Milan-Ajax: Official line-ups

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TEAMS NEWS: Milan are without Marco Amelia, Ignazio Abate, Matias Silvestre, Valter Birsa and Robinho. Ajax have to deal without Nicolai Boilesen, Siem de Jong  and Lerin Duarte. The Rossoneri have to at least draw the Dutch side in order to progress to the next round of the Champions League. Game kicks off at 20:45 Italy time at Stadio San Siro.

Finished: Milan 0-0 Ajax

AC Milan (4-3-2-1) – Massimiliano Allegri
Christian Abbiati; Mattia De Sciglio, Cristian Zapata, Daniele Bonera, Kevin Constant; Riccardo Montolivo, Nigel De Jong, Sulley Muntari; Ricardo Kaka, Stephan El Shaarawy; Mario Balotelli.
Bench: Coppola (GK), Mexes, Zaccardo (DEF), Poli, Nocerino, Emanuelson (MID), Matri (FW).

AFC Ajax (4-3-3) – Frank de Boer
Jasper Cillessen; Ricardo van Rhijn, Niklas Moisander, Stefano Denswil, Daley Blind; Davy Klaassen, Christian Poulsen, Thulani Serero; Lasse Schöne, Bojan Krkić, Viktor Fischer.
Bench: Vermeer (GK), van der Hoorn, Ligeon (DEF), Hoesen, Andersen, De Sa, Sigthorsson (FW).

Referee: Howard Webb (ENG).

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Forza Milan ^_^
7 years ago

playing for the draw i just hope we progress,,,, long 10 minz

Axelynx22
Axelynx22
7 years ago

Kaka for mexes! Cateccnacio here? 5-3-1 lol

YASER7
YASER7
7 years ago

Yes, less pressure on Ajax defense. This allows them to push more against our already tired defense. Next, Balo out and Zaccardo in.

Axelynx22
Axelynx22
7 years ago

Hate it or love it, bonera is man in defence today. He is very very solid! Give him more respect. And muntari, i dont see him bad today.

But this red card surely affect us a lot

YASER7
YASER7
7 years ago

4 more minutes

Alessandro
Alessandro
7 years ago

5 mins? WT!!!

YASER7
YASER7
7 years ago

I think I have aged a year during this game.

pele80
pele80
7 years ago

1.i hate webb
2.we dnt deserve to qualify
3.allegri is a disease
4.offload almost all of these players
5.forza milano!!!

gaushow
gaushow
7 years ago

We are veryyyy lucky!!!

good result.. terrible (another) match

BMT
BMT
7 years ago

who thought that overhead kick at the death was going in???

nice job to hold on

Forza Milan ^_^
7 years ago

Whank god we are through, muntari and montolivio misses next match, will cristante get a chance next game or birsa in midfield -_-

Greg
Greg
7 years ago

Allegri would play Zapata in midfield rather than try Cristante

inzywong
inzywong
7 years ago

cristante will most likely be loaned out together with Niang. we will most likely play nocerino dejong poli (If nocerino stays) otherwise I believe saponara( if he stays ) or lodi. cuz i believe they will have a swap deal for niang…. stupid allegri

Ron from Dublin
Ron from Dublin
7 years ago

Muntari misses next match with a late yellow ………. maybe there is a God after all

Axelynx22
Axelynx22
7 years ago

Well all i can say is congratulations to milan. Here os the thing, we cant blame allegri for today s performance, we can blame it to montolivo with his reckless challenges.

Apart from that, i homestly think, even though balotelli is naughty for diving, but in terms of holding the ball and looking for freekicks to span our lifetime, we should give him apcredits.

Well, lets move on, hope some january reinforcement in midfield. Bonera is beast today btw.

Forza milan!

gaushow
gaushow
7 years ago
Reply to  Axelynx22

we can blame allegri for everything… he created this terrible milan

YASER7
YASER7
7 years ago
Reply to  Axelynx22

Of course we can. Why does he keep starting with 3 defensive mids instead of 3 offensive minded players behind the striker?

I-Milan
I-Milan
7 years ago

Allegri is useless. Most teams even play better with a man down. All the same congrats to AC Milan. We proved it again, ‘It’s in our DNA.’ Juve and Napoli exits the CL… Pls, a good Christmas gift would be Allegri’s sack letter!

Ouch!
Ouch!
7 years ago

Glad we got through but really sad about Napoli missing out soo unlucky!

Forza Milan ^_^
7 years ago

Hope we dont play real madrid, bayern, psg, barcelona or dortmound in round of 16, i think we can beat man u, chelsea and athletico (even though they are in great form)

inzywong
inzywong
7 years ago

we will never face barcelona in the 16 😉

dejan10
dejan10
7 years ago

Don’t worry we’re getting barca. I’d bet my house on it.

opesionkaka
opesionkaka
7 years ago

FORZA MILAN!

Ben max-waiting for seedorf in june

Thank God at last,on Monday 16th December we will see our fate for the Round of 16,Hope Galliani get us good Midfielders to replace Muntari and Montolivo for the next match and then Astori and Richard.

Greg
Greg
7 years ago

Now with all this extra money can we finally pay Allegri’s severance!?! And for the love of god don’t ship out Saponara, Niang and Cristante! I don’t know if they’ve realised Honda can’t play in Europe, and what if he gets injured? Loan out Matri and Robinho instead!

Luke
Luke
7 years ago
Reply to  Greg

I agree but who will take Matri? I say give him away for free – at least it will free up room for some youngsters hopefully.

ladon
ladon
7 years ago

What is jappening to seria A? England and Germany got 4/4 and the only surviving seria A team managed to squiz past with a lot of luck. Am quite dissapointed with Juve. They are really dissapointing especially with their draw away to copahengin. For Milan? Honestly we need to change our style of play. The way we play won’t get us far.

Greg
Greg
7 years ago
Reply to  ladon

Juve have a really good team, 3-5-2 just KILLS them in Europe though and somehow Conte still hasn’t realised. It’s no coincidence Napoli are by far the best in Europe and they play the formation that almost all of the top European teams play (4-2-3-1)

#1fifaplayer
#1fifaplayer
7 years ago

I have to say even though a poor performance(Montolivo to blame) milan really fought hard for that… Balotelli played incredible, he was as all over the field and holding off players and winning free kicks, de sciglio and bonera were a rock at the back and Abbiati was a wall in net.. Now rami can play in January and hopefully a couple more players and we should be good… I don’t mind playing any Englishteam or atletico madrid… It clear ly shows that milan must always be in this competition because they r the only italian team that can go… Read more »

sam
sam
7 years ago

We need to ship Niang. The others I really don t know. for Niang, he had his chances. He came on at least 15 times as a substitute and 10 times as a starter between last year and this year and no good came out of it. Not even an assist. Let s just face the fact that Niang does not have what it takes

Greg
Greg
7 years ago
Reply to  sam

Remember though he’s a striker and he’s always deployed as a right winger, remember Henry at Juve.

EllO
EllO
7 years ago

Montolivo schould be kicked to his ass !

Cyborg
Cyborg
7 years ago

Same old story: a bitter, unconvincing qualification(2 wins from 6 matches), Allegri will brag about defending for 90mins, galliani will brag about being the only Italian team to qualify blah…blah….blah…… Meet a tough team in the last 16, and it’s over.

Simo
Simo
7 years ago
Reply to  Cyborg

Two years ago, when we’ve beaten Arsenal, we qualified with the same amount. 9 points is not bad at all.

But i want to forget this match as soon as possible.

gaushow
gaushow
7 years ago
Reply to  Cyborg

again, sad but true

Rimp
Rimp
7 years ago

STOP COMPLAINING YOU STUPID HATERS!!!!!

If you love Milan you should be happy with our Champions league performance!

I agree that we have some issues, but we need to be smart about the future of our club. We advanced and this will bring in new money – we will have new signings in January so lets start supporting our beloved club instead of sitting behind your computer complaining and spewing hateful words about players and coaches – we all need to come together and carry our club to glory again!

/True Milanista

gaushow
gaushow
7 years ago
Reply to  Rimp

or u r blind, or u r stupid…

Rimp
Rimp
7 years ago
Reply to  gaushow

you just proved my point

maybe you should go and support Inter

gaushow
gaushow
7 years ago
Reply to  Rimp

im a milan supporter.. but i dont like this milan

lots of good players, but we are not a team… and we should blame allegri for that..

3 years of shame in national league… 4 years of UCL shame

zibra
7 years ago
Reply to  Rimp

Exactly!! Plus we will have our injured back and healthy(which we didnt have for much of the group stages)…And im getting real tired of all the people saying how “ajax deserved to win”. IF THEY DESERVED IT THEN THEY WOULD BE IN THE NEXT ROUND. Their inexperience killed them

Greg
Greg
7 years ago
Reply to  Rimp

Those signings, if any will just be more crap from Genoa hand picked by Galliani and proffered to our youngsters by Allegri, it’s crap and we’re sick of it.

Milanista121
Milanista121
7 years ago

We played with true heart and determination, or rather – we defended with true heart and determination.
Stand-outs – Abbiati, Balotelli and of course, De Sciglio!
Abbiati showed great reflexes, and Balotelli was fantastic, the way he held on to the ball, protected it, he is getting better by each game – The Kaka effect. As for De Sciglio, well, he’s De Sciglio, always fantastic. Reminds me of the old type of defenders which we’ve always had with us, we need more like him! It wasn’t pretty but we’re through!
Forza Milan!

1five1
7 years ago

lmao…
Just laughing at the comments on dis blog… 😀

pele80
pele80
7 years ago

Critiante,vergara,saponara are all older than these ajax boys , but allegri wld never risk using them.fearful pigeon!!!

Mooks
Mooks
7 years ago

Congratulations for the qualification.. I think we should be thinking about the next round already with Montolivo and Muntari suspended, does that mean we’re gonna play our next game with De Jong, Poli and Nocerino?!?! No good at all! Since we all know Cristante is not gonna play, the other options would be to play Emanuelson or Birsa in midfield. Again not good!! Galliani should be hard at work right now trying to find a decent midfielder for a change.. And by decent i mean someone who can both defend and build up play, someone with good technique and not… Read more »

nasville01
7 years ago

i hate allegri.i hate muntari.i hate galliani,its he who is responsible 4 bringin all dis mediocre players.evn if it ws ajax dat had red,milan ll stll wait 4 counter.allegri is clueless.

aquaintance
aquaintance
7 years ago

Abbiati 80
Amelia 75
Coppala –
Gabriel 68

Abate 79
Bonera 79
Constant 77
De Sciglio 79
Mexes 79
Silvestre 77
Vergara –
Zaccardo 76
Zapata 79

Birsa 79
Cristante –
De Jong 83
Emanuelson 78
Montolivo 81
Muntari 77
Nocerino 76
Poli 81
Saponara 77

Balloteli 84
Kaka’ 84
El Shaarawy 82
Matri 76 Robinho 78 Niang 76 Pazzini 82

ATM IMO

YASER7
YASER7
7 years ago
Reply to  aquaintance

If you are talking about Fifa ratines, they don’t necessarily reflect the actual abilities of the players. For example, Gabriel has been playing fine for the most part and most the goals we conceded were the defenders’ fault. Another example De Sciglio is very under rated by them. I am certain under another coach, he would be shining much more because Allegri restricts the movements of the full backs to a minimum. Kind of like the difference between Khedira with Real Madrid and with the German national team where he shine much more. And I would definitely rate De Jong… Read more »

Martinovic
Martinovic
7 years ago

i am not happy with the match at all, though we qualified; we had 5 shots and 1 on target for a whole 90mins and ajax had 25 shots , with 5 on target…. Allegri is the Culprit, You Must Go!!! You such a Bastard!!!

Kgk13
7 years ago

ALLEGRI HAVE NEVER RICH 10pnts in CHAMPION LEAGUE GROUP STAGE. No champion league DNA in him.

Alessandro
Alessandro
7 years ago

SES Injured for 3 weeks, will miss Inter and Roma game

aquaintance
aquaintance
7 years ago

De Jong 84 🙂

pazzo_my_love
pazzo_my_love
7 years ago

medicore medical staff did it again! SES out!

aquaintance
aquaintance
7 years ago

I hope Matri,Constant,Niang,Zaccardo,Muntari,leave this winter. along with the coach.

Some Players Milan can make money off are Abate and Montoivo

Make Kaka’ the Captain

dejan10
dejan10
7 years ago
Reply to  aquaintance

I agree with you apart from Monty. One bad challenge and he’s out the team? That;s crazy talk.

cloud
cloud
7 years ago

milan squad are competitive, our problem is allegri