The Shamrock Rovers vs Milan duel took place at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Friday (18/9/2020) in the morning WIB. This match has only been played once, without a home and away system.
Milan has undergone four trial lags before heading to the match. All ended in victories over Novara, Monza, Vicenza and Brescia.
Ibrahimovic, who recently extended his contract with Milan, was absent against Vicenza and Brescia. The man from Sweden reportedly suffered from a problem in his right leg and had to train separately.
Milan don’t need to worry about Ibrahimovic anymore. The 38-year-old striker is back fit ahead of the match against Shamrock.
“He has fully recovered, his mentality is very good, he is involved as usual. I see him as he is, competitive, and fully who plays,” Pioli said as quoted by Football Italia.
The winner of this match will advance to the third qualifying round to meet the winner of Bodø / Glimt vs FK Zalgiris. This duel took place a day before Shamrock vs Milan.
“The thrill of starting a new season, trying to continue the path we built last year. Qualification is just beginning. We want to progress to the group stage, but we have to think about tomorrow’s game. Three weeks of preparation is not much, we did everything we had to to prepare,” Pioli insisted.
Later word got out that Leao was exposed to the Corona virus. Even so, the Rossoneri did not give an official statement regarding the Portuguese player’s condition.