Reports: Pioli considers starting Mirante vs. Atletico Madrid – centre-back pairing fixed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli could make a bold selection call for Wednesday night’s game against Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

Milan will make the trip to the Spanish capital to face Atletico Madrid knowing that their chances of qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League are slim but not zero. There are still two rather difficult scenarios which would see them qualify, but most importantly a win against Atleti is the only option.

According to reports from Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Pioli is considering whether to still trust Ciprian Tatarusanu between the posts after his error in Florence or whether to give Antonio Mirante a chance, who is now at top condition after training regularly.

Meanwhile, both il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) and Il Giornale are reporting that the centre-back pairing will be Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli as Fikayo Tomori is likely to miss the game due to the hip injury he sustained which forced him to miss the game against Fiorentina.

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Tags AC Milan Alessio Romagnoli Antonio Mirante Atletico Madrid Milan Ciprian Tatarusanu Fikayo Tomori Simon Kjaer


  1. Cannot we forgive Tata for one mistake? It is actually not his fault we didn’t win in Florence. Entire team sucked. Tata was a hero against Inter. Against Porto he literally did all the job. And there was Roma clash with pretty good saves.
    If we go punishing everyone for mistakes then Theo should be the first to get benched.
    Not sure about Mirante.

    1. You’re right bro
      These actions actually make football a cruel profession.
      No way Mirante is better than him now. We should stick to Tata as he also already knows the defenders

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