AC Milan return to play Europa League football, away, against Austria Wien. Debut for the rossoneri today at 19:00 after 4 years of absence in Europe.
The opening round of Europa League is approaching, group stage debut for AC MILAN after having passed the two preliminaries. The rossoneri, today at 19:00 CET, will face Austria Wien. An important opportunity to leave behind the heavy defeat against Lazio.
The 4-1 defeat on Sunday caused a lot of noise in Italy. The team did not enter the field with the right foot and the game was totally dominated by the opponent. The tactical choices of Vincenzo Montella convinced little. Considering the situation the manager is willing to try the defense of 3. A very probable starter spot for centre back Alessio Romagnoli, alongside Leonardo Bonucci and one between Mateo Musacchio and Cristian Zapata (favorite) on the right.
On the flanks Luca Antonelli on the left and Ignazio Abate on the other side. Difficult to see Andrea Conti on the field even in Serie A versus Udinese. He has not yet fully recovered from an ankle injury, as revealed by doctor Stefano Mazzoni. In the middle Lucas Biglia with sides Franck Kessie and Giacomo Bonaventura (who should return to play from the first minute after a muscular problem). The attacking duo should be Suso and Nikola Kalinic. Andre Silva fights the Spaniard for a starter place but Suso is favorite.
As for the hosts, coach Thorsten Fink should deploy his team with a 4-1-4-1 with Christoph Monschein the only player in attack .
Austria Wien (4-1-4-1): Handzikic; De Paula, Kadiri, Westermann, Martschinko; Serbest; Tajouri, Holzhauser, Prokop, Pires; Monschein.
AC Milan (3-5-2): Donnarumma; Zapata, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Abate, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura, Antonelli; Andre Silva, Kalinic.