Sweden football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an obvious absentee as AC Milan put seven past hosts Torino to move closer to Champions League qualification. Milan are on course to return to Europe’s premier club competition almost a decade without Champions League football.
Pioli said that the Sweden striker is likely to miss the next two games against Cagliari (away) and fellow Champions League chasers Atalanta.
Milan didn’t have much problems withoutIbrahimovic as they produced their best performance of the season courtesy the 7-0 thumping of Turin club Torino. The Rossoneri have now scoredten goals in their last two games. Milan have gotten the better of both Juventus and Torino, the two major teams in Turin.
AC Milan put three goals past Juventus when the two teams met last week before scoring seven times against Torino. Croatia international player Ante Rebic was the star of the show with his three goals against Torino. The other Milan goalscorerswere FrankieKessie (penalty spot), Theo Hernandez (two goals) and Brahim Diaz.
The comprehensive victory over Torino means that Milan need just one win to seal their return to the Champions League. They need to record at least one win from the final two games to secure qualification for the Champions League.
Sweden player Ibrahimovic is the leading goalscorer in the Milan team. He was absent for the big win over Torino and is in line to miss the next league game at home to Cagliari at the weekend. Victory in the game against Cagliari will seal passage to Europe’s premier club competition next season.