NEWS
Thursday August 24 2017
Line-ups: Shkendija-Milan

Milan experiment a new 3-5-2 system with Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Patrick Cutrone in the Europa League play-off with Shkendija.

It kicks off in Skopje at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

The Rossoneri won the first leg 6-0 and therefore this trip to Macedonia is a formality to get into the group stage draw tomorrow.

Vincenzo Montella takes the opportunity to test out a 3-5-2 formation with Bonucci leading the defence alongside Alessio Romagnoli, returning from injury, and Cristian Zapata.

There is room for youth team products Davide Calabria, Manuel Locatelli and Niccolo Zanellato, while Andre Silva is joined by 19-year-old sensation Cutrone up front.

Transfer-listed players M’Baye Niang, Gabriel Paletta and Jose Sosa are again left out.

Shkendija have won all three of their UEFA home games this season.

Shkendija: Zahov; Bejtulai, Teqja, Cuculi; Todorovski, Alimi, Totre, Celikovic; Ibraimi, Hasani; Radeski

Shkendija bench: Avdyli, Murati, Zejnulai Bojki, Fazlagikj, Shefiti, Abdurahimi

Milan: Storari; Zapata, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Calabria, Zanellato, Locatelli, Mauri, Antonelli; Cutrone, Andre Silva

Milan bench: A Donnarumma, Suso, Borini, Gomez, Abate, Gabbia, Kessie