Juventus tested a 4-3-3 formation in a 1-0 friendly win against the Bianconeri U-23 team, with Marko Pjaca scoring the only goal.
New coach Andrea Pirlo has also been working on a potential return to three at the back, but stuck with Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 in this 60-minute run-out.
Right-back Juan Cuadrado was given more freedom to push forward, at which point the defence moved to three.
According to reports, Arthur Melo played in front of the defence in what used to be Miralem Pjanic’s role.
Aaron Ramsey and Douglas Costa completed the trident attack with new signing Weston McKennie.
Pjaca got the only goal of the game after returning from yet another loan spell, but Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira were left out entirely.
Those two players are discussing early contract terminations and are not part of Pirlo’s plans.