Match: AC Milan v SPAL
Date: 29 December 2018
Time: 20.30 CET, 2:30 PM Eastern, 19.30 UTC
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy
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Milan will take on SPAL at the San Siro for the final match of 2018 for the Rossoneri and the last game before the winter break that will see Milan play its next Serie A match on January 21st. Milan will also play the Supercoppa Italiana on the 16th in Saudi Arabia and the Coppa Italia round of 16 match on January 12th against Sampdoria.
It is far too early in the season for “must-win” matches, but given the team’s current form and inability to score, this might be a “must-win” for Gennaro Gattuso to remain employed as manager of Milan. No better time to change managers than right ahead of a big break, with only a couple cup matches coming up in the next three weeks. A resounding victory over SPAL might be enough for Gattuso to stay employed, but anything less than a dominant performance with plenty of goals will see the heat turned up on Gattuso.
Suso is back in the squad list for the SPAL match, which hopefully means that he can start the match and bring some creativity back into the squad. It hasn’t been a coincidence that Milan’s struggles have coincided with Suso’s loss of form and apparent injury over the past couple weeks.
Will Milan dominate and get a good result at home? Or will the team self-destruct again? Let us know what you think will happen in the comments!