Official: Atalanta vs. AC Milan starting XIs – Tonali comes in as the only change

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has named just one change to his starting line-up for the game against Atalanta compared to the team that beat Udinese.

As was reported during the week’s build-up to the game, Pioli has opted for the same defence of Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez to be fielded ahead of Mike Maignan.

With Sandro Tonali now back to full fitness he will slot in the midfield in place of Rade Krunic – who is out due to a thigh muscle problem – next to Ismael Bennacer as the only change to the team that beat Udinese.

Junior Messias, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao will therefore form the attacking trident behind the centre-forward Ante Rebic, fresh from a brace against the Friulians.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Theo; Bennacer, Tonali; Messias, Díaz, Leao; Rebic.

Bench: Tatarusanu, Mirante, Florenzi, Gabbia, Kjaer, Ballo-Touré, Pobega, Bakayoko, Saelemaekers, Adli, De Ketelaere, Giroud, Origi, Lazetic.

Official Atalanta XI (3-4-2-1): Musso; Toloi, Demiral, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Pasalic, Malinovskyi; Zapata.

Bench: Okoli, Muriel, Boga, Lookman, Zortea Nadir, Ruggeri, Scalvini, Soppy.

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