Official: Milan vs. Red Star starting XIs – six changes from game against Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has named his starting XI for the Europa League Round of 32 second leg against against Red Star.

Mario Mandzukic will miss out due to a muscle problem and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not at 100% physically, as demonstrated also by him coming off in the derby. Ismael Bennacer will also not feature as he continues to recover from a muscle problem.

Gianluigi Donnarumma will have a back four of Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Diogo Dalot in front of him, which in turn will be shielded by a double pivot of Soualiho Meite and Franck Kessie.

Samu Castillejo returns on the right wing with Rade Krunic the playmaker and Hakan Calhanoglu on the left wing, but with the possibility of exchanging roles during the game.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Dalot; Meite, Kessie; Castillejo, Krunic, Calhanoglu; Leao.

Bench: Tatarusanu, A. Donnarumma, Kjaer, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Kalulu, Tonali, Saelemaekers, Diaz, Rebic, Ibrahimovic.

Official Red Star XI (3-4-1-2): Borjan; Pankov, Degenev, Sanogo, Gobeljic; Srnic, Kanga, Gajic; Ivanic; Ben Nabouhane, Falcinelli.

Bench: Popovic, Copic, Pavkov, KAtai, FAlco, Pretroci, Nicolic, Gavric, Vukanovic, Krstovic.

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1 Comment

  1. Jj says:

    Romag-Timori will do well and they have complementary traits. Dalot would also do well as teams have found out Theo is defensively weak. What we don’t know is where Krunic is playing? Is he the attacking mid and Calha moves to left wing or is Krunic left wing? I think this is where the team miss Hauge for that other option on the left. I don’t think Krunic will have a good game but best of luck.

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