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AC Milan Host FC Porto In Do or Die Champions League Clash At The San Siro

A must win game for the Rossoneri but also a strategic one given the derby.

AC Milan Training Session & Press Conference Photo by Claudio Villa/AC Milan via Getty Images

AC Milan face FC Porto in their fourth group stage match in the UEFA Champions League this evening. This is the last chance for the Rossoneri to attempt to salvage their European season as the side have zero points in three games. Stefano Pioli will also have to juggle the midweek game with the Derby della Madonnina this weekend hence the starters will need to be managed. The Rossoneri will likely come out the gates firing on all cylinders looking for an early goal similarly to the AS Roma game then sit back and defend after taking off the key players.

Alessio Romagnoli will start giving some rest to Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez starts as well but there is some question as to whether Ismael Bennacer or Franck Kessie will start. Brahim Diaz is expected to return for his first game since missing out due to the coronavirus.

Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu, Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Tonali, Bennacer (Kessie), Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao, Giroud.