Sky: Probable Milan XI to face Juventus – six changes from Real Madrid game

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will face off against Juventus in their second Soccer Champions Tour game in the early hours of Friday morning (European time), and they will do so with more of a first team.

Speaking on Sky (via MilanNews), Peppe Di Stefano confirmed the probably starting line-up that will take to the field against Juve in Carson, in a game which will also mark the end of Milan’s stay in California since they play in Las Vegas against Barcelona.

Mike Maignan will be in goal, taking the place of Marco Sportiello who started the match against Real Madrid. The back four will be Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez.

The three-man midfield should include Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Rade Krunic and Tijjani Reijnders while the attacking trident will be formed by Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao.

Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Reijnders; Pulisic, Giroud, Leao.

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  1. Pulisic on the right side. That’s interesting. Since he came ,he has being playing on the left so why move him to right in this game?
    We need another DM asap.

    1. Because that’s one of positions he is going to play next season. So Pioli need to know how he will adapt there in our formation – also because Messias is injured, Romero likely won’t start and only be back up, and Saelemaker future still in doubt.

      I expect him to be bright there though – like he was when played at Dortmund. At least I’m sure he will be better than Messias and Saelemakers.

      1. And he played on the left side all the previous friendly mostly because we have Noone else there – leao just come from Holiday so he wasn’t going to be risked play too much against Madrid.

    1. Yes and zero for Messias and Saele. I think Romero can come in as a sub in some games and maybe play som ”easier” games. There are lots of games this sesson too. Puli can play left and as striker too. So we will have lots of possibilities for rotation this season. Unlike ladt season where we only had poor choices outside the starting eleven. And even in the starting eleven.

    2. Plenty of game time this season: league, CL, Coppa. Will need to rotate players. Romero will get his chances. Last season our depth was razor thin.

  2. I guess starting Puli on the RW will tell us if he can cover that position or not. Left footed coming off the RW? But I’d like to see him try the 10 spot to see if he can be effective there. He can be the “Krunic” of attack.

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