Lazio vs AC Milan
SMS is an absolute animal. 3 goals & 8 assists this season, it may be his final in Rome as Europe’s elite begin to circle once more.
A huge part of the Serb’s game is his physicality, his 6″3 frame makes him a nightmare to defend against but also means he’s free to throw his weight about; as he often does.
He’s had 6 cards this season, 3 of those have come in the bigger games too. He was carded against Napoli, Atalanta and Juventus.
He’s another who is often guilty of excessive force. He’s prone to a nasty tackle, particularly in retaliation – often as a result of being fouled over 2.5 times/90.
Since moving to Lazio, he’s accumulated 56 yellows and 3 reds in the league.
He’ll also cross paths with Milan’s most fouled player – the tricky Brahim Diaz who is felled 1.86 times/90.
Tonali is another player I’m a fan off. Industrious, fierce but also technically gifted. He’s such a complete player.
he also loves a booking. He’s had 5 cards this season already, he had 9 in the last campaign.
He’ll be tasked with stopping SMS, who as mentioned, is fouled very consistently and offers a real physical threat. One that Tonali won’t fear, I’ve no doubt he’ll be keen to leave his mark on the Serb.
Tonali is another who is frequent at getting cards in bigger matches. He was booked against Inter in the cup last week, he was also boojed against them in the league.
He’s also had cards this season against Roma, Atalanta, Juventus and in Europe against Chelsea.