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.
Rafael Leao eased growing tensions at San Siro with an early goal to inspire out-of-form Milan to an ugly 1-0 win over Hellas Verona. Saturday's contest at a soaked surface in the Lombard capital was anything but an eventful affair, especially from the home side's point of view.
After back-to-back winless outings, Milan returned to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 victory over Hellas Verona on Saturday. Stefano Pioli's side struggled massively today but managed to put three points on the board.
Milan will be desperate to find a way out of a mini-crisis when they lock horns with familiar foes Hellas Verona on Saturday afternoon. Let’s look at our match preview for this contest.
Inter and Milan are ready to exploit the depth of their rosters in the next two Serie A matches in rapid succession. Some key starters will partially rest versus Empoli and Verona. Despite some murmurs, that won’t be the case for Rafael Leao, who will be in the XI Saturday.
Arturo Vidal wasn’t exactly entertained by the recent game between Milan and Newcastle United. The former Juventus and Inter midfielder blasted the Rossoneri and the Magpies: “It was the worst match in the history of the Champions League. They made me a bad impression."
Only three teams have made unbeaten starts to the 2023/24 Serie A - Juventus, Inter and Lecce - as the table gradually starts taking shape. The Nerazzurri, of all, remain as favorites to dethrone Napoli and lift the Scudetto for the first time in three seasons.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be available against Verona after subbing off early versus Newcastle United. Unlike Mike Maignan, he didn’t pick up a muscular injury: “I’m fine. It was a really nice game, and we dominated. We played good football and just lacked the end product."
Milan will have to think about a succession plan up front sooner rather than later, considering Olivier Giroud’s age. While their hopes lie on Noah Okafor and Luka Jovic this season, the Rossoneri management is mulling making a splash in the future. Jonathan David is not so secretly their top option.
Rafael Leao had a wasteful showing against Newcastle United and didn’t have the best attitude. Some of the issues that affected him in the past resurfaced. He’s off to a decent start but hasn’t been super consistent game to game. He has scored twice and provided an assist in five appearances.
Although Calabria has endured a shaky recent week despite a pleasant start to the season, he finds himself on the transfer radar with a Rossoneri contract expiring in the summer of 2025. Real Madrid are strong favorites to seal his signature come next summer.
After paying a visit to the squad and Stefano Pioli at the training center, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a meeting with owner Gerry Cardinale in a hotel in downtown Milan and then watched the Newcastle game from the San Siro stands. The brass is very keen on onboarding the legend.