Giroud or a false nine to be called upon as Ibrahimovic battles knee overload

Some bad news emerged on the eve of Milan’s match against Empoli, in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the match with a knee injury, according to a report.

According to, Ibrahimovic will miss Empoli for tomorrow’s match at Estadio Castellani at 20:45 CET. The Swede will miss due to an overload on his left knee and it is likely that Olivier Giroud will play from the first minute if he is good enough to do so, otherwise a ‘false nine’ solution will be needed.

It’s another injury blow to the Rossoneri’s attacking division which they didn’t need as Ante Rebek and Rafael Leao will also miss the match, so neither of them can be used as an assisting striker if Giroud is not close to 100% of a player. Condition point of view.

We await further updates on the solutions that Pioli is considering adopting for the match against Empoli.

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