Official: Monza vs. AC Milan starting XIs – Kalulu starts on the right

By Isak Möller -

Stefano Pioli has named his starting XI for tonight’s clash between AC Milan and Monza. Compared to the defeat against Barcelona, the manager has decided to make one change.

The game between Milan and Monza this evening will be the first edition of the Trofeo Silvio Berlusconi. The venue is U-Power Stadium, which has a capacity of nearly 17k, and it’s expected to be sold out.

It’s a special game for both clubs, of course, and they will be hoping to put on a good show on the pitch. Pioli has decided to make one change to the starting XI compared to the last outing, replacing Alessandro Florezni with Pierre Kalulu.

Other than that, it’s the selection you would expect with Rade Krunic starting in the middle of the pitch, and with Christian Pulisic on the right flank.

Official Milan XI (4-3-3): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.

Bench:Mirante, Sportiello; Bartesaghi, Florenzi, Kjær, Simić; Adli, Musah, Pobega, Romero, Zeroli; Chukwueze, Colombo, Okafor.

Official Monza XI (3-4-2-1): Di Gregorio, Bettella, Carboni, Caldirola; Ciurria, Gagliardini, Pessina, Carlos Augusto; Colpani, Maric; Mota.

Bench:Gori, Lamanna; Birindelli, Cittadini, D’Ambrosio, Marí, Pereira; Bondo, Carboni V., Kyriakopoulos, Machín, Vignato; Caprari, Carboni F., Petagna.

Tags AC Milan Monza


  1. Please lay off Olivier Giroud,,,when he bangs in two goals tonight ,what will you be saying ..
    This man is sheer class ..
    I believe in Olivier Giroud and I believe in this team .

  2. Okay. So far I’m seeing a 4-2-3-1 off the ball and a 4-3-3 on the ball. With Kalulu tucking in closer to Krunic when we have the ball.
    I like the chameleonic interpretation by Pioli, but this takes some serious tactical discipline and awareness from the midfielders to make it work.

    Loving Reignders’ movements on and off the ball so far.
    I don’t know if we’re going to realise Pulisic’s full potential on the RW.
    Just leave Kalulu at RB, sell Flotenzi and get another CB (Esteves ain’t bad)

  3. Reijnders impress me even more.
    His quick fire pass is gonna unlock opponent’s defense once we have leao, chuk and okafor upfront.
    Give the team more time to understand each other, and they will do great.

    And i really hope monza can do better this season, they have been really good since last season.

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