No time to heal the wound in Vitoria, the Athletic face a somersault. The Champions League, Milan, second game of the group stage with the need to win. Because in the first game he drew against him Port at home, because the defeat in Vitoria confirms a trend, which Griezmann does not finish fitting and that the champion does not finish finding itself. You need to do it as soon as possible. But today the urgency is another. Today it is only worth winning (follow the meeting live on As.com).
Win so as not to suffer this Champions League. Win so as not to fill all the remaining matches of the first phase with finals. Winning against a Milan that has left wrinkles behind and returns with strength to what, he feels, is his home, this competition. Seven titles in their windows, seven years away. He lost (3-2) to him Liverpool a game that won 0-2 at halftime. A Milan that urgently needs the same as Atleti: to win tonight.
Recovered Koke and Kondogbia, point to headlines. That life without the captain is very hard and football does not stop showing it every time it is missing. Maybe today Cholo will recover something else, the 4-4-2 that he harbors. There is your doubt, if Felipe (third center) or Lodi (side in the rear of four). Trouble behind, flimsy Oblak (He only did not fit in two games out of six), with hardly any clear chances, only with goals that save in the last moments. Cholo has changed all his customs. He trained yesterday in Madrid, he traveled to arrive at night, perhaps because of the cabal. It’s like someone who says this game the first time: Atleti in Milan after that Juanfran penalty. For Milan almost too. His first of Champions at San Siro since 2014. In the last, by the way, there was the Cholo. It was against Atleti in the second round of that Champions League. He won 0-1.
A San Siro that beats again with his Rossonera side in the Champions League. Serie A has started flawlessly. Five victories and only one draw, in the field of the Juve. Overflowing with enthusiasm, youth; attack and defend well. Commanded by a well-known Theo, with Tonali in the center, Leao on the left, with Brahim behind Rebic or Giroud (not yet 100). Ibra does not arrive. And there is the doubt of Kjaer, key in defense, (that if he does not come out, he will replace Romagnoli). On the team bench that could have been strap (2019) already expects a myth: Daniel Maldini. On Saturday, before the Spezia, converted to his family in the first with goals in three generations. Cesare, Paolo and Daniel. Let’s see tonight.