AC Milan boss confirms late double injury boost vs Juventus but key star set to miss out

Stefano Pioli, the manager of AC Milan, has released the most recent team news ahead of our Serie A match against Juventus on Sunday night.
The Rossoneri know that a win would return them to the top of the league when they return to action after the international break, but it will be a difficult task against Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Naturally, Pioli had hoped for positive updates regarding player injuries ahead of the game, ideally having a fully-fit squad at his disposal. However, he revealed both positive and negative news in his pre-match press conference


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On the downside, Mike Maignan and Theo Hernandez won’t be available due to suspension, and Marco Sportiello is sidelined due to injury, along with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has recovered from his injury but isn’t quite ready to play yet. The 27-year-old midfielder has made a favorable impression since joining in the summer, and while he’s expected to return for upcoming matches, his absence will be felt, especially in terms of his physicality and athleticism in midfield.

Additionally, Samuel Chukwueze will also miss the game due to injury. On a brighter note, Rade Krunic and Pierre Kalulu are anticipated to be part of the squad for this weekend’s match, even though they may not be fit enough to start, given the duration of their respective absences. This strengthens the bench and provides Pioli with more options for rotation, which is crucial considering the busy fixture schedule.

Antonio Mirante will have a significant role as he takes his place in the goal. Therefore, while there is a mix of good and bad news in terms of the team’s condition, there is hope that the team has enough quality and depth to deliver a strong performance and maintain their positive start to the season.

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