Official: Milan vs. Lille starting XIs – five changes from Udinese as Dalot and Brahim start

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has made five changes to his starting XI for the visit of Lille compared to Sunday’s win over Udinese.

Milan will be looking to take a big step towards securing qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League when they host the Ligue 1 high flyers by moving onto nine points out of nine, and you can read our match preview here, as well as an insight on Lille from a Ligue 1 expert.

Gianluigi Donnarumma will in goal, protected by a back four formed of Diogo Dalot at right-back, Kjaer, Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez.

In defensive midfield the pairing of Franck Kessié and Sandro Tonali will be used again just as they were against Celtic, with Samu Castillejo, Rade Krunic and Brahim Diaz in support of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo; Tonali, Kessie; Castillejo, Krunic, Brahim Diaz; Ibrahimovic.

Bench: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Kalulu, Bennacer, Calhanoglu, Hauge, Leao, Maldini, Rebić.

Official Lille XI (4-4-2): Maignan; Zeki Celik, Soumaoro, Botman, Bradaric; Ikoné, Xeka, Sanches, Bamba; Yazici, David. 

Bench: Karnezis, Chevalier, Djalo, Fonte, Pied, Reinaldo, André, Soumarè, Niasse, Yilmaz, Lihadji, Weah, Mandava.

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