Key forward recovers in time for Napoli match

AC Milan will face Napoli on Sunday in a key match for the Scudetto aspirations of both clubs. Finally, Pioli will have two available strikers.

Wrong choices, fatigue but also many absences. AC Milan, after the defeat against Liverpool, which eliminated them from the Champions League, lost points within Udinese. Thanks to a late goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Rossoneri secured a disappointing but valuable draw.

Even yesterday Stefano Pioli had to prepare the match without half of his player. Ibrahimovic has been forced to play every match because there are no alternatives available. Ante Rebic, apart from his 30 minutes in the derby, hasn’t seen the pitch for a very long time. The Croatian will be under Pioli’s orders next year, just like Davide Calabria.

Ante Rebic is not the only forward that is injured. Pietro Pellegri has suffered another muscle injury. Rafael Leao is out because of a biceps femoris muscle problem while Olivier Giroud hasn’t played since the match with Firoentina due to a torn muscle fibre.

The good news is that the French centre forward has fully recovered and will be available for the upcoming match against Napoli. The Rossoneri will host the Partenopei on Sunday and what is going to be a director encounter between two clubs that are fighting for the Scudetto this year.

Th 35-year-old former Chelsea has had a slow start to life in Serie A. Olivier Giroud has scored 4 goals in 8 league appearances but a number of problems have prevented him for playing regularly.

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