GdS: All eyes on Leao against Verona more so than ever before – the forward must deliver

By Oliver Fisher -

The weight of the Milan attack will be firmly on the shoulders of Rafael Leao against Hellas Verona today at the Stadio Bentegodi.

Stefano Pioli will be without a number of his key players as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hakan Calhanoglu, Mario Mandzukic and Ante Rebic will be missing from the attack. Not only that, but Daniel Maldini and Ismael Bennacer have also been left out of the squad while Theo Hernandez and Sandro Tonali will not start due to muscular problems, as per multiple reports.

As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes (via MilanNews), today, more than ever, all eyes will be on Rafael Leao. The paper writes how consistency is what the young Portuguese forward must strive to achieve. Without the most experienced players Pioli absolutely needs him to step up against a tough opponent and he will lead the line.

He hasn’t scored for a long time – not since early January in fact – but Milan hope that he will unlock again soon.

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