AC Milan must quickly forget the Coppa Italia elimination and concentrate on the upcoming vital match against Torino on Sunday.
As if the disappointing game and result against Parma wasn’t enough, AC Milan did even worse with Lazio. The Rossoneri failed to reach the Coppa Italia final and now risk losing their spot in the top four of Serie A.
The 3-4-2-1 experiment in the Cup was a total failure that’s why for Torino-Milan, coach Gattuso returns to the old 4-3-3 formation. Gigio Donnarumma replaces Pepe Reina on goal. Romagnoli and Musacchio form the central duo in defence while Andrea Conti should replace Calabria. Abate is an alternative but for now Conti seems in advantage. The young right-back suffered an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Ricardo Rodriguez completes the department.
The good news is the return of Lucas Paqueta. AC Milan’s underwhelming performances started with his injury so hopefully Paqueta’s return will inject some much needed creativity in midfielder. Bakayoko and Kessie will play alongside the Brazilian star.
Paqueta’s return in midfield pushes Hakan Calhanoglu in attack. Castillejo has failed to exploit his first minute starts and again will be relegated to the bench. Suso, together with the Turkish winger, will be in support of Patrick Cutrone. Piatek has appeared tired recently and Gattuso wants to relaunch the young Italian striker.
TORINO (3-4-1-2): Sirigu, Izzo, Nkoulou, Moretti, Aina, Lukic, Rincon, Ansaldi, Meite, Berenguer, Belotti.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma, Rodriguez, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Conti, Bakayoko, Kessie, Paqueta, Suso, Calhanoglu, Cutrone.