Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a towering header and converted a penalty to start Milan’s Serie A season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bologna.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Milan’s first Serie A game of the season against Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna.
Milan director Paolo Maldini insists they are not working on Kris Ajer or Nikola Milenkovic, and won’t make Champions League ‘proclamations.’
Milan have Ante Rebic back with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Hakan Calhanoglu as they open their Serie A season against Musa Barrow’s Bologna pace.
There is good news for Milan, as Rafael Leao has recovered from COVID-19 and returned to training today.
Ante Rebic should be the only change in Milan’s XI ahead of the first match, as Bologna seek revenge from their last trip to San Siro.
Milan reopens San Siro for 1,000 fans to attend tonight’s match against Bologna and have invited doctors and health personnel from Lombardy.
Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic wants response to the 5-1 defeat to Milan in July and warns his players. ‘If we lack courage and the right attitude, we can lose to anyone’.
Stefano Pioli aims to improve Milan’s position in Serie A this term and hopes to start by turning a negative trend in the opening matches in recent years.
The Italian Government has agreed to open up Serie A games to a maximum of 1,000 spectators until another review on October 7.
After Emilia-Romagna and Veneto, now Lombardy regional authorities have also opened up to a maximum of 1,000 fans for football matches.
After Emilia-Romagna, now the Veneto regional assembly has also given the all-clear for up to 1,000 fans to attend Serie A and B matches.
Sinisa Mihajlovic insists he ‘would’ve died’ if he hadn’t been able to take a break from leukaemia treatment to sit on the Bologna bench last summer.
Up to 1,000 fans will be able to attend Parma-Napoli and Sassuolo-Cagliari in Serie A this weekend, it has been confirmed.
The Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed the reopening of sporting events to the public in Italy, with a maximum of 1000 spectators.
AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 1, with Marco Piccinini overseeing Juventus-Sampdoria and Federico La Penna the match official for Milan-Bologna.
Bologna have officially announced the arrival of Lorenzo De Silvestri, who moves on a free transfer.
The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has proposed a new format for Serie A, with ‘three phases and a Final Eight for the Scudetto’.
The FIGC presents their proposal to the governments for the reopening of stadiums in Italy, including transparent masks and social distancing of at least 2.25 metres.
Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said Bologna are missing a centre-forward but vowed to ‘arrive ready’ for the first match against Milan at San Siro.