Manager Vincenzo Montella begins to outline the formation that will face Lazio at Olimpico Stadium today at 15:00 o’clock. The first true test for Milan against one of Serie A problematic sides.
A match Milan players do not want to fail, since it will be the first confrontation against a direct rival for the Scudetto. After winning the first two games against Crotone and Cagliari, the red and blacks want to continue the positive streak. Lazio, on the other hand, will have to do without Nani and Felipe Anderson and in attack will rely on the usual Ciro Immobile, decisive with the national team in Italy vs Israel, in partnership with Luis Alberto and Milinkovic Savic.
Between the posts will be Gianluigi Donnarumma. In front of him confirmed the 4 man defense, without Andrea Conti whose conditions were explained in an official statement by the club. Instead, Abate and Calabria fight for a starter place with the second being the favorite. The back line is completed by the pair of Leonardo Bonucci and Mateo Musacchio, while Ricardo Rodriguez will play on the left.
In the middle of the field returns Giacomo Bonaventura, despite being fully recovered and at the disposal of the manager, Montella does not want to risk and he should start from the bench. This idea is also confirmed by Sky Sport 24. Instead, Lucas Biglia’s first game from the first minute in San Siro will be against his former team. The midfielders will accompanied by Franck Kessie on the right and Montolivo on the opposite end.
The wingers of the attacking trio are confirmed: Suso and Fabio Borini. The only doubt in the attack regards the centre forward’s position, with Patrick Cutrone who seems favorite in comparison with Andre Silva. Postponed the debut of Nikola Kalinic. Nevertheless space for the three rossoneri strikers will be abundant, since starting from next week there will be a game every three days, between Serie A and Europa League.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): G.Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Bonucci (C), Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Montolivo; Suso, Cutrone, Borini.
LAZIO (3-4-2-1): Strakosha; Wallace, De Vrij, Radu; Basta, Parolo, Leiva, Lulic; Milinkovic Savic, Luis Alberto; Immobile.