AC Milan has a variable in the next season, as well as the upcoming Champions League.
Italian media Gazzetta dello Sport reported on the 16th (Korean time) that AC Milan’s key midfielder Ismael Benasser underwent knee surgery and will not be able to return until the first half of next season.
The media reported, “Benacer underwent surgery in Lyon, France through a press release by the club. He will be out for six months and he is aiming for a return in early December at the latest.”
According to media reports, Benasser underwent endoscopic surgery for a cartilage injury in the shin joint.
Benasser is a 25-year-old young midfielder who is also a former Arsenal youth player. Transferred from Arsenal to Empoli in 2017, he moved from Empoli to AC Milan in the summer of 2019 and drew attention at the time.
Benasser is in the limelight as a defensive midfielder. In particular, he showed a lot of growth under coach Stefano Pioli and contributed to AC Milan’s Serie A victory last season.
This season, Benasser also played an active role as a main midfielder, participating in 28 Serie A matches and 10 UEFA Champions League matches 메이저사이트.
Benasser has been highly anticipated by Milan, and in January he succeeded in renewing his contract until the summer of 2027, ensuring his future.
However, a major disaster occurred. In the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Inter Milan on the 11th, he suffered a knee injury in the 17th minute of the first half and was replaced by Junior Messias.
In this match, AC Milan lost to Inter Milan 0-2. In addition to this, Milan is in the worst mood as they lost 0-2 in the 18th place team in the league, Spezia.
Ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Inter Milan at 4:00 am on the 17th at San Siro, AC Milan is in a situation where they have to aim for a come-from-behind victory to advance to the final for the first time in 13 years. The absence of a strong defensive midfielder is expected to be a major negative factor.