Official: FC Köln vs. AC Milan starting XIs – Rebic the captain again

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has made a few changes to the starting line-up for the game against Köln, compared to the team that beat amateur side Lemine earlier this week. 

Instead of the youngsters Nikos Michelis and Andrei Coubis, Pioli has decided to go with Alessandro Florenzi and Pierre Kalulu in defence. Matteo Gabbia and Fode Ballo-Toure, as expected, keep their spots.

Looking at the choices in attack, Olivier Giroud is back after missing out on the friendly against Lemine. Ante Rebic is the captain once again and will start as the left-winger rather than the centre-forward.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Florenzi, Kalulu, Gabbia, Ballo-Toure; Bakayoko, Pobega; Messias, Diaz, Rebic; Giroud.

Bench: Mirante; Bartesaghi, Coubis, Stanga, Michelis; Adli, Brescianini, Gala, Robotti, Traorè; Maldini, Roback.

Official Köln XI (4-1-3-2): Schwäbe; Schmitz, Pedersen, Hübers, Ljubicic, Kainz, Uth, Adamyan, Chabot, Modeste, Skhiri.

Bench: Horn; Arrey-Mbi, Martel, Hector, Kilian, Schindler, Ehizibue, Lemperle, Thielmann, Dietz, Maina, Schwirten, Olesen.

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