Hellas Verona and AC Milan: match updates, team news from Serie A clash

AC Milan travel to Hellas Verona today, knowing that a victory is vital in their pursuit of a first Scudetto title since the 2010/11 campaign. Stefano Pioli knows that his side winning their last three games will secure them the championship, however, Hellas Verona will prove to be tough opposition for the Rossoneri.

Hellas Verona come into this one on good form, as they are unbeaten in their last three fixtures. Currently, in ninth position, they will be looking to take one step closer to recording a top-half finish under the stewardship of Igor Tudor.

As for the visitors AC Milan, they know that a win is vital to keep their charge for league glory on track. They are unbeaten in their last 13 Serie A encounters and will be hoping to further showcase their capabilities of becoming potential top-flight champions at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium tonight.

With plenty at stake, this will no doubt be an entertaining game in which both sides will feel they have a point to prove as they seek to achieve their 2021/22 campaign aspirations.

Hellas Verona vs. AC Milan live score
1H 2H Final
Hellas Verona 0 – –
AC Milan 0 – –
Goals:

Hellas Verona vs. AC Milan live updates
27th min: Krunic lets fly from outside the area, only narrowly missing the top-right corner. Strong passages of play from both sides here!

24th min: Tame shot from Verona forward Simeone on the turn barely troubles Maignan, he should have really done better there.

23rd min: Near miss from Verona as Caprari fires just wide from an intelligent cut back, the hosts nearly find themselves in front against the run of play.

22nd min: Close for Milan again! Giroud heads straight into the goalkeeper’s hands after a great leap from a corner-kick, still goalless in the tie.

17th min: VAR! Never mind, the goal has been chalked off due to an offside decision. Calabria goes close moments after from inside the area as his shot is diverted out for a goal kick by Montipo.

15th min: GOAL! Tonali scores for Milan as he latches on to a loose ball before slotting past Montipo.

14th min: Close for Milan! Krunic header in the box is tipped over the bar by Verona goalkeeper Montipo, great start to the match for the neutral!

12th min: Hellas Verona break from deep, resulting in Giovanni Simeone curling a strike from the edge of the area straight down the throat of Mike Maignan.

8th min: Long-range strike by Theo Hernandez goes well wide for AC Milan, who have made a positive start to the match as the look to dominate.

7th min: There has been a lively start to proceedings as both sides look to gain territorial advantages in key areas of the pitch, Leao blazes over the bar from long range.

1st min: We’re now underway at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium.

10 mins to KO: Not long until play commences, stay with us as we provide wall-to-wall coverage of the match and its events!

25 mins to KO: AC Milan is putting the finishing touches to their warm-up as kick-off fast approaches, what a night we could have in store here at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium.

30 mins to KO: Hellas Verona will be looking to build on their solid campaign so far against AC Milan. Giovanni Simeone will be key to this, with the 26-year-old already having scored 16 Serie A goals in 33 appearances this campaign.

40 mins to KO: Can AC Milan carry their formidable defensive form that has served them so well in 2022 into tonight’s encounter?

50 mins to KO: The visitors have arrived in Verona ahead of one of the most important games of their campaign so far.

50 mins to KO: Big news for AC Milan as Olivier Giroud is chosen to lead the line tonight from the start ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, can the cultured Frenchman be the key to a crucial three points tonight?

1 hr to KO: Hellas Verona name also name their eleven starters for tonight’s match.

1hr 5 mins to KO: AC Milan name their starting line-up for the trip away to Hellas Verona.

1hr 15 min to KO: Not long now until both starting line-ups are announced, will either manager spring any surprises ahead of a match of great magnitude?

1hr 30 min to KO: Hellas Verona has submitted their 23-man squad for the visit of table-toppers AC Milan as they look to take a scalp in front of their own supporters.

1hr 45 min to KO: Can the Rossoneri take another crucial step towards being Serie A champions at the end of the 2021/22 campaign? Here’s some match preview content to get you in the mood for the big game.

2hrs to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live blog coverage of Hellas Verona vs. AC Milan, we will be providing a live build-up to the match and team lines for both sides will be with you at the top of the hour.

Hellas Verona vs. AC Milan lineups

Hellas Verona lineup (3-4-1-2): Montipo, Casale, Gunter, Ceccherini, Faroani, Tameze, Ilic, Lazovic, Barak, Caprari, Simeone. Substitutes: (Chiesa, Berardi. Boseggia, Veloso, Lasagna, Cancellieri, Depaoli, Frabotta, Sutalo, Retsos, Hongla, Praszelik).

AC Milan starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez, Tonali, Kessie, Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leao, Giroud. Substitutes: (Tatarusanu, Bennacer, Toure, Diaz, Ibrahimovic, Rebic, Romagnoli, Florenzi, Messias, Bakoyoko, Gabbia, Mirante).

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