Week 32: Sassuolo – Milan

Sassuolo – Milan Sunday April 14 2024 15:00CET

Following the 3-0 win versus Lecce the winning run was interrupted in the Europa League quarter finals first leg 0-1 loss to Roma. The Daniele De Rossi led visitors faced a mediocre looking Milan and the new Roma coach out managed Pioli. The team showed late urgency which featured a poor Giroud miss and of course a catalog of refereeing question marks. VAR and on the pitch decisions remain as controversial as ever.

Late in the week it has been announced that Maignan will miss this week 32 match due to fatigue and Sportiello will hop into the starting spot. Florenzi will allow Calabria some rest and start with Kjaer and Tomori. It is possible that there will be further rotation as Terracciano has a chance to start as well giving Theo a day off. Adli, Musah and Reijnders should start in the middle but further changes are expected on the wings and upfront. Jovic, Okafor and Chukwueze are set to make up a much changed starting 11. Previous heavy rotation games have not been produced the needed result and this may give some caution to Pioli. The coach’s future seems to be with Milan but rumours and reports are just that and it is hoped management will make a more objective analysis of the season overall in the summer.

Sassuolo have had a disappointing season sitting in the relegation spots and will miss two famous names for Milan fans. Both Domenico Berardi and Samu Castillejo are among the players missing this match.

Juventus has dropped a further two points leading up to this match. The Turin derby has ended in a scoreless tie and so a win versus the lowly Sassuolo further solidifies second spot, +8 from third place Juventus, heading into the derby della madonnina and the final weeks of the season.

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