Ludogorets vs AC Milan, probable lineups

Today, at 19:00 CET, AC Milan challenge Ludogorets in the first leg of Europa League round of 32. The Rossoneri want to close the qualification issue in Bulgaria.

Between the posts, like always, there will be Gianluigi Donnarumma. The central defensive couple is confirmed: Leonardo Bonucci will act alongside Alessio Romagnoli. On the flanks, Ricardo Rodriguez will be rested reports Sky Sport after the unconvincing performance in Spal-Milan, with Davide Calabria on the left and Abate on the right.

As for the midfield, Franck Kessie and Giacomo Bonaventura are sure to start from the first minute. Lucas Biglia will orchestrate everything behind the two. There is a slight chance Riccardo Montolivo might play but that seems improbable. Gattuso in the middle of the field has always focused on the same trio in recent games but he has to take into account the physical decline of the aforementioned players.

In attack, Gattuso will continue with Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu on the wings. A big doubt remains about the centre forward. Andre Silva was expected to start today but the coach has tested Patrick Cutrone in recent training sessions. The coach wants to exploit the great momentum of the young Italian international. 

Spal vs AC Milan
Spal vs AC Milan

LUDOGORETS (4-2-3-1): Renan; Cicinho, Moti, Plastun, Sasha; Anicet, Dyakov; Lukoki, Marcelinho, Wanderson; Swierczok

AC MILAN (4-3-3): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Abate; Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso, Calhanoglu, Cutrone (Andre Silva).

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