AC Milan vs Chievo: the Rossoneri squad
Andrea Conti is back! This is the good news coming from Milanello where, following the training session on the eve of the match and the regular press conference, Rino Gattuso has named the 23-men squad to take on ChievoVerona at San Siro on Sunday at 3 pm CET. Here’s the list in full:
GOALKEEPERS: A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Storari
DEFENDERS: Antonelli, Bonucci, Conti, Gomez, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Zapata
MIDFIELDERS: Biglia, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Locatelli, Kessie, Mauri, Montolivo
FORWARDS: Borini, Cutrone, André Silva, Suso, Tiago Dias (76), Tsadjout (74)
Sky: Gattuso to summon Conti for Chievo
Italian right back Andre Coni has fully recovered and is ready to return on the pitch. It was Sky Sport to initially report that Rino is considering calling up Conti for the next match against Chievo. Now the coach himself confirmed that he is considering this option: “After today’s training session I will decide whether to summon Andrea or not“.
3 AC Milan vs Chievo games to remember
1- 2 DECEMBER 2001: AC MILAN 3-2 CHIEVO
The very first Chievo playing managed my Luigi Delneri in Serie A had a great start to the season, managing to reach the very first positions in the league. Facing the Gialloblu was AC Ancelotti’s AC Milan with the Rossoneri on the up after a troubled start and who were coming off a win in Parma. It was a very intense game at the San Siro with Inzaghi breaking the deadlock before Chievo turned it around (1-2) and Milan managed to take home an important win thanks to Rui Costa’s perfect assist for Sheva (brace). It was a bittersweet victory, though, since Inzaghi – who was in a great moment – picked up a severe injury in a tackle with Chievo keeper Lupatelli.
2- 28 MARCH 2004: AC MILAN 2-2 CHIEVO
What looked like an incredible and unforeseen defeat, turned out to be a weekend where AC Milan managed to take home a precious point and widen the gap with Roma who were fighting for the title with the Rossoneri. Ancelotti’s men, league leader and who were coming off a 5-win streak, were trailing by two goals in the 80th minute. But then Pirlo fired a stunning free-kick into the top corner: 1-2 and there was still hope. Chievo’s keeper Marchegiani picked up an injury and the ref extended the stoppage time giving Sheva the chance to pull out of his hat the goal for 2-2. AC Milan, who at one point could have lost three precious points in favour of Roma, ended up widening the gap thanks to Bologna’s victory at the Stadio Olimpico against the Giallorossi.
3- 29 MARCH 2014: AC MILAN 3-0 CHIEVO
Ricardo Kaká was celebrating his 300th appearance for AC Milan. It was one of Ricky’s three goals after coming back with us: being called up with Brazil, which unfortunately had fallen through, his 100th goal in the Red and Black scored on 6 January 2014 against Atalanta and his 300th game for AC Milan. On a Saturday night at San Siro that went down in history, after Balotelli’s opener, Kaká scored the second and third goals of the match which would then become his last goals as a Rossonero. Ricky had scored his first hat-trick eight years earlier, on 9 April 2006, against in a clash against Chievo.
Sky: Gattuso changes the attack
It’s a busy month for the Rossoneri. After the sad and full of controversies elimination from Europa League AC Milan must concentrate in the upcoming league encounter with Chievo on Sunday.
Coach Gennaro Gattuso aims to make some changes after the exhaustive European trip to London. Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic is destined for his first start after a difficult month due to a muscular injury. Rino wants to keep his two other strikers, Andre Silva and Cutrone, fresh and relies on the 30 year old striker to secure goals in Verona reports Sky Sport.