AC Milan have confirmed their first friendly on social media, announcing that they will face Novara on September 2 at Milanello.
The players reconvened on Monday for COVID tests before beginning actual training on Tuesday morning after being greeted by president Paolo Scaroni, CEO Ivan Gazidis, technical director Paolo Maldini and sporting director Frederic Massara.
The club did not have a friendly arranged before though, with rumours that the Rossoneri could play Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani’s Monza having faded due to the fact the schedules of the two clubs do not line up.
Now, Milan have announced that their first official friendly of the summer will be next Wednesday at 17:00 CET and will be against Novara, a team they have faced in friendlies before.
📢 First match of the season 📢
We'll be facing Novara at Milanello next Wednesday at 5pm ⚽
Sarà #MilanNovara la nostra prima amichevole stagionale: calcio d'inizio alle 17.00 di mercoledì 2 settembre ⚽ pic.twitter.com/B0GlzArfbl
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 25, 2020
Meanwhile, you can see a gallery of pictures from Tuesday’s return to training here, including Hakan Calhanoglu being presented with an award from the league.