Coach Stefano Pioli will have back under his orders three key players for AC Milan’s upcoming match against Napoli.
In the last two games, Milan have play very well against Hellas Verona first and Manchester United later. Very positive performances from Stefano Pioli’s team, despite the numerous absences due to various injuries that currently have plagued his squad.
The Rossoneri coach hopes to recover some of the currently unavailable players for Sunday evening’s match, when AC Milan will host Napoli at San Siro. A very important game for the Champions League hopes of both clubs. Thankfully, Il Corriere dello Sport reports that at least three players will be available for that match.
From tomorrow, Mr. Pioli will have back under his orders some key players. Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez and Ante Rebic will return to the group and all three hope to play against Napoli.
Romagnoli was part of the squad list in Manchester yesterday but as a precaution (given the recent muscle pain) he was left in the stands. Theo Hernandez remained in Italy after a gastrointestinal problem. Finally, Rebic seems to have fully recovered from the hip inflammation.
Very in doubt, however, the possible presence of Hakan Calhanoglu and Mario Mandzukic next Sunday. Both have been out due to minor muscle injuries but the AC Milan medical staff do not want to take any risks and will evaluate carefully their situation before giving the green light to their return on the squad.
Pioli hopes to have them at least on the bench. Those who will certainly not be available for AC Milan vs Napoli are Ismael Bennacer and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. For both, the recovery appears to be longer, although not far away. The best case scenario sees them returning in time for the second Europa League match against Manchester United.
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