Pioli makes 5 changes for Milan vs Napoli

Coach Stefano Pioli is set to make five formation changes for tonight’s big match against Napoli. Messias returns from the first minute while Hernandez is out.

AC Milan will hosts Napoli at San Siro stadium tonight. Milan vs Napoli will be the last big match of the Rossoneri and a direct encounter with two clubs that aim to win the Scudetto this season. Pioli vs Spalletti is another interesting duel with the Rossoneri coach still in search of his first win over Spalletti.

Coach Pioli is forced to make changed to the formation that faced Udinese. The Rossoneri continue to not find peace from injuries but Luciano Spalletti is facing the same problem. 

Fikayo Tomori and captain Alessio Romagnoli will form the central duo in defence. Theo Hernandez will not play because of flu. A very important absence for the Rossoneri with Fode Ballo-Toure taking his spot on the right. Alessandro Florenzi completes the back four with Maign Maignan between the posts.

No doubts regarding the midfielder. The pairing of Bennacer and Bakayoko proved disastrous against Udinese and the two will not be confirmed. Pioli will rely on the partnership of Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie.

The Italian coach has decided to trust Junior Messias on the right wing. The Brazilian winger has e keen eye for goal and in a difficult match of this kind goals are needed. Rade Krunic and Brahim Diaz complete the trio behind Ibrahimovic. Once again, the Swedish giant will lead the Rossoneri’s attack. Olivier Giroud has recovered but he is not yet ready to start from the first minute after a long period out.

AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Tomori, Romagnoli, Ballo-Toure; Kessie, Tonali; Krunic, Brahim Diaz, Messias; Ibrahimovic.

NAPOLI (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Malcuit, Demme, Anguissa; Politano, Zielinski, Elmas; Mertens.

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