MN: Pioli to rely on familiar trident plus Kalulu in Étoile du Sahel friendly

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will face off against Tunisian champions Étoile du Sahel in a friendly at Milanello tomorrow evening, and some team news has emerged.

The preseason game will take place at Milanello at 18:00 CEST and will be behind closed doors, thus meaning it will be played without television coverage for the Italian territory.

According to what is being reported by MilanNews, coach Stefano Pioli should use Pierre Kalulu as the right-back again over Alessandro Florenzi, given Davide Calabria only returned to training earlier this week.

Up front, Pioli should keep his faith in the attacking trident consisting of Christian Pulisic on the right wing, Olivier Giroud as the centre-forward and Rafael Leao on the left side.

The likes of Samuel Chukwueze, Yunus Musah and Noah Okafor are expected to be given minutes off the bench to further improve their condition ahead of the Serie A opener in 10 days.

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    1. They literally started training together a week ago, I understand why they’re focusing on some consistency to try and nail down the new formation . No need to melodrama over a friendly.

  1. Any predictions on an acceptable result?

    I think we’ll win by 2-3 goals and anything less than a 2-1 would worry me a bit.
    Even though it’s not a big team, they are still full grown men, who fight to be competitive in their sport and just won their league. A slip-up can happen, but I wouldn’t like to see our defense struggle against this opposition.
    2 goals from open play is what I hope for, at minimum. Our attackers should be able to challenge their markers 1v1 and create plenty of chances.

      1. Actually ashore,
        I was milan fan for last 40 years plus.i don’t like new owners and politic of buying foreign players.
        So shut up

  2. I mean what’s the point of friendlies if u start the same team and the same formation all over again. Especially when it’s obviously not working? Crazy. Pioli is getting more and more unbearable.

    1. Why can’t he just try the 4231 with Pulisic behind Giroud and Chuk on the right. I know some guys just got here but damn experiment a little and take them off early if it doesn’t work. Typical salam Pioli….

      1. I mean there are so many possibilities to try on in friendlies. This is actually the only time they can make wild experiment because we couldn’t do that when the competition begins. I mean I don’t mind the results but at least we could’ve seen if Pioli is actually working on something. Pioli is a buffoon.

  3. Pioli has started again with his nonsense. Putting Pulsic on the right he can’t performed. This coach will soon be sacked

  4. Thank God pioli fans are beginning to smell the pheromones! Come the end of the season, we will see what he will say happen when we may be struggling to get into top 4 again ….lord have mercy

  5. November 9, 1988
    Crvena zvezda vs Ac Milan I was watching that game at the stadium, when fog saved Milan.
    Ac Milan was italian club with 3 players from Holland and 8 Italian starters.
    Silvio Magic was el president.
    For those of you who follow this piece of garbage Cardinale good luck with 11 international starters.

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