The winner of this semifinal clash will face Juventus in the final. The final will take place on January 10th.
Milan will deploy their usual 3-5-2 for this match while deploying their usual line-up. The only difference is, Dominika Čonč will be in the middle rather than Christy Grimshaw.
If I’m being honest, I haven’t really enjoyed watching Milan play in the 3-5-2 formation. The formation is too defensive and too pragmatic. It is also not fun to watch Milan’s best player, Verónica Boquete, fielded as a defensive LCMF rather than a trequartista, where she can do the most damage.
I don’t perceive to know the method behind Ganz’s madness and why he does this. I just wonder if Maurizio will ever field a formation that will make the most of the incredible talent she has.
Whenever you watch Milan play, you get the sense that the team is being held back for the sake of securing a result. You also wonder if this team will ever be allowed to demonstrate its full potential and fully utilize all the talent in their squad.
This pragmatic style of play is not fun to watch. However, it gets the job done, and I suppose that’s all that matters in the end.
Milan will also be taking on a Fiorentina who will be missing players through suspension and injury. Most notably, the Viola will be missing the beating heart of their midfield, Marta Mascarello, who will be out of action due to an ACL injury. Their coach, Antonio Cincotta, will also be missing from the sidelines, due to having tested positive for Covid-19.
We wish them both the best of luck and speedy recoveries as well.
Milan will have an advantage in this regard and will have to make the most of it. Expect them to do so and to emerge the victors of this match.
This version of the Rossonere is not that fun to watch, and isn’t playing to their full potential.
However, they can buy my silence by winning the Supercoppa.
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