LIGUE 1 - Zlatan has to postpone CL return after dream return

14.09.2021 20:30 of E.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGUE 1 - Zlatan has to postpone CL return after dream return
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AC Milan cannot rely on striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Champions League meeting with Liverpool on Wednesday evening. The Swedish striker is suffering too much from an Achilles tendon injury and has to miss the game at Anfield.

This is reported by various sources about the rush hour. For AC Milan, the absence of the attacker is a big downer. The Serie A club returns to Europe's biggest stage after an eight-year absence. The Rossoneri finished second in the rankings last season, behind city rivals Internazionale.

His absence is also a disappointment for Zlatan himself. The former Ajax player played his last Champions League match on November 22, 2017, for Manchester United. Ibra will not cherish warm memories of that: FC Basel lost 1-0 and his contribution was limited to fifteen minutes.

Last weekend Ibrahimovic was still able to cheer. In AC Milan's 2-0 home game against SS Lazio, he came in half an hour before the end and took on the second goal of his team. It was his first goal this season, having been in the basket so far. AC Milan faces a difficult task with its Champions League return. In addition to Liverpool, coach Stefano Pioli's team will also meet Atletico Madrid and FC Porto in group B.