Official: AC Milan vs. Salernitana starting XIs – Saelemaekers and Bennacer come in

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has made two changes to the starting line-up that drew with Spurs last midweek for tonight’s game against Salernitana.

It is perhaps unsurprising that Pioli has elected to field the same defensive unit of Mike Maignan in goal with Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori ahead as the three centre-backs. There were whispers that Simon Kjaer could start, but the Dane instead begins the game from the bench.

The first alteration comes at right wing-back where Alexis Saelemaekers has come in after Junior Messias has picked up an injury in the Tottenham game, with Theo Hernandez on the opposite flank.

The other change is in the midfield pairing where Sandro Tonali gets a rest meaning Ismael Bennacer and Rade Krunic will be partnered up.

In attack Olivier Giroud will lead the line once again and he will be supported by Rafael Leao on the left and Brahim Diaz on the right.

Official Milan XI (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori; Saelemaekers, Bennacer, Krunic, Theo Hernandez; Diaz, Leao; Giroud.

Bench: Tatarusanu, Mirante, Calabria, Florenzi, Kjaer, Ballo-Tourè, Gabbia, Tonali, Vranckx, Adli, Pobega, De Ketelaere, Rebic, Origi, Ibrahimovic.

Official Salernitana XI (3-4-2-1): Ochoa; Daniliuc, Gyomber, Pirola; Mazzocchi, Coulibaly, Bohinen, Bradaric; Candreva, Kastanos; Dia.

Bench: Fiorillo, Sepe, Bronn, Lovato, Sambia, B Major, Iervolino, Nicolussi Caviglia, Vilhena, Bonazzoli, Botheim, Valencia, Piatek.

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  1. i see that back line, i’m good. but you know, you just tuck Theo in at the back, shift Kalulu right, drop Bennacer deep infront of that 4, bring in Sandro alongside Krunic in the middle, keep the 3 upfront, and we have our strongest lineup currently in their best positions, even for subs……..

    ……..but Pioli

  2. This is the olny thing giroud can do, get him out of this club. His useles in the build up. Buy icardi hi can hold up the ball and pass

  3. More dreadful attacking play from Milan. We really need to work on our interplay.
    There are a few weeks before CL quarters. So lets start fixing our attack.
    Leao needs a kick in the ass from Ibra.
    CDK needs to start making a difference.
    Pioli needs to trust youth, like Traore.

    Out of Rebic, Adli, CDK, origi etc we need even one to step up and make a difference. Leao and Giroud will be on the team no matter how little they do

  4. Worst match ever. Boring, no quality. Milan have a lot of improving to do. Beating crap tottenham needs to be forgotton and time to improve

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