Probable line-ups: Milan vs Napoli

Milan host Napoli this evening in a game that could prove decisive in the race for the league title this season.

The match will kick off at the San Siro at 7:45pm UK time.

Stefano Pioli’s side currently trail intercity rivals Inter by four points, so a win tonight against Luciano Spalletti’s team will see them sit only one point behind the Nerazzurri, keeping up the pressure on Simone Inzaghi.

Napoli, on the other hand, sit fourth after an inconsistent run of games, with an injury crisis heavily affecting the team in recent weeks. Victory today would see them jump ahead of the Rossoneri on goal difference.

Milan have five key players out – Pietro Pellegri, Rafael Leao, Ante Rebic, Davide Calabria and Simon Kjaer are all absent with various injuries, whilst Theo Hernandez is in doubt due to suffering from flu-like symptoms and Olivier Giroud is only fit enough to start from the bench.

The Partenopei have similar concerns, with Mario Rui, Lorenzo Insigne, Kalidou Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz all sidelined due to a variety of issues. Victor Osimhen, who fractured his cheekbone recently, is in doubt but could make an appearance after receiving a carbon-fibre protective face mask.

Probable line-ups

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Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Tomori, Romagnoli, Ballo-Toure; Tonali, Kessie; Messias, Brahim Diaz, Krunic; Ibrahimovic.

Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Malcuit, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Di Lorenzo; Anguissa, Demme; Politano, Zielinski, Elmas; Mertens.

3 Comments on “Probable line-ups: Milan vs Napoli”

  1. As long as it is an away win or a draw, I will enjoy it to the last whistle …

  2. Milan are the closest rival to 1st place Inter at the moment, based on points. Of course any inter fan would like them to drop points and create bigger gap. Chill out..
    Anyway, given Napoli‘s injury situation, (5 out of 11 starting players are out), it’s hard to see they can get any result out of this match. But who knows…

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