Pioli deploys attacking-minded AC Milan against Dinamo Zagreb
AC Milan travel to Croatia to face Dinamo Zagreb tonight. The Rossoneri need a win at all cost to keep their progress dream alive.
The 4-1 win over Monza has already been archived and the Rossoneri have turned their attention to the Champions League. Tonight’s Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan could be crucial for the Champions League destiny of the Italian champions. Any other result besides victory would put Milan on a tight corner.
The win over Monza was very important but created unexpected problems for Champions. Both Brahim Diaz had Sergino Dest suffered muscular problems. Thankfully their situation is not serious but Pioli will not risk them for Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan.
The probable absence of Dest has forced Pioli to change the composition of the defence considering that Fikayo Tomori is suspended too. Matteo Gabbia and Simon Kjaer could form the central duo with Pierre Kalulu returning to the right and Theo Hernandez on the left. Ciprian Tatarusanu on goal.
Sandro Tonali was given a chance to rest during the weekend. The Italian midfielder will return to paly from the first minute alongside Ismael Bennacer. The injury of Diaz means that Pioli will deploy Charles De Ketelaere from the start for a more attacking formation.
Pioli has a reserved a big surprise for the right wing. Junior Messias is fully fit but Ante Rebic will be deployed on the right. AC Milan want to find a quick goal and Pioli will rely on more fire power. Rafael Leao will play on the opposite flank with Olivier Giroud set to lead the attack in Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan. The French striker and the Portuguese were rested against Monza.
DINAMO ZAGREB Probable XI (4-2-3-1): Livakovic; Ristovski, Sutalo, Peric; Spikic, Baturina, Misic, Ademi, Ljubicic; Orsic, Petkovic. Allenatore: Ante Caci.
AC MILAN Probable XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Gabbia, Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Rebic, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud.
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