Official: Pioli names 23-man squad to face Atalanta – Castillejo and Kjaer included

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has named his squad for Friday’s game against Atalanta, and there is good news on two fronts.

The Rossoneri have been absolutely flying since the restart having won seven of their nine Serie A games, but their Lombardy neighbours have somehow gone even better than that, having won 11 of their last 13 league games.

Atalanta are having another sensational season under Gian Piero Gasperini, and they somehow seem to be getting better as every week goes by.

Milan enter the game with a crisis in terms of selection to contend with, something Pioli addressed in his pre-match press conference, but it still promises to be a thriller at San Siro.

Ismael Bennacer and Theo Hernandez are suspended while the injured trio of Mateo Musacchio, Leo Duarte and Alessio Romagnoli are also unavailable.

There are also doubts about the fitness of Simon Kjaer, though he has made the squad, as has Samu Castillejo.

This is the list of the Rossoneri players available to Stefano Pioli for the match…

GOALKEEPERS
Begović, A. Donnarumma, G. Donnarumma.

DEFENDERS
Calabria, Duarte, Gabbia, Kjær, Laxalt.

MIDFIELDERS
Biglia, Bonaventura, Brescianini, Çalhanoğlu, Kessie, Krunić, Olzer, Paquetá, Saelemaekers.

FORWARDS
Castillejo, Colombo, Ibrahimović, Leão, Maldini, Rebić.

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