AC Milan will have to do without the ailing Zlatan Ibrahimovic when they return to the Champions League in a guest appearance at Liverpool (Wednesday, 9 p.m.).
Shit – the trip to Liverpool won’t work: Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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The 39-year-old Swede celebrated his season debut at the weekend in Serie A against Lazio Rome (2-0) after a four-month forced break due to a knee injury, immediately spurred his team’s game and immediately celebrated the decisive goal for the final score after being substituted on. But now the veteran Achilles tendon problems are causing problems, Ibrahimovic will not make the trip to England, where Milan will be visiting Liverpool on Wednesday (9 p.m.).
The tendon was inflamed, reported coach Stefano Pioli, whose plan to nominate “Ibra” for the starting XI on Anfield Road fell into the water: “We had hoped that he would get fit in time. We are not taking any risks.”
Milan made it back into the group stage of the Champions League for the first time after a seven-year break. There the Rossoneri meet Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and FC Porto.