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Anteprima: AC Milan Women vs Florentia San Gimignano

Yeah, girl, it’s on

Hellas Verona v AC Milan - Women’s Serie A Photo by Ciancaphoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

The AC Milan Women will take on Florentia San Gimignano this Sunday.

Milan will most likely continue with the 3-5-2 they’ve been fielding lately. As frustrating as their play under the formation is, we have seen some improvement lately.

In the last match against Hellas Verona, the team lined up in a 3-5-2, but with a few key differences.

The first of which is that midfielder Julia Šimić was fielded from the start. Milan played well during the first-half with her in it.

After Šimić was substituted out of the match, Milan seemed to lose their composure in the midfield.

Despite this, Milan’s second-half substitutions did have a blessing in disguise.

After Natasha Dowie was substituted out after making history with her sixth goal in red and black, midfielder Vero Boquete was pushed up the pitch into a more attacking role. She then became a false nine alongside our actual number nine, Valentina Giacinti.

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The result was a fluid, dynamic attacking duo, and we finally got to see Vero deployed as the attacking threat she was meant to be. Others on the pitch also benefited from this shift in formation, most notably midfielder Christy Grimshaw.

Will we see something similar from the Rossonere on Sunday? At this point, it’s hard to tell. However, this will hopefully give coach Maurizio Ganz something to think about in the future. Hopefully, he’ll realize the value of having Vero in an attacking role as opposed to her current role as a defensive left centre-mid.

As for Florentia, look for the team to deploy an attacking 4-3-3. The team is young and have a squad that reflects their youthful vitality. Their current best player is Sofia Cantore, who is on loan from Juventus.

The Neroverde have been a constant thorn in the Rossonere’s side. To date, Milan has not been able to beat Florentia on their home turf. Their most ignominious loss against them was on Matchday Eight of 2019.

The Rossonere lost to the Tuscan side by a score of 2-1. Milan’s unfortunate habit of dropping points to teams like Florentia is what ultimately led them to missing out on Champions League qualification for the second year in a row.

The hope is that they can finally break that curse this year. And a win over Florentia would be a good place to start.

How To Watch

Sky, TimVision, Milan TV, the Dailymotion page, the AC Milan app.