Due to several absences in defense, including Fikayo Tomori’s suspension, Pierre Kalulu’s ongoing injury, and Jan-Carlo Simic’s ineligibility for the UEFA B-list, AC Milan’s coach Pioli is reportedly planning to field a defensive lineup consisting of Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Matteo Gabbia, and Theo Hernandez in front of goalkeeper Mike Maignan, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

In midfield, Ismael Bennacer and Tijjani Reijnders are expected to control the midfield once again, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek playing in a more advanced role ahead of them.

Christian Pulisic is set to occupy the right-wing position, while Rafael Leao is likely to be positioned on the opposite flank, with Olivier Giroud leading the attack.


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Additionally, players such as Yunus Musah, Yacine Adli, Samuel Chukwueze, Luka Jovic, and Noah Okafor are available as substitutes to provide support from the bench.

Possible Milan starting eleven (4-2-3-1): Giroud; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Bennacer, Reijnders; Calabria, Thiaw, Gabbia, Theo; Maignan.

Roma XI (4-3-3): Dybala, Lukaku, El Shaarawy; Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini; Celik, Mancini, Smalling, and Spinazzola are the likely starters.


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