Team news: Mario Balotelli starts, but Milan have an ever increasing injury list as Jeremy Menez (back), M’Baye Niang (foot) and new signing Andrea Bertolacci (thigh) are all expected to miss out, as will Ignazio Abate and Luca Antonelli. Udinese will be without Alexander Merkel following a long-term knee injury he obtained, while Silvan Widmer and Guilherme also miss out. Kickoff tme is 20:45 CET at Stadio Friuli. It’s the 5th Serie A matchday.
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AC Milan (4-3-1-2) – Sinisa Mihajlovic
Diego Lopez; Davide Calabria, Cristian Zapata, Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia De Sciglio; Nigel De Jong, Riccardo Montolivo, Giacomo Bonaventura; Keisuke Honda; Carlos Bacca, Mario Balotelli.
Bench: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Alex, Llamas, Ely, Poli, Jose Mauri, Locatelli, Nocerino, Suso, Luiz Adriano, Cerci.
Udinese Calcio (3-5-2) – Stefano Colantuono
Orestis Karnezis; Molla Wagué, Maurizio Domizzi, Iván Piris; Edenílson, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Manuel Iturra, Bruno Fernandes, Ali Adnan; Cyril Théréau, Antonio Di Natale.
Bench: Meret, Romo, Camigliano, Danilo, Felipe, Herteaux, Insua, Pasquale, Widmer, Marquinho, Aguirre, Perica, Zapata.
Referee: Daniele Doveri.
nice line up!
BEAT THEM GUYS!
FORZA ♥MILAN♥ !!!
Finally an equilibrium in the whole squad, Forza rossoneri forza de jong forza monty
Since both the team and the coaching staff had an overhaul why not the medical staff as well. We cant be having these injuries that will put Galliani to go into the winter market looking for more or less scraps
This is going to be interesting!
Balotelli, well, good thing to see that we are very dangerous at free kicks.
Well that’s how you start a game.
O yeahhhhh this looks very good. I think it will be more than 4 goals for Milan.. yeahhhhhhh once again!!!!
Haven’t been more confident in Milan in a while now but seeing this line changed my mood completely.
Comment:were can i watch the match dstv
@Nachi, watch it on RAI ITALIA channel 430 on Dstv!
Nicho. The useless DSTV is not showing Serie A this season. If anyone knows how I can watch Serie A in Southern Africa please email me: [email protected]
Nicho check 430 on dstv.that should take you to RAI
Thanks Skemish. Now i can watch Serie A.
The fact bein sports is playing an English cup game over serie a is a joke. The stream cut out for 5 minutes and I missed the goal. Quite annoying
I feel you…
straming link ?
I have to admit, he is getting better. Finds his confidence again.
I hope he is staying on that track.
I need a reliable live stream which doesn’t become a link to a game or something. Milan is winning 2-0 and i missed both goals!!!
this is in Norway and this site is showing all the matches for free because no tv station in norway have the rights to show serie-a yet.
So totally free HD, your welcome
Besides Honda,what a great Match for Milan!! Balo goes naturally to the Cam spot, he should play there. Calabria impresive! Monto as DMF really good, De Jong as Gatuso could be a good option! Bona as CM or CAM, he is a versatile player.
Really happy to see Milan finally playing quality Football!
3-0 Bonaventura another assist, our central defenders can score sometimes, who knew that ?
The haters have been really quiet recently
Soooooo quiet! It’s glorious
Honda! come on dude ´grrr
Wow. I hold my hands up and say I was wrong about Balotelli coming back. Keep it up Mario!!
I remember when i got my autograph of balotelli, and I remember when he left milan and now I’ll remember when he returned!
Good match so far
Good overall performance by the team. Nice spirit from balo. Just disappointed by honda, other than that it is looking good
The Team believes in itself. Haven’t seen that in years. IT Looks a little bit like AC MILAN 🙂
Bonaventura is just epic.. and it’s his second corner assist
Honda is not terrible. and guys, he’s just temporary. When Menez is back, he will take his position. THEN we will have our full attacking force.
Even Mihajlovic acknowledged that Menez is crucial and our best player last year. Miha already has plans for him when he’s back
with Menez, Bacca, Adriano and Balotelli we will be feared even more.
The green shirts look realy good
And balo is realy beast
Miha must be worried about the full back numbers to take Calabria off
Urgh, now they are catching up. Something wrong after alex replacing calabria 🙁
Why is it that we trip up so much 2-3 like WTF is that cmon now
Here’s the Milan we remember. 3-2
Alex comes in, we got 2 goals…. Alex have learned a lot from Lord Bonera…
Wow if we lose this now omg seriously come on milan defense get ur …….. Together now
thank you Miha for your genius sub!!! WTF!!!!
um actually 2 of our 4 fullbacks are injured and he was on a yellow. We were up 3 goals, there was no point to 1. Getting a red and letting udinese back in the game and 2. Having him suspended with a red for the start of the next game which will start 0-0. It was a wise sub. It’s the players fault for not stepping up
It would make sense in theory to have a makeshift fullback when we are up 3-0 rather than risking having a makeshift fullback the next match from the beginning.
you said it all
I definitely agree with your point, but maybe if i can suggest other thing is probably sub calabria for poli. We knew poli has done that position before and his tenacity can keep duvan zapata quiet. After all our zapata seems a lot better in CB than RB. After he switched to RB, our CB seems shaky
idk about the first half but 2nd. dejong passes looks very forced when hes trying to connect to the attack
OMG, our right side defense is weak now
Alex will Cost us the match
2goals in 7mins. What a hell. A draw will be really shameful
is my coach watching this 3 nil down what wrong???
zapata and alex toxic pair on right side! why miha????
Please don’t start bash on Alex, we let Udinese come in the match already after 2-0. Milan have been deep in the the field since then.
Damn Udinese is killing us with great trough passes… we need to keep more posession…
3points is a must in this game. I can believe my eyes. I thought we gonna win with clean sheet to improve goal difference
Zapata(right) Alex Romagnoli MDS
Now zapata also got yellow card
this is must win match my wife is angry now because I refuse to eat I told her the is important than her food guys don’t let regret this MUST WIN MATCH
Whahahha I do this all the time, but then to my mom 😛
Terrible 2nd half but we win
Hope Antonelli and Abate get well soon
Damn, it was hard match… and honestly, seeing Balo keeping his mind relatively calm when they tackle him 10 times in a minute makes me happy…. Great win, 3 points is all that matter…
Quite a bitter win after brilliant performance on sexond half. I know it makes a lot of sense by taking calabria off and putting alex in. But it clearly seen zapata and alex overpowered by duvan zapata’s pace. But having calabria with a yellow in the pitch is risky because first he has little experience, im afraid he will do something reckless when facing duvan’s speed. Thats been said if we have antonelli or abate available, we wont get this nailbitting second half.
Congrats on the win, but clearly we need to work on mentality. Forza Milan!
Seriously even tough milan did panic they got the 3 points
And miha will always evaluate and see what can be improved
Milan was leaning back and where not concentratet on marking their players
Watch how the defenders all three where fully concentratet on the ball bit not on who is behind them
If nesta or thiago silva would bin there than one of them simply would kicked it away
Alex just isn’t agile enough. I suppose it comes with age.
agility was never been his strong point in the first place, my friend
uuhmm…..at last we victorious well-done boys am proud to be a milanista
Now i can have my dinner.. Goodnight Alex.