Official: Milan vs. Juventus starting XIs – Calabria in midfield as Pioli shuffles due to absences

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has named four changes to his starting XI to face Juventus compared to the team that beat Benevento on Sunday.

The Rossoneri know that with a win they will stay top of the Serie A table and extend the gap to Juve to 13 points, but a slip up could see them surrender first place to city rivals Inter. You can read our match preview here.

Matteo Gabbia, Ismael Bennacer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are still recovering from their respective injuries, while Sandro Tonali is suspended and both Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic have Coronavirus.

As a result, Gianluigi Donnarumma will be in goal supported by a back four of Diogo Dalot, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez, with Davide Calabria shifting to partner Franck Kessie in midfielder.

Samu Castillejo will be on the right wing with Jens Petter Hauge stepping in for Ante Rebic on the left, while Hakan Calhanoglu and Rafael Leao the playmaker and centre-forward respectively.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Calabria, Kessié; Castillejo, Çalhanoglu, Hauge; Leão.

Bench: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Conti, Duarte, Kalulu, Musacchio, Díaz, Frigerio, Colombo, Maldini.

Official Juventus XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Frabotta, Bonucci, De Ligt, Danilo; Church, Bentancur, Rabiot, Ramsey; Dybala, Ronaldo.

Bench: Pinsoglio, Buffon, Chiellini, Di Pardo, Dragusin, Demiral, Arthur, McKennie, Bernardeschi, Portanova, Fagioli, Kulusevski, Da Graca.

READ MORE: More Juventus team news ahead of game against AC Milan

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