(IN THE PHOTO: Giampaolo Pazzini in action at Milanello)
MILANELLO – After the morning training session on the covered pitch due to rain that included muscle strengthening exercises and drills on mobility and articulation over high hurdles, the team resumed work Thursday afternoon at 16.30.
The first exercise was keep-ball with five players against two in the middle, whose task was to win possession.
That exercise was followed by another whereby six players took on four on half a pitch.
A long tactical drill came before the practice match. 
Mattia De Sciglio completed the work out in the morning with his teammates, and in the afternoon continued his specialised training.
This afternoon at 17.30 there is a full practice match against Pro Piacenza (Lega Pro). After the mid-August bank holiday break on Friday, Milan will train twice on Saturday before travelling to Valencia for the evening friendly at the Mestalla.