AC Milan return from the International break this week as they prepare for their week three Serie A clash versus Lazio, with kick-off scheduled for 14:00 CET on Sunday.
Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 14:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
TV Info: Sky Sport 1 HD Italia
The Rossoneri will be hoping to extend their winning streak in Serie A to three games, having defeated Crotone and Cagliari in their previous two matches. Lazio currently sit on four points, having drawn at home against Spal, prior to picking up a win on the road at Chievo Verona.
Milan have thus far started their season undefeated, with four Europa League wins to go with their two victories in Serie A. They will hope to keep that momentum going against a tricky Lazio side that features in-form Italian striker Ciro Immobile
This game marks a return to the Stadio Olimpico for Lucas Bigia, as the Argentine midfielder made the switch from Lazio to Milan this summer. Biglia will be hoping to shake off a recent thigh injury that has so far kept him out of Serie A action. Giacomo Bonaventura will also make his return, having suffered a muscular injury several weeks ago.
Andrea Conti is expected to miss this week’s game as he suffered a minor ankle injury in Italy’s 1-0 victory over Israel on Tuesday. The young right back’s position will be filled by one of Ignazio Abate or Davide Calabria.
Lazio have so far only played one home game this season, scraping together a 0-0 draw versus newly-promoted Spal. The Roman club is coming off of an exceptional previous season in Serie A, where they finished fifth, earning themselves qualification into the Europa League.
Probable XI (4-3-3): G. Donnarumma; Abate, Musacchio, Bonucci, R. Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Montolivo; Suso, Cutrone, Borini.
Probable XI Lazio (3-4-2-1): Strakosha; Wallace, De Vrij, Radu; Basta, Parolo, Leiva, Lulic; Luis Alberto, Milinkovic; Immobile.
LAST TIME OUT
Milan defeated Cagliari 2-1 in their last Serie A match before the International break. Lazio are also coming off of a 2-1 victory, having defeated Chievo Verona with a gritty last-minute goal from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The key player for Milan last season, and thus far this season as well, is undoubtedly Suso. The Spanish winger has made name for himself at the club and now internationally as well. He has scored twice and assisted twice already this season and will be looking to increase those tallies against the capital club.