AC Milan suffered a late defeat after leading 2-0 on Monday morning against Real Madrid, but there were positives for the Rossoneri to take when it comes to their new shape.
As reported by Milan News, the Rossoneri had some success in both the 4-3-3 formation and the 4-2-3-1 formation, suggesting that Stefano Pioli has got some tactical versatility coming into the new season.
It seemed that a 4-2-3-1 was preferable for Milan when they did not have the ball, and there were positive signs from both Christian Pulisic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who arrived earlier this summer from Chelsea.
Many were also impressed with Tijjani Reijnders who looked composed on the ball, whilst Luka Romero scored a wonderful goal to make it 2-0 to Milan in the first half.
There was also a good display from the 18-year-old Jan-Carlo Simic at the centre of defence, a player that few expected to start the game against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.