AC Milan face SPAL in the round of 16 this evening and Stefano Pioli will look to rotate a number of key players in the fixture. New signing Asmir Begovic was expected to start in goal given Gianluigi Donnarumma's injury but Antonio Donnarumma is predicted to fill in instead. Conti and new signing Kjaer will play as RB and CB respectively alongside Romagnoli and Hernandez in defence.
Probable lineup vs. SPAL (4-4-2):— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) January 14, 2020
Antonio Donnarumma; Conti; Kjaer; Romagnoli; Theo; Castillejo; Kessie; Bennacer; Bonaventura; Piatek; Leao [@MilanNewsit]
Piatek looks to be back in the fold giving Zlatan Ibrahimovic a rest and keeping him fit for the league game against Udinese this weekend. Giacomo Bonaventura is also expected to replace Calhanoglu.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
- Milan sign Simon Kjaer from Sevilla, here's what he brings to the team. [AC Milan Offside]
- Switzerland left back Rodriguez seems to be edging toward PSV Eindhoven not Fenerbahce. [AC Milan Offside]
- Tactical Review of Milan's victory over Cagliari 2-0. [AC Milan Offside]
- Lazio ease past Cremonese 4-0 in the Coppa Italia. [Football Italia]
- Insigne double from the penalty spot gives Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli Coppa win. [Football Italia]
World Football Links
- Why did Barcelona got with Real Betis man Setien as their new manager? [BBC]
- Tottenham Hotspur beat Middlesbrough 2-1 in the FA Cup. [The Guardian]
- Chelsea not going in for Bournemouth duo. [Sky Sports]
- Deloitte Football Money League standings revealed Manchester United and Real Madrid overtaken by Barcelona. [CNN]
- Newcastle United come up with big win to advance in the FA Cup. [Super Sport]