Date: 11 November 2018
Time: 20:30 Milan, 2:30 PM Eastern, 18:30 UTC
Venue: San Siro; Milan, Italy
All-time record: Milan v Juventus: Win 49 Draw 65 Loss 72 GF: 229 GA: 258
How To Watch: ESPN+ in the United States; DAZN in Canada, Japan, & Germany, SuperSport 9 or SL2G in Nigeria and much of Africa; beIN Sports 1 & beIN Sports Connect in Australia; beIN Sports 3 & beIN Sports Connect in France; beIN Sports HD 4 & beIN Sports Connect in the Middle East; Eleven Sports 1 in the UK & Ireland. Many other countries use Rai Italia America or Serie A Pass. Will also be shown on Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Sport Serie A and Sky Go Italia in Italy.
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Possible Milan line up against Juventus on Sunday, according to Sky. pic.twitter.com/yZiP55bWSg— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) November 9, 2018
After getting news Wednesday the options for Gennaro Gattuso have not gotten any better, the injury bug has hit the Rossoneri hard and limits what team can be fielded. A return to the 4-4-2 looks to be the plan for the Juventus game according to Sky with some players getting healthy for this weekend. The returns of Gonzalo Higuain, Samu Castillejo, and especially Davide Calabria at right back where the options of who to play in a back four are limited as only Ignazio Abate is available for cover.
Right now the depth of a shallow team is being tested with different players picking up knocks in each game. This week was especially disheartening on that front as we learned that Lucas Biglia is set to miss four months and Mateo Musacchio, who was hurt against Real Betis, will miss six to eight weeks with PCL a injury.
The biggest story line of this game has to be the first game for Higuain against his former team who sold him this summer after they needed to make room for Cristiano Ronaldo. Not far behind this is the return of Bonucci to the San Siro, where I’m sure he will get a pleasant greeting from the Curva Sud.
Higuain came off as a cautionary measure last weekend, after what looked like a back injury of some sort, and did not play against Real Betis midweek. I hope this is a sign that he is ready to go and wants to be fully fit when Juve come to town. To get the victory this weekend Higuain is going to be needed and his goals will be crucial if the Rossoneri want to pull off the upset. I’m ready for fireworks and hope that the boys come to play! FORZA MILAN!