AC Milan will hope to avoid a third consecutive defeat in the 2021-22 Champions League when they welcome Porto to San Siro in Group B on Wednesday night.
The Rossoneri went down 1-0 to Sergio Conceicao‘s men in matchday three, with the visitors seeking to keep the pressure on second-placed Atletico Madrid this week.
Kessie returns from a Champions League ban this week to take his rightful place in the Rossoneri midfield, while Hernandez’s red card at the weekend does not affect his participation here.
AC Milan’s injury woes have eased in recent weeks, but Alessandro Florenzi, Samu Castillejo, Ante Rebic and first-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan are set to remain absent.
Thirty-eight-year-old goalkeeper Antonio Mirante may keep the bench warm once again as a man three years his junior in Ciprian Tatarusanu starts, while it would not be surprising to see 40-year-old Ibrahimovic make way for Olivier Giroud up top.
Meanwhile, Porto lost midfielder Mateus Uribe to injury after 54 minutes against Boavista, so a spot has opened up for Marko Grujic to partner Sergio Oliveira in the engine room.
Left-back Wendell represents the visitors’ only other absentee for this game, as number one Marchesin seeks to earn his place back from Diogo Costa this week.
Evanilson’s brace at the weekend has seen him put himself into contention for a start, and he may be granted if after Toni Martinez was absent from the squad to face Boavista.
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Tatarusanu; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Porto possible starting lineup:
Marchesin; Corona, Pepe, Mbemba, Sanusi; Otavio, Oliveira, Grujic, Diaz; Evanilson, Taremi
Under 3.5 Goals