Friday, October 22, 2021

Atalanta vs. Milan: Another Scudetto clash – Football Italia

After their 2-2 thriller with Inter, Atalanta enter another Scudetto showdown with Milan, as both sides are struggling with injuries and scoring at will.

La Dea impressed in the Champions League midweek by beating Young Boys to top their group, but lost Robin Gosens for at least a month, possibly two, joining Hans Hateboer on the treatment table. Jose Luis Palomino might be back on the bench, but the big news is the return of Luis Muriel ahead of schedule.

The Rossoneri will be tired after playing for over an hour against Atletico Madrid down to 10 men following Franck Kessie’s dismissal, losing to a non-existent penalty that even VAR did not rescue them from. Alessandro Florenzi is out for a month following knee surgery, but Simon Kjaer is back in defence. Olivier Giroud is still probably not ready to start, so it’s Ante Rebic again.

Stat fact: A win would allow Milan to equal their best Serie A start in the three points for a win era, as they had 19 points after seven rounds in 2003-04.

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