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AC Milan Face Spezia Away From Home As Maldini Could Get First League Start

Milan need to win this to end a breather spell of matches as they face another UCL challenge next and need the momentum.

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AC Milan have travelled to Spezia to face a tricky opponent who dealt us a 2-0 blow last season. The side has a robust defensive system that can be tough to crack but Milan have shown resolve this season in matches against Liverpool, Juventus and Venezia in the past week or so to find the net. Stefano Pioli has a number of selection dilemmas in the match as the Atlético Madrid beckons in the mid week. We still have a number of injuries with Ibrahimovic, Florenzi, Bakayoko, Krunic and Messias are still out. Calabria and Giroud return but both will likely be on the bench.

Maldini could get his first start but it is a toss up with Ballo-Toure while Kessie and Bennacer could get a run out together as Tonali gets some rest. A tough game awaits but one that we can win if we maintain our focus and keep knocking on their door.

Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Tonali (Bennacer), Kessie, Saelemaekers, Maldini (Diaz), Leao (Ballo-Toure), Giroud (Rebic).