The slant from much of the Italian media ahead of Celtic’s Europa League clash against AC Milan has been about the contrasting situation of the two clubs.
For Neil Lennon’s side, anything other than winning the Scottish Premiership will be seen as a huge failure. That they’re currently four points behind Rangers, albeit with a game in hand, and lost to their Glasgow rivals at the weekend, has been a talking point.
The same can be said for Lennon’s complaints about a mole within the Celtic camp, and it’s been built up to present the club as in something of a crisis.
In contrast, Milan are top of Serie A and for them to win the league would be a huge achievement.
But things aren’t all going perfectly for the Rossoneri ahead of the Europa League match. Sky Italia journalist Manuele Baiocchini reports Hakan Calhanoglu left training today ‘on crutches’.
He’s sprained his ankle and will ‘certainly’ miss the Celtic game.
Calhanoglu has played seven matches for Milan so far this season, scoring four goals and providing three assists, so it’s a boost for Celtic that he won’t be available.