AEK Athens-Milan: The Rossoneri squad

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Leonardo Bonucci and Fabio Borini during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Leonardo Bonucci and Fabio Borini during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face AEK Athens on Thursday evening when the clock points 19:00 CET / Italy time at Athens Olympic Stadium for the 4th matchday of the 2017/18 Europa League group stage and Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella has named his squad.

Luca Antonelli, Davide Calabria, Andrea Conti, Gustavo Gomez, Gabriel Paletta, Matteo Gabbia , Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura are out of this encounter.

Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Mateo Musacchio, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli; Fabio Borini, Riccardo Montolivo, Manuel Locatelli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Hakan Çalhanoğlu; Andrè Silva, Patrick Cutrone.

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Antonio DonnarummaIgnazio AbateFabio BoriniPatrick Cutrone
Gianluigi DonnarummaLeonardo BonucciHakan ÇalhanoğluNikola Kalinić
Marco StorariMateo MusacchioFranck KessiéAndré Silva
Ricardo RodriguezManuel LocatelliSuso
Alessio RomagnoliJose Mauri
Cristian ZapataRiccardo Montolivo
Niccolò Zanellato

39 COMMENTS

  1. It’s reported Montella will play 3412 with Silva pairing Cutrone and Hakan behind them. This is due to Jack and Suso not being fit enough

    • the only truth in life.
      without falling by ur own mistakes .no one realy can learn;
      and that does not happen by listening to otherones advices.
      some must make his own mid up and take a decision just to see it did not work.
      3412 is the most effective choise i belive.
      we missed so hardly the goals,
      what does all the possesion bring if we dont score
      and with two striker a acm behind
      we gona be much more able to score
      and suso can also play behind the two striker
      as jack can drop back in to the middlefeld
      man i pray that final montella gets it true hos own mistakes
      becouse he in the end desserves it to be succesfull
      and milan needs stability

      • 4-1-3-2 is the only system in which suso can play his best and he is the most important player for milan. In 3-4-1-2 we lose suso

        • that is right.how could we deal with a 1 man middlefeld.wouldnt we get to week
          then it would be 4-2-3-1
          but hen we have again just one striker upfront
          thats the problem as we dont have a killer finisher to play just 1 striker

          • This too many changes of formation makes the teams suck. Lets just go with a traditional formation that will give the team balance. 4-4-2 formation is the best as far as this team is concern.

  2. Kalinic sucks. Everyone except Montella knew he sucks. We need a much better point man. We are Milan, we deserve it.

  3. Sadly, i don’t expect much from Milan this season anymore. 4 top is only a dream as long as Montella still in. I believe we will win tonight but then loose again against Napoli. Wish the best for next season. What will you do Fassone ?

  4. Kalinic sucks. Rodriguez sucks. Calhanoglou sucks.
    Kessi and Biglia have started sucking real bad recently.
    Only good quality players in our whole Milan squad are – Donna, Musacchio Bonucci, Silva, Bona and Suso.

    I don’t know why these stupid managers go for players who have had just a season’s glory. Conti played well for 1 season and we splashed 20 mil for that skinny kid. A top team goes for players like Alves or Kolarov who were proven champions and are doing way better even now.

    Anyway, I was always against using all our budget in one go. I’ve written it numerous times that we should have stopped after 6 signings and prepared for January transfer fixes based on performance. That’s how you plan things!

    #MontellaOut

  5. I really don get this orgasm for a three man defense. Montella is the architect of his problem.. kessie nd biglia should be rested, explore oother options @ least he profess to rotate the team

  6. saw last night napoli vs man city……the way napoli playing i am fearing for the worst when we face them in seria a……….God help us!

  7. Montella need to learn from Pep guardiola. The guy needs only a draw to qualify but no that to him is failure and his players know that.
    THE DAY MILAN BECOME FURIOUS GETTING A DRAW AGAINST THE LIKES OF JUVE, ROMA, NAPOLI, AND INTER.

    THAT WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA.

  8. If we win tonight and play good, some fans will want Montella to be given another chance. If we lose some most will want his head. We I still want him gone regardless of whether he wins/draw. He just has reached his peak and will not improve. He’s just too average for Milan.

  9. After this match Kalinic will start again in the league and Silva will be benched whether he scores a hatrick or not.

  10. Make Montella gone he can’t win a game. His football is slow and therefore obviously predictable but people wondered why team is not scoring? We won’t score if opponents will be rearranging themself while Biglia Zapata and Romagnoli are busy passing to each other. What a time wasting tactic! Makes me wanna cry. Montella will then look at the ball possession and claim that we played better or it was balanced when we actually hardly created anything other then the chance with Kalinic. I believe they paid too much for a 30 year old Kalinic who the idiot wanted in his team at all costs but to be fair, Kalinic is not getting a ball to score, he’s doing the max that anyone could do which is pressing off the ball. We have lot of problems and can be panicking but easy solution – Replace Montella tonight.

  11. Damn injuring all our players along. He said rotating but over-using Biglia and others while Gomez Monto Silva Loca A.Dunna Gabbia etc can’t get a minute even in Europa. From Athens, he should fly straight to Florence or wherever his home, regardless of tonight’s result or performance. I am tired of little improvements which anyway is expected with any coach no matter how bad they are.

  12. Oh Europa league (long sigh…)

    The lineup indicates Montella is not taking this match lightly, as apart from Kalanic, all our fit starters are scheduled to play. I hope no one gets injured, and at least 2-3 of these will get rest.

    Most interesting thing for me is to see if Bonnuci’s rest did anything for his form, and will that back 3 defense finally start clicking.

    We need to start stringing together positive results! It’s now or never.

  13. This formation dilemma that we find ourselves is a problem. Montella is not willing to bench Kalinic(I’m not against him in anyway) but you can’t keep benching Silver either. To accommodate everyone I think a 3232 is the way to go so as to play with 2 strikers. 4231 will give us 1 striker, 3232 gives us 2 strikers. Donna, Musachio, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Kessie, Located/Biglia; Bona, Hakan, Suso, Kalinic, Silver.
    What are your thoughts?
    Though our problem is beyond formation. Montella is still a good coach no matter what but right now, he just needs to go. I think he is the one having the mental block and not the players. He needs to rest a bit off coaching then get back to coaching

  14. Silver has to play. Silver is one of the best players that we have. He just knows football!
    Lastly, who the fuck is Silver?!

  15. Someone should tell Berlusconi to shut up, this is his fault, if he was inverted in the team these guys will only brought 3 or 4 top player’s and the team will be on the move

  16. I believe they are other fans on this platform commenting just to make Montella look good and manageable in other for Milan to keep loosing… How can we open our eyes and see the nonesense this man is doing and still say nice things about his tactics… let him go please, the football world has evolved and Milan needs to evolve with it..Montella can’t carry on with this job

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