Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Milan play host to Genoa at their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the Coppa Italia last 16. The Rossoneri aim to build on a 3-0 win over Venezia, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be rested in Thursday’s clash, while all Ballo-Toure, Bennacer, and Kessie are on international duty. All Rebic, Giroud, and Maldini should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Rossoblu, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs ever since Andriy Shevchenko took over the reins. Genoa did well to hold Sassuolo to a draw, but given their anything but good display in a 1-0 loss to Spezia, home win should be considered. Both Criscito and Serpe have been tested positive for coronavirus, while all Behrami, Kallon, and Maksimovic are out of contention with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Sandro Tonali):
After starting his youth career at Piacenza back in 2009, Sandro Tonali moved to Brescia three years later. The 181-cm-tall defender has been playing for le Rondinelle ever since and it has to be noted that he made his debut with the Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit on August 26, 2017 in a 2-1 defeat to Avellino.
Sandro Tonali scored his first ever league goal for Brescia in a 4-2 loss to Salernitana on April 28, 2018. The talented midfielder, who was born in Lodi on May 8, 2000, represents Italy U21 team in international matches.
He made his debut with the Italy U21 national team on June 19, 2019 in a 1-0 defeat to Poland. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Sandro’s preferred foot is right and his contract with Brescia should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays its home games in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colors of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.
Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.