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Rafael Leao has been declared fit to start for AC Milan against Newcastle United in their Champions League clash.
To stay in the competition and reach the last 16, the Rossoneri must both win this match and hope that Paris Saint-Germain also lose to Borussia Dortmund. Rafael Leao has been out of action since suffering a thigh injury in the opening minutes of the 2-2 draw with Lecce on November 11. Tests showed that the injury had completely healed this week, but he did not make the trip to Bergamo. To make sure he was fully fit, coach Stefano Pioli organized a friendly match in training today, which Leao passed with flying colors. He will therefore start against Newcastle, alongside Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic.