Official: Milan vs. Napoli starting XIs – Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez return but no Kjaer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has been able to welcome back two key performers to his starting XI for tonight’s game against Napoli.

Calabria, Romagnoli, Bennacer, Ibrahimovic and Mandzukic are absent for the game against Gattuso’s side. In a 4-2-3-1 Donnarumma will play between the posts, with Gabbia and Tomori the centre-back pairing, Dalot at right-back and Theo Hernandez at left-back. Kjaer has been rested, as per reports.

Kessie and Tonali are the midfield pairing, with Calhanoglu ahead of them in the playmaker role. Krunic will start wide on the left with Castillejo on the right and Leao as the centre-forward.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Dalot, Gabbia, Tomori, Theo; Tonali, Kessie; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Krunic; Leao.

Bench: A. Donnarumma, G., Tătărușanu, Kalulu, Kjær, Díaz, Hauge, Meïte, Saelemaekers, Rebić.

Official Napoli XI (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Fabian Ruiz, Demme, Zielinski; Politano, Mertens, Insigne.

Bench: Meret, Contini, Mario Rui, Zedadka, Costanzo, Elmas, Lobotka, Bakayoko, Osimhen, Cioffi.

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