Following the win against Torino after penalties, with Milan converting all of theirs in style, they are now preparing to take on Cagliari away from home. It will be an important game, as they could be crowned winter champions.
Stefano Pioli is still battling with a few absences as the likes of Matteo Gabbia, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Alexis Saelemaekers, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao are set to miss out. In other words, the emergency is far from over.
Therefore, as reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport (see photo below), the manager doesn’t have many options with regards to the starting XI. The defence remains strong, with the usual back-four set to start the game.
As Leao is suspended, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play from the first minute and it remains to be seen if he can play the entire game. Having just recovered from an injury, Pioli might have to replace him with Lorenzo Colombo in the second half.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Tonali, Kessie; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Hauge; Ibrahimovic.