Official: Milan vs. Spezia starting XIs – Tonali and Brahim Diaz start in young line-up

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has named the youthful starting XI for Sunday’s game against Spezia that was expected.

Milan will be looking to make it three wins from three to start the 2020-21 Serie A season when they welcome Spezia to San Siro.

The Rossoneri have actually won their first five competitive games this season when factoring in the Europa League qualification, but they come off the back of their most dramatic victory yet, that being a penalty shootout win over Rio Ave in Portugal on Thursday after 24 spot kicks.

Pioli has named a young XI for the game against Spezia which features the same back five players as the opening two league games. Sandro Tonali gets the start alongside Rade Krunic in midfield, with Alexis Saelemaekers and Rafael Leao flanking Brahim Diaz, and Lorenzo Colombo up front.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao; Colombo.

Official Spezia XI (4-3-3): Rafael; Sala, Erlic, Chabot, Marchizza; Pobega, Ricci, Major; Green, Galabinov, Gyasi.

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