Having drawn their first game against Man Utd, Milan will be looking to get back on winning terms when taking on Tottenham in Minneapolis.
Date: Wednesday, August 1
Time: 02:35 CEST
Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
TV Guide: ESPN 3 (US), Premier Sports (UK), Sky Sport Uno (IT)
The Rossoneri will play their third game of the pre-season, after beating Novara at Milanello, while the encounter with Man Utd finished 1-1 before the English side won on penalties.
As Bonucci has more or less signed for Juventus, it’s been reported that he won’t take part of the friendly tomorrow, meaning he most likely played his last game for Milan against Man Utd.
Instead, Gattuso is expected to field the 31-year-old’s natural replacement, Mateo Musacchio, along with Alessio Romagnoli in the centre of the defence. On the flanks, it’s likely that Abate and Calabria will start, with the latter playing on the left side
In the midfield, Calhanoglu is set to start as both Bertolacci and Bonaventura are suffering from minor injuries, while Locatelli once again will play from the first minute as Biglia is in Milan. Kessie will complete the midfield trio, playing on the right.
Up front, Suso, Cutrone and Borini will form a trio. However, it’s also been reported that Alen Halilovic could make his debut for the Rossoneri, although it’s unclear if he will play as a winger or midfielder.
Likely AC Milan XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Calabria; Kessie, Locatelli, Calhanoglu; Suso, Cutrone, Borini.
LAST TIME OUT
As mentioned previously, Milan took on Manchester United, eventually losing on penalties, although the shoutout was decided after 26 (!) penalties. In regards to the result after 90 minutes, the Rossoneri conceded early on but instantly replied through Suso, who converted a Bonucci long ball.
As for Tottenham, they managed to play a 2-2 draw against Barcelona, after Heung Min Son and Nkouduo scored late in the second half to tie up the game. Unfortunately for Spurs, they lost the penalty shootout as Anthony Georgiou missed his attempt.
For Milan, like last time out, Suso will be crucial for the Rossoneri’s attacking trio. Until Higuain arrives, the Spaniard is one of the few players that can do something unexpected, although youngster Cutrone is well on his way.
As for Tottenham, former Roma man Lamela will be important for their attack, much like Suso. Both of them offer creativity to their respective team that is crucial for winning games, and catching your opponent by surprise.