Valencia-Milan: Probable formations

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The probable formations for tonight according to today’s edition of the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (screenshot)

DIEGO LOPEZ, Sulley Muntari and Giampaolo Pazzini are expected to start for Milan, Diego Alves, Nicolás Otamendi, Dani Parejo and Paco Alcácer are expected to start for Valencia.

Milan play Valencia at a sold out Estadi de Mestalla today at 21:00 CET / Italian time and it will be another pre-season match ahead of the 2014/2015 edition of Serie A. Milan and Valencia coaches, Filippo Inzaghi and Nuno Espírito Santo, have almost decided on the starting XI’s.

The Rossoneri are without Gabriel, Didac Vila (both are technical decisions as they could leave in the next days – one on loan, one permanently), Mattia De Sciglio (recovering from the collision with Gabriel in the Liverpool match, Nigel De Jong, Riccardo Saponara (both suffering from muscle fatigue), Mario Balotelli and M’Baye Niang (both suffering from some flu symptoms).

Video: De Jong accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge
Valencia-Milan: The Rossoneri squad

Another player who is out of the squad for this match is Adil Rami. The defender played for Valencia from 2011 until his January move to Milan in 2013. Rami left the Spanish side on very bad terms and he agreed with Milan that he won’t join the team for this trip to avoid possible confrontations with the fans and even the players of Valencia, who still remember the things that he said about the club. Rami also attacked the Chairman of Valencia on social media, when Milan negotiated with them over a permanent deal earlier this summer. With Rami out, Cristian Zapata & new signing Alex are expected to play.

The probable formations from the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, are on your right side.

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uslar ses
5 years ago

That is not honda position…move cristante to poli place and don’t start with poli but honda in attackin role…..start with menez or mastour..
Lopez

Abate alex zapata albertazzi

Cristante muntari

Honda

Menez pazzini elshaarawy

Sub..mastour for elshaarawy.poli for cristante,mastalli for menez.essien fo muntari,bonera for alex..aremro for albertazzi

Ace
Ace
5 years ago

I think Muntari is impressing in dis preseason campaign…..needs much playin time….

Nas
Nas
5 years ago

What exactly did rami do??
Anyway it’s such a pity we don’t have a full squad to pick from so we could put out our strongest team because make no mistake this is our first real test of the pre season warm ups and it would be great to see us at full strength plus Galiani needs to pull his finger out and sign costa or whichever players there going for so they can settle in

Daytona
Daytona
5 years ago

Milan should play with the 4231 formation: Lopez, abate Alex Zapata armero, muntari cristante, Menez honda Elshaa, Pazzo

milanzah
milanzah
5 years ago

very funny when we keep on losing our key players like this how do we know our regular starters and how valuable they are before the season kick start hmmmmmm forza milan al the same

sola
sola
5 years ago

I feel for Honda in that right-wing position, if he is allowed to play in the hole behind the fowards, he’ll certainly flourish, how would inzaghi feel if he was asked to as RWF in his time, I’m not with inzaghi on this one.

Arafat Marshall
Arafat Marshall
5 years ago

Hello Guys,
What time is match kick off ?

N3G
N3G
5 years ago

21:00 CET, you`re welcome 🙂

Beesure
Beesure
5 years ago

All we are saying is for Galliani to sign Lavezzi and Cerci that’s all. please make us rise again.

shev jhb
shev jhb
5 years ago

fioriantina beat real madrid with all their players lol we can’t even beat olimpiacos in our pre season game lol!

ChrisMilan
5 years ago

I get an stinging, annoying feeling in my stomach when I see Honda in that position.

I’d at least want to see him in an old Seedorf role in part of the three midfield role.

Trying him as a central midfielder, with an attacking minded role would suit him the best (IMO) in Pippo’s 4-3-3.

Milanista121
Milanista121
5 years ago
Reply to  ChrisMilan

Very true, we all know what he’s capable of, and we want to see him perform well in the Rossoneri shirt. If he can make Sapo play in midfield, why can’t the same be applied for Honda? Maybe that Sapo is younger and easier for him to up his work rate? Just speculating here…

RKaY
RKaY
5 years ago

It’s very frustrating to see Honda paying out of position all the time, I want to see his true potential as a trequartista, why did both of our last two coaches insist he is a winger? Put him in the dam 3 man midfield already!

Sanoske
Sanoske
5 years ago

Exactly @ ChrisMilan

AKmilan
5 years ago

It simply., dat fact is dat honda dose nt fit’in 2 milan system of play

timi
timi
5 years ago

because honda’s left-footed, and inzaghi knows he wont get cerci nor costa. so he prepare honda as a back up on that spot.

GrilloGuy
GrilloGuy
5 years ago

yes and Inzaghi even said in an interview that Honda is strongets on the wing omg.

Elmus
Elmus
5 years ago

The sooner Inzaghi realises he cant play 433 with this medicore players the best, its obvious that we dont have decent back up for De jong. What we have can neither do d dirty works nor pass decently to maintain possessions for slow build up play. I dont knw what Inzaghi is counting on knowing certainly that De jong will not be fit for d whole season.
Seedorf played Honda wide so that kaka can play behind d strikers, its not his natural position,

#wemissyouseedorf

Sheva
Sheva
5 years ago

Oh dear god. Our new coach is Allegri v.2

3 defensive midfielder system again. Yes all muntari, poli, cristante is DMF’s.

Calling them box to box player, box to circle player and box to triangle player is all BS.

They all are DMFs and here we go again. Allegri system 4 defenders, 3 defenive midfielders and 3 strikers.

Inzaghi OUT already

N3G
N3G
5 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

Poli is definately a box to box midfielder, he is frequently in and around the box as well. And Christante is more of a creative long passer (supposed to be anyway), so no, it`s just one DMF really.

Also stop your bitching all the time on this blog, it`s rediculous,

Sheva OUT already!

Sheva
Sheva
5 years ago
Reply to  N3G

Are you Allegri’s son? For him Flamini- Van bommel – Ambrosini was central midfielers.

Sorry N3G you are another victim

N3G
N3G
5 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

Are you a troll perhaps? Just because a player can defend decently doesn`t mean he is a defensive midfielder.

Or do you consider Vidal a defensive woodchopper as well, because he is one of the best tacklers in the game?

please just shut up and leave.

Sheva
Sheva
5 years ago
Reply to  N3G

Vidal? How dare u even put vidal in the same sentence as the others. Flamini couldnt score an open goal, Ambrosini couldnt make a pass for his life. Poli is another flamini, his skills are just run run run run run run run run run.

Vidal, lmao, this guy is a complete player. He scores, he gives assist AND he helps the defense.

RKaY
RKaY
5 years ago

I’m actually kind of sad we can’t see niang play against solid opposition, he has been really exciting in preseason

uslar ses
5 years ago

No comment..hope we beat valencia and get the trophy

nicholas simoonga
5 years ago

where on dstv can i watch the match? from zambia