NEWS
Tuesday May 4 2021
Milan: Mandzukic returns against Juventus

Milan striker Mario Mandzukic reportedly trained with the rest of the group today and will be fit to face his former club Juventus on Sunday.

The Croat missed Milan’s home clash against Benevento this past Saturday as he suffered from bronchitis.

However, according to Calciomercato.com he has now recovered and returned to training with the rest of the group today.

According to the report, Mandzukic will be available to play against Juventus when the Rossoneri travel to the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

It’s a key meeting for both sides’ hopes to qualify for the Champions League as Juventus and Milan are level on points in second place with Atalanta.

Milan released an official statement after today’s training session in Milanello

‘The Rossoneri held their first training session of the week today after being granted a day off by Coach Pioli yesterday. At Milanello this afternoon, the team began their preparations for Juventus v AC Milan, a match that will kick off at 20:45 CEST on Sunday 9 May at the Allianz Stadium,' the announcement reads.

‘After activating their muscles in the gym, the players took to the raised pitch behind the changing rooms and, with the aid of low obstacles, performed a series of exercises to continue warming up. With the first part of the session over, the group started working with the ball, completing themed rondos. It was then time to focus on ball possession. Today’s proceedings came to an end with a training match on a reduced section of the pitch.’

Mandzukic joined the Rossoneri as a free agent in January. He spent four seasons and a half in Turin, where he won nine trophies and scored 44 goals in 162 games.