By virtue of having finished poorly and in 10th place last season Milan’s Coppa Italia season starts in August, instead of the more customary January dates where the top 8 Serie A teams join the the competition. Perugia are the opponents in this third round. The Umbria team defeated Reggiana 3-1 to get to this round and features players like Matteo Ardemagni, a former Milan primavera player, and Rodrigo Taddei, the former long time Roma player.
Sinisa Mihajlovic has said that he wants to field a strong team that fights for every match and also plans to start both Ely and Romagnoli in the center of defense. Menez is returning from an injury layoff and may get a few minutes. Milan are still searching for a player that would fit well behind the starting two forwards and Menez may be option besides the others tried already. Honda, Suso and Bonaventura are options but the team probably needs to find a better creative player for the 1 spot in the 4-3-1-2 formation.
The match was originally set for August 15th but it was set back and it is set for 9PM Milan time on August 17, 2015.
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