Goals: Alonso (38′), Ilicic (56′, pk) | Red cards: Ely (36′, two yellow cards).

Fiorentina: Tatarusanu; Roncaglia (Astori 59′), Rodriguez, Tomovic; Gilberto, Borja Valero, Badelj, M.Alonso; Bernardeschi (Mati Fernandez 81′), Ilicic (Suarez 67′); Kalinic. Unused: Lezzerini, Sepe, Pasqual, Basanta, Fazzi, Vecino, Rebic, Giuseppe Rossi, Babacar. Coach: Paulo Sousa.

Milan: Diego Lopez; De Sciglio, Rodrigo Ely, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Bonaventura, De Jong, Bertolacci (Nocerino 70′); Honda (Zapata 38′); Luiz Adriano, Bacca (Cerci 78′). Unused: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Abate, Calabria, Paletta, Zapata, Montolivo, Poli, Suso, Matri. Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic.

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We need at least 2 midfielders. Period. One CAM and one CM, one like Oscar/Isco playing style for CAM and one like Modric/Pirlo playing style for CM…. And honestly I dont think Witsel is that much creative as we need, he is more robust type of player… Honestly, I would invest money, and try to bring 2 prostpects… 1. Veratti 2. Gotze Veratti could be done if we promise him first team football, and big pay check (and he would be returning home to Italy…) Gotze also could be done if we promise him starting spot since he and Pep… Read more »


Well said bro, though it will be too difficult to get verrati and gotze now cos we are not in ucl, but with the right bid we can get sissoko and sort for a good CAM who can play like kaka, oscar & modric. honestly i dont knw of any apart from this three which is out of our reach, or better still, we give Suso, honda d chance to prove themselves. and pls we dont need soriano, if we get balo back which i dont tink we need, then sell matri. there is hope, but if notin is done… Read more »


Fiorentina were always going to be a very difficult match especially at home. We knew the beginning of the season was going to be tough because that’s how the schedule was. Towards the second half of the season we have a much easier ride. It’s just so funny how Ely was praised so much (and rightfully so, he had a great preseason) and then the fans turn on him and say he’s not ready and he’s terrible. It’s quite the joke, but I expect that from the people on this blog which is sad.