Official: Sampdoria vs. AC Milan starting XIs – Rossoneri welcome back two star men

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has made two changes to his starting XI for the game against Sampdoria from the team that drew with Atalanta.

Pioli was forced to make several changes for the 1-1 against La Dea on Friday night as Ismael Bennacer and Theo Hernandez were suspended, while Alessio Romagnoli, Andrea Conti, Leo Duarte and Mateo Musacchio were all out injured.

However, the Rossoneri boss will welcome back Bennacer and Theo for Wednesday evening’s clash at the Marassi, and both slot straight back into the team. Donnarumma is protected by a back four of Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia and Theo from right to left, with Kessie and Bennacer in front of them.

Saelemaekers is wide on the right and Rebic is on the left, with Ibrahimovic supported up front by Calhanoglu in the playmaker role. Hopefully, the Rossoneri can continue their good run of form.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma, Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez, Kessie, Bennacer, Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic, Ibrahimovic.

Official Sampdoria XI (4-4-2): (4-4-2): Falcone; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Colley, Augello; Depaoli, Linetty, Vieira, Jankto; Ramirez, Quagliarella.

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