MN: Probable Milan XI vs. Juventus – Same defensive block as Pioli opts for consistency

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is set to name an unchanged starting XI for Tuesday night’s game against Juventus at San Siro.

The Rossoneri have won three out of their four Serie A games since the interruption of the season and are undefeated, the most recent result being a crushing 3-0 win away at Lazio in what was the capital club’s first home defeat of the season.

With the gap to fifth place now at just two points, there is the firm belief that Milan can finish the season strongly and even end a difficult campaign above a resurgent Napoli and Roma.

According to MilanNews, Donnarumma, Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez will make up the defensive block as Pioli has finally settled on his best rearguard.

The Kessie-Bennacer double pivot will act as the protector of the back four again, with Saelemaekers, Bonaventura and Calhanoglu set to support Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front, with Rebic on the bench again.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Bonaventura (Paquetà), Calhanoglu; Ibrahimovic.

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