AC Milan's Gattuso: Maldini farewell will be emotional

AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso expects an emotional final home match of the season against Roma on Sunday.

AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso expects an emotional final home match of the season against Roma on Sunday.

The game will mark Paolo Maldini's final appearance at the San Siro and Gattuso said: “It will be very moving to witness the end of his career.

“I will always treasure our times together and so do my teammates.

“Maldini is a great champion and a fantastic teammate. I think the right definition for him is ‘a gladiator’, a player who when he pulls on that armband and steps on to the field, he gives absolutely everything. He’s a great example for everyone even when he isn’t playing.”