Milan Elite Duo to Be Suspended for Juventus Clash

Milan won’t have two of his aces against Juventus in the first game after the break, as Mike Maignan and Theo Hernandez will be unavailable due to disqualification. The goalkeeper was sent off in the final minutes of the Genoa game for kneeing an opponent in the upper body while coming out of the goal aggressively.

Instead, the fullback will be suspended for yellow-card accumulation. He has picked up five already. He’ll be the first player in Serie A to miss a game for this reason this campaign.

Without Maignan and Hernandez, Milan will turn to Marco Sportiello on goal and Alessandro Florenzi on the left flank. Davide Calabria will return to the XI in his usual role. The Rossoneri could have more pieces at their disposal after the stoppage. Pierre Kalulu, Rade Krunic, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek might all be back from their respective thigh problems.

The goalkeeper had a colorful exchange with Genoa president Alberto Zangrillo, who called his tackle ‘murderous.’ He replied on Instagram (via Mediaset).

“Words have a meaning. What happened yesterday was maybe a deplorable risk, but it was in no way ‘murderous.’ I wish you the best for the future and hope you’ll never experience what you accused me of.”

According to former referee Luca Marelli, Maignan will sit out one game for a ‘severe foul,’ but the punishment won’t be longer. His infraction can’t be defined as ‘violent conduct,’ which could have led to a multi-game ban.

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