Genoa-Milan may be Giampaolo’s last match in charge of the Rossoneri but it will be Ante Rebic’s debut appearance from the first minute.
On Saturday 31 August. Andre Silva surprisingly started from the first minute against Brescia. A discreet match, today one of the only two Rossoneri victories in the league. Two days later the Portuguese was swapped for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Ante Rebic.
A photo finish transfer to give coach Giampaolo a player who could offer more opportunities to the offensive department. And yet, so far, the Croatian has played very little, never from the start. Thankfully that’s about to change.
After three cameo appearances against Verona, Inter and Torino, for a total of 64 minutes, the time has come for Rebic to make his first minute debut. Against Genoa, Marco Giamapolo will deploy the 26-year-old alongside Rafel Leao in attack.
The Italian coach will overhaul the attack for Genoa vs AC Milan. No matter the chosen formation, 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-3, Krzysztof Piatek will stay on the bench. The Polish striker has been a shadow of his former self this season scoring just one goal on penalty. A rest could be useful for Piatek to clear his mind and regain some much needed serenity.
Suso could accompany Leao and Rebic in attack. The Spanish winger is one of Giampaolo’s big doubts for Genoa-Milan. If Suso doesn’t play, Fabio Borini will likely be seen from the first minute. Lucas Paqueta will return in midfield to take Calhanoglu’s spot after the horrendous performance against Fiorentina.