Official: Giroud sits out Atalanta clash

Olivier Giroud penalty

Milan‘s Simon Kjaer and Junior Messias are available against Atalanta, but Stefano Pioli must cope without Olivier Giroud again.

The French striker suffers back pain and has not been included in the Rossoneri’s squad list to face La Dea tonight.

The former Chelsea striker came off the bench during Milan’s last two games against Atletico Madrid and Spezia. During his pre-match press conference, Pioli admitted the Frenchman still isn’t 100 per cent fit.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic also out of action with an Achilles tendon injury, Ante Rebic is expected to start at the Gewiss Stadium.

The Rossoneri coach can count on Kjaer and Junior Messias in Bergamo tonight.

Messias has been given his first call-up this season. He joined the Rossoneri from Crotone on the deadline day.

Kjaer has recovered from an injury and is available after missing the last four games across all competitions.

Milan squad list for Atalanta

Goalkeepers: Jungdal, Maignan, Tătărușanu.

Defenders: Ballo-Touré, Calabria, Conti, Gabbia, Hernández, Kalulu, Kjær, Romagnoli, Tomori.

Midfielders: Bennacer, Castillejo, Díaz, Kessie, Messias, Saelemaekers, Tonali.

Strikers: El Hilali, Leão, Maldini, Pellegri, Rebić.

2 Comments on “Official: Giroud sits out Atalanta clash”

  1. Milans retirement home plan is not working. All this money in spent in wages for knackered old footballers is a waste.

    Just imagine if Milan don’t progress through CL group stage (which is highly probable right now) it will more than likely be down to the old, big name strikers not having shown up due to injuries.

    If no CL come January I hope Milan look at terminating Ibra and Giroud contracts if they’re still not playing.

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