Serie A line-ups: Udinese vs. Milan

Milan are out for revenge against Udinese with Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Rafael Leao,...

Serie A line-ups: Udinese vs. Milan

Milan are out for revenge against Udinese with Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Rafael Leao, plus Yacine Adli in midfield again.

It kicks off at the Bluenergy Stadium at 19.45 GMT.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from Roma-Verona and this game on the LIVEBLOG.

Stefano Pioli hopes the Rossoneri have found some form now after three consecutive Serie A victories, despite the lengthy absentee list.

Samuel Chukwueze and Ismael Bennacer are on international duty, with Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Tommaso Pobega and Mattia Caldara injured.

Giroud had been in doubt with flu symptoms, but is ready to start with Leao, Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in a more advanced role.

Theo Hernandez has returned to left-back after a spell in central defence, while Adli impressed last time out against Roma.

Udinese are a deeply unpredictable team, as they have managed only two victories in Serie A all season, but those were at San Siro against Milan in November and beating high-flying Bologna 3-0 last month.

They are fresh off a 2-2 draw with fourth-placed Fiorentina, a game they had been leading until a late penalty.

Jaka Bijol, Enzo Ebosse, Vivaldo Semedo and Gerard Deulofeu are all long-term absentees, while Simone Pafundi is on the verge of a transfer to FC Lausanne-Sport.

Veteran Roberto Pereyra supports Lorenzo Lucca upfront, but Lazar Samardzic’s future remains uncertain after talks with Napoli and Juventus.

Udinese: Okoye; Ferreira, Perez, Kristensen; Ebosele, Lovric, Walace, Samardzic, Kamara; Pereyra; Lucca

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez; Adli, Reijnders; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud

20-01-2024 19:45
MatchDay 21

Player statistic

1st half
    31' Ruben Loftus-Cheek
(Assist: Theo Hernández)
Lazar Samardzic
(Assist: Lorenzo Lucca)
42'    
Hassane Kamara 45+1'    
2nd half
Festy Ebosele 52'    
Florian Thauvin 56'    
Florian Thauvin 62'    
Walace 65'    
Lorenzo Lucca 71'    
João Ferreira 78'    
    83' Luka Jovic
    88' Yellow card Theo Hernández
    90+3' Goal Noah Okafor
(Assist: Olivier Giroud)

Match statistic

30
Possession %
70
11
Total shots
15
6
Shots on target
7
3
Shots off target
3
2
Blocked shots
5
5
Corners
7
0
Offsides
2
12
Fouls
9
UDI
MIL

Starting lineups

40
Goalkeeper
2
Defender
60'
12
Defender
84'
13
Defender
18
Defender
31
24
Midfielder
60'
37
Midfielder
46'
4
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
17
Attacker
76'
16
Goalkeeper
2
Defender
75'
46
Defender
24
Defender
19
Defender
8
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
68'
7
Midfielder
11
75'
9
Attacker
10
Attacker
90'

Substitutes

93
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
33
Defender
3
Defender
27
21
Midfielder
22
Attacker
16
Defender
30
26
Attacker
46'
19
60'
32
Midfielder
60'
7
Attacker
76'
6
Midfielder
84'
18
Attacker
83
Goalkeeper
57
Goalkeeper
38
Midfielder
70
Attacker
85
Midfielder
74
Defender
82
Defender
17
Attacker
68'
42
75'
15
Attacker
75'
80
Midfielder
90'