Mediaset: Probable Milan XI to face Celtic – new position for Krunic, Pioli settles on forwards

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is set to make some surprise changes to his starting XI for tonight’s game against Celtic, according to a report.

According to the latest from SportMediaset (via MilanLive), Diogo Dalot will come into the line-up at right-back to allow Davide Calabria to rest, and Matteo Gabbia will also get a start but in place of Alessio Romagnoli and not Simon Kjaer. Theo Hernandez will be at left-back.

Pioli will field Rade Krunic as a defensive midfielder alongside Franck Kessie – a different role entirely to the one he played at Celtic Park and a choice dictated by the need to give Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer some rest.

Jens Petter Hauge will be the starting left winger, completing the trio behind Ante Rebic along with Hakan Calhanoglu and the returning Samu Castillejo, meaning Saelemaekers and Brahim Diaz start from the bench.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez; Kessie, Krunic; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Hauge; Rebic.

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