Official: Pioli names 23-man squad for Milan-Roma – Ibrahimovic missing, Kjaer included

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has named a 23-man squad for Sunday’s crucial clash against Roma at San Siro.

The Rossoneri host the Giallorossi on Sunday night looking to build on a dominant and ruthless performance on the south coast against Lecce, a game they won 4-1 thanks to goals from Samu Castillejo, Giacomo Bonaventura, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao.

They will do so looking to put behind them their awful record against the top five teams so far this season, having amassed just one point (a 1-1 home draw with Napoli) against those sides.

Below is a list of the 23 players that Pioli has called up for the game against the Giallorossi, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic a notable absentee while Simon Kjaer is present…

GOALKEEPERS
Begovic, A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma.

DEFENDERS
Calabria, Conti, Gabbia, Hernandez, Kjaer, Laxalt, Romagnoli.

MIDFIELDERS
Bennacer, Biglia, Bonaventura, Brescianini, Çalhanoğlu, Kessie, Krunic, Paqueta, Saelemaekers.

FORWARDS
Castillejo, Leao, Maldini, Rebic.

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