AC Milan will face Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night at the Signal Iduna Park in their second Champions League group stage game, and they will do so a bit short on midfield options.
Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) writes this morning that Stefano Pioli’s squad will leave for Germany this afternoon without three midfielders: Ismaël Bennacer, Rade Krunić and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
There will therefore be a new-look midfield in action against the Bundesliga runners-up from last season involving Tijjani Reijnders, Yunus Musah and Tommaso Pobega. Yacine Adli – who had good performances against Cagliari and Lazio – will initially start on the bench.
The paper presumes that Musah will play on the right of the trio in the 4-3-3 in place of Loftus-Cheek, with Reijnders as the man in front of the defence and Pobega on the left.
In the second half, Adli could make his debut in the Champions League depending on the situation in the game and the energy levels of the starting three.