GdS: Probable XIs for Milan vs. Spurs – Pioli to mirror Conte’s system

By Oliver Fisher -
AC Milan will take on Spurs tomorrow night in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, and Stefano Pioli is not expected to make many changes from the win over Torino.

According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below), Pioli should match up with Antonio Conte’s 3-4-2-1 system in what is a very slight variation from the 3-4-3 seen against Torino three days ago.

Ciprian Tatarusanu should be in goal as Mike Maignan’s recovery continues, with Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori tipped to form a three-man defence.

Davide Calabria should come back in for Alexis Saelemaekers at right wing-back with Theo Hernandez on the opposite flank either side of a midfield double pivot consisting of Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer, who is back from injury and will come in for Rade Krunic.

The two players behind the centre-forward Olivier Giroud should be Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao.

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

Probable Spurs XI (3-4-2-1): Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Poroo, Skipp, Sarr, Perisic; Kulusevski, Son; Kane.

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