CM: Probable starting XIs for Celtic vs. Milan – Krunic to play as a winger; debut for Dalot

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli will give a debut to Diogo Dalot on Thursday night as AC Milan kick off their Europa League group stage campaign against Celtic.

According to the latest from, Pioli is set to entrust Dalot with the right-back spot for the game in Glasgow, as the Portuguese will join Kjaer, Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez in making up the rest of the back four in front of Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie will be the deep-lying midfielders with Samu Castillejo on the right wing and Brahim Diaz replacing the injured Hakan Calhanoglu as the playmaker.

Interestingly, the attacking trident is completed by the presence of Rade Krunic as a left winger, a position he has often played for Bosnia.

Probable Celtic XI (3-5-2): Barkas; Ralson, Duffy, Ajer; Frimpong, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Laxalt; Elyounoussi, Griffiths.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Castillejo, Brahim Diaz, Krunic; Ibrahimovic.

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