Stefano Pioli is set to name the starting line-up to face Cagliari as the one that beat Sampdoria 1-0 on Monday, a report claims.
Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reports that the whole XI who faced Sampdoria in the first game of the season should be unchanged. It was thought that Bennacer could play as Pioli declared: “He is ready to go from the beginning” – but the news from Milanello suggests that he will not be risked and Rade Krunic will get the nod again.
The paper remarks that Bennacer is fine, but he does not yet have 90 minutes in his legs and for this reason he will start on the bench against Cagliari. His position in the usual XI however is not in question, and once he has reached full condition he will be back in.
Tomori and Kjaer will defend the goal in front of Maignan, while the two full-backs will be Calabria and Theo Hernandez. Tonali also confirmed as Krunic’s partner in the midfield, and Leao will be preferred to Rebic on the left wing, with Brahim Diaz, Alexis Saelemaekers and Olivier Giroud completing the attack.