NEWS
Saturday November 7 2015
Line-ups: Milan-Atalanta

Milan give M’Baye Niang his first start of the season with Carlos Bacca, seeking a fourth straight win against Mauricio Pinilla’s Atalanta.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, follow the action as it happens on our LIVEBLOG.

The Rossoneri had a dismal start to the campaign, but appear to have turned it all around with three consecutive victories.

They host Atalanta in the Lombardy Derby at San Siro this evening and another win would put them temporarily into joint fourth place with Napoli.

Giacomo Bonaventura is suspended against his former club, while Mario Balotelli, Alex, Ignazio Abate, Diego Lopez, Jeremy Menez and Andrea Bertolacci are on the treatment table.

This means striker Niang gets his first start of the season in a trident with Bacca and Alessio Cerci, while 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma keeps the gloves.

Atalanta are only two points behind Milan in the standings, but their away record needs work with just one win and one draw from six attempts.

Marcelo Estigarribia is a long-term absentee, but Boukary Drame’ has recovered to take his place in the squad.

Chile international Pinilla is picked to start with Alejandro Gomez and Maxi Moralez, as German Denis is on the bench.

The Orobici have a strong record at San Siro, winning here on two of their last three visits.

Milan: Donnarumma; De Sciglio, Mexes, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Kucka, Montolivo, Poli; Cerci, Bacca, Niang

Milan bench: Abbiati, Livieri, Calabria, Ely, Zapata, De Jong, Jose Mauri, Nocerino, Suso, Honda, Luiz Adriano
Atalanta: Sportiello; Raimondi, Paletta, Toloi, Dramè; Grassi, De Roon, Cigarini; Maxi Moralez, Pinilla, Gomez

Atalanta bench: Bassi, Masiello, Iacopin, Bellini, Conti, Brivio, Stendardo, Migliaccio, Carmona, Kurtic, D'Alessandro, Denis