improve and grow more under Pioli. Grabbing another goal or assist in this match would be immense for him. Pioli and his men must be ready to fight for a win against Hellas Verona who sits in 8th place in the Serie A table Ivan Jurić’s men will be hungry to grab a point or even 3 if possible against the Milan giants.