The Italian Cup contests one of its most interesting knockout matches at San Siro, where the Rossoneri side host Torino. AC Milan vs. Torino still celebrates the title of the Supercopa of Italy achieved in Doha against Juventus. The Milan team seemed to reach that game at a bad moment, after deflating in the two previous days, which fell on their visit to AS Roma (1-0) and could not pass the scoreless draw against Atalanta. The Rossoneri visited the Empoli 5 days ago, arriving as third classified to that shock. The victory by 1-4 in that clash, and the 2-1 in front of Crotone made that all the fans milanistas were illusionasen by the excellent paper played by the rossoneri.
The Rossoneri set wants to turn the page to its last bad season, for which they have given the command of the equipment to the former forward Vincenzo Montella, that comes from precisely the Sampdoria. With an even reduced investment in signings (only the former center forward of Pescara, Gianluca Lapadula (9 million paid to Pescara) have arrived, Paraguayan midfielder Gustavo Gómez (who have paid 8.5 million to Lanús) and the center half Offensive Jose Sosa (a Besiktas signing for 7.5 million), the Rossoneri team has recovered more than a dozen players who were loaned last season, joined by Croatian Mario Pasalic, who comes from Chelsea, and Mati Fernandez , Loaned by Fiorentina.
The Milanese opened the season by defeating Torino in San Siro (3-2), but losing on their visit to San Paolo, against Naples, on the following day (4-2). With the return of the first half of the season, the Milan side fell to Udinese’s 1-0 win at Udinese, to win two consecutive victories (0-1 at home to Sampdoria, 2-0 at home to Lazio). The following day, the team drew no goals in their visit to Fiorentina, linking a streak of 3 consecutive victories against Sassuolo (4-3), Chievo (1-3) and Juventus (1-0). The trip to Genoa (3-0) gave way to victory by the minimum against Pescara (1-0) and the victory in Palermo a week later (1-2). Last weekend, the team won 1-0 at Cagliari, with a decisive goal by Carlos Bacca, who with 7 goals in 15 days, is the top scorer of the team.
Donnarumma – Romagnoli, Abate, Paletta, Di Sciglio – Montolivo, Bonaventura, Kucka – Suso, Bacca, Niang.
Italian Cup Torino is playing an excellent first half of the season. The set of Sinisa Mihajlovic is 8th in Serie A at the end of the first round, after winning 8 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in the first 19 games. The current streak is not the best of this season, adding just 7 of the last 18 points, drawing to zero against Sassuolo in the only game he has played in this 2017, last Sunday.
In the Italian Cup, the team have already passed two rounds, eliminating Pro Vercelli in Round 3 (4-1) and needing an extra time to eliminate Pisa in Round 4 (4-0).
Joe Hart – Zappacosta, Rossettini, Moretti, Barreca – Benassi, Valdifiori, Joel Obi – Iago Falqué, Belotti, Ljajic.
The precedents are very favorable to AC Milan, winner of 14 games, with 12 draws and only a triumph of Torino. Therefore, the prognosis is that the locals will qualify for the next round.