After failing to cement their top-four hopes, Serie A action returns for Milan when they face rivals Lazio in a contest where both sides will aim to increase their chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Milan approach this match on the back of a 1-1 draw with Cremonese and the frustrating result at home saw them tumble down in the league standings to 6th place. The Rossoneri have stressed much of their effort in the Champions League which have undoubtedly bore them fruit but at the same time, they have compromised on their performances in the league this season. Manager Stefano Pioli have barely been able to secure wins at the San Siro this season and in most cases, like in their last match, Milan had to stress themselves out to save a draw. However, a win today against Lazio would put them right back in the contest for top four. 

Meanwhile, Lazio approach this match on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win against Sassuolo. Felipe Anderson, who has been in fine form this campaign, yet again showed his composure by finding the net and Toma Basic later scored another to secure a pleasing victory at their home. Currently in second-place, the Biancocelesti are just a point clear from 3rd-placed Juventus and a win today would see them strengthen their grip to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Here are the line-ups for the game:

Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic; Messias, Bennacer, Leao; Giroud

Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic- Savic, Marcos Antonio, Luis Alberto, Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN


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