GdS: Probable Milan XI to face Crotone – Leao wins battle; key duo reunites

By Isak Möller -

After the win against Bologna last time out, Milan will be looking to clinch another three points tomorrow afternoon as they take on Crotone. Since Inter won their game, the pressure is one to reclaim first place. 

For once, as certainly hasn’t been the case many times this season, Stefano Pioli will be able to rely on one of their strongest XIs on paper. Ismael Bennacer is back from start and Hakan Calhanoglu has recovered from COVID-19.

There will be two changes to the XI, per Gazzetta, as Ante Rebic lost the battle against Rafael Leao who will start on the left-wing. In addition to the Croatian, Sandro Tonali will also miss out from start as Bennacer is back, reuniting with Franck Kessie.

After the missed penalty against Bologna, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will surely be hungry to get on the scoresheet and redeem himself. Hopefully, he can find the link-up play with Calhanoglu, which was so lethal at the start of the season.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

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