AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has named an interesting starting line-up for tonight’s crucial game against Juventus.
Captain Gianluigi Donnarumma will be in goal with Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez the back four from right to left. Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie are once again the double pivot with Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Hakan Calhanoglu in the attacking trident behind centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Pioli’s men start the game outside of the top four again after the victories for Atalanta and Napoli. They are currently level on points with Juve, but behind them on goal difference and – unless they win by three goals tonight – head to head.
Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Calhanoglu; Ibrahimovic.
Bench: Tătărușanu, Dalot, Gabbia, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Castillejo, Tonali, Rebic, Hauge, Krunić, Meïte, Leão, Mandzukic.
Official Juventus XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; McKennie, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bench: Pinsoglio, Buffon, Arthur, Ramsey, Dybala, Danilo, Bonucci, Demiral, Bernardeschi, Kulusevski.