Mikael Lustig will line up today against Italy after he missed the first leg due to suspension. Luckily for Lustig, his countrymen bring a 1-0 lead with them to Italy.
If Lustig and his fellow Swedes can beat the Azzurri, they will fail to reach a World Cup for the first time since 1958. Knocking out a team like Italy will give the Swedes huge confidence heading to Russia.
Lustig’s teammate Seb Larsson has said “We’re fully aware of the task ahead of us, going to Italy with a slender 1-0 lead, To keep a clean sheet was obviously something we really wanted and we’re pleased with that. We re-focus and go again. We’re going to stay humble and do everything we can to progress.”
If Sweden manage to knock Italy out they will retire Italian goalkeeping legend, Gianluigi Buffon.
Lustig is no stranger to high-pressure games, he will line out for his country for the 63rd time this evening. He also likes the odd screamer for his country. Celtic fans will be glad to know Mikael declared his love for Celtic this week and stated it would take a lot for him to move.
Sweden has no new injuries or suspensions ahead of the huge match in Milan. The match will kick off at 7.45pm and will be played at the San Siro.