Sky: All change for AC Milan as Pioli tries 4-4-2 in training – the tested XI

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli tried a 4-4-2 formation in training today, a report claims, with a new front pairing.

According to the latest from Sky Italia (via, Pioli tested a two-striker system in Thursday’s session, with Suso and Giacomo Bonaventura excluded from the XI.

The outlet claims that Gianluigi Donnarumma was in goal as expected, with Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez flanking Mateo Musacchio and Alessio Romagnoli.

Across the midfield, Samu Castillejo was wide right and Hakan Calhanoglu was out on the left, with Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer the centre-mid pairing.

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was tested up front alongside Portuguese starlet Rafael Leao, with the duo having shown positive signs during the time they spent on the field together on Monday’s 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.

Pioli’s tested XI (Sky): Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Castillejo, Kessie, Bennacer, Calhanoglu; Ibrahimovic, Leao.

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