Mediaset: Leao ‘overtakes’ Piatek in race for a starting spot vs. Roma

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is leaning towards starting Rafael Leao over Krzysztof Piatek once again for Sunday’s trip to Roma, a report claims.

The Rossoneri put together a very impressive opening 45 minutes against Lecce which Leao was at the heart of, but his wastefulness in front of goal was perhaps a reminder of the raw nature of the Portuguese starlet.

A recent report from SportMediaset claimed that Suso could be dropped to accommodate both Piatek – who netted off the bench against Lecce – and Leao.

Tuttosport (via MilanNews.it) though reported that the Spaniard is in fact set to keep his place in the starting XI as part of an attacking trident.

According to a fresh update from SportMediaset – as cited by MilanNews.it – Leao has ‘overtaken’ Piatek in the race for a starting spot in Sunday night’s match at the Olimpico.

Despite his goal as a substitute last weekend, the Poland international is expected to initially sit on the bench against the Giallorossi.


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