Saturday November 9 2019
Pioli tests three-man Milan defence

Milan boss Stefano Pioli is considering switching to a back three for their Sunday evening clash with Juventus, dropping Lucas Paqueta.

Since taking the Rossoneri reins a month ago, the former Fiorentina and Lazio coach has always started with a back four.

However, Milan have only kept one clean sheet since he took charge, in the 1-0 win over SPAL last week, and the Gazzetta della Sport, Tuttosport and more write that Pioli is ready to change systems, going to a 3-4-2-1 formation.

The back three would consist of Alessio Romagnoli, Leo Duarte and Ricardo Rodriguez, with a midfield four of Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Ismael Bennacer and Andrea Conti.

Spanish winger Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu would play behind Krzystof Piatek at the tip of the formation.

Davide Calabria and Lucas Paqueta would therefore drop to the bench.

Samu Castillejo and Mateo Musacchio are out through injury for the Rossoneri.

Milan (probable): G Donnarumma; Duarte, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Conti, Bennacer, Krunic, Hernandez; Suso, Calhanoglu; Piatek

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