Serie A 2019, Week 25. FRIDAY 22/02. Milan - Empoli, 20:30 CET, at San Siro
Another must win; they all are. The points are crucial above all here, but a good, dominant performance would be exactly what we need to build on.
It's hard to figure out how we're getting many of the results we've been getting lately. A combination of a very clinical and deadly Piatek and a general improvement in quality with Paquetá, solid defense overall, some inspired indvidual plays (like Calabria's cross, Hakan's strike) very good Donnarumma, and perhaps above all a much stronger mental frame.
Whatever may be the reasons, we're getting wins with Suso in poor form -- that would have been almost impossible two months ago. Now Suso will be out; hopefully a chance for Castillejo to prove himself.
Other than Samu, we should expect the standard lineup, unless I'm forgetting something or something develops during the week. I've been a cheerleader for Conti getting minutes, but there's no benching Calabria now. We play Lazio for the Coppa Semis the next week, so that might influence things a bit.
Hakan to score again. You read it first here.
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