Amid Coronavirus outbreak, AC Milan host Genoa at San Siro on Sunday in a match that will be played without fans.
Coronavirus has affected the football world, especially in Italy. Numerous games were postponed due to safety concerns, including Milan vs Genoa that was supposed to be played last Sunday. The Coppa Italia match against Juventus was postponed too. Thankfully Serie A returns even though games will be played behind closed doors.
Milan host Genoa tomorrow at 15:00 CET, at San Siro. The Rossoneri are in search of a victory that will help to reduce the tension a bit following the controversial referee decisions in the last match against Fiorentina and the chaos that has the conquered the management.
Gigio Donnarumma, who was forced to leave the match with Fiorentina earlier, has not recovered. Coach Stefano Pioli doesn’t want to risk and will offer Begovic the opportunity to make his first minute debut in Milan vs Genoa. Begovic did really well in the second half against Fiorentina making a couple of important saves.
There is one doubt in defence. Matteo Gabbia has convinced in his two appearances so far and, with Simon Kjaer injured again, he is favorite over Musacchio to partner alongside Romagnoli at the center of the defence. Theo Hernandez, who scored his first Serie A goal against Genoa, will play on the left with Conti on the right.
No changes in midfield. Ismael Bennaccer will partner with Franck Kessie at the heart of the midfield. Giacomo Bonaventura was tried by Pioli the in recent training sessions but Hakan Calhanoglu will star behind the attackers.
On the left Milan simply can’t do without Ante Rebic. The flamboyant Croatian winger has been exceptional so far scoring many goals. Rebic, together with Castillejo, will be in support of lone striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Begovic, Conti, Gabbia, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Bennaccer, Kessie, Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Rebic, Ibrahimovic.
GENOA (3-5-2): Perin, Romero, Soumaoro, Masiello, Biraschi, Behrami, Schone, Sturaro, Criscito, Sanabria, Pandev.
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