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AC Milan Travel To Face Atalanta As Kessie Will Be Benched and Messias Gets Call Up

The Rossoneri have a very difficult side to breakdown just a few days after the UCL disappointment.

AC Milan Training Session Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/AC Milan via Getty Images

AC Milan face Atalanta in Bergamo tonight in an important test for the Rossoneri. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have been a nuisance for Milan in recent years dealing us big losses such as the 5-0 in 2019 and the 3-0 last season at the San Siro. Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 away on the final day of last season to secure Champions League football as midfielder Franck Kessie scored a brace. Stefano Pioli will leave Kessie on the bench tonight as he struggles for form at the start of the season. Olivier Giroud will be on the bench while Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not make the trip however Junior Messias gets his first call up for the Rossoneri. Atalanta meanwhile will miss a number of players as Rafael Toloi, Merih Demiral are doubts while Robin Gosens will be out.

Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez, Tonali, Bennacer, Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao, Rebic.