Official: Fiorentina vs. AC Milan starting XIs – three changes from Atalanta win

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has made three changes to the starting line-up for the game against Fiorentina compared to the team that beat Atalanta.

Mike Maignan will make his second start since returning from a five-month injury lay-off with Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori in a three-man defence ahead of him.

The midfield four consists of Junior Messias as the right wing-back with Theo Hernandez on the opposite flank either side of a double pivot that sees Ismael Bennacer return alongside Sandro Tonali after a few weeks out.

Rafael Leao’s suspension gives a chance for Ante Rebic on the left of the attacking trident, with Charles De Ketelaere and Olivier Giroud completing the attack given Brahim Diaz has a knee sprain.

Official Milan XI (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori; Messias, Tonali, Bennacer, Hernandez; De Ketelaere, Rebic; Giroud.

Bench: Mirante, Tătărușanu; Ballo-Touré, Calabria, Dest, Florenzi, Kjær; Adli, Bakayoko, Pobega, Saelemaekers, Vranckx; Ibrahimović, Origi.

Official Fiorentina XI (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Dodó, Martinez Quarta, Igor, Biraghi; Amrabat, Mandragora; Ikoné, Bonaventura, Nico Gonzalez; Cabral.

Bench: Cerofolini, Sirigu; Milenković, Ranieri, Venuti; Barák, Bianco, Castrovilli, Duncan, Saponara; Brekalo, Jovic, Kouamé, Sottil.

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  1. I dunno. An unfamiliar attacking trio and a historically difficult away fixture. I think it will be 1-1. I also feel like we’re due for a draw.

  2. Many of the members here keep on insisting to give CdK more chance, from the start. This is it. So let’s see.

  3. With bennacer back i’m actually confident milan can get 3 points here.
    He can help control the midfield and let tonali go up front more frequently.
    I do hope this match will be the turning point for CDK cause i really don’t like what he showed in the last match where he was just jogging slowly when he’s team were on a counter attack, even though he was the one who won the ball to start the counter attack.
    That kind of attitude is just unacceptable if you are trying to redeem yourself and show your true worth.

  4. Finally I have to say this.
    We need to get Dodo for our RB position, been following his development, but this performance against us is just an icing on the cake, plus he’s not expensive.

    Ibrahimovic told this management to sign Amrabat, we saw him at the world cup, we saw him tonight, what else can I say, get him or bring Kessie back.

    For those of you clamouring the sale of Leao, did you notice how ordinary the team was without Leao today and in time past?

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