Tuttosport: Pioli has a plan in mind as Milan juggle league and European commitments

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has drawn up a plan regarding the next few games and the process of juggling two different competitions, a report claims.

Milan do not have much time to enjoy their victory against Udinese on Sunday as tomorrow evening they will face yet another challenge in Ligue 1’s second-placed side Lille.

As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) explains this morning, it is a crucial match for Milan in their groups stage campaign, as a win against Lille would lift them at least five points clear of the third-placed side with three games to go.

That would mean that for about three and a half months Milan would be able to focus almost exclusively on the Serie A season given the next round of the Europa League is not until late in February, even though there will be no room for complacency.

The three remaining matches in Europe would be honoured with the utmost commitment, the paper claims, but they will also be used an opportunity for Pioli to give space to those who need game time such as Matteo Gabbia, Leo Duarte, Andrea Conti and Mateo Musacchio among others.

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