Team news: Milan were without Marco Storari, Ignazio Abate, Luca Antonelli, Andrea Conti, Gabriel Paletta and Jose Mauri. Crotone had to do without Stefan Simić, Daniel Pavlović, Marco Tumminello and Andrea Nalini. Kickoff time of Matchday 20 was 15:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goal: Bonucci (54′).

AC Milan (4-3-3) – Gennaro Gattuso
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessié (84′ Manuel Locatelli), Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Patrick Cutrone (75′ Nikola Kalinić), Hakan Çalhanoğlu.
Bench: A. Donnarumma, Gabriel, Gomez, Musacchio, Zapata, Gabbia, Locatelli, Montolivo, Zanellato, Borini, Kalinić, André Silva.

F.C. Crotone (4-3-3) – Walter Zenga
Alex Cordaz; Mario Sampirisi, Arlind Ajeti, Federico Ceccherini, Bruno Martella; Marcus Rohdén (63′ Giovanni Crociata), Andrea Barberis (85′ Oliver Kragl), Rolando Mandragora; Marcello Trotta, Ante Budimir (75′ Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo), Adrian Stoian.
Unused: Viscovo, Festa, Sampirisi, Tonev, Izco, Suljic, Aristoteles.

Referee: Fabio Maresca.

127 COMMENTS

  1. Listen, you nitwits CALHONOGLU IS A PIRLO STYLE PLAYER. Anyone saw the through pass from the LB position to the RW through the whole field?

    I mentioned before, this guy is a playmaker.

    Oh by the way, GATTUSO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE BEST COACH FOR MILAN. Especially in this situation!!!

    • Yeah well I also see him as a playmaker but a bit more aggresive and attacking than Pirlo but Gattuso said the other day in an interview, he sees Hakan more as a b2b midfielder since he used to play this position in Bayer

      Nevertheless, he upped his performance last couple of matches and I hope he can keep up as we are in dire need of a proper playmaker

  2. If Fassobelli don’t fix the left side of the attack in this transfer window then they are confirmed failures, If they expect Gatuso or any manager to deliver good result using 4-3-3 without an effective left side attacker then they are both jokers.

    Half fit Walcott or even Deleufeo will make more impact than our current options because they are natural wide men and they are available now. In fact, Walcott offered himself and we rejected him.

    If this transfer window closes without fixing that side, then we can as well conclude that the Chinese have truly entrusted their money in hands of morons.

    • Half fit Walcott will definitely not make an impact, otherwise I agree. Im glad we rejected Walcott. Walcott needs space, is a counter attacking player, and he wont get spaces like that in Serie A.
      Hope we get Deulo for width. otherwise the best player/s would be Draxler or Pastore.

      • I’m no Walcott fan but it seems some of you are satisfied with either playing Calha who we are “adapting” to the left or other non natural wingers who would not deliver crosses and assists to our strikers.

        Walcott whether you love him or hate him is better than our current options and would be more productive.

      • Apparently deulofeu wants inter so let him go. For that lw I would absolutely love If we could get draxler but that’s a stretch. Not many players on the market that are lw.

        • From what I saw deulo prefers Milan over Inter, which would be the logical choice, not just beccause we are Milanisti and Inter are shit, but because he had a good spell here as well.

  3. Hopefully calhanoglu can be an important player in this second half this season. He never got much time so if he can play and build on what he’s done the past couple of games it would be a good sign for us. He is a good player just needs time to settle. Then hopefully Conti comes back fully fit without problems and Silva can show us what he’s worth in this second half. I’m still convinced the poor lad needs to start games consecutively in order to show what he’s worth. If he’s getting 20 minutes here or there what do you expect of him. Let him start for 3 games and see wat he is. His stats show hes a dangerous player. As bad as our season is there is still hope on all three fronts. Semis of coppa. In the knockout of europa and league although distant we can still get close to fourth if teams keep dropping points. We need to step it up big time!

  4. Reported that deulofeu was offered to milan but we were not interested. So I guess we will continue to play a formation that uses wingers without any real wingers. Brilliant move

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