NEWS
Sunday December 2 2018
Line-ups: Milan v Parma

Milan are forced to reshuffle yet again with Ignazio Abate at centre-back and Jose Mauri in midfield against giant-killers Parma.

It kicks off at 11.30 GMT, you’ll be able to follow the build-up and action from all today’s Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

The Rossoneri are still in the middle of a massive injury crisis, missing Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio, Mattia Caldara, Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia, while Gonzalo Higuain is suspended.

That means for a return to the 4-3-3 formation, after testing Stefan Simic against Dudelange in the Europa League midweek, this time Gennaro Gattuso moves full-back Abate into the centre-back role.

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Patrick Cutrone start despite knocks, while Franck Kessie returns following his absence.

The big change is Jose Mauri, who is given a very rare chance against his former club. In fact, it is his first Serie A appearance in 469 days.

His last presence in the Italian top flight was for 12 minutes in Crotone v Milan on August 20 2017, while the most recent start was Empoli 3-1 Bologna on May 7, 2017.

Parma are making a habit of surprise results, having beaten Inter at San Siro earlier this season, while they are unbeaten in three and on a run of two consecutive victories.

Federico Dimarco and Luca Siligardi are still sidelined, but Massimo Gobbi and Antonio Di Gaudio return for a spot on the bench.

Gervinho and Jonathan Biabiany flank centre-forward Roberto Inglese.

Milan: G Donnarumma; Calabria, Abate, Zapata, Rodriguez; Kessie, Mauri, Bakayoko; Suso, Cutrone, Calhanoglu

Parma: Sepe; Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Bastoni, Gagliolo; Grassi, Scozzarella, Barillà; Biabiany, Inglese, Gervinho

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