Official: Milan vs. Udinese starting XIs – five changes compared to win over Roma

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has made a few changes to his starting XI for the game against Udinese compared to the line-up that beat Roma.

Milan will be looking to plant themselves even more strongly inside the top four places when they host mid-table side Udinese on Wednesday night. You can read our match preview here.

Ante Rebic, Hakan Calhanoglu and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all came off with muscle problems in the win against Roma, and only Rebic is available for the game against the Friulians, with Mandzukic and Bennacer also out.

A back four of Pierre Kalulu, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez will be in front of Gianluigi Donnarumma, with Tomori and Calabria rested. Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie will be the double pivot, with Samu Castillejo, Brahim Diaz and Rebic acting behind the centre-forward Rafael Leao.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Kalulu, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Castillejo, Brahim, Rebic; Leao.

Bench: A. Donnarumma, Tatarusanu, Calabria, Dalot, Tomori, Gabbia, Meite, Krunic, Saelemaekers, Hauge.

Official Udinese XI (3-5-2): Musso; Becao, Bonifazi, Nuytinck; Molina, De Paul, Arslan, Makengo, Zeegelaar; Nestorovski, Pereyra.

Bench: Gasparini, Scuffet, Samir, Puwejan, Okaka, Walace, Larsen, Braaf, Micin, Llorente, De Maio.

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