Official: Udinese vs. AC Milan starting XIs – one change from Salernitana draw

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has named just one change to his starting line-up for the game against Udinese compared to the XI that faced Salernitana.

The are no surprises in the rearguard as Pioli has picked Mike Maignan in goal, with a back four from right to left formed by Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez.

Given that Ismael Bennacer is suspended, the midfield double pivot of Franck Kessie and Sandro Tonali almost picked itself, while in the attacking department Junior Messias gets the nod over Alexis Saelemaekers, with Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao completing the trident in support of the centre-forward Olivier Giroud.

The injury absentees include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marko Lazetic and Simon Kjaer.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Messias, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.

Bench: Tatarusanu, Mirante, Tourè, Castillejo, Rebic, Kalulu, Florenzi, Maldini, Krunic, Bakayoko, Gabbia, Saelemaekers.

Official Udinese XI (3-5-2):Silvestri; Becao, Pablo Marì, Perez; Molina, Arslan, Walace, Makengo, Zeegelaar; Deulofeu, Beto.

Bench: Padelli, Gasparini, Success, Jajalo, Udogie, Pussetto, Samardzic, Ballarini, Benkovic, Nestorovski, Pereyra, Soppy.

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  1. Its time to beat the shit out of Udinese once for all. They were the real pain in the ass for Milan in last couple of matches while they always gift win to Inter.Disggusting team..

  2. Milan will not win the scudetto because of the Dumbo coach Pioli.

    He have never won anything and he will not win.

    Pioli Coached all the big teams in Italy except Juventus, yet no single trophy.

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