AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is set to make a number of changes to the starting XI to face Red Star compared to the Spezia line-up, a report claims.
Milan fell to their first away league defeat of the season as they were beaten 2-0 by Spezia by Spezia on Saturday and they will have to respond well in Belgrade to regain some confidence ahead of Sunday’s derby.
According to the latest from broadcaster Sky Italia, Pioli is set to give Gianluigi Donnarumma the nod to start in goal with Pierre Kalulu, Alessio Romagnoli, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez as the back four.
Soualiho Meite and Ismael Bennacer will be the double pivot, with Samu Castillejo, Rade Krunic and Ante Rebic behind Mario Mandzukic, allowing Ibrahimovic, Calhanoglu, Saelamaekers, Leao, Kessie, Calabria and Kjaer some much-needed rest before the derby.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo; Meite, Bennacer; Castillejo, Krunic, Rebic; Mandzukic.