Official: AC Milan vs. Monza starting XIs – seven changes from Verona win

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has made a number of changes to the starting line-up to face Monza compared to the team that beat Hellas Verona last weekend.

Ciprian Tatarusanu keeps his place in goal after Mike Maignan suffered another calf injury in midweek, with a back four in front of him consisting of Sergino Dest, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez.

Ismael Bennacer has recovered from a fever that threatened to make him miss the game and he will start alongside Tommaso Pobega in the midfield double pivot, with Sandro Tonali and Rade Krunic rested.

Junior Messias makes his first start since recovering from injury on the right wing, with Brahim Diaz the attacking midfielder. Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud will get some rest as Ante Rebic starts on the left and Divock Origi is up front.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Dest, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Pobega; Messias, Brahim Diaz, Rebic; Origi.

Bench: Mirante, Jungdal, Ballo-Touré, Adli, Tonali, Giroud, Bakayoko, Leao, Kalulu, Thiaw, Krunic, Vranckx, Gabbia, De Ketelaere.

Official Monza XI (3-4-2-1): Di Gregorio; Antov, Pablo Marì, Caldirola; Ciurria, Barberis, Sensi, Carlos Augusto; Pessina, Caprari; Mota Carvalho.

Bench: Cragno, Sorrentino, Donati, Marlon, Machin, Gytkjaer, Valoti, Birindelli, Ranocchia, Colpani, Petagna, Bondo, Carboni, D’Alessandro, Vignato.

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  1. Has Pioli finally unlocked the best version of Brahim Diaz? Very impressive. Both goals are impressive!

    A couple of early goals in the second half, hopefully then Vranckx in for Bennacer. Thiaw for Kjaer. Balo-Toure for Theo.

    Adli or CdK for Diaz…

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