Some team news has emerged on the eve of AC Milan’s crucial game against Atletico Madrid at San Siro courtesy of Sky’s latest update.
The Rossoneri will have their first home Champions League fixture in seven years tomorrow night and ironically they will face their last home opponent in this competition in Diego Simeone’s LaLiga champions Atletico.
According to Sky (via MilanNews), head coach Stefano Pioli is expected to field Mike Maignan in goal with Davide Calabria and Simon Kjaer to return to the starting XI on the right side of the defence, which will be completed by Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez.
Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie should be the double pivot with Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao making up the attacking trident behind Ante Rebic, who is anticipated as the centre-forward with Olivier Giroud not yet at 100%.
Romagnoli will play if Kjaer is not at 100%, while Rebic over Giroud is not a certainty either at the moment.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer (Romagnoli), Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Rebic (Giroud).