AC Milan are set to use a particular centre-back pairing for the first time this season as they will rotate against Venezia, according to a report.
SportMediaset (via MilanNews) spoke this afternoon in the build-up to the game at San Siro confirming Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be available tonight against Venezia as the former has a back problem and the latter is recovering from Achilles tendon inflammation.
Stefano Pioli will field Matteo Gabbia alongside Alessio Romagnoli in what will be the first time the duo have been used together this season, while Fikayo Tomori will have a rest. In midfield Sandro Tonali will be the starter, and a debut could arrive for striker Pietro Pellegri.
Ibrahimovic’s recovery times are not yet clear, while Giroud is expected to be on the bench on Saturday against Spezia and return to the field against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.