Report: Milan XI against Hellas Verona – Castillejo in, Paqueta out

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are choosing between one of two formations to deploy in this weekend’s clash against Hellas Verona, according to a report.

The Rossoneri travel to the Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi on Sunday evening – a place which has yielded just nine wins in 32 games against Hellas – for the third game of the Serie A season.

Several question marks remain surrounding Marco Giampaolo’s possible starting XI due to the various physical conditions of players after the international break.

MilanNews – who cite Tuttosport – provide an update on the team we can expect to see in Verona, starting their report by stating that it will be either a 4-3-1-2 formation or a 4-3-3.

New signing Ante Rebic has little chance of playing from the first minute, they state, meaning Samu Castillejo has a very good chance of starting his third game of the season. 

The Spaniard should form an offensive trident with Suso and Piatek, but whether that will be with wingers or with a No.10 and two strikers remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Theo Hernandez will start from the bench, and the midfield three will see Ismael Bennacer as the anchor with Franck Kessié and Hakan Calhanoglu to the side.

Therefore, as per the report, the likely XI will be: Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bennacer, Calhanoglu; Suso; Castillejo, Piatek.

Sky – as cited by – recently stated that Milan will return to using the 4-3-3 as Giampaolo alluded to after the Udinese game.

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