This afternoon, AC Milan will face Spezia away from home and given the tight schedule, Stefano Pioli will rest a few players. As a result, Daniel Maldini will get the chance from the first minute, making his first start in the league.
He’s the third generation of Maldini to play from the Rossoneri and this, of course, makes it all a bit special. In the UCL clash against Liverpool, as he was subbed on, it was the first time three generations (Cesare, Paolo and Daniel) have played in the competition.
It also puts some extra pressure on Daniel, without a doubt, but the feeling is that he can do well after what was a positive pre-season campaign. As highlighted by Calciomercato.com, today is also special for another reason.
In fact, it was exactly 4500 days since Paolo made his last start (and final appearance) for Milan (31 May, 2009). Therefore, it’s special that Daniel will make his first league start today.