MN: Calabria and Saelemaekers not called up by Pioli to face Lille – the reason

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli chose not to summon Davide Calabria and Alexis Saelemaekers to his 23-man squad for tonight’s game against Lille.

The Rossoneri will be looking to make it 25 games without defeat in all competitions when they host Ligue 1’s second-placed side at San Siro, and will also be aiming to make it three wins from three in the Europa League group stages

In doing so, they would open up a five point gap between themselves and Lille meaning they would be well on their way to qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition, but Pioli will be without two of his most impressive early-season performers.

According to what has been learned by MilanNews, Pioli and his coaching staff have made the decision to rest Calabria and Saelemaekers as the two players have played a lot in recent weeks.

It is simply described as a precautionary rest rather than any muscle problem as was alluded to by Sky on Wednesday night, which is good news ahead of Sunday’s game against Hellas Verona.

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