GdS: Pioli wants to earn Champions League spot by attacking – Rebic and Leao set to start

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is leaning towards deploying two of his most prominent attacking weapons against Atalanta, a report claims.

As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes (via MilanNews), the most important match of the year is getting closer as the Rossoneri know a victory is to be sure of a place in the Champions League. After the disappointing 0-0 against Cagliari, Stefano Pioli wants to see a completely different team in Bergamo and one more dedicated to attack.

That is why the Rossoneri coach will give a starting spot to both Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao. Milan cannot hope to go to the Champions League by just waiting for a false step from Juventus or Napoli – they must go and win and to do so they need goals. the Croatian and the Portuguese will therefore play from the beginning, with Mandzukic off the bench. Rebic should be deployed again as a center forward, while Leao will start from the left.

A golden opportunity will present itself to Leao, who has experienced another season with too many ups and downs and he has not yet managed to explode as everyone hoped at Milanello. A great performance and maybe a decisive goal on Sunday could be huge for his future.

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Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Rafael Leao


  1. Best case scenario: we win and we secure top 4 spot and after, we change the coach.
    If the former is more or less plausible, the later has 0 % chance of happening.

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