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Saturday January 11 2020
Maran: 'Cagliari concede too cheaply'

Rolando Maran felt Cagliari played better than Milan in the first half, but was yet again left to rue “conceding a goal too cheaply.”

Yet again, the Sardinians had done well in the first half only to concede straight after the break, losing 2-0 to Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals.

“We had played with the right intensity, albeit suffering a little with their physicality, and had a big chance with that save on Nahitan Nandez,” Maran told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Pioli: 'Milan effective with Ibrahimovic'

Stefano Pioli acknowledges Milan are “more effective with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a reference point” and hints Lucas Paqueta is surplus to requirements.

The Rossoneri had been without a win since December 8 and hadn’t even scored in over 370 minutes of football, but the move to 4-4-2 saw both Rafael Leao and Ibrahimovic on target in a 2-0 victory away to Cagliari.

Suso, Krzysztof Piatek and Paqueta were not only dropped, but never even warmed up at the Sardegna Arena.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Ibrahimovic: 'Mind sharp, body follows'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic confessed he is a little rusty, but was pleased to score for Milan after almost eight years. “My mind is sharp, the body has to follow.”

Ibra was on target in a 2-0 victory away to Cagliari, following Rafael Leao’s opener.

This was his 57th goal in 87 appearances for Milan, his first since a brace against Inter on May 6, 2012.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Ibrahimovic inspires Milan in Cagliari

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the difference for Milan, as he scored along with Rafael Leao and had another disallowed, inflicting a fourth consecutive defeat on Cagliari.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Krunic: 'Ibrahimovic very Bosnian'

Milan midfielder Rade Krunic reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bonded with him over their Bosnian roots. “I think that mentality helped his career.”

Zlatan starts in the Serie A match with Cagliari, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“Ibrahimovic is a champion who raises the level in training. He has helped the team already and will do even more in future,” Krunic told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Simeone: 'I had Ibrahimovic shirt'

Cagliari forward Giovanni Simeone admits to supporting Milan and today’s opponent Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he was a child.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“It’s a very important year for this club and the atmosphere feels special in the stadium today. The energy from our fans will help us get the better of Milan,” the striker told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Castillejo: 'Just pass it to Ibrahimovic!'

Samu Castillejo is relishing Milan’s new system against Cagliari. “We just pass Zlatan Ibrahimovic the ball and he’ll do the rest!”

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“We prepared well and want to give our all so we can win for our fans,” the Spaniard told Milan TV.

The Rossoneri are launching a new 4-4-2 formation with Castillejo and Hakan Calhanoglu on the wings, Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao upfront.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Line-ups: Cagliari v Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the way with Rafael Leao in a relaunched 4-4-2 Milan side, while Cagliari try to end their negative run with Radja Nainggolan and Giovanni Simeone.

It kicks off at the Sardegna Arena at 14.00 GMT.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Milan pick Begovic for Reina

Multiple sources in Italy claim Milan’s first choice to replace Aston Villa-bound Pepe Reina is Asmir Begovic from Bournemouth, ahead of Joe Hart and Lukasz Fabianski.

Reina is all set for a move to Aston Villa, on loan with option to buy, but first the Rossoneri want to have a replacement secured for their understudy to Gianluigi Donnarumma.

According to MilanNews, Radio Rossonera and Sky Sport Italia, the hot favourite is Begovic, whose loan deal with Qarabag just expired.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Rangnick: 'No Milan contact'

Former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick denies reports he has been lined up as a future guru of Milan. “I’ve never had contact with them.”

The rumours have circulated for a few months in the Italian and German media, suggesting Rangnick would be given carte blanche to act as coach, director of sport and lead the transfer strategy.

“I have never had contact with Milan,” he told Calciomercato.it.

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