MN: Intense conversation between Pioli and Ibra before training; Mandzukic and Bennacer not present

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have begun their preparations on the eve of Thursday’s Europa League Round of 32 second leg against Red Star.

MilanNews writes that the session has begun at Milanello in view of tomorrow’s Europa League fixture, following on from the first leg last week that finished 2-2 in Belgrade. Before the start of the session – as shown by the images on the Rossoneri’s social channels – Stefano Pioli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had an intense conversation in the middle of the field during which the Swede also mimicked some movements on the pitch.

In addition to that, the report claims that all the Milan players were on the pitch except Ismael Bennacer and Mario Mandzukic, who will both be out of the game due to muscle problems. It remains to be seen therefore whether Pioli will play Ibra from the start or give the centre-forward role to Rafael Leao with Ante Rebic on the left.

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