Kick-off between AC Milan and Udinese is just over an hour away and Stefano Pioli has named his starting XI for the evening. Fode Ballo-Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will both play from start.
Due to the suspension of Olivier Giroud, and Theo Hernandez suffering from the flu, Pioli has been forced to two changes. Ballo-Toure starts at left-back and Ibrahimovic leads the line up front. The Swede will also wear the captain’s armband.
Furthermore, Sandro Tonali is back from start and replaces Rade Krunic in the centre of the pitch. The Bosnian has done well lately but could certainly use the rest, having played a lot in the last few weeks.
Official Milan XI (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori; Saelemaekers, Bennacer, Tonali, Ballo-Toure; Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.
Bench: Tatarusanu, Mirante, Calabria, Adli, Rebic, Bakayoko, Kjaer, Florenzi, Origi, Pobega, Krunic, Vranckx, Gabbia, De Ketelaere.
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Official Udinese XI (3-5-2): Silvestri; Becao, Bijol, Perez; Ehizibue, Pereyra, Wallace, Lovric, Udogie; Success, Beto.
Bench: Padelli, Piana, Festy, Lovric, Arslan, Zeegelaar, Abankwah, Thauvin, Nestorovski, Pafundi. All. Sottil
Balo Toure starting and Dest not even on the bench. Classic Pioli.
I’m tired of watching Milan, the attack all the way to defence is awful. I look at last season highlights and we were a different team. Defense compact and solid with midfield supporting both there and the attackers and the attack was amazing with Leão darting down the left flank but this season we see none of that, I don’t understand
I wait till early morning to watch the mach all i see is this Disgusting nonsense this is…lazy as hell ..just a joke…headless chickens running around…we don’t even deserve that champions league sport ..this is all just make joke of ourselves…
Rather horrible first half and we pretty much desserve to be trailing behind but the second goal of udinese seemed rather lucky as the ball perfectly bounced off a players leg to end up on their left side before the assist from what i could see.