MN: Probable Milan XI to face Atletico Madrid – three selection dilemmas for Pioli to resolve

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It is less than 24 hours since AC Milan emerged victorious against Spezia in Liguria, but focus has already turned to Tuesday night’s game at San Siro.

MilanNews reports how Milan immediately returned to Milanello after yesterday’s win and trained in the morning to prepare for the crucial Champions League group stage match against Atletico Madrid.

Two days before the game there are already some indications as to the team that head coach Stefano Pioli will put out there, and it includes the persistence of many of the players he considers to be a starter, plus two players returning from injury.

Both Calabria and Kjaer will be available again after their respective injuries, even if the full-back did come off the bench in the 2-0 win over Spezia, while the Dane is in a battle with Romagnoli to partner Fikayo Tomori.

There are a further two dilemmas: whether to pick Kessie or Bennacer in midfield and whether Rebic or Giroud is the right option up front.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer (Romagnoli), Tomori, Theo; Tonali, Kessie (Bennacer); Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao; Rebic (Giroud).

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