Once again AC Milan face Lazio. After the positive result in Serie A the Rossoneri want to replicate the same performance in Coppa Italia tonight but with different players.
Considerable turnover for the red and blacks. The AC Milan of coach Gennaro Gattuso is expected to face a series of matches within a short time and already today the Rossoneri have to play the semi-final of Coppa Italia.
It’s again Milan vs Lazio at San Siro, but this time valid for the first leg of the Italian Cup. After the 2-1 in favor of the Rossoneri seen Sunday afternoon, Gennaro Gattuso hopes to repeat the performance and result counting on the positive moment and the good spirit of certain elements. But as reported by Tuttosport today some changes of formation, many forced, should be made to help some players catch a breath and offer a chance to others but at the same time preserve the predefined balance.
According to the latest news from Milanello the coach intends to make many changes. Ricardo Rodriguez who was suspended for the Serie A match was expected to start from the first minute today but was dropped due to intestinal colic and Fabio Borini should take his place instead of the disappointing Antonelli. Ignazio Abate too returns from the start because Davide Calabria has suffered a light injury in training and the coach doesn’t want to risk.
In midfield Gattuso will make severe changes counting once again on Lucas Biglia to orchestrate the play but with Locatelli on his side. Finally in attack Cutrone should leave his place to Nikola Kalinic, who has healed after a muscle injury and will have a new chance from the first minute. Nothing to do for now for Andre Silva, who remains the third choice of the offensive department. Jack Bonaventura returns to play more up front with Calhanoglu to start from the bench.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): G. Donnarumma; Abate, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Borini (Antonelli); Kessie, Biglia, Locatelli; Suso, Kalinic, Bonaventura.
LAZIO (3-5-2): Strakosha; Caceres, Felipe (Wallace), Radu; Basta, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic, Lulic; Felipe Anderson, Immobile.