Milan achieved a 0-2 victory today against Verona that keeps them in the fight for the ‘scudetto’ by approaching 3 points from Inter before receiving the leader tomorrow at Atalanta, The ‘rossoneri’ will be pending of this match but They already have their goal in place in the knockout round of the Europa League against Manchester United.
The first ’round’ of this exciting tie will be on Thursday at Old Trafford and Milan crosses its fingers so that its great star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, recovers in time to be able to return to what was his stadium during his time as a ‘red devil’ , between July 2016 and February 2018.
Stefano Pioli, Milan coach, said today that he is hopeful that Ibra will be fit to face United. The Swedish striker has missed the last two games due to a muscle injury, on Wednesday against Udinese (1-1) and today in Verona, after retiring on February 28 in the second half of the match against Roma at the Olímpico ( 1-2).
Tomorrow he will be put to a test
“He’s better,” Pioli said of Ibra. “Tomorrow he will have another exam to see how his recovery is going, we hope he can recover by Thursday”
“He knew the difficulties of the party and had planned to be here today. We saw him at the technical meeting, he immediately asked for information on how we were doing and we greeted him warmly. It helped and stimulated us, as great champions do ”, revealed Pioli.
Ibra today cheered on his teammates in Verona from the bench after participating in the Sanremo Festival from Tuesday to Saturday. On Wednesday he took a hiatus and watched the match against Udinese from the stands of San Siro.