Milan came from behind to beat Cagliari 3-1 in an enthralling Serie A contest at Unipol Domus on Wednesday night. Despite falling behind midway through the first half, Stefano Pioli's men outperformed their hosts to grab a second straight league win.
Milan will go back to their usual 4-3-3 formation after a foray into 3-4-3 but will field an experimental lineup in the midweek round against Cagliari. Stefano Pioli is mulling initially resting two of his stars, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud. The coach tested a light trident.
Cagliari's quest to post their first league win upon their Serie A return faces another mammoth roadblock as title-bidding Milan arrive at Unipol Domus on Wednesday. Let’s look at our match preview for this contest.
Adana Demirspor striker Mario Balotelli has joked about a potential return back to Italy with Milan, all the while taking stock of his relationship with Roma coach Jose Mourinho. A move to Saudi Arabia is also on the former Manchester City forward’s radar.
Former Rossoneri icon Demetrio Albertini has backed Rafael Leao to succeed as the club’s captain in the future. According to Albertini, expectations placed on the Portuguese winger’s head puts him in a position of great responsibility: "A lot is always expected from him."
Rade Krunic will miss at least the next four games because of a thigh injury. He should be back right after the next international break. In the meantime, Yacine Adli and Tijjani Reijnders will replace him as the anchor of the midfield. The Rossoneri will face Cagliari, Lazio, Borussia Dortmund, and Genoa.
Atalanta and the representatives of De Ketelaere needed some time to finalize their agreement in the summer, while it was easier for La Dea to come to terms with Milan. The Bergamaschi rolled the dice with the Belgian following a disappointing season. Their call has paid off big time so far.
Rafael Leao believes Milan are on the right route to win the UEFA Champions League, having reached the tournament’s semi-final last season. For the Portuguese, who was also linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, winning the continental tournament is worth more than a bumper salary.
Francesco Squeri, the Mayor of San Donato Milanese – the municipality where the Rossoneri want to erect a new stadium – has shunned talk of a simple yes or no when it comes to the issue. Milan are rumored to be scouting for an area in the neighborhood.
Rade Krunic will miss multiple matches due to a thigh strain, while Theo Hernandez is expected to return quickly after being a late scratch for Saturday’s clash with Hellas Verona, and Mike Maignan is on his way to a speedy recovery too. The two trained fully on Monday,
Milan midfielder Rade Krunic limped off the pitch during Saturday's narrow 1-0 home victory over Hellas Verona. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international underwent further scans to determine the extent of the injury, and the results aren't positive.
Milan went above and beyond to arrest a two-game winless run across all competitions in a dramatic 1-0 home victory over Hellas Verona on Saturday. While Rossoneri achieved their goal, courtesy of Rafael Leao's heroics, their performance was average, at best, warranting occasional whistles from the stands.