Italian football is finally back. On Friday evening, AC Milan will take on Juventus away from home in the Coppa Italia, with kick-off scheduled at 21:00. However, it will be far from easy for the Rossoneri.
The first leg of the semi-final ended 1-1, as Juventus converted a penalty in the final minutes of the game. As if it wasn’t already tough, the Bianconeri’s away goal has made Milan’s road to the final even tougher.
Furthermore, Stefano Pioli will have to do without three key players: Theo Hernandez, Castillejo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. All three are suspended, but the Swede would have missed the game anyway due to injury.
According to MilanNews.it, the manager has pretty much decided the starting eleven for the crucial clash. Davide Calabria will replace Hernandez on the left flank and not Diego Laxalt, who is at the bottom of the pecking order.
The 4-2-3-1 will still be the formation as Lucas Paqueta, Jack Bonaventura and Hakan Calhanoglu will form the attacking midfield trio. They will be allowed to switch places during the game, adding more unpredictability to their game.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Calabria; Kessie, Bennacer; Paquetà, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu, Rebic.