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Cagliari-Milan Preview: Without Further Ado



I will never understand why they start the season, and two or three weeks later have an international break. It seems so counter-intuitive. And with Milan’s match with Genoa having been postponed in the wake of tragedy, we have actually only played two games thus far, while Cagliari have played three. But it doesn’t matter now, Serie A is back. Personally, I don’t care who we play or how many matches they’ve had, I’m just ready for my Milan to play again, without further ado.

The generous striker is looking to score his first official goal in the red and black

Maran’s team are coming off of a 1-0 win against Atalanta. That free kick was scored by Barella, whom many fans would love to see in a Milan jersey sooner rather than later. They beat the Bergamo club with six shots, three on target, despite having less possession. For that match, Maran lined up: Cragno; Srna, Romagna, Klavan, Padoin; Castro, Bradaric, Barella; Ionita; Pavoletti, and Sau. Klavan is doubtful for this match along with Farago, both with minor injuries. Ceppitelli is scheduled to miss due to a leg injury.

The bad news for Milan is that Cutrone injured his ankle while playing for the Italy U21 team. The worse news is that both Zapata and Montolivo are back in the squad and available to Gattuso. Let’s hope he forgets that Montolivo at least exists. Conti’s return has now been pushed back to January, that poor guy, it’s unbelievable. And obviously Strinic can’t even think about suiting up until mid-December at the earliest due to his heart condition.

The man creates magic

If both teams pick up where they left off, we are in for a great game. Milan have better players on paper, but Cagliari have home advantage. Both beat teams that finished above them last season, and both teams had very positive momentum before the break. But that was then, and this is now. While I desperately want a Milan win, I’m not going to underestimate Cagliari. So let’s find out how it all turns out when Serie A finally plays again… without further ado.


This post inspired by the music of The Kinks’ “Tired of Waiting For You”


Serie A Week 4
Cagliari vs. Milan
Sunday, September 16 • 20:30 CEST (2:30pm EDT)
This match will be shown LIVE on RAI in the U.S.
and also can be streamed via ESPN+