Official: Benevento vs. Milan starting XIs – Pioli finally able to welcome back Kjaer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has named four changes to his starting XI for the game against Benevento compared to the win over Lazio before Christmas.

Pioli will be without Theo Hernandez who is suspended as well as the injured Matteo Gabbia, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as his Rossoneri side look to kick off 2021 in the right way.

Diogo Dalot will replace Theo on the left side of defence with Davide Calabria, the returning Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli in front of Gianluigi Donnarumma to complete the back four.

In the middle of the field it will be Sandro Tonali’s turn again, alongside Franck Kessie who is back from suspension, while from right to left the trio behind centre-forward Rafael Leao will be Brahim Diaz, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ante Rebic.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Dalot; Tonali, Kessie; Diaz, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Leao.

Bench: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Conti, Duarte, Kalulu, Musacchio, Castillejo, Frigerio, Hauge, Krunić, Colombo, Maldini.

Official Benevento XI (4-3-2-1): Montipò; Letizia, Tuia, Glik, Barba; Hetemaj, Schiattarella, Ionita; Insigne, Caprari; Lapadula.

Bench: Manfredini, Lucatelli, Gori, Foulon, Pastina, Del Pinto, Basit, Tello, Dabo, Improta, Di Serio, Moncini, Sau.

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