GdS: Probable XIs for Milan vs. Inter – Calabria and Brahim Diaz benched

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is likely to make some changes to his starting line-up for the cup clash against Inter compared to the team that drew with Udinese.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below) takes a look at the two probable XIs for the game, starting with the Rossoneri. Mike Maignan will be in goal with Alessandro Florenzi (in for Davide Calabria), Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez ahead of him as the back four.

Sandro Tonali’s suspension means the double pivot of Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie virtually picks itself, while Junior Messias should keep his spot over Alexis Saelemaekers on the right wing, with Rafael Leao on the left.

Brahim Diaz should drop to the bench and Rade Krunic is tipped to be the playmaker, with Olivier Giroud the centre-forward as Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his recovery from injury.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leao; Giroud.

Probable Inter XI (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko.

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