NEWS
Thursday December 3 2020
Probable line-ups: Milan-Celtic

Milan seem set to give Rade Krunic and Jens Petter Hauge the nod against Celtic in the Europa League tonight.

The match kicks off at 17.55 UK time.

Stefano Pioli har recovered from COVID-19 and should be back in the dugout tonight, as Milan continue to fight for a place in the last-32 of the Europa League.

The Rossoneri face a struggling Celtic looking to turn their season around, but the home side at San Siro sit second in Group H and are not secured a place in the knockout stages yet.

The Bosnia international Krunic, who scored his only goal for the 2020-21 season in the first leg against the Bhoys, seems set to start in the middle of the park with Franck Kessie.

Ismael Bennacer has returned to training, but doesn’t seem ready to play against the Scottish champions and could sit out against Genoa this weekend too.

Sandro Tonali will therefore be spared for the Serie A fixture and Krunic is ready to step in. Davide Calabria and Alessio Romagnoli are given breathers too, as Matteo Gabbia and Diogo Dalto are expected to start.

Brahim Diaz and Hakan Calhanoglu fight for the place behind lone striker Ante Rebic, as Norwegian youngster Hauge is preparing to start at left in the attacking trident of the 4-2-3-1 of Pioli.

Former Rossoneri left-back Diego Laxalt should start at left-back for the visitors tonight, as Neil Lennon seems prepared to start in a similar 4-2-3-1 formation, with Odsonne Edouard up front.

Milan (probable): G. Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Krunic; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Hauge; Rebic

Celtic (probable): Bain, Frimpong, Ajer, Jullien, Laxalt; Brown, McGregor; Ntcham, Christie, Elyounoussi; Edouard

Referee: De Burgos (ESP)