He Milan suffered a painful loss on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund (1-3) which puts them in a more than compromised situation to enter the round of 16 of Champions League and where he was involved due to the rigors of the injuries he suffered at the beginning of the season and also affected him in A series.
In the main game of the season, the one where they have to beat the Dortmund to reach the last day of the group stage as leader, the Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) dressed to help his team more than ever, knowing he was playing at a slight disadvantage.
He didn’t have his best player, the Portuguese Rafael Leao due to injury, the umpteenth at the start of the campaign marked by visits to the squad’s infirmaryRossonera‘ in a season where international players can play up to 70 games.
And only 8 players did not experience injuries this season, like the Italian Antonio Mirantethe veteran third goalkeeper, 40 years old, who has had to stand between the sticks precisely because of the Frenchman’s injuries Mike Maignan and from Italian Antonio Sportiellostill on leave.
In four months, 19 players had to quit due to injury. Currently, 8 are unavailable. And in A serieswhere he is third, 6 points behind the lead, will also not count on the Frenchman until December 9 Olivier Giroud, still allowed; something that, yes, caused on Saturday the Italian’s historic debut Francesco Camardathe youngest in history in the Italian championship with 15 years, 8 months and 15 days.
Added to them the Algerian perennial Ismael Bennacerhad cartilage surgery on his right knee in May of this year, after being injured in the first leg of the semifinals of Champions League he is new Inter Milanand underwent surgery a week later, on the 16th. The midfielder has returned to training but will not be ready until 2024.
For the league match against Frosinone Thus there will be 10 casualties in total, although there is a possibility that Leo Speed up your recovery times.
The defensive situation is especially damaging, where the Milan He added his fifth loss on Tuesday, that of the German central defender Malik Thiawforced Stefano Piolicoach, or place is Bosnian Rade Krunicnatural midfielder, in the central square because there are no more players in that position available, everyone is injured.
Krunic He entered with a tie at one on the scoreboard, and his inexperience at the position affected his performance at one Milan which ended in surrender.
He MilanIn fact, he could go to the winter market for a reinforcement for the defense due to the complexity of the situation, with the Italians. Marco Pellegrino and Mattia Caldarathe French Pierre Kaluluthe danish Simon Kjaer and now Wow out of action.
“The injury situation is worrying, and it’s also true that they are playing too much“he declared after the defeat, dejected, Pioli.
The situation is almost untenable and in Italy the criticism is also directed at the coaching staff of Milan, more doubtful than before when seeing the number of injuries in a short period. And now, the Milanlast in the group, does not depend on himself to advance to the second round.
He wasn’t even guaranteed to finish in third place to play European League: must win St. James’ Park he is new Newcastle English and wait for the PSG don’t win Dortmund to be, at least, in European competition.
He Milan is against the ropes. The damage was spread along the ‘Rossoneri‘, with many key players absent, but on December 13 against Newcastle a good part of the season was played not just for getting into the round of 16 Champions Leaguebut to stay alive in Europe, something that if not achieved is a sporting and economic catastrophe.
Source: La Verdad
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