Milan-AEK Athens: The Rossoneri squad

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Hakan Çalhanoğlu during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Hakan Çalhanoğlu during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face AEK Athens on Thursday evening when the clock points 21:05 CET / Italy time at Stadio San Siro for the 3rd matchday of the 2017/18 Europa League group stage and coach Vincenzo Montella has named his squad for this encounter.

Ignazio Abate, Luca Antonelli, Andrea Conti, Gustavo Gomez, Alessio Romagnoli, Cristian Zapata, Jose Mauri and Niccolò Zanellato are all out of the squad. Nikola Kalinić has returned after missing the derby.

Probable XI (Milannews.it): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Mateo Musacchio, Leonardo Bonucci, Ricardo Rodriguez; Fabio Borini, Suso, Manuel Locatelli, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Davide Calabria; Patrick Cutrone, André Silva.

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Antonio DonnarummaLeonardo BonucciLucas BigliaPatrick Cutrone
Gianluigi DonnarummaDavide CalabriaGiacomo BonaventuraNikola Kalinić
Marco StorariMateo MusacchioFabio BoriniAndré Silva
Gabriel PalettaHakan ÇalhanoğluSuso
Ricardo RodriguezMatteo Gabbia
Franck Kessié
Manuel Locatelli
Riccardo Montolivo

33 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe we’ll see Matteo Gabbia play. He looks like a very interesting profile. A defender turned midfielder, he has goals in him too and could be the next big thing from our youth academy.

    • I think he will definitely get minutes in Europa League, perhaps Zanellato as well, just not sure about them getting minutes tomorrow.

  2. Milan lose 3-0

    FANS: Patience is key!

    20 year later.. milan 16th

    FANS: We must give time.. milan squad is good.. just time

    FANS: Borini is above expections. LMAO.. read it again.. borini is ABOVE expections.. what expections did you have on him? being a ice-hockey player?

  3. I hope Kessie is rested and Locateli plays from the start. I AM KEEN TO SEE WHAT NEW THINGS MONTELA HAS LEARNT FROM THESE TWO POSITIVE DEFEATS. I hope we seal Europa qualification early enough and to also guarantee top spot.

  4. Wait, so we drop Romagnoli instead of benching Bonucci?
    And why is Mauri dropped while Biglia and Kessie are included?
    Idiocy.

    • Abate and Romagnoli not called up for minor physical problems. Zapata, Gustavo Gomez and Mauri not called up was a techincal decision. [MN] – info from bleacher report

      must lough ..we have no centerbacks and zapata and gomez left out becouse of tactical reasons.
      huhuu
      whats in montellas mind
      play with just one centerback

      • he will play a 3-5-2 with RR-Bonucci-Musa in defence, Borini-Hakan-Loca-Suso-Calabria in midfield and Silva-Cutrone in attack. A kind of 3-1-4-2

        • GOD i realy hope from all my heart
          montella has turned the weel
          the formations looks great
          happy to see loca and calabria with cutrone in the same 11
          that should be regulary used
          becouse this boys will give the team flair and energy
          as they carry the soul of milan

    • After watching some greek highlights or “beer cans hitting coaches “….they look fairly rough. I am guessing mauri’s size might have a factor in the selection.

      • Lol mate. Possible.
        But you know very well that Gattuso would get rougher with his Gattuso-height.
        And Mauri is built in the same way with the grit and desire.
        So we need him even more so.

        • Gattuso was bad, really bad boy : )… Mauri is a kind of Montolivo as temperament. He is ambitious but not so warrior like Gattuso

  5. This 3-5-2 needs to go! Suso needs to play on the right wing or as a trequarterista! I hate to say it but we should have stuck to the 4-3-3.

  6. I read a different probable starting 11 but If it’s true once again we’re doing ‘squad rotation’ with four midfielder a that haven’t played together this year and Montolivo hasn’t played in a month. But anyways the line up I saw was musacchio bonucci Rodriguez calabria hakan bona locatelli suso silva cutrone

  7. Europa league is like doing drugs – there is really nothing good about it, but once you start participating there’s no going back.

    Ironically because of euro-nothing league we can’t play our strongest formation in the league, causing us to slowly lose sight of top 4 places, which in turn is making us dependent on euro-nothing league.

    Vicious cycle.

  8. Montela should learn his lessons and move fast.we don’t have enough time,look at the excellent performance from Roma against Chelsea our players need to be boosted because we can’t loosed sport anymore. So many matches and we are still trying formations I mean is ridiculous. Please do something montela………………………

  9. I favour 3-4-3
    *Paletta ** bonucci ** mussachio

    Borini*** kessi*** hakan*** Rodriguez

    Suso**** Silva **** Bonaventura

    I bet wit this formation it a sure win for MIALN

  10. Montella want to start with 3 defenders but having only 3 in the whole list. This guy is fukin weird. If some of the regulars are injured and yet Gomez can’t make even a Europa league squad then just terminate his contract.

  11. I see no reason for montella nt giving the young star locatelli a chance please try this formation even if it’s for once

    macchacio** bonucci** romog

    locatelli biglia

    calhanoglu

    suso bonaventura

    silver cutrone

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