Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi (Luigi Berlusconi Trophy) is an annual friendly football match. It is organized by Italian club Milan, and takes place in August at the San Siro, their home stadium.
Two Italian giants will face eachothers on Sunday night in San Siro stadium.
AC Milan ;
Rossoneri have some problems before Juventus game. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato, Robinho, Van Bommel and defender Silva will not play against Juventus.
Milan are still looking for a midfielder to buy after Pirlo's departure. Milan midfield are weakest side of the team. Milan are still chasing Montolivo and Aquilani and that famous Mr.X .
Tomorrow Allegri's biggest problem will be definetely on the forward zone. He has only Cassano and probably will use Boateng as a striker.
Allegri has mentioned that Juventus game will be a hard test for his Milan.
Milan (probable): (4-3-1-2)
Abate - Nesta - Bonera - Taiwo
Gattuso - Ambrosini - Seedorf
Boateng - Cassano
Scudetto holders and Super Cup winners still aren't ready. Milan haven't played enough games to prepare to new season.
Juventus coach Conte is trying to set a new formation. Juventus always played with 4-4-2 formation on the friendly games but against Milan at TIM Cup Conte used 4-3-3 and his tactic succeed.
A few days ago Conte's Juventus managed to beat Milan 2-1 with Matri's last minute goal.
Simone Pepe, Jorge Martinez, Fabio Quagliarella and Luca Toni will miss Milan game.
Juventus didn't show impressive football or results on preparation period. Especially 4-4-2 formation isn't suited for Andrea Pirlo.
Conte likely to use 4-2-4 again against Rossoneri to get more efficiency from Pirlo and Vidal.
Lichtsteiner- Barzagli - Chiellini - De Ceglie
Marchisio - Pirlo
Krasic - Matri - Vucinic - Vidal
Pirlo and Marchisio will play as defencive midfielders to redound their eficiency.
Juventus are looking more ready compared with Milan for new season. Milan will miss very important players , especially strikers. Milan midfield already a problem waiting to solve and without Van Bommel will lose more strength.
It will be a special game for World Champion former Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, without a doubt he will give his best against his old team.
It will be a big exam between Two Italian Giants before the season.
Since 1991 twenty times Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi have played , Milan have won eleven times and Juventus nine times.