AC Milan vs Real Madrid, probable lineups

AC Milan will play Real Madrid in their first match of the USA tour. The two legendary clubs of European football will face off in Pasadena.

AC Milan made their season debut in a 7-0 victory over Lumezzane. Tomorrow morning, at 04:00 CEST, the Rossoneri will officially start their USA tour. The first match of AC Milan will be against Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid. Coach Stefano Pioli will use the 4-3-3 formation for match.

It has been widely rumored that AC Milan will transition from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 for next season and the new signings seem to reinforce this idea. Pioli will have his full squad available for Milan vs Real Madrid but the Italian coach has preferred to leave Leao, Theo Hernandez, Giroud and Maignan on the bench.

Marco Sportiello will be tasked to protect the goal. Calabria, Gabbia, Tomori and Florenzi will compose the defence. The USA match against Real Madrid will probably be the last one of Matteo Gabbia with the Red and Black shirt as he is sit to join Villarreal very soon. 

One player who is expected to play an important role of Milan next season is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The former Chelsea midfielder will start alongside Rade Krunic and Tommaso Pobega. In attach Junior Messias and Christian Pulisic will play on the wings in support of Lorenzo Colombo. The young Italian striker will be given a chance to impress Pioli in the USA tour.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will not spare his players. Instead the Italian coach will deploy his best eleven giving Jude Bellingham his first minute debut while Brazilia duo Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr will lead the attack.

AC MILAN Probable XI (4-3-3): Sportiello,  Calabria, Gabbia, Tomori, Florenzi, Loftus-Cheek, Krunic, Pobega, Messias, Pulisic, Colombo.

REAL MADRID Probable XI (4-4-2): Courtois; L. Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Bellingham, Camavinga; Rodrygo, Vinicius.

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