CorSport: Pioli could make five changes to the starting XI for Milan vs. Inter

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan are currently gearing up to face Inter in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. It’s a very important game for the Rossoneri as not just a ticket to the final is on the line, but also a confidence boost. 

After drawing their last two games, against two bottom-half teams it should be added, Milan are in desperate need of a boost confidence-wise. The derby is the perfect game to bounce back but it could also be an even more damaging defeat.

Seeing as the team isn’t gelling currently, Stefano Piol could make a total of five changes to the starting XI, as per Corriere Dello Sport (via MilanNews). The likes of Alessandro Florenzi, Alexis Saelemaekers, Rade Krunic (instead of Brahim Diaz) and Ante Rebic could all get the chance from start.

In addition, Sandro Tonali is suspended and this means that Franck Kessie will play from the first minute alongside Ismael Bennacer. More updates on the likely XI will arrive tomorrow.

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Tags AC Milan Alessandro Florenzi Alexis Saelemaekers Ante Rebic Franck Kessie Rade Krunic Stefano Pioli


  1. He keep changing players but same dumb tactics. No smart coach would keep changing players almost in every game, there is no stability and hence no consistency. Milan should change him but since management is cheap as we all can see

    1. Mr Analyst It seems you are Smarter. Dumb tactics and no stability has put us top of the table and semis of coppa cup with the limited resources without the team leaders(zlatan , Kjear) and only what u see is the negativities. Can’t you just get it, the club is balancing books from previous disasters, Stakeholders withdrawing their investments. But now we’re on the right track with low budget, increase in revenue and healthy position on the log. I believe and will keep supporting this project.

    2. You cannot just play same team in 3 competition , that Will make player tired,exhausted and easiliy injured. Good team that can win title are team with good rotation ( starter and reserved only few different quality) . Playing 11 same player in all match Will ruin your starter team and make player overwork

  2. Cette fois, M. Pioli et l’ensemble des joueurs sont à blâmer, presque les mêmes erreurs que se soit dans le choix des joueurs (Calbria à la place de Florenzi, l’écartement de Kalulu, bien qu’il donne satisfaction à chaque titularisation). Ajoutant à ça les piètres prestations de quelques joueurs (Leao, Messias.)

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