Inter vs Milan – Kalulu to miss the derby

AC Milan will face Inter Milan without Pierre Kalulu as the defender will not be fit for his injury after the test was carried out.

The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri will collide on Saturday in a contest between the two Serie A leaders, and both teams are looking to extend their perfect runs since the beginning of Serie A 2023/24.

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Inter vs Milan – Kalulu to miss the derby for injury

The 23-year-old sustained a muscular injury and needed a medical test to ensure he could play in the Derby della Madonnina.

However, the result was disappointing for Milan fans.

Kalulu will not play against Inter Milan
Inter vs Milan – Kalulu to miss the derby

This is a huge blow ahead of one of the most crucial games, starting this weekend. Both clubs enjoy a perfect record after the first three rounds of the campaign. But at least one of them will drop points for the time this season.

Milan was already without Fikayo Tomori, who received a red card in the game against Chelsea; that’s why Kalulu’s injury comes at awful timing.

However, Milan manager Stefano Pioli will have to contend the match with a depleted backline.

Kalulu has yet to start a match this season, only making a few appearances off the bench.

AC Milan prepare plan B with Kalulu’s absence

AC Milan’s starting line-up for the derby against Inter will be almost identical to the side that took to the field in the first three games of the season, but only almost.

Thus, Rossoneri boss Stefano Pioli may have considered starting Kalulu alongside Malick Thiaw at the heart of his backline.

Thiaw and Kjaer will start against Inter-min
Thiaw and Kjaer will start against Inter-min

But with the Frenchman also out of the equation, his only remaining option is Danish veteran Simon Kjaer.

On the other hand, Olivier Giroud has reportedly overcome the physical problem he sustained last week during France’s 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland.

The 36-year-old striker should be available to start against Inter on Saturday. While the attacking lines look good, the defense will worry the fans ahead of the anticipated derby.

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