Milan host Serie A outfit Atalanta st the San Siro on Saturday evening, and a win for the home side would see them go above their opponents in the league rankings.
After a summer of crazy spending, the
The AC Milan squad have gone to a training camp until further notice following the 3-0 defeat to Verona.— Coral (@Coral) December 18, 2017
With Gattuso at the helm, I can only imagine this training camp will resemble something similar to the Hunger Games. pic.twitter.com/48PHdfjWCp
Atalanta traveled to the San Siro in March of 2008, with not much of hope of a victory. Despite being underdogs, it was the away side that took the lead through Italian forward Sergio Floccari. Soon after it was 2-0 to the visitors, after a goal from Antonio Langella.
The fight back from Milan was very weak. They failed to create any real chances of note, but in the 85th minute they were handed a lifeline, after Paolo Maldini struck to bring the score to 1-2.
The goal rejuvenated the home side, however their luck turned when Italy legend Alessandro Nesta was sent off just two minutes after Maldini's goal.
The drama didn't end there however. In the 89th minute, Milan were given the chance to save their blushes when they were awarded a penalty. Up stepped Andrea Pirlo, but the Italian missed his spot-kick and Atalanta ran out as winners.
AC Milan finished fifth in what was the beginning of their demise, and Atalanta finished in ninth spot.
Mateo Mussachio vs Alejandro Gomez
Mateo Mussachio is set to replace the suspended
Alejandro Gomez has continued to gain admirers for his performances in both the league and Europa League. The Argentine was brilliant for Atalanta last year, and this season has carried on in the same manner.
It will be a tough test for Mussachio to contain Gomez, but if he is successful in doing so, then Milan could well clinch victory.
Ignazio Abate vs Josip Ilicic
At the age of 31, Ignazio Abate seems to be entering the twilight of his career. The right-back has only featured eight times this season and is in line to start at the weekend.
Alessio Romagnoli is suspended for the game, after picking up his fifth yellow against Verona last week. Star man Suso is also missing, after he received a red card in the dying moments of his side's defeat last weekend.