AC Milan and Lazio are looking for a strong start to their Serie A campaigns. These two clubs will begin their campaigns against each other as the two do battle on the pitch September 10th at 2:45 p.m. ET.
These two clubs have met three times since 2010, and all three ended in a draw.
Lazio will be trying to cope with the loss of midfielder Mauro Zarate. There is some dispute as to why Zarate was loaned out. According to Goal.com, Zarate had his mind set on moving to a bigger club, and there was little they could do to keep him.
However, the recently departed Lazio player, Foggia, maintained that it was the club's decision. Foggia, from the above linked Goal.com article: "The decision to loan out Zarate was made by the club and the coach."
While the reasons for his departure may be cloudy, the fact that he is gone is not. Lazio is not in a position to replace Zarate. They will instead have to make up for his absence with solid team play. AC Milan will undoubtedly try to exploit the hole left by his departure.
AC Milan also made news at the transfer deadline. However, it was for a move not made. There were reports that they were going hard to bring back Kaka for his second AC Milan stint.
In a report on ESPN, AC Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani denied they tried to acquire Kaka.
It is now time to leave transactions and rumors in the past, and get on to playing.
Check this blog often as we'll update with news and results and discuss this match.