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AC Milan Host AC Monza As Pioli’s Defensive Crisis Worsens

Bartesaghi is tipped to start but let’s see if Pioli gives him the minutes this time while Adli and Bennacer will fight over a midfield starting spot.

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AC Milan host AC Monza at the San Siro in the early kick off tomorrow morning. The Rossoneri are coming off a harsh 3-2 loss in the league to Atalanta but beat Newcastle United 2-1 in the midweek Champions League tie.

There is a defensive crisis to deal with for Stefano Pioli as Fikayo Tomori the only fir first team centre back and the red card to Davide Calabria spells a change from the back four used in the previous three games. It is likely one of the Primavera players gets a start.

Raffaelle Palladino’s Monza side are an exciting prospect in the league since they were promoted last year and have caused many big upsets. Palladino is also one of the names frequently mentioned as a replacement for Pioli so he will look at this game as an audition and throw everything he has at us.

Milan youth product Lorenzo Colombo is on loan at Monza and will make a return to the San Siro. He has 3 goals and 1 assist so far this season.

Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Florenzi, Tomori, Hernandez, Bartesaghi, Adli (Bennacer), Reijnders, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao, Giroud.