Of course, coach Stefano Pioli hopes he will get the best cards and it seems luck has smiled on him when owner Olivier Giroud will be back in time to start the game.
The French star has been training privately at Milanello, after missing the 2-0 win over Lecce last weekend due to pain in his calf and Achilles heel.
This will be an important reinforcement for Milan’s attack, because of Giroud’s great fighting gene. Giroud’s form has been down since early February, when he scored only 3 goals / all fronts, but there was a very important goal against Napoli in the Champions League quarter-finals, opening the door for Milan to enter. into the semi-finals after 16 years of waiting.
Experience and “lucky goals” in big matches are the basis for Pioli to choose Giroud to start against Jose Mourinho’s Roma. In the past, Giroud almost did the trick of the “Special One” but ultimately refused at the last minute because he did not want to betray Arsenal to go to Tottenham.
However, Milan will still have 2 notable absences. The first is Tommaso Pobega, the midfielder who scored in the 1-1 draw with Bologna on April 15, who broke a rib in training and secondly as a substitute for Giroud, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a problem with his calf.
Currently, Milan and Roma have the same 56 points, with a goal difference of +14, but the Rossoneri are currently ranked 4th thanks to owning more goals (51 compared to 43).