AC Milan have confirmed the absence of Mario Mandzukic for the derby. The Croatian will undergo medical exams.
Negative news has arrived in the last minute for AC Milan ahead of the derby against Inter. The Rossoneri will have to give up on Mario Mandzukic, in view of the long-awaited Milanese derby scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 15:00 CET.
The Croatian striker has felt pain during today’s training session. The number 9 will be unavailable for the derby confirms MilanNews.it. The player will undergo medical exams to understand the extend of the muscular problem but his absence in the derby is sure.
A big problem for Stefano Pioli, who will not have access to a resource of experience and quantity like Mandzukic. A player who certainly does not feel the pressure in important games.
Coach Stefano Pioli will start Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the first minute the center of the attack. But having the Croatian striker ready to take over during the match would have been a pretty good solution.
A sort of curse for Mandzukic in the derbies. The Croatian had already skipped the derby of Copa Italia on last January. On that occasion, the newcomer had an ankle injury. Besides Mandzukic, Ismael Bennacer and Brahim Diaz will also miss the derby.