GdS: Probable XIs for Milan vs. Fiorentina – how Pioli will cover absence of Messias

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will close out 2022 with a game against Fiorentina at San Siro in which they hope to reduce the gap to Napoli to eight points again.

According to what is being reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Stefano Pioli will field his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation with Ciprian Tatarusanu in goal protected by a back four of Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw (who would make his second start) Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez.

Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer are tipped to keep their place in the double pivot, with Rade Krunic ahead in the role of central attacking midfielder.

Brahim Diaz should play on the right in the absence of Junior Messias with Rafael Leao on the other wing and Olivier Giroud back from suspension as the starting centre-forward.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo; Bennacer, Tonali; Diaz, Krunic, Leao; Giroud.

Probable Fiorentina XI (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Amrabat, Mandragora; Ikone, Bonaventura, Kouame; Jovic.

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