Team news: Bologna were without the suspended Adam Masina as well as without Antonio Mirante and Orji Okonkwo. Milan had to do without Luca Antonelli, Davide Calabria, Mattia De Sciglio, Giacomo Bonaventura, Riccardo Montolivo and without the banned Jose Sosa. Kickoff time for Matchday 18 in Serie A, which was postponed to this date due to Milan’s Supercoppa Italiana encounter back in late December, was 20:45 CET / Italian time at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.

Goal: Pasalic (89′).
Red cards:
Paletta (38′), Kucka (59′).

Bologna F.C. 1909 (4-3-3) – Roberto Donadoni
Angelo da Costa; Emil Krafth, Daniele Gastaldello (63′ Bruno Petković), Domenico Maietta, Ibrahima Mbaye (78′ Vasilis Torosidis); Ádám Nagy, Erick Pulgar (80′ Federico Viviani), Blerim Džemaili; Simone Verdi, Mattia Destro, Ladislav Krejčí.
Unused: Izzo, Oikonomou, Di Francesco, Donsah, Sadiq, Taider, Sarr, Ravaglia, Helander.

AC Milan (4-3-3) – Vincenzo Montella
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Ignazio Abate, Gabriel Paletta, Alessio Romagnoli (31′ Cristian Zapata), Leonel Vangioni; Juraj Kucka, Manuel Locatelli (46′ Gustavo Gomez), Mario Pasalic; Suso, Carlos Bacca (62′ Andrea Poli), Gerard Deulofeu.
Unused: Plizzari, Storari, Bertolacci, Honda, Mati Fernandez, Cutrone, Lapadula, Ocampos.

Referee: Daniele Doveri.

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114 COMMENTS

  1. Most of you guys in this blog only look for someone to pick on when milan is not bringing in the result. People with any technical know how on football seem to know better than the coach. From motolivo to naing now is pasalic. If you guys feel his the problem of milan then i think you all better go f**k yourselves. Some people in this blog seem to piss me off any time i see their comments always talking with out common sense. Please if you want to criticise please do it with concrete analysis backing your opinion.

    • Its people like you who piss people off. As much as I agree with you that sometimes we are quick to pass blame.
      I also think everybody is entitled to their opinions as much as yourself.
      So drop yours and move along.
      And YES, Montolivo & Niang were actually under performing.

  2. i’m happy that milan consecutive defeat has ended. a dramatic win by 9 men. the problem now is milan will be without paletta and kuco against lazio.

    pasalic doing a muntari is it?

  3. Montella bashing still happening. Do you have any idea how hard it is to keep a team morale up during a losing streak losing 2 men on the field to cards? I’m not saying he is amazing. But give the man some credit.

  4. 11 Vs 9 and we still won, n you guys still complaining. all who’s not down to b milanista jus b quiet. #forzamilan #wearestrong

  5. We won! Waoh Milan won with 9men against 11! This is sweet! I know we all think dias nothing to be happy abt but as a milanista, IKLL say d cup is half full, let’s enjoy dis win n plan for lazio tmrow! This is not to say I support montella,s stubbornness but I enjoy dis win

  6. These injuries and red cards, my lord.

    Pasalic should be replaced next match

    Donnaruma had a couple very important saves

    Gomez did very well when coming on

    Vangioni didn’t look as bad as montella’s selection last match implied

    Poli did a great job, worked his tail off and won possession and defended well even with a busted knee. Hats off.

    Deulofeu has great qualities, worked hard for 90 minutes and has a great passing range.

    Suso didn’t do poorly but he visibly needs to be rested. Second game in a row you could clearly see it.

    On to bacca. lol I can’t believe people defend him. Can you not see it? How useless he actually is in this team. Do we really want to wait 90 minutes and hope and pray he gets that one chance that he will 100% put away?

    His movement is horrible and predictable. His hold up play is garbage. He can’t link up. He sets up more attacks for the other team than he does for Milan. Lapdula needs to start next match. Whether he gets a direct assist or goal or not, his work rate, and movement would create more chances for others and open up more space in one game than bacca has all season. Whether he forces a mistake or holds up the ball to keep possession in the final third. It’s becoming ridiculous how one dimensional and invisible bacca is.

  7. All Montella haters what’s wrong with you guys? you are asking for Mancini to come to Milan, forgetting that Mancini’s inter with all their transfer kitty and signings were behind Montella’s Milan until Inter had a change of coach and they started moving up. Give Mancini this squad and we will be battling against relegation.
    Montella has done well and is still doing well till date, every coach has his weakness, so does Montella too, don’t kill him for that. Yes, we may have lost consecutive matches recently but we played well in most cases better than our opponents with only luck missing. when was the last time we had that, under seedorf if I remember correctly. Allegri, Pippo, Miha, wins unconvincingly and loses unconvincingly. Milan won’t miss Europe this season

  8. Anyone that wants montella sacked or gone at the end of the season will you please get off this website ye don’t have a clue. He may not be the best tactician we ever had but what he does with this team with the limitations we have is beyond remarkable. We lose 4 games In a row, we outplayed Napoli and lost with 10 men to juve and lose 2 matches to udinese and sampdoria in which circumstances controlled them games, we have a limited squad with no funds, please get behind the lads and don’t criticise them. We are so limited at the moment, if what happened against bologna happened 2/3 years ago we’d have lost simple as. Let’s hope in the summer we invest wisely and get back into Europa league/champs league for starters and keep hold of montella

  9. I’m so happy for the win. I already bet that Milan would won by a goal, but i didn’t expected that 2 reds. What a twisted ending, i thought a draw would just be fine. Anyway a good play by Delofeou, Milan should keep him, i think he can play as a striker, he can be like “small” striker like tevez or aguero..

  10. I’m so happy for the win. I already bet that Milan would won by a goal, although i didn’t expected that 2 reds. What a twisted ending. Anyway a good play by Delofeou, Milan should keep him, i think he can play as a striker, he can be like “small” striker like tevez or aguero.

  11. I’ve been supporting Milan for 10 year’s and saw players come and go never once followed a player cause I believe a true fan supports a team not a player. so what I’m trying to say all the so-call fans who bashes the team when they’re not playing good should jus stop, the same way we goes to the player’s ig page and blogs to talk thrash bout the player’s and coach is not nice. They too check the same said sites and reads the negative comments, we as fans should be trying to uplift them when they play bad cause that what a true milanista does. #weareacmilan #forzamilan⚫

  12. I saw the referee, i went to bed. He is one of those that hates milan and my judgement was right again. Good fight from the guys.

  13. Vangioni was really awesome.Would be nice if we can get Thomas Lemar from Monaco or Killian Mbappe.We seriously need back a bigger squad with better players.Everyone seems to down Pasalic but in the end he won us the game and there must be a reason why Montella plays him everytime.Im not a Poli Fan but he really saved our butts.This game is probably the hardest fought victory i have ever seen.Next match against Lazio i would like to see this team

    Donnarumma
    Abate Gomes Romagnoli Vangioni
    Bertolacci Locatelli Pasalic

    Ocampos Lapadula Deulofeu

  14. I think d admin of dis blog is a bit tired or discouraged at the moment, he doesn’t post pre match interviews or postmatch comments, he doesn’t give us snippets from other news, just match day squad n result! Or has sheva discouraged u? U shld get an assistant to make d forum more lively! Milan will be great again n we are showing glimpses of greatness already, just a few more additions in MF and I’m sure we can compete! Forza Milan

  15. Poli is just like Ambrosini……..not the technically gifted…..not d skillful one……sometimes clueless……but BOY will they die for their Job………MONTELLA am still behind u 100%…….kudos to the Lads……think its high time we gave SUSO some rest be it LAZIO or not…..i think every team now knws we play thru him and lock him up as soon as game starts or maybe we should just change the formation somehow…….a draw against LAZIO would do for me considering the fact that we beat them 1st leg…..all the best BOYS

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