GdS: Milan hope to have forward duo back against Sampdoria – Mandzukic ahead of schedule

By Oliver Fisher -

The international break will be important for AC Milan and head coach Stefano Pioli to recover some important pieces ahead of the final push.

As reported this morning by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the first to return will be Rafael Leao who will be back at his manager’s disposal for the first match after the break against Sampdoria. Ante Rebic is also much better and he too hopes to be on the field on April 3 against the Sampdoria, but it depends on how the appeal of his two-game suspension goes after his red card against Napoli. The verdict will arrive on Monday, while Milan hope that one game will be taken off it so that he can take the field against Sampdoria.

Mario Mandzukic is also on the path to complete recovery: the Croatian striker is better, he is ahead in his preparation, but at Milanello they do not want to take any risks and therefore his presence against Ranieri’s team is still in doubt. Finally, it will take a little longer to see Alessio Romagnoli and above all Davide Calabria on the field.

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