GdS: Probable Milan XI to face Roma – Pioli ponders three changes; Krunic to start again

By Isak Möller -

Following the 3-1 win away at Celtic in the Europa League, Milan are now gearing up to face Roma at San Siro on Monday evening. It won’t be an easy game, but the Rossoneri are certainly up for it. 

According to today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (see photo below), Stefano Pioli is expected to make three changes to the starting eleven. Davide Calabria, Ismael Bennacer and Alexis Saelemaekers will all start after getting some rest.

Perhaps surprisingly, though, Rade Krunic will keep his spot as the attacking midfielder behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Bosnian did well against Celtic and also scored his first goal for the club, often getting into good positions in the box.

This means that Rafael Leao most likely will start on the bench, with Brahim Diaz keeping his spot on the left flank. It could be a battle between the Portuguese youngster and Krunic, but the latter has a clear advantage per the newspaper.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Brahim Diaz; Ibrahimovic.

Tags AC Milan Rade Krunic Roma Stefano Pioli