MN: Milan reach derby crossroads with minimum objective now in jeopardy

By Oliver Fisher -

After six games without a win AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli needs to rediscover some of the certainties that led his side to the Scudetto, but the fixture list has handed the Rossoneri a game against their fiercest rivals Inter.

MilanNews writes how after conceding nine goals in the games against Lazio and Sassuolo the derby is next up tonight, a game that is huge both for the rivalry with the team across the Navigli ​​and because it represents a crossroads of sorts.

Milan are on a knife edge today: either they lose and sink further into a rot that has been ongoing for weeks or they win and the momentum could be the same as it was in last year’s derby win, exactly 365 days ago.

A draw could be beneficial to the Rossoneri, so as to find some more certainty, but they are also in sixth place and the Champions League battle is still wide open. Milan cannot afford to fail in what has become the real objective of the season after exiting the Coppa Italia, losing the Supercoppa final and now being out of the title race.

Pioli intends to shuffle the deck a bit and there will be a change in formation because the 4-2-3-1 was becoming unsustainable with an attacking midfielder who does not track back as much, so the move is to switch to a three-man midfield and help a defence in difficulty.

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