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Rossoneri Round-up for 18 December: Gattuso on Romagnoli playing: ‘Do not want to risk a relapse’

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Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso spoke to the media yesterday at the pre-match press conference before today’s match at Bologna.

In regards to the injury situation with Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio, and the topic of a few of the other players, Gattuso said:

I have to be careful with Romagnoli and Musacchio, there is no hurry, I do not want to risk a relapse with Alessio’s calf, let’s see if he will play tomorrow. Even Musacchio had a significant injury. Conti is ready, it’s up to me to throw him into the fray. I spoke with Higuain, he is the first to be disappointed with this situation, we need his goals, but above all we need his character and his experience, he has to be an added value and motivate his teammates. He can do more. Calhanoglu can contribute a lot, let us see if he can take a break tomorrow. Castillejo is doing well, Bakayoko is an all-round player, who can also play as an inside midfielder or as a defensive midfielder at the physical and tactical level.

So, does that mean that Romagnoli isn’t playing today or what?

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

UEFA to withhold €12 million worth of Milan’s prize money for the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

AS Roma held on to beat Genoa. [Chiesa di Totti]

Inter Milan drew Rapid Vienna in the Europa League. [Serpents of Madonnina]

World Football Links

In Mexico, Club América defeated Cruz Azul to win the Apertura 2018 title. [FMF State of Mind]

The women’s team at Club América are also champions, as they defeated Tigres to win the LigaMX Femenil. [FMF State of Mind]

Should Leeds United make a move for Everton defender Mason Holgate? He’s reportedly available for loan. [Through It All Together]

Barcelona are reportedly “waiting” for offers from Everton for André Gomes. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Liverpool will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16. [Liverpool Offside]