Craiova – AC Milan, probable lineup

Today, at 20:00, AC Milan will face Craiova for the first leg of the third play-off round of Europa League. Manager Montella is preparing the team.

Today, on evening, AC Milan will face Craiova in Romania for the third preliminary round of Europa League. The first important official challenge for the new rossoneri team this season. Milan returns in the European competitions after a long period of absence.

Manager Vincenzo Montella has been thinking, of course, about the formation to be deployed that day. According to the latest reports by Sky Sports, the manager has cleared his thoughts and has already planned the formation. Montella will use the 4-3-3 module confirming Gianluigi Donnarumma between the posts, Mateo Musacchio and Cristian Zapata should pair in the center of the defense, with Ignazio Abate on the right and Ricardo Rodriguez on the left.

Captain Riccardo Montolivo will direct the midfield, with Franck Kessie and Jack Bonaventura joining him on the sides. In attack, Montella is sure to play M’Baye Niang and Fabio Borini but he has doubts whether they should be joined by Patrick Cutrone or Hakan Calhanoglu. If he were to play the first as a striker, then the French 22 year old will act as a winger. While, if the Turkish midfielder starts from the first minute, M’baye Niang should be placed as centre forward.

Marco Fassone while presenting Lucas Biglia announced that the rossoneri were unable to insert on the list of players to participate in this match, the last two signings. The Argentine midfielder and Leonardo Bonucci will be unavailable for this match.

AC Milan (4-3-3): Gigio Donnarumma, Abate, Musacchio, Zapata, Ricardo Rodriguez, Kessie, Montolivo, Bonaventura, Borini, Niang, Cutrone/Calhanoglu.