Teams news: Genoa are without the injured Mattia Perin, Alassane També, Cristian Ansaldi, Ezequiel Muñoz and Tino Costa as well as without the banned Issa Cissokho & Goran Pandev. Milan have to do without Ignazio Abate, Philippe Mexes, Jeremy Menez and M’Baye Niang.

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Genoa C.F.C. (3-4-3) – Gian Piero Gasperini
Eugenio Lamanna; Sebastian De Maio, Nicolás Burdisso, Giovanni Marchese; Diogo Figueiras, Tomás Rincón, Blerim Džemaili, Diego Laxalt; Diego Capel, Leonardo Pavoletti, Diego Perotti.
Bench: Ujkani, Ierardi, Gakpé, Izzo, Lazovic, Tachtsidis, Raul Asensio, Lazovic, Ntcham.

AC Milan (4-3-1-2) – Sinisa Mihajlovic
Diego Lopez; Davide Calabria, Cristian Zapata, Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia De Sciglio; Nigel De Jong, Riccardo Montolivo, Andrea Bertolacci; Giacomo Bonaventura; Luiz Adriano, Mario Balotelli.
Bench: Abbiati, Donnarumma, Alex, Antonelli, Rodrigo Ely, Kucka, Nocerino, Poli, Suso, Honda, Bacca, Cerci.

Referee: Paolo Tagliavento.

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Gman
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Romagnoli has picked up already two red cards in only 6 matches.

abe
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abe

Bacca and Honda in for Berlotacci and Balo? Maybe just Bacca…

Pouriya
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Pouriya

This is our problem: we taught it is a easy game and we start with some players who had played less than others, last lineup against udineise was great.
I don’t know what will happen next match! We lost most of our players in defense today.
We should by some players in january.

george
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I think all Milan fans should know these now………de sciglio should be loaned out…..forget the hype…..football is not at the level he started anymore…..is so timid fragile and out of ideas to what to do with the ball…..and out of possession……. bertolacci is pure waste of money……kucka will come out great with regular play and blending……I have never liked zapata for once since he dawned the red and black of Milan…… so shaky…….unsure and terrible passer……. balo will end up in a low profile team…… he is not even an average player……stupidly and selfishly plays for himself…… not near dynamic… Read more »

baller
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baller

I have to say that people who blame zapata are wrong he was one of the best on the field today and bertolacci was good, what we really need in the midfield even a bigger problem than the trequartista is the regista we need another pirlo in that role to bring back the balance to the team when pirlo left us we failed and when he left juve they failed!!

Azad
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Azad

did you even watch the match? many bad displaced passes. he is useless! watch the scene which led to red card! it’s all his fault. unlivable

Manwal Harb
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Manwal Harb

Things to draw from this match: -Milan were unlucky to concede a deflected free kick and unlucky to score at least one goal at the other end. -Romagnoli got the red card because of Zapata’s misplaced pass. -Milan have gotten more aggressive and have a faster build-up play. -Bertolacci showed some improvement, but not enough to be considered a 20 million euro signing. -Miha wants to see which partnership would be beat for Milan, so he benched Bacca this time. Last time, he benched Luiz Adriano. Although Miha and Galliani have said that all three can play together, we don’t… Read more »

AnceMilan
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AnceMilan

Two similar things this match had with the Fiorentina game.

1. We played s**t.
2. Referee ruined the game for us.

Many of the AC Milan “fans” think our players and miha are gods when we win but talk so much shit about them when we lose. Ridiculous…..

nick
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nick

This is Milan’s best team on paper in my opinion: ——————Diego Lopez———————– LB-Antonelli——Ely——–Romagnoli——RB-Abate——– —————————-Montolivo—————————— ———-Bonaventura—————–Kucka————– —————————–Menez——————————- —————-Adriano——-Bacca———————— Abbiati/Donnarumma – sub for Lopez Mexes – CB sub for Ely or possibly starting Alex/Zapata – sub for Romagnoli Calabria – sub for Antonelli De Sciglio- Sub for Abate De Jong – Sub for Montolivo Mauri/Poli/Nocerino – sub for Bonaventura Suso/Cerci – sub for Kucka Honda/Bertolacci – sub for Menez Balotelli – Sub for Adriano Niang – sub for Bacca Mijhalovic needs a core starting 11 to build a consistent team. He is making similar mistake to Inzaghi by changing the starting lineup… Read more »

mobi
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mobi

I couldn’t agree with u more, bro. The line up really destabilized the team. Genoa is a team dat plays well 2geda, so Milan needed to play with the midfield dat played well against Palermo n Udinese, with the exception of Honda. Bertolacci was a good replacement. But, dropping Kucka for De Jong really disorganized the rhythm of their game. There was no one to do the roaming n breaking up the opponent’s play. This made Monto ineffective. The last substitution was bad, too. Really disappointed. Couldn’t stay to finish the game.

Just a fan
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Just a fan

Menez hasn’t even playing in this Milan team this season how can someone who isn’t playing can be in the “best” Milan formation?

coco
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coco

I don’t think Menez will be back to his best form after long injury

veer khase
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veer khase

After watching milan games recently , one thing i realized is that 4-3-1-2 formation is not proving to be successful against teams playing with “3 Man Defence” & wingers out wide. Our forwards did not perform bad today but struggled to create space upfront due to compact nature of this formation Well, i would like the following line up lopez rodrigo ely zapata romagnoli kucka/de jong montolivo MDS/Calabria antonelli/bona bona/berto bacca balo/adriano

dejan10
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dejan10

Good job I missed this match. Sounds like Zapata and Bertolacci should’ve too.

Fatih
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Fatih

Even if milan has lost this game i will stay patient and believe that miha will build a nice team after transfer window If zapate wouldnt had made those simple mistakes putting two men aggainst two men becus of his left down syndromed leg than we would had seen milan fight with 11 men instead of 10 And look when diego lopes wants to pass to build up the play from defence instead of a useles long ball but he just noticed that milan has some players that are a pussy on the field amd are mentally disabled becus they… Read more »

Fatih
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Fatih

Milan must buy lile world clubs or milan will never become a good team like we hope

Pitch milano
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Pitch milano

Ppl on this blog are like children
Si what if we lost do you guys honestly thought that we had achieve the final product as a team ??
We are building a team put that in your head
And pls man up and stand by your opinion
When we win the new signings are good when we loose ramagnoli suck come on most of you cry so much
We were always gonna lose game and we will loose more game until we find the perfect balance
So buckle up its gonna be a bumpy ride

Just a fan
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Just a fan

Yep, they sounded like expert children in football.

Guy B
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Guy B

I think Milan was better overall…. More chance to score. Unfortunately no goal. To be honest, the goal from genoa was really lucky…

We’ll see how the season goes, I still see a lot to improve, but I can clearly see the improvements done so far. Really unfortunate to not get any points since next week will be a real test against Napoli who are really strong atm.

Let’s hope they can make de red & black shirt shine again! Forza Milan!

David
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David

Miha needs to find his core starting 11. And this loss aside, we need a midfeilder. I like Bonaventura and Kucka but Milan historically has been made up of world class players. At the least, we need to replace honda. No offence to him, but we need to find a better CAM if we want to be great again

cocor
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Yep!! Milan will never become the team it was before I’ve been ACM fans since 1987 ,after depart of nesta ,Ibra T.silva and others milan never get players that playing close to them . With Romagnoli we’re already considered 9 goals , anytime milan finished to played i said thanks god we’re save three points

David
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David

You guys are pathetic already saying miha is not ‘fit’ for the Milan coaches job. What type of Milan fans are you??? He made a risky decision playing DeJong wing but its one game? Now you want him out? The best coach we have had in the last 5 years?? He’s ADJUSTING. Same with Roman and Berto. This isn’t FIFA where you buy players and they automatically play well. These are human beings. And honestly, Roma has looked like a budding world class defender. At 21 years old, I can see him becoming a champion. Berto just needs time. Watch,… Read more »

Blah
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Blah

Okay let me get this straight You guys are hating on Galliani (no idea why) For once that guy did amazing In case of bertolacci the first half was bad but the second was amazing Bonaventura was pretty bad but I see no hate for him I personally thing that if we play balo it stops the build up completely like before el shaarawy stopped scoring as soon as Balo came along in the same way it’s difficult for bacca and Adriano Genoa has on shot they took it and scored of deflection so it’s not a big deal We… Read more »

milan forza milan
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milan forza milan

the worst mistake Sinsa ever made was to give balo the first team chance, look what he did against genoa no movement look like he dont care if milan is loosing no team play, guys I really hate this guy why on earth will u put a world class striker like bacca on bench and play balo for what hope that mistake did not happen again

milanisti indo
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milanisti indo

BAD BAD BAD zapata….thats why i dont like this man…
He can played well but in a minute he can make Milan lost..
If he didn’t make that “great” pass to Genoa Players we didn’t get that red card..and without that
red card we can win the game.
Why he didn’t just kick the ball forward??

Not only this time last season he did that pass many many time when he is on the pitch..
I better choose ELY or MEXES for his spot.
This man is horrible.