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Lazio vs Milan: Gennaro Gattuso's Best Available Rossoneri Lineup

On the back of some fantastic domestic form, Gennaro Gattuso takes his side to the capital to play Lazio in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi final on Tuesday.


The trophy presents Milan's last hope of silverware this season and they'll be desperate to taste success having lost in the final last year.


Incidentally, it was Lazio who Milan overcame in last year's semi finals to reach the showpiece match, with a penalty shootout victory settling two goalless encounters. With nine goals in their last three matches, I Rossoneri will be confident of taking an advantage ahead of the return leg.


Here's how Gattuso could line his team up for Tuesday's clash.

1. Goalkeepers & Defenders

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - Tuesday's match will come one day after the Italian's 20th birthday, so a clean sheet would provide the perfect present for the Milan number one.


Davide Calabria (RB) - The right back has been with the club since he was a youth player and, while still only 22 years old, he has managed to make the position his own ahead of Andrea Conti.


Mateo Musacchio (CB) - Had a season to forget last year in his first for the club, finding himself in and out of the starting XI, but now he has become a more permanent fixture in the heart of the Milan back four.


Alessio Romagnoli (CB) - Was handed the captain's armband at the start of the season and has relished the responsibility, leading his side to concede just 22 goals all season in Serie A.


Ricardo Rodriguez (LB) - The Switzerland international was famed for his scoring ability from left back while plying his trade in Germany, but is yet to register a goal for the Milan outfit this term.

2. Midfielders

Tiemoue Bakayoko (CM) - Was lambasted by fans, the media and his manager during the early stages of his time at San Siro, but now has formed a formidable partnership with fellow midfielder Kessie.


Franck Kessie (CM) - Such have been the level of performances for Kessie this season that Premier League clubs were linked with the Ivorian throughout the winter window.


Lucas Paqueta (CM) - The Brazilian loves to get the ball down and drive at defences, so his role in the midfield three gives him freedom to showcase the flicks and tricks while Bakayoko and Kessie hold the fort.

3. Forwards

Suso (RW) - Having scored in the recent win over Empoli, Samu Castillejo will be pushing for a start on Tuesday. However, back from injury and suspension, Suso will get the nod for his superior goal rate.


Krzysztof Piatek (ST) - You will struggle to find a better January signing across Europe with the Polish striker now having scored his seventh goal in his first six matches for I Rossoneri. An astute signing by Gattuso.


Hakan Calhanoglu (LW) - Hasn't contributed with the number of goals he would have liked this season but should still retain his place in the side due to his ability on dead ball situations.