I remember people asking for assists from Bennacer and long passes from the central midfield. Bennacer is capable of all that. Made the cross for the penalty on Zlatan, then long pass cross the field to Dalot who made the brillant assist to Leao. Finally a fine cross field assist for Dalot's goal. I just have a soft spot for Bennacer 😎
Calabria is reported to have fatigue, so Dalot is tipped to start. Against Celtic, Pioli opted for this midfield duo, but against Sparta it was Bennacer alongside Tonali. The rest of the eleven the same as the Sparta match. Gabbia is now available for selection, so the only absentee is Musacchio.
Lille have had great form this season in Ligue 1. The last time we played them was in the group stage of the 06/07 Champions League (we also played Celtic that year in the first-round knockouts).
A win tonight would mean that although not mathematically guaranteed progress to the next round, in reality we would be there. Given the form and quality of the opposition, a draw would be acceptable and a loss not a disaster. It just means Pioli would not have the same flexibility for rotation in the final games in the group.