Week 10: Milan vs Torino 26/10/2021 20:45 CEST

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Tenth league game of the season.

Depending on the result of Roma-Napoli we are heading into this game as league leaders, with a record of 8-1-0 and 25 points.

Theo was just announced as negative for COVID and Brahim is likely to follow suit, but neither is likely to start this game. Hopefully available for the bench, but we usually don't rush players back(which makes it even weirder that we have so many injuries).

Kessie should be back after having the flu, hopefully as a starter so we can rest either Sandro or Ben. I hope the Curva address the contract situation somehow, he's gotten enough leeway as is.

Rebic should be available, but likely as a sub option.

Ibra had a roller coaster of a game vs Bologna with 80 minutes of Serie C quality framed by an assist and a world class finish. He is likely to play a role in this game, either from the get go or as a sub.

My lineup:

Tata
Calabria-Tomori-Kjaer-FBT
Bennacer - Tonali
Saele - Krunic - Leao
Giroud

I'd consider starting Bakayoko here and even Maldini for Krunic consider the level the latter har shown the last two games, but I guess continuity with this broken squad is pretty important.

As with the last two games I'll watch this anxiously as we've been unrecognizable since the injury crisis hit with full effect, but still claiming wins in the league. To our advantage Ibra is scoring again and is likely to determine this game somehow.

Avanti!
 

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I know back to back matches within 3 days are tough.

But winners don't whine and whiners don't win.

Champions manage to do unimaginable and ridiculous stuff in the eyes of the mediocre.
 

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An ugly 2:1 will do.
 

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I know back to back matches within 3 days are tough.

But winners don't whine and whiners don't win.

Champions manage to do unimaginable and ridiculous stuff in the eyes of the mediocre.
That's the spirit!
 

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brahim also tested negative :-D good news, i doubt he will be fielded today, but just knowing he's back makes me think even more positive :-D
 

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brahim also tested negative :-D good news, i doubt he will be fielded today, but just knowing he's back makes me think even more positive :-D

He needs to be ready for Roma
 

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Kinda worried about this match, reminds me of the Porto one

Squad is already exhausted and had a difficult match just 2 days ago...depleted squad with no rest

I hope they can pull it together

Tonali rested

Kessie rested

Back line has cheat code

We are in a better spot than we were against Bologna
 

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Ouuuuu match day bitchwsss

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Are we though? I feel like we're crashing through waves, our sail torn to shreds and our mast broken. Pioli trying his best to keep everyone on board but the weather is too fierce. Maybe the storm will ease up and we can fix the boat and sail calmly again but right now the sky looks pretty damn dark and evil.
"smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"

fuck thomas lemar
 

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No FBT. Ankle problems from that Soriano challenge. I'm not sure if we'll risk Theo from the start, but seems likely now. Midfield of Tonali and Kessie is my guess, Bennacer has been playing too much lately. Giroud up front with Leao, Krunic and Saelemaekers behind him. Krunic can help with the physicality in midfield but I worry he might isolate Giroud too much and won't offer much in transition.

Tomori needs to get back to his best, he's been a bit shaky past few games. Really hope for a win but this might be a bit too hard for us with all the injuries and games back to back.
 

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Definitely expecting us to lose points tonight.
Hope am wrong though
 

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Ballo Toure had a very good game against Bologna.Defansively he is same as Theo. I'm glad that Pioli didn't experiment with Calabria at LB.We have become shaky in defence since Mike injury. Charisma and leadership alone means tons,Mike have that and of course GK skills.January can't come soon enough ,but we are sailing beautifuly.
Torino are not a naive squad and we have to be very careful.

I am very pleased with Ballo's passing!
 

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Expected lineup vs. Torino per @SkySport:

Tatarusanu; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Kalulu; Tonali, Kessi?; Salemaekers, Krunic, Leao; Giroud
 

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Tonali rested

Kessie rested

Back line has cheat code

We are in a better spot than we were against Bologna

Hope so but I have my doubts

Team has looked dead energy wise past few games
 

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Definitely expecting us to lose points tonight.
Hope am wrong though

i am not too optimistic either. current form, injuries, schedule...draw at 4x odds is so tempting. kinda ruins the watching experience if i bet on it though. hope we pull through somehow.
 

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Official Torino XI (3-4-2-1): Milinkovic, Buongiorno, Bremer, Djidji; Aina, Pobega, Lukic, Vojvoda; Brekalo, Praet; Sanabria.
 

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i am not too optimistic either. current form, injuries, schedule...draw at 4x odds is so tempting. kinda ruins the watching experience if i bet on it though. hope we pull through somehow.

See what you do qass. You spread this.
 

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Interesting that we use the third jersey again, but I actually quite like it, all in black.
Starting eleven is not bad, we can definitely win this just have to be concentrated to avoid stupid mistakes.

Forza Milan!
 

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We beat them 7-0 last year

We cant lose this lol
 
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