Thursday July 27 2017
Line-ups: Craiova-Milan

Milan have summer signings Franck Kessie, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini in the starting XI for their Europa League qualifier with Craiova.

It kicks off in Romania at 19.00 UK time (18.00 GMT), you'll be able to follow the build-up and action on our Liveblog.

The Rossoneri are back in Europe for the first time since March 2014 and the second leg of this preliminary round is at San Siro on August 3.

Vincenzo Montella cannot count on new buys Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Biglia, as they won’t be registered with UEFA until August 11, while Carlos Bacca, Gabriel Paletta and Jose Sosa are on the transfer market.

New buys Kessie, Musacchio, Rodriguez and Borini are thrown in from the start, but 19-year-old striker Patrick Cutrone is the only real option in attack.

Alessio Romagnoli and Suso are injured, so Cristian Zapata joins Musacchio at centre-back.

Riccardo Montolivo and Jack Bonaventura complete the midfield with former Atalanta star Kessie.

Craiova are not to be underestimated, especially as they have a distinctly Italian flavour to them.

Their Coach is former Palermo and Italy Under-21 international boss Devis Mangia, while ex-Juventus youth product Fausto Rossi pulls the midfield strings.

Ionut Mitrita is on loan from Pescara and the danger man in attack is 23-year-old Romania international Mihail Baluta.

Veteran defender Apostol Popov is unavailable.

Craiova: Calancea; Dimitrov, Spahija, Kelic, Briceag; Zlatinski; Vagenin, Mitrita, Rossi, Bancu; Baluta

Craiova bench: Mitrovic, Tiago Ferreira, Screciu, Mateiu, Barbut, Roman, Barthe

Milan: G Donnarumma; Abate, Zapata, Musacchio, Rodriguez; Kessie, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Borini, Cutrone, Niang

Milan bench: Storari, Conti, Gomez, Antonelli, Mauri, Locatelli, Andre Silva

Ref: Ozkahya (TUR)

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