GdS: Pioli has tested a 3-4-3 with Musah as wing-back ahead of Verona clash

By Isak Möller -

Stefano Pioli has tested a 3-4-3 formation ahead of AC Milan’s clash against Hellas Verona tomorrow. In other words, there could be some interesting choices from the manager for the game. 

During his press conference earlier today, Pioli was quite cryptic when asked about the XI rotation, stating that there will be eleven starters. Furthermore, he made it clear that they will need to adapt based on the opponent.

According to Luca Bianchin of Gazzetta Dello Sport, Pioli tested a new variant of the usual formation in training: almost a 3-4-3 with Malick Thiaw, Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori at the back. In midfield, Rade Krunic and Tijjani Reijnders kept their spots.

Possible Milan XI (3-4-3): Sportiello; Thiaw, Kjaer, Tomori; Musah, Krunic, Reijnders, Florenzi; Pulisic, Okafor, Leao.

The most interesting choices, however, were perhaps Yunus Musah and Alessandro Florenzi in the wing-back roles. It remains to be seen how much of this will translate into the actual XI on gameday, but it’s clear that Pioli wants to be ready for the opponents in the best way possible.

Tags AC Milan Hellas Verona Stefano Pioli Yunus Musah


  1. We don’t have a quality Italian players and the only option is to choose Florenzi . disgusting next time try to bring orsolini or Ricci. Seems better.

      1. you can have both

        most fans here were writing that Frattesi isn’t worth the money or that he is just an average player – by now he prooved everyone here who doubted him wrong

        same goes for CdK – everyone here blaming him – now prooving everyone wrong

        so before you write something about lack of quality in italian players – yes they have that quality if you can use it right –> Baldanzi, Parisi, Ricci, Scalvini, Retegui , Orsolini and yes even we have Camarda even tho he is too young yet

      1. Playing Musah as a right wingback would be an example of playing a formation regardless of “not having the players” for it. Playing Musah in a double pivot would be playing him at a position he knows very well. Strange comment.

  2. Pioli ahould have tested possible formation during pre-season. He should have at least two formations in mind.
    However i support him if he wants changw the formation. He is able to do so since now his squad is better than last season

  3. If Antonio Conte was at Milan this is exactly the formation he would have used and I like it a lot. Theo is more of a wingback in my opinion. He’s not a winger or a LB.

    Having 3 defenders will provide more coverage even if we defend in a low block.

    We need to do something and I hope this works. I’m in favor of this formation. Musah is a beast and he needs to play.

    1. Would have been a perfect formation for Saladmaekers.

      But creating overloads in the midfield is a very welcome idea, I just hope Pioli has the knowledge to effectively execute it.

  4. You called for a change… Instead of Pioli to look like he isnt using his subs, he finds a way to make sure they are useless when he uses them. Pioli needs to get out of this club.

  5. We will test formation with wing backs in the one game when we are resting Theo?

    I don’t buy it. This make to little sense even for Milan.

  6. Bad to Worse Formation.
    Destruction on Rsults and Players.
    It is clear that is destroying acmilan Projects on every Asoects and angles.
    Wehre is Pellegerino and Barsaghi ans Chekuweza.
    Musah,Rehwnders,Puslic,Chekueza,Leao,and jovotic must be lncluded into the starting 11

  7. From bad to worse Pioli your just bloody and foolish the idiot thing is what you did last season until we were trashed by Udinese playing 3-4-2-1 now is 3-4-3 Pioli does not like Acmilan we should just sack him if Pioli will not play the 4-2-3-1 please let’s him leave Acmilan we are tired of his mence now we the Acmilan fans warned Pioli against the 4-3-3 formation he refused until when we’re destroyed by intermilan 5-1 we have a good and solid squad its now our 4-2-3-1 will be perfect because of our attacking midfield like musah and Pulisic now we have deadly wingers to compare to last season like chukwueze, Romero, Colombo, Chaka and is not using them at all please Acmilan management must do something fast about Pioli infact were tired we don’t need Pioli again if he can’t switch to our old formation were used to 4-2-3-1 he should go we need Julian negelsman at least he has tactics well than Pioli, Pioli you will not kill Acmilan for us

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