AC Milan’s Rafael Leao will miss the Champions League semi-final first leg against Inter on Wednesday due to a muscle injury. Leao is considered AC Milan’s most electric attacking talent and will be missed in the all-Italian semi-final. However, earlier on Wednesday, it was reported that Leao had agreed a new five-year contract with AC Milan amid transfer interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Leao has been a key player for Stefano Pioli’s side over the last few years, playing a crucial role in last season’s Scudetto win and becoming perhaps their most important asset this season, with 13 goals and 13 assists to his name.
Leao’s absence will be a huge blow for AC Milan as they face their arch-rivals Inter in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. The two teams have a long-standing rivalry and are both vying for a place in the final. AC Milan will have to rely on other key players such as Brahim Diaz and Ante Rebic to step up and fill the void left by Leao.
Despite Leao’s absence, AC Milan fans can take solace in the fact that he has agreed to a new five-year contract with the club. This is a huge boost for AC Milan as they look to build on their recent success and compete with Europe’s elite clubs.