Friendly | Real Madrid vs AC Milan ~ Match Preview



⭕ Milan XI : Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli; Theo; Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Brahim, Leao; Giroud

⭕ Real Madrid XI : Courtois; Lucas, Nacho, Alaba, Marcelo; Isco, Casemiro, Modrić; Bale, Jović, Rodrygo. 

Predicted Real Madrid vs AC Milan, Real Madrid will conclude their preparations for the 2021-22 La Liga campaign with a
against Italian giants AC Milan in Austria on Sunday evening.
Los Blancos are building towards their season opener against Alaves on 14 August, while Milan have two more friendlies before starting their Serie A campaign against Sampdoria on 23 August.



The Real Madrid squad have taken part in a number of matches at the training ground this summer, but they have only played one confirmed friendly and suffered a 2-1 loss to Rangers in the match in question on 25 July.
The team's preparations for the new season have been far from ideal due to the number of absentees following international commitments, but Carlo Ancelotti's squad is now starting to take shape, with the new La Liga campaign starting next weekend with a trip to Alaves.
News of Lionel Messi's departure from Barcelona has shaken the football world, but Real Madrid have financial problems of their own and have only managed to make one signing this summer, bringing in David Alaba on a free transfer, with Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane both. move.
For all the criticism that has come at the team last season, Los Blancos are just two points adrift of reigning champions Atletico Madrid and will believe they can launch a strong challenge for the title this season.
On paper, the start of the season has been good for Ancelotti's side, and there is certainly a chance they could top the table heading into the first El Clasico of the season against Barcelona towards the end of October.
Milan, meanwhile, are technically behind Real Madrid in their preparations for the new season, as the Italian giants don't start their Serie A campaign until August 23, facing a trip to Sampdoria.
However, Stefano Pioli's side had a busy pre-season in terms of fixtures, beating Pro Sesto 6-0 and Modena 5-0 in their opening two summer friendlies towards the end of July.
Milan then drew 1-1 with Nice on July 31 before losing to Valencia on penalties following a goalless draw at the Mestalla on Wednesday night.
The Reds and Blacks have been busy during this summer's transfer window, signing Fikayo Tomori, Mike Maignan, Sandro Tonali, Fode Ballo-Toure, Brahim Diaz and Olivier Giroud to boost their squad ahead of the new season.
The Rossoneri finished second behind Inter Milan in Serie A last term, which proved to be their highest position since the 2011-12 season, and the club's supporters will be hoping more progress can be made in 2021-22.
Real Madrid will have a much stronger squad available for this clash than they did against Rangers, but Toni Kroos is sidelined through injury, while Alvaro Odriozola has tested positive for coronavirus.
Karim Benzema is back in training after testing positive for the coronavirus, and Eden Hazard's fitness is thought to have impressed the coaching staff during pre-season.
There is likely to be a place in the middle of defense for Alaba's summer arrival, but Ferland Mendy is not yet ready to return from injury.
Gareth Bale is back with Real Madrid this summer and looks set to stay until his contract expires next June, and the Wales international is likely to be involved against Milan.
As for Milan, Pioli made full use of his squad in the match against Valencia last time out, and it is expected that there will be major changes throughout the match against Real Madrid.
Giroud came on as a substitute against Valencia and may now have a place in the starting XI, while Maignan, Tomori and Ballo-Toure should also feature from the first whistle.
Tonali and Rade Krunic could feature as two midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but there will also be performances like Alexis Saelemaekers and Tommaso Pobega during the game.

🔺 Predicted Lineup of Real Madrid vs AC Milan

⭕ Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Alaba, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Valverde, Odegaard; Rodrygo, Benzema, Hazard

⭕ AC Milan: Maignan; Conti, Tomori, Romagnoli, Ballo-Toure; Tonali, Krunic; Castillejo, Diaz, Rebic; Giroud

✅ Real Madrid vs AC Milan Score Prediction: 2-2
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