In the latest Serie A battle, who are the main players and key battles to watch out for? Below we take a look at the most likely head to heads that will decide the game as AC Milan travel to face Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium.
Left-Wing vs Right Back
Jeremie Boga vs Davide Calabria
Jeremie Boga has become a well-known player with pace and the ability to beat his man, with power and constant directness. He has 1 goal and 1 assist in 8 league games so far, and the 23-year-old still has a lot of time to improve. Expect this to be a long night for Davide Calabria, where he will need to be ready for quick counter-attacks and the winger getting into space behind.
Striker vs Centre back
Francesco Caputo vs Alessio Romagnoli
The Sassuolo attacker has enjoyed this campaign to date, with 5 goals and 3 assists in 7 games. His impressive start has been a big factor in why in 12 games, his side have only lost once. With Milan missing their in form defender Simon Kjaer to injury, and Gabbia also picking up problems, it will fall onto Romagnoli to carry the team and leadership as captain. In the past 2 games, Milan has conceded twice in each, and will drastically need to improve to stay top.
Goalkeeper vs Striker
Andrea Consigli vs Rafael Leao
Milan’s forward line has been lacking goals since Ibrahimovic’s injury and Rebic has now been ruled out of the game. Leao has been a bit tame since returning from injury but will need to get back on the score sheet. The youngster has the tools but is coming up against another strong keeper in Andrea Consigli with 4 clean sheets in 11 games, it could be another frustrating night for the Milan man.