LIVE MN – Towards Milan-Bologna: more Diaz than Kessie on the trocar. Romagnoli out for an adductor problem


AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Messias, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.

BOLOGNA (3-4-2-1): Skorupski; Soumaoro, Medel, Theate; Hickey, Schouten, Svanberg, Dijks; Orsolini, Soriano; Arnautovic.


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Today is the day of Milan-Bologna, a challenge valid for the 31st matchday of Serie A and scheduled for tonight at 20:45 at San Siro; About 70 thousand spectators are expected at San Siro, who will witness live the debut on the pitch of the fourth Rossoneri shirt, presented in recent days. Our editorial team will accompany you until the kick-off of the match with the usual live updated with all the most important news minute by minute.

18.40 – Stefano Pioli will have to do without Alessio Romagnoli for the match scheduled for tonight at 20.45 at San Siro against Bologna: the Rossoneri captain, who would not have started in any case, will not be available for the match against the Emilians due to an inflammation in the left adductor region.

18.09 – Fikayo Tomori, who will be in the center of the Rossoneri defense tonight alongside Pierre Kalulu, made his first ever Serie A debut in a match against Bologna, played at Dall’Ara in January 2021.

17.24 – More and more confirmations are arriving on the probable starting lineup of Milan: Stefano Pioli will give confidence in the middle of the field to Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer, while behind Olivier Giroud will act Junior Messias on the right, Brahim Diaz in the middle and Rafael Leao on the left. Both Franck Kessie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will therefore start from the bench.

17.16 – As the Rossoneri official website reports, the first Serie A goals scored by both Alexis Saelemaekers and Ismaël Bennacer came against Bologna in July 2020; for the Algerian, in general, two of his three centers in the competition came against the Emilians, one of which in the first leg.

17.02 – This evening will be the third meeting between Milan and Bologna on Monday. As reported by, the Rossoneri won both previous matches of the match played on Monday: 2-1 on 6 May 2019 and 2-0 on 21 September 2020.

16.29 – This evening Milan will take the field against Bologna with this season’s fourth shirt, which was presented in recent days and has already been used by the first women’s team yesterday in the match against Empoli.

16:00 | Waiting for the fans, also waiting for the players for tonight’s match against Bologna at San Siro. Theo Hernandez uploaded the environment with a post on his twitter profile in which he wrote: “Rossoneri Monday! Go Milan!”.

15:30 | In the 73 precedents between Milan and Bologna, the Rossoneri recorded 43 victories, the Bolognese 13, while the draws were 17. Furthermore, the devil scored 135 goals against the 61 of the Emilian team.

15:00 | The ballot between Brahim Diaz to Kessie allows you to compare their numbers in the position of attacking midfielder: Brahim, in Serie A, has played 28 games as a starter in this position, scoring twice and providing 3 assists. On two occasions, the number 21 took over from the bench: in the return derby and against Empoli at home. Franck Kessie, on the other hand, all the others who played on the trocar did so as a starter: 6 appearances seasoned by a brace in the first leg match against Empoli, before Christmas.

14:30 | There will be at the VAR of Milan-Bologna Aleandro Di Paolo, in his 28th appearance in this Serie A championship. Of these 28 matches, 6 have involved Milan: Sampdoria-Milan (0-1), Juventus-Milan (1-1), Milan-Verona (3-2), Milan-Naples (0-1), Milan-Juventus (0-0), Salernitana-Milan (2-2); Unfortunately, there are also two episodes clearly to the detriment of the Rossoneri: the penalty awarded after revision to the VAR due to a foul by Romagnoli on Kalinic (in reality it was the opposite) and the well-known cancellation of Kessie’s goal due to ‘offside by Giroud’. Milan-Naples.

14:00 | Milan-Bologna will be refereed Livio Marinelli of the Tivoli section. For him this is his absolute debut with Milan, despite having refereed, before tonight, 11 Serie A matches this season, the last of which was at San Siro between Inter and Salernitana (5-0); in total it will be for him the 22nd direction in the Italian top flight.

13:30 | Stefano Pioli will cross the finish line of the 100 benches in Serie A with Milan. As reported by, in the era of three points per victory (from 1994/95), the Emilian coach is the coach of the Rossoneri who boasts the best points average in the league: 2.04 per game.

13:05 | As stated yesterday at the press conference, Pioli has only one doubt for the starting line-up: Diaz or Kessie as an attacking midfielder? At the moment the Spaniard has the advantage with the Ivorian who would sit on the bench, alongside Ibrahimovic and of Rebic. For the rest confirmed the eleven who won and convinced in the last few games, with Giroud peak, the couple Tonali-Bennacer in the median and Kalulu preferred to Romagnoli alongside Tomori.

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