GdS: Pioli not prepared to risk Donnarumma vs. Genoa for two reasons – Begovic is ready

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is unlikely to risk goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in Sunday’s game against Genoa, according to a report.

Donnarumma limped off in Saturday night’s 1-1 draw against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi having appeared to sustain an injury in the 13th minute when he almost gifted a chance to Federico Chiesa, suffering an ankle issue in his recovery.

According to Wednesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanLive – Pioli is unlikely to risk using Donnarumma against Genoa for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, it is the kind of problem that should be treated with patience: the intent is not to take risks and hasten a recovery that could then end up resulting in further problems.

However, it is also the level of the match that can allow it. With respect to Genoa, had it been the derby – the newspaper highlights – Donnarumma would certainly have started.

There is of course the second leg of Juventus-Milan in the Coppa Italia semi-finals on March 4th. The intent is to have Gigio in top condition especially for that game.

Asmir Begovic is ready though, and after an excellent debut in Fiorentina he will be looking to endear himself to the Rossoneri fans with yet another solid outing.

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