Date: 25 November 2018
Time: 6:00 PM CEST, Noon EST, 5PM GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Television: ESPNEWS (English) & ESPN Deportes (Spanish) in the United States, ESPN Norte in Mexico, ESPN Sur in Argentina & most of South America, Super Sport 9 in Nigeria and much of Africa, beIN Sports HD 4 in the Middle East, beIN Sports 1 in Australia, and Sky Sport 3 NZ in New Zealand.
Streaming: ESPN+ in the US, ESPN Play Norte in Mexico & Central America, ESPN Play Sur DAZN in Canada, Austria, & Germany, Strive Sport in Sweden, beIN Sports Connect in the Middle East & Australia, Sky Sports Go NZ in New Zealand, and Eleven Sports 2 in the UK & Ireland. Serie A Pass will also have the match, and is available in India and elsewhere in the world.
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The called up Milan squad for the Lazio match pic.twitter.com/54U33LdIeF— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) November 24, 2018
Milan will be taking on Lazio with only Cristian Zapata and Stefan Simic as fit central defenders in the squad after Mateo Musacchio and Mattia Caldara were declared out before the international break and captain Alessio Romagnoli was ruled out during the international break after picking up an injury while on duty with Italy.
Probable lineups for Lazio-Milan [GdS] pic.twitter.com/Zd4TYRNPPu— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) November 24, 2018
In addition to the injury problems, Milan will be without the services of Gonzalo Higuain up front, as the Argentina international will serve the first game of a two-match ban after his red card against Juventus.
Tiémoué Bakayoko, who has been playing much better in the past few games, will likely start alongside Franck Kessie in central midfield. While he’s not at the level he was at while at AS Monaco, he’s definitely been much better in the past few weeks than he was at Chelsea. He’ll have to be at his best for Milan to get a result in Rome against Lazio, as he’ll be expected to provide extra defensive cover with Zapata the likely starter in central defense along with two fullbacks in Ricardo Rodriguez & Iganzio Abate.
Lazio and Milan are currently competing for the fourth, and final, Champions League spot in the Serie A table, and while a loss here won’t be the end of the world, it will make life a lot more difficult for Milan’s goals for the season. The match against Juventus was important for all kinds of personal reasons, and the Derby della Madonnina against Inter Milan will always be the biggest game of the season, but this match has to be the most important in regards to Milan’s ability to guarantee a Champions League place. Here’s hoping the cobbled together lineup will still have enough in it to defeat Lazio.
Do you think that Milan will be able to get a result in Rome tomorrow? Or will Milan suffer because of the sheer number of first team players out? Let us know in the comments!