Saturday, 30th of December 2017. Milan will travel to Firenze to face Fiorentina in the last match of this year.
After beating Inter (1-0) in the Coppa Italia quarter-final last weekend to advance into the next stage of tournament. The win didn’t go without losing 3 players.
Marco Storari suffered an injury during warm-up. (which meant Antonio Donnarumma was given his Milan debut) while Ignazio Abate (53′) and Nikola Kalinić (73′) were both unable to finish the game and got subbed off.
Gigio Donnarumma will also undergo more tests tomorrow to see if he can recover from his injury in time for Fiorentina, but it’s not impossible that his brother will start again.
So far the update on Milan players, before winning 1-0 from Inter last weekend, Milan was on bad-form streak. The last 5 matches before the Copa match weren’t good at all. Losing 3/5 fixtures. (L/W/W/L/L) with an astonishing defeat against Hellas Verona (3-0).
Hopefully the win over Inter gave our squad a boost and will help us conquer Fiorentina. Milan is currently sitting on the 11th spot. (7/3/8)
However Fiorentina won’t be heading into the match with high spirits either. Currently sitting on the 8th spot (7/5/6). After losing 1-0 to Lazio in the Coppa Italia La Viola have pulled 2 draws out of their last 5 games before this match. (W/D/W/D/W).
Both squads are struggling. One harder than the other. Both squads will try to get the 3 points and end the year positive. Ofcourse we all hope that Milan we end this year by obtaining 3 points from La Viola at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The match will be played at 12:30 Italian time.
I wish everyone in advance a Happy New Year and best of luck in 2018!
ACF Fiorentina vs AC Milan preview