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Rossoneri Round-up for 22 February: Milan’s Ivan Strinic makes the matchday squad for Empoli match

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Suso’s out, but Ivan Strinic is in the matchday squad.

Samu Castillejo is expected to take Suso’s place in the lineup, and Lucas Biglia is fit enough to be in the squad, although with the way that the midfield is currently playing, there is little chance that he’ll be recalled to the starting lineup.

Strinic had a pretty significant medical scare last autumn after transferring to Milan from Sampdoria after the World Cup in Russia in 2018. But it appears that he’s fit enough and ready to finally make an appearance for Milan.

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

Napoli beat FC Zurich and are into the final 16 of the Europa League. [The Siren’s Song]

Inter Milan beat Rapid Vienna 4-0, and will also advance. [Serpents of Madonnina]

Are the Maurizio Sarri to AS Roma rumors real? [Chiesa di Totti]

World Football Links

Monterrey survived their Concacaf Champions League match-up in San Salvador with a 0-0 draw against Alianza FC. [FMF State of Mind]

Arsenal beat BATE Borisov 3-0. [The Short Fuse]

Chelsea beat Sweden’s Malmo FF 3-0 to advance in the Europa League. [BBC.com]

Sporting Kansas City beat Liga MX team Deportivo Toluca 3-0 in their opening round CCL match. [The Blue Testament]

Atlanta United lost 3-1 to Herediano in Costa Rica in their CCL opener. [Dirty South Soccer]