Bennacer did not train on Saturday due to a muscle issue, Saelemaekers and Tonali are expected to start tomorrow

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Ismaël Bennacer during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Ismaël Bennacer may be forced to miss tomorrow’s game because of an injury, while Brahim Díaz and Ante Rebić will play from the first minute.

After drawing Lille in the Europa League on Thursday, Milan return to San Siro on Sunday as they took on Fiorentina at 15:00 CET (Italian time).

The Rossoneri are still without coach Stefano Pioli and are being led by Daniele Bonera, who will make some changes in the line-up compared to the one that started in France.

As reported by Sky Italia, Ismaël Bennacer did not take part in training today due to a muscle problem in the adductor. In his place, Sandro Tonali will most likely play alongside Franck Kessié. For Sandro it would be the second consecutive start after playing a full match on Thursday.

There shouldn’t be any surprises in defense, while up front, Alexis Saelemaekers returns from injury and will start alongside Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Brahim Díaz behind Ante Rebić. Samu Castillejo, Sky suggests, has some discomfort in his knee but should get called-up, while, Brahim is preferred for the left-flank over Jens Petter Hauge who failed to impress against Lille.

Zlatan Ibrahimović and Rafael Leão are still unavailable with an injury and Bonera can’t rely on them.

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Urban
Urban
9 months ago

He will be missed if he don’t play tomorrow, however, I think tonali will play his best match of the season

Nesta1
Nesta1
9 months ago

Big miss for us, we rely on him heavily

Zion Train
Zion Train
9 months ago

Bennacer is a big loss but Tonali will step up. Tonali is lacking game time and confidence. Lille was a tough opponent and we must not underestimate the quality of their midfield. All of our players struggled against them. Brahim Diaz should start on the RW. It seems a bit harsh on Hauge to bench him after the Lille game. He wasn’t great but neither was the entire team. Castellijo picked up a knock and Saelemakers isn’t 100% fit. So why risk either of them? Play Diaz at RW and Hauge at LW. Hell I would even play Hauge at… Read more »

Ruskin
9 months ago
Reply to  Zion Train

Thank God u are not ac milan coach ,cos I can already imagine the kind u will be ,anyways good line up although we will miss ibra,and bennacer ,cos with ibra the whole team tend to know what to do but I hope we win either ways 2moro

De Professor
De Professor
9 months ago
Reply to  Ruskin

Lol

GxbEcho
GxbEcho
9 months ago

This is the first time this season I think the pressure will truly be on Tonali. Let’s see what he’s made of! Get well soon Bennacer!

Agustinar
9 months ago

Let’s win this. I hope Napoli will beat Roma. So we can be 5 points ahead from the second place.

Milanzah
Milanzah
9 months ago
Reply to  Agustinar

They should rather draw

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
9 months ago
Reply to  Milanzah

You are right ! Both Napoli and Roma are our rivals so I hope they play draw

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
9 months ago
Reply to  Milanzah

No they shouldnt, its freaking math that its in our best interest that napoli win against roma because that just leaves us with two teams at 17 points and not roma at 18 points.

Last edited 9 months ago by Martin Bernhard