MN: Probable Milan XI to face Verona – Saelemaekers on the left; four changes

By Isak Möller -

Milan will take on Hellas Verona away from home tomorrow and after the 1-1 draw against Udinese, it will be important for the Rossoneri to bounce back with a win. However, they are in experiencing an injury crisis. 

Stefano Pioli will have to do without the likes of Ismael Bennacer, Hakan Calhanoglu, Mario Mandzukic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic tomorrow. The latter injured himself during training today and will miss out.

According to, the manager will make a total of four changes to the starting XI. Fikayo Tomori will replace Simon Kjaer in defence. As Rebic is injured, he will field Alexis Saelemaekers on the left wing instead, just like he did in the away clash against Rio Ave.

This also means that Samu Castillejo will get another chance on the right, with Rade Krunic taking on the trequartista role. Jens Petter Hauge, in other words, will have to wait for his chance although the idea of him starting isn’t completely ruled out.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo; Kessié, Tonali; Castillejo, Krunic, Saelemaekers; Leao.

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Tags AC Milan Hellas Verona Serie A


  1. Pioli is the cancer that is killing Milan. He is doing everything possible not to play players that can help the team. He has players like Hauge and Diaz who have more imagination and creativity, but he wants to stick with Castillejo, Krunic, Saelemaekers…players who lack imagination and creativity. How in the world would the team create chances with these players???
    There are young and creative players available like Hauge, Roback, Diaz. Pioli is the wrong coach for a team that is trying to build on youth.

  2. Actually we signed JP to deputize Rebic on the wings but Pioli seems to be doing something else. Well we have to wait till the official Lineup is released

  3. Theo,Hauge and Tonali are all now injured….means play Gabbia and Tomori as CBs,Kerkez from primavera should get 1st team minuteas LB….or play Kalulu as LB and Davide as RB….brahim,Kessie and Olzer in midfield…and Leao,Roback and saelaemakers as a 4-3-3.Dalot,Meite and Krunic should be substitutes…with Frigerio and Tonin getting call ups too.
    Pioli’s refusal to try out younger more dynamic players in midfield is causing our slump….we don’t make top 4…he should go….this squad has talent…a coachlike De Zerbi would make this team score 3+ goals a game….but Pioli insists on old non creative players like Krunic and Meite…who should be subs for kessie to stop injuries…not starters. If we miss the UCL Next seasonq…Pioli must go…and we bring in someone like De Zerbi or Erik Ten Haag of Ajax to take us forward with the youngsters

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