Milan vs. Hellas verona 15/09/2019
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Giampaolo will play from now on with a 4-2-3-1 plan.
I can confirm that Milan will be leading the attacking line against Verona as the trio (Suso, Piatek and Rebic) as well as hakan as a real playmaker for the first time since his arrival.
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According to the newspaper La Gazetta ?

The therapeutic program of Theo Hernandez has achieved very positive results and is expected to return to full fitness before Verona meet in the third round of Serie A
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(09-06-2019, 07:03 AM)mazen111 Wrote: (RAISport)

Giampaolo will play from now on with a 4-2-3-1 plan.
I can confirm that Milan will be leading the attacking line against Verona as the trio (Suso, Piatek and Rebic) as well as hakan as a real playmaker for the first time since his arrival.

Is this true?
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(09-06-2019, 01:06 PM)Siregar Wrote: Is this true?

According to RaiSport, yes!  Sagrin

It's an interesting thought. 

-----Bennacer--?????----------
--Suso-----Hakan------Rebic--
---------------Piatek-----------------

The biggest question will be who will partner Bennacer. Biglia? Kessie? There are issues with both players, but maybe in this formation the bigger issue will be Biglia, who I don't trust in covering his side of the field defensively without too much help. Mayne Paqueta, but I feel like he'll ne wasted there. If we move to this formation, the I'd want to see Paqueta instead of Hakan.

Regardless, the formation needs to change if Suso will play. Because he is incapable of playing as an ACM so he becomes a winger regardless. I am hoping that we don't though and we stick to a 4312 or a 4321. Get Suso out of there and play Bona/Paq with Rebic behind Piatek.
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(09-06-2019, 02:17 PM)nefremo Wrote: According to RaiSport, yes!  Sagrin

It's an interesting thought. 

-----Bennacer--?????----------
--Suso-----Hakan------Rebic--
---------------Piatek-----------------

The biggest question will be who will partner Bennacer. Biglia? Kessie?  There are issues with both players, but maybe in this formation the bigger issue will be Biglia, who I don't trust in covering his side of the field defensively without too much help. Mayne Paqueta, but I feel like he'll ne wasted there. If we move to this formation, the I'd want to see Paqueta instead of Hakan.  

Regardless, the formation needs to change if Suso will play. Because he is incapable of playing as an ACM so he becomes a winger regardless. I am hoping that we don't though and we stick to a 4312 or a 4321. Get Suso out of there and play Bona/Paq with Rebic behind Piatek.

I will remove Hakan and add Paqueta instead. 

-----Bennacer---Bonaventura--------
--Suso----Paqueta------Rebic-------
------------Piatek---------------------
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(09-06-2019, 02:38 PM)Rishav kant Wrote: I will remove Hakan and add Paqueta instead. 

-----Bennacer---Bonaventura--------
--Suso----Paqueta------Rebic-------
------------Piatek---------------------

i will remove bennacer and put biglia
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(09-06-2019, 02:38 PM)Rishav kant Wrote: I will remove Hakan and add Paqueta instead. 

-----Bennacer---Bonaventura--------
--Suso----Paqueta------Rebic-------
------------Piatek---------------------

I agree on LuPaq-Hakan change. But I don't think Bonaventura can play as a holding mid. One thing is, he never has before. A second thing, he'd be wasted back there. Third thing, he's not quite known for his defensive cover.

Essentially, we have to get all our best players on the field, but not lose the balance of the side. Currently Suso is one of our best players. Like it or not, as frustrating and inconsistent as he is, most of our goals start from his feet. So currently, we can't bench him. But with the come back of Jack and the signing of Rebic I am hoping this will change and our attack won't be "Suso dependent".

Ideally, all of Bennacer, Paqueta, Bonaventura, Rebic, Piatek and Suso can be on the field. Maybe a bit weak defensively, but if we keep the ball the whole time and actually defend in the opponents half by pressing, it may not be an issue. It's how Barca got away with playing Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta all thise years. They didn't have to do "actual" defending in their own half. The just pressed in the opponents half and had the ball for 70% of the time. Not comparing the current players we have to that Barca midfield...but I'm just talking about the idea. Easier said then done, I know.
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(09-06-2019, 03:15 PM)nefremo Wrote: I agree on LuPaq-Hakan change. But I don't think Bonaventura can play as a holding mid. One thing is, he never has before. A second thing, he'd be wasted back there. Third thing, he's not quite known for his defensive cover.

Essentially, we have to get all our best players on the field, but not lose the balance of the side. Currently Suso is one of our best players. Like it or not, as frustrating and inconsistent as he is, most of our goals start from his feet. So currently, we can't bench him. But with the come back of Jack and the signing of Rebic I am hoping this will change and our attack won't be "Suso dependent".

Ideally, all of Bennacer, Paqueta, Bonaventura, Rebic, Piatek and Suso can be on the field. Maybe a bit weak defensively, but if we keep the ball the whole time and actually defend in the opponents half by pressing, it may not be an issue. It's how Barca got away with playing Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta all thise years. They didn't have to do "actual" defending in their own half. The just pressed in the opponents half and had the ball for 70% of the time. Not comparing the current crop we have to that Barca midfield...but I'm just talking about the idea. Easier said then done, I know.


Milan problem is that we don't have a ball holding midfielders.  Lobotka was the only BH midfielder seriously linked this summer, maybe we should go for him in January
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Four key decisions Giampaolo must make on Milan XI vs Verona
Sumeet Paul
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After picking up our first points of the season against Brescia, Milan will hope to build on that this weekend in a difficult trip to face Verona.

It’s been a slow start to the new Serie A campaign as coach Marco Giampaolo’s influence has yet to be seen in its entirety, and the break after just two league games for the internationals has added to the frustration.
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However, the return of domestic football is nearly upon us, and the Milan coaching staff will undoubtedly have been working relentlessly over the past week or so with the players who remained behind and in terms of identifying key tactical factors which could help us win the next game.

With that in mind, Giampaolo has some important, and yet difficult, decisions to make on his starting XI for the Bentegodi, with perhaps the four main ones below.
Conti-Calabria

Calabria has been given the nod so far this season, but after Conti’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, insisted last week that they turned down opportunities to leave and are committed to forcing their way into Milan’s plans, as per MilanNews, there will be a battle at right-back this season.

While Calabria is arguably the more solid and safer option of the two, largely down to Conti’s injury troubles in recent times, the former Atalanta star will get a chance to stake his claim at some stage.

Whether that’s as soon as the Verona clash remains to be seen, but perhaps with Theo Hernandez on the opposite flank to provide balance and to lessen the responsibility of bombing forward to offer an attacking option, that could also suit Conti and help him settle into the line-up to prove his worth to Giampaolo.
Musacchio-Leo Duarte

Mateo Mussachio has been a regular presence in the starting XI for some time now, with Mattia Caldara sidelined by injury for the majority of his time at the club thus far.

However, Milan swooped for Leo Duarte this summer to offer quality and depth in central defence, and it’s possible that the Brazilian ace will get a shot in the coming weeks.

With the Derby della Madonnina to follow next weekend, if there is an ideal time to allow him to settle in and acclimatise to the demands of Serie A, it’s this weekend. However, if he doesn’t feature on Sunday night, then it’s fair to say we’ll be waiting a while until his debut as it’s unlikely Giampaolo will throw him straight in against Inter.
Rodriguez-Hernandez

After such an impressive outing in pre-season, which was disappointingly cut short by injury, as soon as Theo Hernandez gets the green light to start, Giampaolo must bring him into the XI.

Ricardo Rodriguez continues to show a lack of intensity and urgency in a Milan shirt, and that not only results in a non-existent threat down the left flank, but it also puts pressure on himself by not showing enough positivity and inviting mistakes.

Vulnerable defensively too, Giampaolo has to give Hernandez the nod as soon as he’s cleared to start by the medical staff as with his key attributes both defensive and attacking in mind, he would appear to be an ideal fit for the way in which Milan want to play.
Rebic-Castillejo

As per MilanNews, it’s been suggested that Giampaolo could stick with Samu Castillejo after the international break to play as part of the front three.

That’s despite the signings of Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic this summer, with both arguably offering more in the final third than the Spaniard.

The sensible choice would be Rebic given his experience at the highest level, and he’s not only capable of offering what Castillejo does off the ball, but he can match that with quality in possession, which is something that has been missing from the ex-Villarreal star.

In a game where we’ll look to dominate possession and try to break down a stubborn backline, Milan can’t afford to have any passengers not playing their part in what needs to be a top attacking performance.

Verona will pose a threat too of course, but the players in the final third need to show quality to break them open and a clinical edge to take our chances. Based on his pre-season form and his lack of influence in the first two games, doubts remain over Castillejo’s ability to provide that consistently to find a breakthrough.
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When is Theo returning?? I hope to see him vs Verona so that he should get a start before Derby
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