Milan-Empoli: The Rossoneri squad

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Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face Empoli F.C. on Sunday noon when the clock points 15:00 CET / Italy time at Stadio San Siro for the 33rd matchday of the 2016/17 Serie A and coach Vincenzo Montella has named his squad for this afternoon encounter.

Ignazio Abate, Luca Antonelli, Andrea Bertolacci and Giacomo Bonaventura are out of the squad. Captain Riccardo Montolivo is back after recovering.

Probable XI (Milannews.it): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Cristian Zapata, Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia De Sciglio; Mario Pasalic, Jose Sosa, Matias Fernandez; Suso, Gianluca Lapadula, Gerard Deulofeu.

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersFowards
Gianluigi DonnarummaDavide CalabriaMatias FernandezCarlos Bacca
Alessandro PlizzariMattia De SciglioJuraj KuckaPatrick Cutrone
Marco StorariGustavo GomezRiccardo MontolivoKeisuke Honda
Gabriel PalettaManuel LocatelliGerard Deulofeu
Alessio RomagnoliMario PasalicGianluca Lapadula
Leonel VangioniAndrea PoliLucas Ocampos
Cristian ZapataJose SosaSuso
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RKaY
RKaY
4 years ago

Atalanta just don’t want to lose lol. Gasperini has impressed me. He made a real solid genoa side and now with Atalanta he’s doing fantastic things.

Now just awaiting the result of the inter game

Support montella
Support montella
4 years ago
Reply to  RKaY

Fiorentina (5) vs Intermilan (4)

Apache
Apache
4 years ago

Good to see Motolivo back

Nino
Nino
4 years ago
Reply to  Apache

Does Monto still have a future with Milan? Let’s be real. What is he going to offer the team now? Experience? The ship has sailed and Monto, along with Poli, Honda, Bacca, Ocampos should move on.

Apache
Apache
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

U should welcome him back to the team after a long time Mr perfect. If u re perfect in all areas of ur business and career why are you not the richest man on earth? Pls stop this and show him some respect.

Nino
Nino
4 years ago
Reply to  Apache

Respect? As the greatest Milan captain ever? There we no time sentiments. I doubt the team would have progressed much if Monto had played much this season. His injury was a blessing in disguise to the team. First Locatelli and then J. Sosa took over as regista. So please let’s move on and stop foolish sentiments. Monto is history!

JOHN THE BAPTIST
JOHN THE BAPTIST
4 years ago
Reply to  Apache

What has wealth got to do with this? OMG, seriously?

agustinar
agustinar
4 years ago
Reply to  Apache

Poli is still useful to the team as back up players. His role is as ball winner when the team want to play defensive

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  Apache

Lol you are a fool for defending Montolivo seriously he is a disgrace and a shame to our club… Nobody has even noticed his abscence everything got better as soon as he got injured LOL just terminate his contract because no club is foolish enough to spend money on him

King James
King James
4 years ago
Reply to  Apache

WHATS GOOD NEWS ABOUT THAT? WHO DOES HE WANT TO DISPLACE? HIS ABSENCE WASNT FELT, THAT SHOWS HIS QUALITY

ardi
ardi
4 years ago

I will like like monteller to play 4-4-2 with bacca and lapadula up front
suso and deulofeu more like wings and not as midfielders and i hope he plays lucatelli in cm from the start. he is the best midfielder ac milan have in my opinion.

Rosso138
Rosso138
4 years ago
Reply to  ardi

For that kind of attacking formation we would have to have 2 world class cm-s…

Bynz
Bynz
4 years ago
Reply to  Rosso138

true but i understand what he meant by the formation its basically for milan to have 2 strikers we seem to play better that way in the past even with Mihal why you think Bacca scored more goals last season to this season he had Niang playing with him so it wouldnt hurt to have a work horse like Lapadula to hustle the defense.

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

Milan will have a great match 2mao… am convinced about that

donremie
donremie
4 years ago

Another banana skin of a match! Kill d game off in d first half or u’ll face a team packing d bus in d second half! Empoli is a rattlesnake, dey are fighting for survival n will burn all boats to avoid defeat, hope montella will realise dis and play our best 11, we shldnt underestimate empoli! Hope to see locatelli start over sosa or both on d field at d same time! Wld also luv to see lapadula start n capt monto at some point in d match! Hopefully 3 points in d kitty! Forza milan

Milan Boy
Milan Boy
4 years ago

Locatelli has done so much to deserve a place in the starting eleven, any way we hope that to be fielded will do their best and get us the three points. The idea of Lapadula ahead of Bacca is a good one, I don’t understand how Antonelli has become so injury prone.

Bynz
Bynz
4 years ago

Despite what ppl think or say i dont believe Montolivo should be brought in to play any games from the start we are really trying here to qualify for the euros we all know what a screw up it is to have him playing Sosa also doesnt do much Locatelli is looked at now as being young and rash but how do you expect to nurture and groom him into a great midfielder if the guy doesnt play for long periods of time let alone be a starter.

King James
King James
4 years ago
Reply to  Bynz

WE R AT A CRUCIAL POINT IN THE SEASON WHERE RESULT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SENTIMENTS OR ONE PLAYER’S DEVELOPMENT. THIS ISN’T THE TIME TO GROOM YOUNG PLAYERS

Nino
Nino
4 years ago

People keep saying Locatelli over J. Sosa and you wonder if they know better than Montella who is in charge of the team. You’re not at the training sessions. You’re not a coach. You’re just a bloody fan. Respect the team manager and his choices. Loca was the natural choice, but J. Sosa has learnt the role. This much Montella has admitted. Irrespective of who starts, what matters tomorrow is 3 points. Forza Milan!

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

Just because montella is the coach doesnt mean: 1) he’s immune to making mistakes. Case in point: last match vs inter. 2) milanisti cant speak up their minds on milan blog. 3) mati, sosa AND pasalic should play ahead of loca

Herry
Herry
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

You hv a point there, but this comment space, so……

sobig
sobig
4 years ago

Comment:thank God monto is back,but i wish to see Dona, Cala, Desiglo, Paleta, Roma, Luca, Sosa, Mati, Suso, Delagoal and Lapagoal.start against empoly FORZA MILAN.

Bright007
Bright007
4 years ago

And inter lost to fiorentina even though icardi scored hatrick….i just wish my milan can finally find a real cf who can really contest for highest goal scorer

Zilla
Zilla
4 years ago

Inter lost to fiorentina. Forza milan

Milanisti Indonesia
Milanisti Indonesia
4 years ago

And Inter was f up… Time to extend our lead and make it into europe!

Just curious guys, hiw many of you are actually from Italy?

ASH
ASH
4 years ago

Just fans nino? We are the club, we are AC MILAN without us there is no club and we have the right to say anything and criticize any player and manager if they dont do their job right. Thats why we have changed manangers plenty of times in the last years cause they cant do the job and pick the right formation.

imadala
imadala
4 years ago

Must win!!!becos intershit was loss

King James
King James
4 years ago

Sosa Was Our Best Player Last Match, He’s Beta Dan Locatelli, U Guys Shld Put Sentiments Aside 4 Once. Loca Hasnt Done Anything Exceptional. He’s Average, Like Cristante Was

Kourosh
Kourosh
4 years ago
Reply to  King James

Please …

Some people in here, I swear …

Sosa is 31, Locatelli is 19 and nothing about him is average. He hasn’t done anything exceptional? Except those two fantastic goals you mean?

You’ll eat your words soon enough.

He’s a future legend.

Mansa
Mansa
4 years ago
Reply to  King James

I don’t know which Milan you have been watching, but I’m sure it’s not Ac Milan. How will you call Locatelli ‘average’? How many 19yo do you know with his quality?

gazonga
gazonga
4 years ago
Reply to  King James

okay, maybe between players that is 31 he is. but between those that is 19, he isn’t.

Pelle80
Pelle80
4 years ago

Question: if we end up sixth position and lazio finishes inside the first 6, and loses to juve in the cup final . Are we going to take the runners up place just like sassuolo did last season?

gazonga
gazonga
4 years ago

inter collapsed is like a music to my ears lol now it’s time to increase the gap with them.

Pato
Pato
4 years ago

hey guys.. let’s put sentiment apart. We need to qualify for Europe.. We haven’t been in Europa or Champion league for years. Each time I hear champion league National anthem.. I almost sometimes move into tears because my Milan is not there. Please, we should leave sentiment. Either Locatelli or Telliloca,All we need now is 3 points irrespective of the players who play.

Rosso
Rosso
4 years ago

De sciglio has decided not to renew….imo good riddance. To much ado about nothing spectacular

dejan10
dejan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Rosso

Yes I’ve changed my mind on him – used to want us to hang on to him at all costs but now I think if he wants to leave for Jube let him go. Like Abate he looks great for Italy (sometimes) but seems to struggle with the basics in Serie A.

Mello
Mello
4 years ago

I have a feeling that we’re going to win this match 2-0/3-1.
If all goes well I hope Mr Montella considers to give Cutrone his debut. I guess we’re all waiting for it? Few minutes cant hurt anyone.

Forza Milan!

RKaY
RKaY
4 years ago

I’ve said it last year with Calabria’s very few opportunities, but Calabria is our best crossing fullback hands down.

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

Ah zapata, guaranteed to make lethal mistake at least once every game. Milan’s very own fredo corleone

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Should give chance to Gomez imo

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

Yeah mate, him or paletta. With zapata, its like betting with extremely lethal downside, like russian roulette. It doesnt even matter if the probability of losing is low because what happen if we lose is so devastating that only fools would take it

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

Pasalic :’)

If Arsenal offers Loca a starting spot, can we blame him if he leaves?

And those who are saying it is good if MDS leaves, I have to wholeheartedly disagree.

Also, Lapadula is not a striker. Let him play in the midfield and let Bacca start.

Hopefully we win tonight.

O'Gabbs
O'Gabbs
4 years ago

you see your life? Don’t worry Lappa will be paired with Palleta in Milan’s next match trust me we will win

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  O'Gabbs

I see my life?

Its maaaaaaiiiiiii laaaaaifee

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

Losing 1:0 – WTF!!! Milan playing disjointed.

Rosso138
Rosso138
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yup… While Lazio is 5:0 we are losing to Empoli…

If team like Empoli closes Suso and Deulofeu and we cant do nothing, what will other teams do?

Milan, Montella – WAKE UP

Otte
Otte
4 years ago

Playing shit

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

Well.
What did you really expect from two man midfield?

Rosso
Rosso
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

Two and half
…..pasashit is half a footballer to be fair

Mlla
Mlla
4 years ago

Where is kucka? Where is locatelli? Why isnt bacca playing with lapa up front? Why do we keep losing these “easy to win” matches against lower sides

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Mlla

We need Pasalic to be in our midfield because he is like Xavi.

Only time I saw him on the pitch is when El Kaddouri nicked the ball away from him.

Mansa
Mansa
4 years ago

Empoli defending really well. And our midfield trio with no attacking sense. Hope dey all wake up

Milanista121
Milanista121
4 years ago

I dont think people realize the importance of Romagnoli to our defence… smh. I dont think Pasalic has had a bad game today, so the best thing is to take of Sosa and bring on Locatelli IMMEDIATELY as Sosa is a liability with a yellow card and we cant risk anything. Kucka should be brought on as well so we can win the midfield as currently El Kaddouri is pretty much single handedly running the show for Empoli which is embarassing to say the least – nothing against him as he is talented, but its embarassing for Milan. You cant… Read more »

Raven
Raven
4 years ago

I hate delofeu he thinks he is eden hazard and suso thinks he is kaka both idiotic one dimensional players, too predictable always got doble or triple marking so? why montella won’t take advantage over that? montella is shit that’s why, he send all those shitty midfielders mati asalic? again? Another draw for us if we are lucky we may get the 3 points, but seeing milan struggling at home with a team like these is a shame a disgrace enough IM sick and Tired

Milan to euro is a must!
Milan to euro is a must!
4 years ago

Lappadula was doing nothing upfront. i even forget his shot on goal if there was one. This what i hate from montela, he always make milan 1st half looks terrible

Otte
Otte
4 years ago

We always struggle with pasalic in the midfield 3. Now montella want chineese to sign him permanently. Shit

nick
nick
4 years ago

Why Montella resisting to play Bacca and Lapadula together? I just don’t get it. For whatever reason Montella refuses to play 2 strikers. It makes no sense. Neither Bacca or Lapadula can play as a lone striker. Lapadula played as a support striker at pescara. This is killing Milan from dominating these small teams like Empoli because they come to the San Siro to defend and counterattack. So it’s easy for Empoli to mark 1 striker. Montella is clueless. I would love to see Jardim or Sarri at Milan next season. I’m so over Montella. Our last 3 coaches have… Read more »

Jibola
Jibola
4 years ago

Milan would field some PLASTICS he regards as players to create problems that REAL players he keeps on bench would come on later in games to fix it. THAT IS DUMB.

Pasalic and Mati ahead of Loca and Kucka is pure definition of STUPIDITY OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE.

Hope we come back again.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Jibola

Yup.
But apparently we don’t need players of Kucka’s characteristics every match. How dumb people have to be to say that?
smh

King zion
King zion
4 years ago

If bacca was starting many haters would of been bad talking him,lapa ain’t saying much but I guess the bacca haters are to frighten to admit it….

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  King zion

The fearless Netizen community

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

I hope mauri and pasalic exchange their respective jerseys at the end of the match

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

I suppose you can guess that I’d love that :p

What a waste of talent. Mauri could have been a star for us this season. But I am not confident that he will stay next season.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

WTF!!! Missed the penalty. OMG

NightttWalker
NightttWalker
4 years ago

F*** this shit

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

Well, we are not going to get to Europe with this inconsistency and team selection.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

This loss is on Montella once again – he seems clueless. Where was Kucka? Where was Bacca from the start? You’re playing against bottom team – put out two attacking players like Bacca and Lappa together. Why is Zapata still playing? Palasic needs to go. Fuck!!!

David
David
4 years ago

Milan used stop using Deulofe… imagine a player that can”t make pass or cross ball… the coach need to start Barca…. Suso isn”t the right answer to Milan… we are Milan… We should think like Milan… We need great player… Honda need to start playing… we need player that have Winner spirit

dejan10
dejan10
4 years ago

When I see Pasalic play I see a young Kaka – but without the skill, pace, vision or finishing. Bacca is basically Shevchenko v.2.0 and De Sciglio shows all the promise of Paulo Maldini without ever reminding anyone of Paulo Maldini. And we also need an investigation into who drugged Montella before the game started.

yourBoss
yourBoss
4 years ago

Well I wouldn’t mind replacing Montella in the summer.

David
David
4 years ago

Stop playing Deulofeu… We don”t need a player that can”t make pass and cross ball for strike… locatelli need to start playing..Barca is the best man for the job… We need to play striker… try to make changes in time… the coach need to know that we are Milan… stop using Deulofeu… He can”t make used of the ball in time… we are Milan n”t Arsenal we you learn How to play for years… am very sad with the coach… please we need locatelli to start playing… he his the man that can do the Job..Honda need more playing time… Read more »