AC Milan defeated Lazio Rome 2-0 on Saturday and can still fight for a Champions League spot next season. However, it was in the match against Lazio that Stefano Pioli’s key mainstay Rafael Leão was injured, but the Portuguese star is telling fans that he will not be missing for long.
Rafael Leão picked up an injury in AC Milan’s match against Lazio, forcing him to make a substitution after just eleven minutes. Rossoneri coach Stefano Pioli understandably had to make a substitution, with Alexis Saelemaekers coming on.
However, the Portuguese star of the red and black told the fans via social network The Residency that they need not worry about his health and he intends to return soon.
“Don’t worry about my injury, I’ll be back soon. I have been for treatment and slept the whole day. I want to play and achieve my goals,” Leão said.
The Almada native is eager to play the Derby della Madonnina in the Champions League semi-finals, which the Rossoneri last took part in the 2006/07 season, when Carlo Ancelotti was still AC manager. It should be noted that the Milanese side beat Liverpool in the final and dominated the competition.
AC and Inter will play in the Champions League for the first time since the quarter-finals in 2005. It should be noted that even for coach Pioli, Leão’s participation is crucial.
After all, the Portuguese winger is one of the most important figures in the Milan squad, and he has already shown several times how much of a difference maker he is. Moreover, he recently agreed to a contract extension, which should be officially confirmed in the coming weeks.
In the current campaign, Leão has started 32 league games, scoring twelve goals and assisting on eight others.
In any case, AC Milan defeated Lazio 2: 0 even without the 23-year-old Portuguese. Ismaël Bennacer opened the scoring in the 17th minute, then Theo Hernández scored in the 29th minute.
The Rossoneri are currently fifth in the Serie A table with 61 points. They have a three-point lead over sixth-placed Atalanta and seventh-placed AS Roma. On the other hand, they are two points behind fourth-placed Inter and three behind third-placed Lazio.
Juventus, who won 2-0 at Atalanta on Sunday, are second with 66 points. In the Champions League, Inter beat AS Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. The end of the Italian top flight will be very interesting.
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