In a few minutes AC Milan host Atalanta in the last Serie A match for this year. Coach Gattuso hopes that the changes he has made in attack will give him the victory.
AC Milan’s hopes of gaining ground in the race for the European positions suffered a big blow last weekend after a humiliating 3-0 loss at Verona. Gennaro Gattuso’s side are now desperate for a win against a tactically superior Atalanta side in Serie A. The Rossoneri are eighth after 17 games (24pts, W7, D3, L7) and a whopping 14 points adrift of AS Roma in fourth place. After an expensive splurge in the summer, Milan’s designs of a Champions League spot currently look a distant dream.
Although they have lost only once in their last four Serie A games, Milan have just one win in their last five home games. However their overall home record is not very impressive though, with two losses and two draws in eight games. Three points today would be a big moral boost before the Coppta Italia derby against Inter.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Abate, Musacchio, Bonucci, Rodríguez; Kessie, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Borini, Kalinic, Cutrone.
Substitute: A. Donnarumma, Storari, Paletta, Zapata, Antonelli, Biglia, Calabria, G. Gomez, Locatelli, Silva, Çalhanoglu.
ATALANTA (3-4-1-2): Berisha; Toloi, Caldara, Masiello; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Spinazzola; Cristante; Gomez, Petagna.
Substitute: Gollini, Rossi, Castagne, Bastoni, Melegoni, Haas, Vido, Gosens, Ilicic, Orsolini, Schmidt, Kurtic, Cornelius.