On Thursday evening, AC Milan will take on Roma in front of around 39K fans at San Siro. The stadium capacity has been decreased to 50% but, hopefully, that won’t affect the Rossoneri’s performance on the pitch.
Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, it was decided that only 50% of the stadium capacity can be used. In addition to the new cap, the clubs haven’t been immune to the recent surge as several players have tested positive.
Two first-team players of Milan have tested positive, one of which is Ciprian Tatarusanu, and three Roma players have tested positive. The game will go ahead, though, and Gazzetta Dello Sport published the probable XIs today.
Tiemoue Bakayoko will be the one alongside Sandro Tonali amid the absence of Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie. Rafael Leao is back is currently ahead of Junior Messias for a spot in the starting XI.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Tonali, Bakayoko; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.
Probable Roma XI (3-5-2): Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Pellegrini, Cristante, Veretout, Vina; Zaniolo, Abraham.
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