Sky: Probable Milan XI to face Salernitana – Pioli opts against rotation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is expected to opt against rotation for tomorrow night’s game against Salernitana at San Siro, according to a report.

There had been speculation in the build-up to the game against Paulo Sousa’s side that Pioli might opt to make a few changes to guarantee fresh legs after a hard-fought draw against Spurs on Wednesday to secure Champions League quarter-final qualification.

As reported by Sky however, the Rossoneri coach instead tried the same team as in London during training today, with the only difference being Alexis Saelemaekers in place of the injured Junior Messias.

Mike Maignan was therefore in goal, with Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori and Pierre Kalulu as the three-man defence. Sandro Tonali and Rade Krunic were used in midfield with Saelemaekers and Theo Hernandez on the wings.

The forward department was made up of Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz in support of Olivier Giroud. Milan, therefore, are expected to field an XI without much rotation at all.

Probable Milan XI (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Tomori, Thiaw, Kalulu; Theo Hernandez, Krunic, Tonali, Saelemaekers; Leao, Brahim Diaz, Giroud.

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  1. PIoli is an idiot. He should give Ibra a start. Giroud needs rest. He’s just going to wait until Giroud gets an injury. And Tonali has not been playing well and should take a rest. It’s not even like this group has been playing well. They just lost to Fiorentina and then they drew 0-0 against Tottenham. Pioli can be so stupidly stubborn sometimes. The only way he ever makes changes is when he is forced to through injuries. If it wasn’t for injuries we wouldn’t even know how good Thiaw is.

  2. With mike Maignan in goal we are in a great position,
    the defence looks solid ..This is not the game to rest Olivier Giroud, this man knows how to create space for others in the team ,and of course he can score goals ..with Rafeol leao alongside him ,I expect us to win this game by a clear margin…
    I trust in our management team and our manager Stefano pioli .We are doing well ,and can certainly finish in the top four in the league…
    We are in the last eight of the champions league and who knows i believe we can even reach the semi final .
    Why not we are AC Milan .

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