Juventus 2 – 0 Milan


THE ROSSONERI succumbed to their first away defeat to Juventus in 3 years, in a poor display earlier tonight. The game was largely dominated by Juventus, with only Christian Abbiati standing out as a Milan player for most of the game. Just 7 minutes from time the home side took a deserved lead after some 1 touch play in the Milan area and a slightly lucky deflection, then a howler from Abbiati gifted Marchisio his 2nd in stoppage time.

Massimiliano’s side was boosted against Pilzen with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and tonight, Kevin-Prince Boateng returned to play behind him and Cassano in attack. In midfield, Seedorf and Van Bommel were deployed with Nocerino, and in front of Abbiati were Daniele Bonera, Alessandro Nesta, Thiago Silva, and Gianluca Zambrotta.

In the opening 10 minutes, Milan kept the ball well, despite Juve pressing fairly high, the Rossoneri did well to maintain possession, and worked the ball into some decent areas, however the final ball was poor and so Allegri’s men struggled to create many clear cut chances.

Juventus F.C-AC Milan: Official line-ups
Galliani: “Cassano is a true champion”

The next phase of the game was more towards Juventus. Milan were keen to slow down play when they got the ball but the younger Juventus side continued to press high, meanwhile Andrea Pirlo orchestrated well, and tested Abbiati with a freekick from around 20 yards out, however Abbiati was more than up to the task and saved comfortably.

It soon became clear that Abbiati was being worked much more than his opposite number, Vucinic in particular testing him a few times, and Juve were beginning to dominate, although it wasn’t completely one sided, the home side certainly looked a lot more likely to score, whilst Milan seemed lethargic and weren’t keeping the ball as well as earlier, and passed poorly when they did get in the right areas.

10 minutes before half time and Juve very nearly took the lead. Andrea Pirlo played the ball into Mirko Vucinic’s feet, and the Montenegran clipped a very intelligent lofted shot which had beaten Abbiati all ends up – he was only denied by the crossbar, a lucky escape for the Rossoneri, but also a warning sign.

Despite being on top for a spell of 20-25 minutes, they still hadn’t scored, and hadn’t made that many chances either, the Rossoneri were then tasked with keeping them out until half time, and redoubling their efforts in the second half, despite a decent long range effort from Vucinic in the last minute, the scoreline remained level at half time.

Just moments into the second half and only a superb Buffon save denied a Milan goal, thanks to good work from both Nocerino and Boateng. Alessandro Nesta was then booked for a rather cynical foul as Juve looked to counter, however the booking was probably a fair call.

the Rossoneri were making much more of a game of it now, it was a slightly more open game than before, and the tempo was more consistent, the Rossoneri had a good chance with almost 55 minutes gone, following terrific work from Antonio Cassano in the buildup – however, Clarence Seedorf was unable to pick the right pass into the box as Boateng made the run, it was a fairly tired ball, Seedorf perhaps struggling having played 90 minutes in the last 3 games.

With around half an hour to go, Urby Emmanuelson was brought on for Antonio Cassano.

In the 68th minute, Juventus were almost awarded a golden opportunity, as Thiago Silva slipped as a ball was played through for Vucinic – however, the Brazilian sprinted as fast as he could and got back to win the ball cleanly as Vucinic took 1 touch too many to try and capitalise on it..

just 2 minutes later, Alessandro Nesta was taken off, after taking a knock, and replaced by Luca Antonini (pushing Bonera central)

Arturo Vial almost gave Juventus a (probably deserved) lead with about 15 minutes to go, as Juve broke on the counter, the ball was played into Pirlo, who dummied, let it through his legs, and running onto it was the Chilean Vidal, who’s low, driven effort pulled narrowly wide, meaning the score remained level. Moments later and Vucinic was allowed a free shot from the edge of the area, and only missed narrowly too, despite the chances though, the score was level with 10 to go.

Massimiliano Allegri decided to solidify the game with 7 minutes to go, as Massimo Ambrosini was brought on for Nocerino.

However the plan failed disasterously. Just 4 minutes from time following some intricate 1 touch play on the edge of the area, the ball was heading for the 6 yard box, and as Bonera got a block in, Marchisio deflected the ball in with an element of good fortune. In all honesty, Juve deserved it.

And just when things couldn’t look more bleak, it went from bad to worse – insult was added to injury as Kevin-Prince Boateng (just back from injury) picked up his second yellow card for raising his arm foolishly to attempt a handball (which would have sent him off anyway) only to catch the had of Chiellini, and so he was sent off for a second yellow.

Juventus weren’t finished there. Heaping onto Milan’s misery came Claudio Marchisio. As Marchiso struck a volley from well outside the box, the ball went straight at Abbiati – and Abbiati let it straight through his legs, an embarrassing blunder to end the night, although again, it was arguably deserved.

Best Moment: n/a

Man of the Match: wouldn’t be fair to pick a Milan player really, anyone who watched the game will know which Juve player (sadly) ran the show.

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well done allegri and galliani! You leted pirlo go! Our midfield is the poorest ever!


The departure of pirlo is not our problem.. Afterall, pirlo will not be forever…. We need quality players.. And not Mediocre hyped Italians….


For once… I agree with you. Thank you.


I hate that I love Milan 🙁


allegri is a total failure wen it comes to tactical changes. Y on earth wil he remove nocerino 4 ambro? Our nxt match is agains palermo, anoda team we havnt beaten 4 long.


We beat them last year at the San Siro


Montolivo is Jan would be perfect


and a triquesta


Man we really need new midfielders. I really dont trust Allegri, but guys we need to give him a chance.


I really want Guus Hiddink in January.

I’m not just saying this because of this loss, Milan has been playing bad all season. Allegri’s starting-11 picks & tactics have been piss-poor.


Allegri has had to deal with an injury crisis.


Still not an excuse, he had plenty of alternatives available. He picked the worst possible starting-11 for this match, and the substitutions were batshit retarded.

Nocerino and Van Bommel were pretty much afraid of getting the ball (50% completed passes, at most) Seedorf can’t start every goddamn game. Boateng was clearly unbalanced, he was angry as hell and didn’t get one thing right.

I could go on forever about everything that’s bad but I’m too tired.

Milan has been playing bad all season. We need a new coach and new midfielders,


They played bad all last season too, just that they had enough quality players and the competition in Serie A wasn’t as good, alot of the wins in Serie A last season were very uninspiring and Milan only played around two hours of good football in the champions league. Allegri is a horrible manager.


we have nothing else than defensives midfielders. We need creative midfielders. 4 new players. Allegri need to be more active!

Mr. Rational

Unless taiwo and aquilani become starters this season then they are flops. What’s the point of getting new players to improve the team if they don’t start.


Taiwo isn’t a flop as he came on a free transfer. Believe me… he’ll have more chances down the line. When Abate first came to Milan he was a simply a reserve player.


well….. its clear we dont have the team to win the seria A this season. there is a lot of gap between our team and juventus, napoli and even roma, udenise. not to talk of the big boys of european football. i fear we may not even qualify for champions league this season as only the first three in the league will make it. the quality of our midfield is sooooooo poor. not better than that of catania. we cant even play our so called mr X. or as allergy already lost faith in him? i know january transfer window… Read more »


Not at all. Juventus is still a one trick pony… we will qualify for the CL trust me on that one. Juventus wins against big teams (like they did last season) but still drop points against small teams).


Bonera will shag galliani for sure tonight


When Nesta went out and Bonera replaced him in center, i knew we would lose. But the one who beat us is not Juve, but injury storm. If Mexes or even Yepes can play, or Robinho, the result would be different. Forza Milan!


Juve, a scrapy Juve made us look like a 3rd division tema!!

1. Thanks a lot Galliani/Berlusocni for mr X (=exted Seedorfs contract)

2. Allegri grow some BALLS!!!

3…. Would anyone bet against this starting XL when everybody is fit?

Antonini – Bonera – Silva – Zambrotta
Nocerino – Gattuso – Ambrosini
——–Cassano – Zlatan

Allegris true color is now shining

Abate – Bonera – Silva – Zambrotta
Nocerino – Gattuso – Flamini
——–Cassano – Zlatan

LMAO this is exatcly allegris line up if everybody fit. Allegri must go home, i knew that last season was thanks to ibra and silva and not allegri. Allegri havnt done 1 decent sub in a game since he came.

Let van basten coach milan


Yeah probably, he loves playing 3 defensive midfielders.
Allegris’s Calgiari tactics are terrible.

7 defenders 3 attackers, kick it to Ibra/Pato/Robinho and hope for magic.

Allegris true color is now shining

Exactly also hes hoping for dum fans like giancarlo so they dont understand the truth – just like him


Congrats to Juve they dominated whole match, where we didn’t creat a stinky chance. A deserved win. Yes we were without certain players but some came back and didn’t show anything. The main problem remains midfield and i see no signs of “rejuvenation” that Galliani and co were so hyped bout. I hope this season will not be our season because at the end of it i don’t wanna hear “we are strong with the squad we have”. BS! There’s a lot of work that has to be done to get this team back to glory path. A LOT!


dis da fact.allegri iz a gambler n a dormi.milan nid da whole team change except 4 silva nesta n abate.da oda players r worn out includin movic.imagine we only had 1 chance 2 score.am serious angry we playd nonesense.


We all here can have their opinion. And even milan finish 11th or 13th, I will still Milan fans! I ve been through the worse of Milan years. You guys just so cheeky. Go back to your mama.


dont even kno where to begin but i can say this …..I MAAAAAD AS HELL! dont blame it on midwk gms r fatigue r injured players our approach was dead wrong! simple. we’ll b bk tho. ForzaMilan!


allegri is not great coach we need great coach please suk him


We were horrible in whole of the field.in defece in midfield and in forward we were trible.i dont know why allegri put bonera instead antonini in line up.nocerino isnt milan quality.boateng was nervous and sucks.ibra touch no ball .seedorf was unconsist.and cassano was not bad.we need to rebuild.i know that we cant win scudeto for couple of years again.our midfield is our lack of point also our fulbacks.i said before4-3-1-2 isnt suit us.you see players have lost their character.our suit formation is 4-2-3-1 and we need a player that can drible and create chance for others like kaka or krasic… Read more »



the first goal was not his fault at all….the second was meaningless.


the answer is simple to the problem, BUY YOUNG MIDFIELDERS BUT BUT BUT SILVO IS DAT TIGHT N WONT SPEND MONEY ON PLAYERS, only free transfers


we need robhinho and todays result i was knowing yesterday itself tht we will loose because bonera will be playing this match


BONERA again !! =)


I remember last year when we lost against Palermo and everyone wanted Allegri to leave. But after that lost we had an international break and allegri sorted things out. Still too early guys


It takes some serious “talent” to stink up a match for 96 mins… and make assinine subs. I just… I… damn…


There was no midfield to link Ibra.Our summer transfer was very poor.U can’t beat Juve with this mediocre


4rm d most successful club down 2 failure. Maybe allegri has 2 tink, seedorf in dis game was his part? removin cassa 4 emma while seedorf is tired u stil left him, u kiled d game wen u puled cassa n leavin only ibra. 2day u guys shoulm knw ibrg cnt do it alone.


where is mr.x i am still waiting for the promised one


Seedorf got a contract extension, that was mr X! ;( mr Y is when the technical genius aka the Italian Zizou aka Gattuso gets his!


There is actually so much wrong I’m struggling to find the words. A. Old slow midfield, too many finished players got contract extentions bla bla we all know this. B. The horrible formation, the 4-3-1-2 doesn’t work unless you have a high quality midfield with at least some pace, why should the full backs have to attack and defend non-stop? C. The manager, never drops the old guard and never changes formation when we don’t have the right personel. Whats the point in putting Urby on as a striker? The poor guy hasn’t played in his own position ONCE since… Read more »

Faroos 93'

Why is everyone bursting with anger it was known thatthis game was hard to win but dont go crazy over Allegri and we STILL and WILL WIN THE 19TH SCUDETTO and why we lost this match bcz 1.Allegri needed to deal with the injuries 2.Prince was definitely not in his day and was gonna be subbed but Nesta’s injury made that impossible 3. and most importantly WE ARE PLAYING WITH THE SAME PLAYER FOR A MONTH NOW OFC WE WILL BE OUTPLAYED BY JUVE WE ARE TIRED. hopefully after the break we will get our injured back and Allegri will… Read more »

Faroos 93'



And now We’re Officially in Crisis


giancarlo every 1 iz a fan here.i cant eat nw am furous.for d past last 7 milan game.we stil cant coup wit out da injured playas.my blame iz 2 allegri 4 not telin galliani d playas he want in milan.he alway claim we hv playas.he has no faith in younger playas.dat y any team possesion.


I said last year when our sponsor changed to fly emirates that i fear our team become like arsenal(won 1 championship in firs year then nothin).and my trible dream come true


I think Taiwo did not play becos,he is not an Ita*lian,the poor guy has made a very bad move,Allegri will soon throw him out like he did to Didac.I feel very sorry for him.


umm taiwo needs to adopt


how can he adapt if he’s on bench?? one bad game and allegri thinks he’s useless. I’d play one-legged Taiwo over Antonini/Bonera anyday!!!


allegri is a great coach he has to work with whats available.


whenever Allegri and Berlu or Galliani praising Milan this season, i will be crying because they’re trying to fool themselves and the fans.. And we will fool ourselves to after reading their comments..
we need reality not only comment or promises!! where is Mr.X exactly?? Berlu is a liar now


aquilani is mr.x a bench player i guess thats what galliani said


its not allegri fault.
Kinda hard to studys for exam after this match.
But its time to moves forward.
‘after the storm, we can see the rainbow’


It is Allegri’s fault actually. Milan has been playing bad since January 2011.

Jameel sabo

Wat stupid players do we have in Bonnera & Abbiati??? Especially Abbiati i have never had him apologised on all d goals he has been coursn us!!! Remember dis is his 2nd error in jst dis current season, must we carry on wit him as 1st? Is he d only one we have? Wats d meaning of our reserve keepers? Or are they not part of d team?
Pls we should sign a better keeper!


when we draw barca with this poor performers most of u guys are praising the team and allegri, now what will u say?


I don’t think anyone praised Allegri. Milan had 20% possesion, mostly on their own half.

Milan SHOULD be able to defend with 9-1-0. Even FC Copenhagen, Rubin Kazan, Sporting Gijon and Hercules (Now 2nd division in la liga) can do that.

We praised Pato and Silva.


giancarlo..dun u think v r a one trick pony as well?..ibrahimovic ?

Milan Per Sempre

OK… Hopefully this will be a wake up call to allegri’s tactics. Our midfield is so poor its unbelievable, wolves have a better midfield than us and we are looking at champions league glory, the best we can hope is we are around 10th at january and galilani pulls his finger out and get monty or anyone of that clalibre within the midfield.


This game was just painful to watch as a milan fan and as a fan I can’t stand Allegri as the manager. It’s clear we have no creativity in the midfield and there is no way we can move up from our own half to attack at this point. I don’t know why he took Cassano out and left Seedorf in when he was clearly tired today. It’s not just the manager but obviously our whole midfield that’s the problem. I hear talk about Christian Eriksen in january so I hope that comes true but we have to revamp our… Read more »


prepare yourself for the worst.very soon we will find out,please Mr prime minister sell the club,we are suffering too much


Really!? Abbiati was the only good thing we have in this team…the second goal was really insignificant, he made 4-5 amazing saves in the first half and aside from Thiago Silva was the only other reason we kept it 0-0 until 85 minute.


Allegri lacks technical changes i have always watch his changes most of it are always wrong, y on earth remove a nocerino who is battling so hard in d midfield & i must say this never again should he start bonera when there is yepes & antonini where there is taiwo waiting 2 prove his worth, guys am really sad about dis result, see d result of not reinforcing our midfield see d difference btwn old & young bones our mid field is pooooor!!!


well that is not a big problem.. but I swear to my VERY LOVED GOD that I knew milan will accept a goal when BONERA came in NESTA’s place.. I swear to god, and just as I saw that BONERA is in the game .. I knew milan will lose. FUck you Allegri , you are a great tactician. but why the hell do oyu put bonera in the game.but sorry allegri , I do not blame you 100% , the biggest fault is the Directors foult.. WHY THE HELL DO YOU KEEP BONERA , are you crazyyyyyyyyy. you should’v… Read more »


Agreed 100% with the BONERA conudrum!!!


“Although there are obvious concerns over Daniele Bonera at the back, it does nobody any good to keep going over the well-worn point. He isn’t good enough: it’s as simple as that.” Quote from Goal.com




kaka musa ne.ka gan 4ck namu ko.coach ye chi.




i beleive the scale should havecfallen from our eyes now. even our coach knows that it will be difficult for milan to qualify for champions keague this season. the goal post have been shifted and it is no more business as usual. the only hope for galiani now is to bring in montokivo for no cost in january. but what if he decides to sign an extension with is present club? mr galiani will just faint cos this club does not have a dime to sign new and quality players. we need a change of ownership fast. by the time… Read more »


I hate Milan… Its pains me dat its lyk dis


I usualy dnt comment jst 1ce a while I stood up after d 1st gaol around 86th mins or so,y on earth will bonera shld paring silva and our mildfild is totaly poor,its obvious Juve were active in d market not looking for out of contract palyers.hope we can bounce back.am nt happy @all.