- Other Apps
Just a quickie on tomorrow's game against Celtic.
Milan faced Celtic last season in the round of the last sixteen, and it was the first time Celtic had progressed into the group stages since the competition has become the Champions League. They were the team that made Milan sweat the most in the knock out round, forcing Milan into a 0-0 draw at Celtic Park. Whilst at the San Siro, they held Milan again to a 0-0 draw to send the game into extra time, where it took a piece of brilliance by Kaka to net a solo goal that would send Milan through into the quarter finals.
Celtic have been in great form in the league, and have been scoring non-stop: not good for Milan, a team that is battling to defend and score. They do however, come into the game without Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and doubts over Nakamura were expressed over the weekend. And there will be an ex-rossoneri playing for the Scottish Champions as Massimo Donati will welcome his old team to Celtic Park, after Milan eventually sold him to the Scots after years on loan to various clubs.
Milan, however, do not come into the game with confidence as they have only won one league game, drawn four and lost one. There has been a particular lack of fire-power upfront and the defense is leaking goals too. Pressure, is now on the current European holders.
An injury crisis has hit the Via Turati outfit too, as they are without Ronaldo, Serginho, Maldini, Kaladze and possibly Dida, the latter has made the trip but doubts over his fitness has been raised as the injury supposedly takes a week to heal. Australian Zeljko Kalac is expected to start as he has played in the last two league games for the rossoneri.
All is once again left on Pippo Inzaghi's shoulders. Pippo scored against Benfica, in the opening day of the Champions League, but is yet to score in the Serie A- his last goal coming in January for Milan.
The match will be tough for the rossoneri, and Celtic will be out there to grab a win. Their fortress at Celtic Park is one that is strong for the "Bhoys"and Milan will no doubt find it a difficult match.
Men to watch:
Pirlo and Pippo, the stars against Benfica, they are the two that can turn the game around in an instant.