The local derby between Italy’s Milan titans on Saturday will determine who will win the championship early on as it matches the top two clubs in Serie A against one other.
A replay of the Champions League semifinal from the previous season will take place at San Siro; the match is expected to be just as exciting as the two thrilling matches that took place in May and ended with Inter Milan winning.
After flawless beginnings from both teams, where their summer acquisitions have had an instant effect, Inter and AC Milan are tied for first place in the standings with nine points.
Due in large part to the seven goals that new signing Marcus Thuram and Lautaro Martinez have combined for in their first three games, Simone Inzaghi’s Inter have scored eight goals without giving up any goals.
In the meanwhile, Milan’s three recent additions, Tijjani Reijnders, Cristian Pulisic, and Chelsea alumni Ruben Loftus-Cheek, are exciting supporters alongside their roster of proven players.
Pulisic’s presence on the right flank has helped Milan play a more exciting and flowing brand of football under Stefano Pioli. This has freed up star player Rafael Leao and allowed four-goal scorer Olivier Giroud more opportunities to play, even though he had an ankle injury while playing for his country.
United States forward Nikola Pulisic told Gazzetta Dello Sport, “We’ve started really well and I know that we’ll do all we can.”
“We have a fantastic mix of talent and good players, so we’re hoping for the Scudetto.” We are capable of victory.”
With the exception of Thuram, Inter’s starting lineup is identical to that which was defeated by Manchester City in Istanbul in June, but they also have strong backup in the form of Davide Frattesi and Juan Cuadrado.
Since moving from Sassuolo, midfielder Frattesi hasn’t made a start, but on Tuesday night, he made an impression for Italy with a brace against Ukraine, which increased pressure on Inzaghi to choose the 22-year-old.
Starting this weekend at home against Lazio, who are shaken by Paul Pogba’s temporary ban for a doping violation, Juventus, two points behind the Milan pair, will be in action.
The rising sensation from France, Paul Pogba, might face a four-year suspension for having high testosterone levels after testing positive after a game in which he didn’t even participate.
The 30-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba is allegedly in danger of having his contract with Juventus terminated if the ‘B’ sample from the doping test is examined, according to a source who spoke with AFP on Thursday.
Juve, who were deducted 10 points for suspected illegal transfer activity last season and are awaiting a possible, connected criminal prosecution for fraud, are embroiled in yet another destabilizing issue.
A difficult week for Juventus, who are not facing any charges related to Pogba’s doping infraction, grew much worse when rumors surfaced that the board meeting the next week would validate a 115 million-euro deficit for the previous campaign.
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci filed a lawsuit against Juventus on Thursday, citing his exclusion from the team for “humiliating” reasons and a violation of the collective bargaining agreement for professional football.