Teams news: Milan are without Michael Agazzi, Ignazio Abate, Cristian Zapata, Michelangelo Albertazzi, Jeremy Menez, Hachim Mastour, Simone Verdi and Luiz Adriano & Carlos Bacca are not available tonight. Kickoff is at 20:45 CET / Italian time at Stade de Gerland.

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Olympique Lyonnais (4-3-1-2) – Hubert Fournier
Anthony Lopes; Christophe Jallet, Lindsay Rose, Samuel Umtiti, Henri Bedimo; Jordan Ferri, Maxime Gonalons, Corentin Tolisso; Nabil Fekir; Clinton N’Jie, Claudio Beauvue.
Bench: Gorgelin, Benzia, Grenier, Kalulu, Kone, Labidi, Lacazette, Malbranque, Mvuemba, Zeffane.

AC Milan (4-3-1-2) – Sinisa Mihajlovic
Diego Lopez; Mattia De Sciglio, Alex da Costa, Rodrigo Ely, Davide Calabria; Antonio Nocerino, Nigel De Jong, Andrea Bertolacci; Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, M’Baye Niang.
Bench: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Paletta, Antonelli, Zaccardo, Mauri, Honda, Poli, Montolivo, Mexes, Cerci, Matri.

Referee: Bartolomeu Varela.

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Okay its just a friendly, but dont always making excuses if got defeated by the others team…

Lets see we have big problem with our defense, zaccardo mexes ely even alex n palleta not enough, we really needs quality in our cb..


Yah yah friendly haha lacazette is better than ourwhole team u can’t deny that son


Go support lyon

Pa ibra

our defense might be weak but not that any time a team concedes is automatically because of a weak defense. it’s difficult to defend well when you’r not playing well. and I dont know how can people say our strikers were wasteful when the team couldn’t create a single chance for the strikers!!! where was anyone wasteful?! ? niang, matri, suso & cerci though were poor in general but also nothing’s been created for them from mid or somewhere. it was just a poor showing from every department!!!! if they play another game like this I will start to get… Read more »


mentally the team still weak. it’s show up when they play away from home. players first touch and movement not so effective. even if bacca and adriano play in this game, with most of the team not ready, both of them would be bashed by “fans”. pre-season & mercato was not over, miha and galliani still got chance to improve this team before serie A started. let’s be patience. forza milan!


although it was a friendly, the game was rilly pathetic, fouls committed every 2 minutes.
1.Zaccardo needs a wheelchair as he cant even run.
2. We have a great future goal keeper.
3. Bertolacci needs to liveup to his hype.
4. Niang has ability to hit double figures this season with good service.
5. Need to work on passing and team chemistry as too many breakdown in play


de jong is part of the problem. i’ve been saying this for last 2 years. dejong never crosses the half line, never. we basically play with 2 midfielder in possession. therefore we are always outnumbered in the midfield. also the pressing game doesn’t work. compare it with any top modern day defensive midfielder. vidal, marchisio, khedira, naingollan, de rossi, strootman, mauri etc (serie A example) are all box to box. you can’t play dejong in a three man midfield as a central player. dejong’s side passing always kill the momentum. you can check his stat where his passing accuracy is… Read more »


I dare to say I’ve hold the same argument which grew just after a couple of games when de Jong first played as an anchorman infront of the defence.

I thought I was about to become insane some while ago, hence no one seemed to share the same concern.

When de Jong plays, it should be in an mediano role. Much like the one Gattuso’s had. I still think Monto could work things out playing as a regista. Especially when Muntari is gone.


BENCH: niang, suso, adriano, bonaventura, mauri, poli, alex, mexes, de sciglio, antonelli, ely, abbiati
veratti would be a dream even if that means no ibra but we need a new regista type player that we are missing and it is NOT montolivo. and i think that we can incorporate calabria into the first team but not starting every game, we cant wear him out


wow that goal from Poli




Bacca and adriano can`t play behind the strikers man, they are both of them pure strikers. Switching it around to 1-2 might work, but that might not be the best solution, I`d rather see someone else behind the strikers, Honda or Suso or maybe menez, if Miha can instill some discipline in him. And a midfield with witsel and de jong won`t work, as two holding mids can`t build the play and de jong can`t play on the side either. I agree with the above comment that De Jong can be a liability/weakness also. I know people love him, and… Read more »


Did u see goal from lacazette, there is someone who not footballer close to lacazette, his name


Surprise surprise Lacazette and Fekir scored. Two absolute phenoms. Really could have used Bacca :/


I see a lot of dreamers on this blog always having better ideas than the coach and whole management. Sometimes just hold your peace and let them do their job you’ll be the ones enjoying their victory irrespective of whether they use your ideas the season aint started yet


Exactly Lupo. I admit the team played crap — Cerci, Matri, Zaccardo etc are all useless — but 1. They probably won’t even be in the squad at the start of the season and 2. It’s just the first major match most of them have played together EVER. We haven’t even spent one dollar of Bee’s money yet and everyone’s writing off the entire season.


It would ve hood if we get ezequiel garay and alessio romagnoli


Mihajlovic you are even worst than Inzaghi! Milan need to win scudetto this year! Milan got few god players but you already force out Sharaawy! You are bad choice for Milan!


Menez must be sold and we must buy one normal striker! Zacardo, Zapata, matri they are useless and they must go at any cost!