Rebić is expected to start on Sunday against Juve, Giroud has back pain and is not 100%, Tonali to return to the XI

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Ante Rebić celebrating during Liverpool-Milan at Anfield on September 15, 2021. (Peter Byrne)

Ante Rebić will get the nod for the third time in a row as there are basically no alternatives who are 100% fit.

In Rebić’s two first seasons at Milan he only got going towards the second half of the campaign; but this year the Croatian seems to be in fine form from the get-go.

In the first four matches of the season, Ante has provided 2 assists and has scored 1 goal (at Anfield against Liverpool).

On Sunday Milan continue their run of matches and they face Juventus away from home. According to Sky Italia and others, Rebić will once again play from the start in the role of the striker in a 4-2-3-1. The reason for that, in addition to Ante’s good performances, is lack of options.

While Zlatan Ibrahimović is out with an Achilles tendon issue, it is today reported that Olivier Giroud is not 100% and is feeling back pain. Meanwhile, Pietro Pellegri is just returning to shape and has yet to play a single minute this term, so the 27-year-old will be entrusted with leading the line for the Rossoneri. Rebić likes playing against Juventus and he scored an incredible goal in the last encounter at the Allianz Stadium, when Milan won 3-0 with Brahim Díaz and Fikayo Tomori scoring as well.

Some changes are expected compared to the XI that played Liverpool. Sandro Tonali will return to the line-up, while Alessio Romagnoli and Alessandro Florenzi could also be chosen to start.

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Nesta1
Nesta1
1 month ago

Hope we don’t get any more injuries, really weird we get alot.

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
1 month ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Same here mate. We aren’t gonna see Ibra starting more than 5/6 games for injuries due to his age, which is very natural. It’s not easy to be 40 and play as a striker, it’s a miracle that he is performing even at this age. Absolute Legend. Giroud is effective but also has a long history of injuries. So we won’t see him regularly either. So I really hope Pellegri lives up to whatever Maldini/Messara/Moncada saw in him.

Nesta1
Nesta1
1 month ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Calabria out now jesus, that’s him bako, giroud zlatan already this season. Good job we bought players as cover we don’t need any more injurys. Also kamara out of contract end of season hope milan get him January low cost if kessie still wants to leave.

Malkakavanibra
Malkakavanibra
1 month ago

They must play rugby in training!!!!!! Crazy

Vegeta72
Vegeta72
1 month ago
Reply to  Malkakavanibra

Lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! True story

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
1 month ago

Here we go again. Milan already have players getting frequent injuries and missing KEY games. Unbelievable.

The entire Milan lab needs to be fired. Since Meersseman left Milan our medical staff had been garbage. SMH

Emmy ApacheB
1 month ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

No need to blame the lab doctors
It’s a lesson for milan to realize no top teams put their hopes on a 40 years old striker
I respect Ibrahimovic but he can’t be missing important games
How do we gather important when we don’t win important games?

SJF
SJF
1 month ago
Reply to  Emmy ApacheB

It’s TRUE, zlatan and Giroud have been great players and are still capable of playing at a high level.
What they cant do is to be fit and healthy to play every week.
You cant rely on a 36 and 40 to.
Its poor planning

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
1 month ago

So we dont have striker again. Fuck.