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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Bonera is a black sheep,he should be sacrifice immediately,he is a curse on the club.


Well i didn’t watch the game (cos i live in australia and it’s really hard to find and watch serie a games here plus the terrible time zone) and – by the looks of how things went – i’m glad i didn’t watch it. I would have been really annoyed and frustrated.

Fadil Maldini

Our midfield suck.they can’t distribute the ball from defend to attack.
Why Allegri never trust our youngster?
If we play with the same player & formation for long time,we will lose and lose.
I think,if we have no injury list Allegri will play our veterans.and the line up might be:
Gattuso-van Bommel-Ambrossini
Its Because Allegri always counting on old crack.He’ll never believe to our new player or youngster.


Milan need new midelfild player’s , and the older @out, we need creative players in midelfild, and we need new style game, we playing so sloumotion, we need more agressive to playing and creative game! every match we playing the same game, but allegri now need to begin new style game more harder!


O kastriot na hanger dreqi me Milanin.

FIrst things first… BONERA OUT OF THIS TEAM PERMANENTLY.. secondly , Montolivo and Ganso are a MUST GET players in the winter transfer window.. and probably some other players.. SCHALKE’S JURADOOOOO , Amazing player believe me he is just incredible.. he is the most underrated player in the world probably ! please transfer these 3 midf. Galliani !


I dont think we should get Ganso he’s injury prone and he’s expensive Banega of Valencia would be way better.
Dunno bout Jurado and im not sure since Bundesliga is a Cr@ppy Easy League and anybody can look good there.But we must transfer some new CM’s and a new CAM.And yeah not only would i put out Bonera of this Squad i wouldnt even let him play in Raifeissen Superliga lol.

Mr. Rational

Hmmm I been thinking that maybe coaches have begun to figure out how to put milan in difficulty. I think allegri needs a fresh approach. Maybe its time to use prince and bommel as wide midfielders and let aquilani play as a CDM with robinho or el shaarawy as a trequartista. Just a thought.


“we just need to be patient. When we get our rhythm back, we’ll beat them all.” -Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Forza Milan!!!



Shev Johannesburg

New coach please.


If you hate the old, so no question about pirlo and dont ask kaka to comeback.




5games nothing special with milan!! Mr berlusconi~ buy new player in winter and the oldies must be grounded,….please….


Allegri is a dumb moron – he is not a good coach at all. He said the team was tired which is a stupid excuse – if the team is tired, why not play Aquilani, Taiwo and Stephan El Shaarawy? They are not tired as they do not play much. I am sick of him and I hope Milan will have a new coach soon – with that said, Galliani needs to have his bold head think and sign 2-3 good midfielders in January.


Allegri is great. And so does his line up (Coach know best who is fit and best!). Just that I do not think milan should play BONERA anymore. That is all that matters!


If the old wants to stay, cut their salaries below € 1 m. Like inzaghi & roma did. Sacrifice.


I’ve solely blame BONERA ! Either he is not competent or he got hell a bad luck =)


Time bomb in the restricted area.


we have no insparation in the midfield. boatang defenitly not as important as you all state he is he should be in the midflield not fowards. and i honestly think juve payed that ref not one call was towards milan

Allegris true color is now shining

we have the worst midfield in the world on this level, we dont even have a midfield. One by one our midfield are useless, im not insulting or disrespecting but its true.

What did they think when they sold kaka(our only midfield engine)?????? And what did they think by replacing him with defensive midfielders lile nocerino, flamini,bommel?????

Berlu you are too busy, sell milan. Galliani u getting old, you dont know anything anymore. Allegri pack ur stuff and go and coach cagliari with 7 defenders.


You can say anything about Berlu becuz he truly doesnt care anymore but dont you dare say anything about Galliani the poor man did all he could with what he had and he loves Milan more then anybody got that.


F*ck everybody who thumbed down my post GOT THAT.


I didn’t like durimz Language but i totally agree. Daniel Bonera is the worst defender Milan can ask for. I don’t know where but someone posted an article which gives the horrible statistics of Bonera in Milan games. When he play – we lose! We will have to hold tight until January, because the team is playing like crap and i see no one can help except new players, Taiwo need to replace the left full back and Mexes should play as well. Abbiati will prove this year he isn’t that good. we are in deep trouble, this will continue… Read more »


another defeat that hurts,i think we are now in crisis.what else can i say…


Thiago Silva was great, our only and by far best player.


Financial Fair Play comes on next summer so serious spending is needed on january. If Berlu cant handle that he should go. I appreciate everything he’s done for Milan, but now he and Galliani are keeping team back.

If we wont get new signings in we might finish this season outside Champions League qualification.

Use young players

Allegri should really work on his decision-making, yesterday’s match showed dat most of our so-called champions are FINISHED, we need more young mids(if we cant buy den just use our academy-merkel,carmona) However i think Bonera is cursed-cos milan always lose whenever he plays. Thumbs up if u believe Bonera is bad luck to milan n must be axed.


I’m speechless.


clearly, fatigue, injuries too and we can’t always win every big match
And like i always say we need more youthful mentality in our CM, i imagine the likes of machisio against the likes of seedorf

playas like zambrotta imo.. shld be flushed, boateng, i just dnt think he deserves to wear the Milan jersey, its 4 special pple, pple wit some personalities


My probelm wit allegri is his mentality . U promised kpb wud go bak to cmf n hw can u use mvb , n noce 2 players dat re not creative in a 3 man mf . He is a gud coach but tins must change . Play aqua , urby n taiwo in their effective positions .


Alright guys calm ur nerves. After d match we all heard wat ibra said ‘we just need 2 get our rhythms back, we wil beat them all’. and also last seasn allegri said afta d interntnal brk we wil be fine nd it worked by defeatin inter 3-0 nd he has said it again lets wait nd c. Fifa Fair Play rule startin nxt seasn: we nd 2 do reinforcement in jan(nt mediocres nd veterans). Bt am getin worried wit wat B nd G is doin dis days, waitin 4 players whose contract is 1 yr left den we wil… Read more »


One more thin, BONERA is d worst milan player in history nd i don’t want 2 c him play again or else…..


Lukin at barca n madrid ,d team consists of creative players . 6 of their 6 players 4rm mf to fw are creative . Compared to our 3. addin 2 more creative mf wud b a breathe of fresh air


The problem with the team can not be put entire on management team,people just be honest this is the most average Milan team we have seen in many years.The core of the team is aged and there are no plans or what so ever to replace these players,Zlatan is just like the only player they always rely on. There is no creative midfielder in the the team,our summer transfer was very bad yet we have a club owner who thinks we are on the same level with the world best team currently. A great club like Milan needs at least… Read more »


I’d say 2007-2010 was the worst from what i’ve seen but this current Milan really needs investments i mean oldies like Seedorf and Gattuso are fine as back up becuz they can give something moderately but they cant play every game.We should also get a replacement for Van Bommel who will leave for PSV in 2013


milan has to do one of these two things:
1) Allegri out, Ancelotti in or
2) buying Montolivo and Ganso to have more creativity and dont’t play always with ambrosini, Seedrof, Van Bommel

I dont’t understand when allegri let play the oldies because they have more experience. then the younger can’t get experience

Sohel loves Shama

Y people asking for Ancelotti…he is finished Chelsea sacked him…so according to u guyz he is Mediocore coach…last year Allergy did the same thing and you all wanted to sack him…at the end of the season we won serie a


d way i see it,our squad is not good enough in comparison 2 barca,madrid,utd,chelsea,juve….we can’t go far in d champions league wit dis squad & as for serie a it will be a tough one,gettin 2 d top is easy,staying on top is d hard part & am beginnin 2 think milan can’t defend the title..it hurts 2 admit but without new ideas & fresh legs in d squad,i don’t even know how it might end, 5pts in 5 games HORRIBLE…still FORZA MILAN)))


I refuse to accept any criticism of Emanuelson. He’s a left back cum left winger and since he’s joined Milan that moron Allegri has played him in left side of centre mid, right side of centre mid, trequartista and striker. You can’t expect Emanuelson to be decisive when he’s always playing in a porition alien to him.


“It was a lucky goal, but we
didn’t play as we could have. We
could have done better, we
created very little. Obviously
we’re unhappy to have
conceded a few minutes from
time but in football, it’s never
over until the whistle goes. It’s
not that we lost concentration,
but we should have done
better. The goal that changed
everything came 3 minutes
from the end. The result is
because of two individual
episodes, but we did what we
could.” Dat is wat dat lunatic bonera had 2 say after d match. Dat guy sucksss


I loled when you called him Lunatic Bonera LMAOOOOOOO!


I couldn’t sleep guys, Allegri ruined my nite and i’m yet to get over it because he messed everything up before the game even got started. WHY BONERA WHEN YEPES AND ANTONINI ARE AVAILABLE? WHY BOATENG AS TREQUATESTA WHEN PIRLO, VIDAL AND MARCHISIO IN MIDFIELD? One thing is guatanteed with Bonera, GOAL IN OUR NET. Allegri has disgraced us and if he could get rid of Pirlo and Ronaldinho, why not Bonera? This Allegri guy hurt we Milan fans so so bad. Tactically he failed again because Milan were waiting to slow down the tempo of the game to settle… Read more »


So many negative things happen during this match:

1. It was MILAN LOSE rather than Juve win

2. Milan didn’t play like champions. Milan played like bottom half team.

3. Our old players were so tired and still Allegri given them start even if he has options on the bench

4. Approach was so nagative

5. Poor subtitutions

6. Included Bonera in starting line up

To be honest juventus is an average team …Milan should have won the game if played properly.

All fault is of Allegri, small team mentality from him

Andriy Shevchenko


Andriy Shevchenko

Anceloti come back


Ancelloti shouldn’t, he wil fail… He believes more in old players dan youngsters bt if u stil want 2 continue playin wif inzaghi, gattuso, ambrosini, seedorf, nesta, BONERA, van bommel den go get ancelloti.
If by paraventure milan sacks allegri which am nt in support of den we shuld get rijkaard. Bt am sure milan wil bounce back, we r stil 4za milan.. arent we?

saklek plus

i dont know why allegri didnt give TAIWO and AQUILANI a chance to participate in this match ..i think POLITICS is in milan game nowadays…


ambrosini poor slow and old come in for nocerino young fast fit..what kind of strategy like that? emenuelsen for cassano? why not sub for seedorf as he so slow do nothing? and midfield become ambro + bomel + seedorf = old soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow againt machisio pepe vidal all young fit fast.. what allegri think? where his young phylosphy? pls milan..stop using tired as excuese, and some of milan fan say when lose againt napoli that is becos 2nd game.. and now what? u see milan cannot cope with fast fit young midfield. the poblem is midfield. the old old legend… Read more »


man im sick and tired of this berlu and galliani doesnt get it after everything thats happening in front of their eyes i have always been a milan fan but soon i cant take it no more our squad is full of overrated players i think they should exchange ibra with higuain and they should have bought pastore and montolivo in the summer but now its too late if they dont fix these problems soon i will change team too a passionate team like napoli their players dont have high salaries and they perform much better than milan… milan are… Read more »

Andriy Shevchenko

Idowu pardon me but who gave Kaka chance?Pato?He’s would play our youngsters more then this guy.I wouled love Van Basten too.


Hell no to Van Basten he sucks even more.Now Rijkaard he’s OK my choice would be Capello though but he’s under contract.


Ancelloti did andriy… Bt don’t u tink he’s lost it (imo). I love van basten 2 bt i tink wat allegri was doin is wrong (no doubt) lets just all stand behind him as we did last seasn. Hopefuly he wil get his tactics back.
Waz gud andriy shevchenko????


Galliani and Co. is to be blamed for Milan’s dismal performance. Our team is not good enough and I will explain why: 1)Poor summer signings; Aquilani and Taiwo are not good enough players for the starting 11 and thats obvious as Allegri does not have faith in them! 2)Milan needed a trequartista(The so-called Mr X we did not sign!) 3) Seedorf, Abrosini,Nesta and Gattuso are old and should have been replaced by quality players like-Van Der Vaart, M’vila, Di Rossi! 4)Milan are too dependent on Ibra! 5) Abbiati had a good season last year but he is always known for… Read more »

Andriy Shevchenko

Taiwo my brother you shouldn’t left OM for Milan this moron will destroy you us he did the same to Sokratis.Sokratis was monster on WC in DM position but this dude managed to destroy him.

Andriy Shevchenko

We need to buy Cesena goalkeeper he’s only 22 years old and already showed some c.l.a.s.s. saves.

Andriy Shevchenko

We had a chance to buy Vidal but we rather focused on free transfers pathetic.

Wijnaldum was sold to PSV for 5 M ?Is that so much for us l bet that that Wijnaldum is better than any us curent midfielder.

Witsel fee 7 M?They said we offer them a lot lower offer.

Vidal 11 M? He plus Boateng l can’t imagine how dynamic and dangerous midfield would be with those two.

Lorran from Flamengo,Eriksen Ajax and Lucas Sao Paolo.Can we buy anyone?


I Wis we could get eriksen i love that guy!:)


Vidal is not that Great FFS and niether is Lucas from Sao Paulo(who costs 80 million BTW).
Witsel dunno much about him
We should have gotten Banega though he only cost 10 Million and he’s a great Midfielder.


many stupid fans in here.
Dont u know berlu is the one who controlling the team and the coach? He is the puppet master.
Thats why, he have some problem with leo.
Van bommel is great, cant u see how many he intercept the ball.
U dont know what ur talkin about.
Lol praise pato, wtf.
Use your head, use your brain if u have. And shut up already, fucking stupid brainless fans in here. Cant take it anymore. Hell with many fans in here

Andriy Shevchenko

I think Lucas is lil bit better but either of them would fit in.


Any logical coach won’t play kpb this match atleast not as a starter
And we can blame b&g for an awful transfer market we r pathetic