Match Preview: Genoa-Milan, 16/12/2020


After the mishap against Parma and the bad luck that prevented Milan from gaining 3 points, the Rossoneri will face Genoa this Wednesday (Italian time).

The last draw between the two sides dates back to February 2011, when the coach was Allegri. Since that day, Genoa won three games and Milan six. The last Rossonero win happened last year, when in October Milan won 2-1 an incredible game in Genoa, in which Theo Hernandez scored his first Rossonero goal and Reina saved a penalty in the added time.

While Milan are first in the table, Genoa are now second-to-last with 6 points in 11 games and has been defeated in five consecutive home games, setting its own new record. Including last season, Milan has so far won seven consecutive Serie A matches. The Rossoneri are the only team in Serie A history to score at least two goals in every of the first 11 games.

Ibrahimovic scored two goals and provided three assists in his four games at the Ferraris stadium against Genoa, but he will probably not be able to play due to the leg pain. Bennacer, Gabbia and Kjaer won’t play as well, forcing Pioli to let Kalulu play his first starting match in Serie A. On the other side Criscito and Badelj are no more injured and they will take part to the game, even if they will probably start from the bench. Former Inter player Goran Pandev, who scored three times against Milan in his career, will probably start from the bench as well.


Genoa lineup (4-4-2): Perin; Goldaniga, Bani, Masiello, Pellegrini; Lerager, Radovanovic, Rovella, Sturaro; Scamacca, Shomurodov. Coach: Maran

Milan lineup (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessié; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Leao; Rebic. Coach: Pioli

Referee: Orsato