AC Milan will be looking to pass yet another exam with flying colours when they welcome Lille to San Siro on Thursday.
As il Corriere dello Sport report (via MilanNews), Milan must try their best to continue their momentum and take a step towards securing qualification from the Europa League group stages by beating the Ligue 1 side, because with an international break on the horizon the time to accelerate is now and the time to rest is imminent.
We are only in November, but for Milan it is already a crucial point, with Lille and Hellas Verona to visit San Siro in a double test that Ibrahimovic and his companions want to pass.
The plan is clear: to get to the break atop both the league and the Europa League group. By beating Lille, Milan would have the opportunity to move to 9 points and would have half a foot in the Round of 32 given they would be at least five points off the third place team.