Calcio Mercato are reporting that AC Milan's new signing Rafael Leao is out injured and will miss the upcoming encounter with AS Roma as a result. He picked up a muscular strain during the 2-2 draw with Lecce and was substituted off for Piatek at the 67th minute.
UPDATE DO DM: Bonaventura aparentemente teve um problema de fadiga muscular, por isso ficou de fora do jogo de ontem contra o Lecce. Ele deverá retornar aos treinos ainda essa semana. Já Rafael Leão será avaliado com mais cuidado. Ele é dúvida para o jogo contra a Roma (segunda). pic.twitter.com/ETQGhr7OVY— AC Milan Brasil (@ACMilan_Brasil) October 21, 2019
The Portugal international will likely miss the upcoming crunch tie in Rome allowing space for Poland's Piatek back into the starting line up after he found the net for the third time this season on Sunday.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
- Our players ratings from Milan vs Lecce. [AC Milan Offside]
- Thiago Motta set to take over at Genoa. [Football Italia]
- Gennaro Gattuso may be lined up for Torino to replace Walter Mazzarri. [Calcio Mercato]
- Fiorentina stumble their good form with a draw against Brescia. [Sky Italia]
- AS Roma's Bryan Cristante and Nikola Kalinic set for lengthy injuries. [Forza Italian Football]
World Football Links
- Arsenal beaten Sheffield United as new signings bomb. [The Guardian]
- Zidane distracted by speculation around his Real Madrid future. [Super Sport]
- A look at the Ballon d’Or shortlist. [Sky Sports]
- A deep dive into the move for players to walk off the pitch when faced with racism. [CNN]
- Veracruz go on strike during the game conceding two goals while not moving. [BBC]