Zlatan Ibrahimović played from the start in Milan’s 9-0 win today.
The Rossoneri returned to training this week after the Christmas break as they are preparing for the game on Monday against Sampdoria (15:00 CET kickoff).
Today, the boys of Stefano Pioli took on region side Rhodense Calcio for a training match at Milanello.
Zvonimir Boban, Frederic Massara and Paolo Maldini watched from the sidelines, as Pioli played new signing Zlatan Ibrahimović from the start.
The Big Swede began as the lone striker in a 4-3-3, with Suso and Hakan Çalhanoğlu on his sides. The first two goals were scored by Davide Calabria, before the right-back assisted one for Zlatan, who scored an easy tap-in. Ibra then made an assist for Hakan, while Lucas Paquetá scored too.
In the second half Pioli changed the entire team, using an attack of Samu Castillejo, Krzysztof Piątek and Rafael Leão. The three of them all got on the scoresheet, with Piątek scoring twice. Milan won the game 9-0, and you can watch the highlights below.
Fabio Borini and Ricardo Rodriguez were excluded from the game, presumably due to mercato reasons, while according to Milannews.it Biglia and Ante Rebić did not play due to muscular issues.
Goals: Calabria (x2), Ibrahimović, Çalhanoğlu, Paquetá, Leão, Piątek (x2), Castillejo.
Milan first half XI: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Lucas Paquetá, Ismaël Bennacer, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Hakan Çalhanoğlu.
Milan second half XI: Pepe Reina; Andrea Conti, Matteo Gabbia, Mattia Caldara, Riccardo Oddi; Franck Kessié, Marco Brescianini, Daniel Maldini; Samu Castillejo, Krzysztof Piątek, Rafael Leão.