One of the most heavily anticipated fixtures in the Serie A calendar falls on Saturday as Atalanta and Milan go head-to-head in Bergamo. Let's look at our match preview for this mouth-watering contest.
Milan want new pieces on both ends, and their director Geoffrey Moncada recently traveled to Germany to talk with the entourage of Serhou Guirassy. He’s one of their options to bolster their attack, which has been in trouble without Olivier Giroud. Luka Jovic is coming off his first convincing showing.
Milan bounced back from a disappointing Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund with a comprehensive 3-1 win against Frosinone. Stefano Pioli's injury-hit lineup delivered a decent home performance, making it two Serie A wins on the trot and bridging the gap on leaders Juventus to four points.
Milan underwent a significant summer overhaul following a nightmarish defending campaign in 2022/23. A raft of new signings intended to reignite Rossoneri's Scudetto chances walked through the San Siro's doors in one of the club's liveliest transfer windows in the post-Silvio Berlusconi era.
Milan eked out a 1-0 home win over Fiorentina to bounce back from a gut-wrenching 2-2 draw against Lecce and consolidate their position in the Serie A top-four race. San Siro witnessed a keenly-contested encounter, with pure luck contributing to the home side's necessary triumph.
Milan fought tooth and nail to sign a worthy successor to Olivier Giroud in the summer, but none of their efforts to land a high-quality striker paid off. Rossoneri ended up with Luka Jovic as a last-gasp signing after missing out on several priority targets, including Porto's Mehdi Taremi.
Milan will be able to field Francesco Camarda against Fiorentina if they want to. FIGC, the Italian Football Association, has granted a waiver to utilize the starlet. It’s a necessary step to field U-16 players. Stefano Pioli could indeed turn to the talent since most strikers are missing.
Noah Okafor suffered a thigh strain while playing with Switzerland, forcing Stefano Pioli to revise his plans for the upcoming Fiorentina tilt. The striker picked up a right biceps femoris lesion. The manager will have just Luka Jovic as an option for the no.9 role.
Olivier Giroud has been handed a two-game disqualification following his red card against Lecce. The Frenchman protested too harshly while clamoring for a late free kick. He’ll have to sit the fixtures against Fiorentina and Frosinone for insulting the referee. The decision was standard.
These are uncertain times for Stefano Pioli as his Milan side slumped to a disheartening 1-0 home defeat to perennial strugglers Udinese. Rossoneri's dreadful performance on Saturday night raised more than a few eyebrows, leaving the Scudetto-winning manager with more questions than answers.
Udinese bounced back from a ten-game winless start to the new Serie A campaign with a shock 1-0 win over Milan at the San Siro. Gabriele Cioffi's side stunned the Scudetto-bidding Rossoneri in their backyard, pouring more pressure on Stefano Pioli's back.
Milan once again fired blanks in the third match of the Champions League group stage. The Rossoneri have yet to score continentally. They primarily lean on Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao offensively, but they haven’t done much damage lately. The Frenchman last hit the net on September 1st.