MN: Pioli finds an attacking trident that works – further confirmations sought against Atletico

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will rely on the same attacking trident behind the centre-forward, hoping for similar positive signs in the Champions League.

MilanNews writes how there are various immovable players within the current team as Mike Maignan will always be between the posts, Fikayo Tomori the heart of the defence, Theo Hernandez the magic man on the left side and three quality options for the defensive midfield department.

However, there is a trio in attack that represents a safe bet for Pioli too: namely Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao. They have been rotated in recent games as no player can escape fatigue, but the Belgian and Portuguese wingers have provided quality on the wings while Brahim’s 4 goals in 7 games make him increasingly decisive too.

In the game against Spezia for example Leao split the game in two with his accelerations and his dribbles, having a hand in both goals, while the winner saw Saelemaekers square for Brahim Diaz to finish. It is a perfect representation of just how important the trio are.


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Tags AC Milan Alexis Saelemaekers Brahim Diaz Rafael Leao

1 Comment

  1. Gravee says:

    So glad the Milan management kept faith in Leao. Great to see the progress he is making. If he could improve his finishing, this guy can turn into a worldclass player!

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