AC Milan will take part in another friendly match at Milanello this afternoon as they face off against Tunisian champions ES Sahel.
With the opening game of the season against Bologna just nine days away, it will be another useful run-out for Milan and in particular for the new signings as they look to develop chemistry and reach top condition.
Mike Maignan has been given the start in goal with a back four of Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez chosen by Pioli, who would love a clean sheet given they have been hard to come by.
Rade Krunic will be at the base of the three-man midfield again, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of him as the right-sided mezz’ala and Tijjani Reijnders across from the Englishman.
Christian Pulisic gets the nod on the right wing again, as does Rafael Leao on the opposite flank and Olivier Giroud down the middle.
Official Milan XI (4-3-3): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.
Subs: Sportiello, Mirante, Calabria, Adli, Okafor, Romero, Chukwueze, Kjaer, Florenzi, Colombo, Pobega, Musah, Bartesaghi.
ℹ The game will kick off at 18:00 CEST and will be streamed on Milan's Youtube (you must be a member). pic.twitter.com/9F8SV5Fwms
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