AC Milan face Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday. A difficult match that coach Gattuso must prepare without half of his starting eleven.
The Rossoneri are not playing football they are apparently going to war. The more the weeks pass, the more AC Milan’s emergency room fills up dramatically. After the terrible news about Lucas Biglia (out for 4 months), now Mateo Musacchio and Hakan Calhanoglu will also miss the big match with Juventus on Sunday evening.
Everything happened in the final moments of Betis-Milan in Europa League. The Argentine defender abandoned the match on a stretcher and with a neck brace while the Turkey international headed for the bench at the 89 minute limping and accompanied by the medical staff.
Medical exams carried today showed that Musacchio’s injury is indeed serious and he will stay out for 6-8 weeks. The situation of Hakan is a bit more complicated to assess. He’s has suffered an injury in his foot and will probably be fully fit for the next game against Lazio,
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan are trying to stay optimist but considering the circumstances and the level of the opponent it’s a tough task. The two new entries will be added to the long line of injured stars like Davide Calabria, Giacomo Bonaventura, Lucas Biglia, Andrea Conti and Mattia Caldara.
The only hope of the Rossoneri is to recover Gonzalo Higuain. Gattuso needs his experienced centre forward to team with Cutrone up front. Waiting for the January transfer window Rino must rely on Tiemoue Bakayoko in midfield or the alternatives are Riccardo Montolivo, Jose Mauri and Andrea Bertolacci.