CorSport: Predicted Milan XI vs. Roma – Giroud to start in Australia

By Euan Burns -

French striker Olivier Giroud is expected to start against AS Roma on what will be his final appearance for the club before joining LAFC.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via Milan News), Giroud will be playing in a Milan shirt again despite his emotional goodbye to the fans at San Siro on the final day of the Serie A season.

The team will be led by Daniele Bonera as Stefano Pioli is no longer the coach, and Paulo Fonseca has not been officially appointed yet.

Some big names are not available in Australia, such as Christian Pulisic, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer. Mike Maignan is injured and will not play.

Marco Sportiello will be in nets, with a back four consisting of Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Matteo Gabbia, and Theo Hernandez. With a 4-3-3 expected, there should be a midfield three of Tijjani Reijnders, Yacine Adli and Yunus Msuah.

For the attack, Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be used in a wide role with Noah Okafor on the other flank and Giroud in between them.

After this match, the team will be able to break off for their holidays or the Euros which take place in Germany during June and July this summer.

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    1. It’s an exhibition. People payed money to see their favorite players plays. It’s not like they’re going 100% for 90 minutes.

  1. You’ve got to hand it to Giroud for commitment.
    He’s had his farewell. I presume he will be in the French squad at the Euros. And he still puts his hand up at 38 to fly halfway round the world for a meaningless friendly.
    Helping the club meet their commitments around quality players going on this tour. Letting the club get off the hook for not sending Pulisic & Leao.

  2. If it helps anyone at all. This game is being shown here in Australia on a local free to air tv channel & on their streaming service. 7plus . com .au
    If you need to you can register for free. May need to VPN with an Australian IP.

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