Official: Pioli names 22-man squad for Crotone game – Midfield duo out; Hakan returns

By Isak Möller -

On the eve of the clash between Milan and Crotone, which will take place at San Siro, Stefano Pioli has named his 22-man squad. After the away win at Bologna, they will be looking to clinch three more points.

Initially, it seemed Ismael Bennacer would make a return from start and partner up with Franck Kessie. However, the Algerian is struggling with fever and didn’t train with the team earlier today, thus left out of the squad.

In addition to Bennacer, Sandro Tonali will also miss out. The youngster seemed to have recovered from his struggles but isn’t ready yet, not even for the bench. On a positive note, Hakan Calhanoglu is back in the squad after beating COVID-19. Matteo Gabbia is also back.

GOALKEEPERS
A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu.

DEFENDERS
Calabria, Dalot, Gabbia, Hernández, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Tomori.

MIDFIELDERS
Çalhanoğlu, Castillejo, Hauge, Kessie, Krunić, Meïte, Saelemaekers.

FORWARDS
Ibrahimović, Leão, Maldini, Mandžukić, Rebić.

The game is scheduled for 15:00 CET and as Inter beat Fiorentina last night, Milan need the three points to keep first place in the standings. With just two games before it’s time for the derby again, they need all the points they can get.

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Tags AC Milan Crotone Hakan Calhanoglu Ismaël Bennacer Stefano Pioli