Line-ups: Milan v Udinese

by | Jan 19, 2020 10:24

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao lead Milan out against Rodrigo De Paul’s Udinese, but changes are forced in defence and midfield.

It kicks off at 11.30 GMT, you can follow all the build-up and action from today’s SIX Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

The Rossoneri seem to have truly found their feet since coach Stefano Pioli switched to a 4-4-2 formation and the arrival of Ibrahimovic was the catalyst.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao lead Milan out against Rodrigo De Paul’s Udinese, but changes are forced in defence and midfield.

It kicks off at 11.30 GMT, you can follow all the build-up and action from today’s SIX Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

The Rossoneri seem to have truly found their feet since coach Stefano Pioli switched to a 4-4-2 formation and the arrival of Ibrahimovic was the catalyst.

He was on target in last week’s 2-0 victory at Cagliari and again partners Portugal Under-21 international Rafael Leao.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has recovered from a slight muscular issue that made him miss the midweek Coppa Italia win over SPAL, but Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Leo Duarte, Lucas Biglia and Hakan Calhanoglu are all injured, with Ricardo Rodriguez on the verge of a transfer.

It means Andrea Conti and January signing Simon Kjaer get the nod in the starting XI with Jack Bonaventura on the left.

Suso, Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek are again dropped to the bench, as exits seem very likely.

Udinese are in fine form too with three Serie A victories on the bounce against Cagliari, Lecce and Sassuolo.

They rested most of their big names in Wednesday’s 4-0 Coppa Italia loss to Juventus so that they could be fresh for this match, because the Friulani are only one point behind Milan.

Caretaker manager Luca Gotti might say he doesn’t want the job permanently, but the club is in no rush to find a replacement after sacking Igor Tudor on November 1.

Samir is the only absentee, with Stefano Okaka partnered by Kevin Lasagna rather than Ilija Nestorovski this time.

The man to watch is Rodrigo De Paul in midfield, as the Argentina international scored a sensational individual goal last week and is their most talented player.

Rodrigo Becao scored the only goal of the game when these sides met back in August at the Dacia Arena.

Milan: G Donnarumma; Conti, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Castillejo, Bennacer, Kessie, Bonaventura; Ibrahimovic, Leao

Milan bench: Begovic, A Donnarumma, Gabbia, Krunic, Paqueta, Piatek, Rebic, Suso

Udinese: Musso; Becao, Troost-Ekong, Nuytinck; Stryger-Larsen, Fofana, Mandragora, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Lasagna

Udinese bench: Nicolas, Perisan, Ter-Avest, De Maio, Opoku, Jajalo, Walace, Barak, Nestorovski, Teodorczyk

Ref: Pairetto

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