Team news: Crotone had a full squad at their disposal while Milan had to do without the suspended Jose Sosa and Mattia De Sciglio, as well as without Ignazio Abate, Alessio Romagnoli, Luca Antonelli and Andrea Poli. Kickoff time was 15:00 CET at Stadio Ezio Scida.

Goals: Trotta (8′), Paletta (50′).
Red card: Kucka (95′).

F.C. Crotone (4-4-2) – Davide Nicola
Alex Cordaz; Aleandro Rosi, Federico Ceccherini (70′ Noë Dussenne), Gianmarco Ferrari, Bruno Martella; Marcus Rohdén (80′ Leonardo Capezzi), Andrea Barberis, Lorenzo Crisetig, Andrea Nalini (53′ Adrian Stoian); Diego Falcinelli, Marcello Trotta.
Unused: Festa, Sampirisi, Cuomo, Claiton, Sulijc, Acosty, Kotnic, Simy, Tonev.

AC Milan (4-3-3) – Vincenzo Montella
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Cristian Zapata, Gabriel Paletta, Leonel Vangioni (91′ Gustavo Gomez); Juraj Kucka, Manuel Locateli, Matias Fernandez (78′ Lucas Ocampos); Suso, Gianluca Lapadula, Gerard Deulofeu (86′ Carlos Bacca).
Unused: Storari, Plizzari, Zucchetti, Bertolacci, Montolivo, Pasalic, Honda, Cutrone.

Referee: Luca Banti.

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Suracho
Suracho
4 years ago

AC Milan 1 crotone 2

Maldini
Maldini
4 years ago
Reply to  Suracho

U r definitely from mars or some other planet

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  Maldini

Or maybe you are after all?

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  C

During his peak Maldini was definitely out of this world

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

Nice lineup. Only objection I would have, is to Zapata. Should have started Gomez.

Also, would have preferred to see Berto/Monto/Honda in midfield instead of Mati. He is not in form.
And Bacca should come in as sub in 2nd half. But best would have been if Lapa and Bacca started together.
Crotone will obviously sit deep and close up their box with defenders. If Lapa and Bacca were together in front, Lapa could draw a few defenders out and Bacca could finish.

Need to be careful of Falcinelli, he is good.
Good luck today.

nick
nick
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

Bro, you are more worthy to coach Milan than Montella. I can’t understand why Montella is so clueless.

AC Milan coach can’t even beat Empoli and Crotone yet we want European football? What a joke.

I would seriously take Simone Inzaghi as coach over Montella any day.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  nick

Thanks.
Appreciate it. I will drop in my cv at Milan some day.

Shehu mustapha
Shehu mustapha
4 years ago
Reply to  nick

Nick, Simone inzaghi is not better than montella, don’t forget pioli of inter once took Lazio to d champions league before they sacked him, Milan’s problem is from the board, look at d players given to montella, even allegri that we sacked is one of d beat coaches in world football now , so sacking coaches is not always d best option.

Bynz
Bynz
4 years ago

Can someone shoot Riaola please what is he doing with the whole Donnaruma thing offering him to Inter what the hell the club is willing to give him so much but he has his own agenda also Donna wants to stay …. yea someone needs to shoot that man

ASARE BUKARI
ASARE BUKARI
4 years ago

Oh AC MILAN WHY LAST WEEK MATCH YOU SHOULD HAVE WON.
STILL GOOD LUCK FROM GHANA IN DUBAI.

ASARE BUKARI
ASARE BUKARI
4 years ago

Good luck

Suso817
Suso817
4 years ago

Zapata Captain? WHAAT? WHAAAAT?
Montella don’t want his job

Suracho
Suracho
4 years ago

We should just forfeit and give real madrid their well deserved 2 0 win

Milan4life
Milan4life
4 years ago

Zapashit is even worst than bonera

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

Zapata tries to Ronald Koeman the ball up the field and it goes inch-perfectly to no mans land. Great stuff

Tinker
Tinker
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

It’s got to the point where I’m now laughing at stuff like that instead of being angry

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinker

Same here mate. Well, they say comedy is tragedy plus timing

Jibola
Jibola
4 years ago

Zapata is a disgrace of a captain considering how he let go the striker for Crotone goal.

Most of us blame our center backs but Calabria is an absolute defensive liability, his positioning is questionable and most times creates more defensive headache for his back 4 colleagues.

For 2 games running i have watched and figured out that we dont see his mistakes bcos he contributes more offensively.

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Jibola

U mean like when everyone blamed Roma for iCardi’s goal when it’s zapata who only watched the ball like he’s mere tifoso without paying attention to icardi’s and his own positioning?

Chudy
Chudy
4 years ago
Reply to  Jibola

Calabria is a big liability in the defensive phase and so is Lapadula in the attacking phase, are his legs that heavy?One thing is certain Montella doesnt value his job

Vic
Vic
4 years ago
Reply to  Chudy

And yet no one talk about suso

Mojdanis
Mojdanis
4 years ago

Kucka is abysmal and Zapata has one perk streght but even this Crotone guy ate him in box. We are sucking sooo bad so far.

Suracho
Suracho
4 years ago

Ref is a disgrace. It was a clear goal from real madrid.

C
C
4 years ago

I see the Milan players only has vacation on their minds… They are down 1-0 against Crotone LOL pathetic

Stavros14
Stavros14
4 years ago

Crotone plays like Milan and we play like serie b team…

dejan10
dejan10
4 years ago

I’ve been saying Zapata needs to go for the past four years but nothing ever happens. Probably get a renewal and a bonus.

Milan4life
Milan4life
4 years ago

Whenever a goal scores on milan and zapashit is playing, some fucking how, that shithong is always involved in the goal…. i really hope this is the very last year i see that zapashit inna milan jersey ……

Tinker
Tinker
4 years ago

Embarrassing.

Relegation sides making us look like we have already relegated. smh I can’t wait for this season to end so we can do a mass exodus of rubbish players zapata, paletta, vangioni, poli, bertolacci, pasalic, sosa and ocampos all need to go if we are going to be serious in serie a next season!

I don’t even want europa league due to ffp rules limiting our transfers – at this rate.

Bynz
Bynz
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinker

dont forget Honda Bacca Staori Mati

Suso817
Suso817
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinker

Nah, Bertolacci and Sosa can stay!! Rest of the name you said can go

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

Oh look, la Masia boy dives inside penalty box. busquets and Pedro must be proud

Mojdanis
Mojdanis
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

If he goes to Barca he can do this outside of the box. Still gonna get a penalty

dejan10
dejan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Mojdanis

Barca can get a pen on the halfway line.

Herry
Herry
4 years ago
Reply to  dejan10

Well, barca can even get a pen before the ball kicked in a deadball situation

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Mojdanis

Mate, barca players tell the referee how and when they’d like to be awarded pk BEFORE the match even starts

Vic
Vic
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Sounds like juve

Gman
Gman
4 years ago
Reply to  Mojdanis

He will also get a pay taise

G-WIN
G-WIN
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

Lol.. real la masia diving. Pathetic

Mansa
Mansa
4 years ago

Milan is lost here. They should just find someway to turn this around in the second half. This is not the time to have a bad day…just not today.

Ma.Usa
Ma.Usa
4 years ago

Can’t believe I’m saying this but Montolivo would very like actually help us if he goes in during half time.

We need hot headed leader that can slow the game down so we can play properly because we’re running like headless chickens

Mojdanis
Mojdanis
4 years ago

Montella duuuude, stick with these guys. 4-3-3 is only formation in the world. And in 80-th minute throw in Ocampos instead of Paletta so we can do 1-8-1 formation cause it won us a point against Inter. Zapata will surely score again. Bacca and Lapadula just can’t play together , cause you need only one guy to get a goal.

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

Montella out, conte in

Apache
Apache
4 years ago

The truth is bitter but I must say it. Montella and his lazy boys have nothing to offer. Same pattern of play every week against weaker teams. Play 2 strikers and get ur goals. Change ur style of play and be aggressive for once. Like I said in previous weeks I am waiting for next season with better players and great hunger for goals

Suracho
Suracho
4 years ago

VINCENZO MONTELLATE

yourBoss
yourBoss
4 years ago

Berlusconi’s put the club in this situation almost destroyed and then hands it over to the Poor Chinese who won’t find it any easy fixing this

Otte
Otte
4 years ago
Reply to  yourBoss

I have always being supporting montella, but he has so far been clueless. The same approach to all games, sticking to one formation even when its clearly not working

Misund
Misund
4 years ago

I’d understand if we where dominating the game and got caught on the counter. but we are getting out played by relegation side. its not acceptable.

Nino
Nino
4 years ago

First thing: Almost everyone questioned why Loca and Kucka were on the bench last week. Well, they ar on the pitch today and there’s no Pasalic. So please what’s the excuse?

The problem may be Montella – sadly. I think he has tried, but he’s apparently losing it somewhere. Not being able to switch play and play a different formation is a big issue. His star performers like Suso have been figured out.

nick
nick
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

More like his tactics and formation has been found out. Montella is too reliant on Suso and Deluofeu.

Playing with 1 striker without a trequartista or playmaker is suicidal especially against smaller teams that sit back and counterattack.

Montella is sabotaging the team if he continues to play 433. Smh

Gman
Gman
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

I never liked kucka, he is limited asf. tries to shot more than a striker, send him back to genoa where he belongs

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

There’s no cohesiveness in passing and movements on/off the ball among milan players. Just a bunch of figo/zidane wannabes who think they can solve the match all by themselves

Evans
Evans
4 years ago

we haven’t been able to defeat the last 4 placed team, then what is our business in Europe? who are we thinking we can defeat?
This is a big shame

Misund
Misund
4 years ago
Reply to  Evans

was thinking the same, would not feel sad if we lose out on Europe. We are not ready and management needs to know it.

dapito
dapito
4 years ago

with ex inter connection, bring simeone to milan before inter bring him or hired the other worldclass coach…. its enough that we always bring medioker coach…..

Mojdanis
Mojdanis
4 years ago

Thank good we got a point against this hellish team of Crotone. Phew, what a performance. This guy Falcineli is surely better than Hazard or Bale because we couldn’t make one tackle on him. And that Trotta. He is a beast. Real Madrid can replace Benzema and Morata with him. Don’t let me start on their defense which made our best players look like skoolboys. For real guys this is sad. Kucka should be taken off on halftime and Bacca should have came on earlier. Montella played his cards like one point is not a disaster. Now tonight we have… Read more »

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

A winning team is either too good to handle or too flexible to figure out, we are neither! I think Montella is a decent coach but a bit too rigid. We may need to change him in the near future.

Rosso138
Rosso138
4 years ago

2 out of 9 points from matches against Pescara, Empoli and Crotone.

I was on Montella’s side for a long time, but now when it is most needed for us to get points for Europe we are not even trying!!! What the??

And captain armband to Zapata?? Thats like slap in the face for Maldini…

DISGRACE!!!

Nino
Nino
4 years ago

I think Montella has unwittingly unravel the ‘good’ he has done. If the new management want to move Milan forward, there has to be a massive clearance starting with Montella. It’s a shame. Half of the season, the team was in the top 3. What happened? Modern football is about dynamism. No wonder De Sciglio wants to leave. Doesn’t he study his opponents? Can he analyze a game properly? It’s sad and shameful but @Sheva was right and is a better analyst of situation than most of us. Montella is not the future for Milan. Milan deserves better.

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

1)It’s extremely easy to draw conclusions when the match is already over. It’s called hindsight bias. Like the great gullit said, “if..if..if..if my mother had a cock she’d be my father”.
2) If u think pasalic should start ahead of milan’s very own loca at this stage of the season then maybe u don’t care enough about Milan’s long term prospect
3) while ur praising sheva, he’s busy collecting money from betting against milan. He can’t analyze his way outta his own underwear

G-WIN
G-WIN
4 years ago
Reply to  Nino

Waohh.. and he mentioned shevaaaa.. lol lord bonera a.k.a shevaa fever you have been summoned..

Pelle80
Pelle80
4 years ago

Vangioni
Deulofeu
Zapata
Poli
Honda
Mati
Ocampos
Bacca
Mds
Pasalic
All of you should get out!!!

Vic
Vic
4 years ago
Reply to  Pelle80

So monty gonna stay?

Pelle80
Pelle80
4 years ago
Reply to  Vic

Oops! Top of the list skipper monty.

Gman
Gman
4 years ago
Reply to  Pelle80

No kucka outno party

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

Atlanta draw with juve, lazio win over roma, and milan draw against number 2 club in the world, crotone. Why number 2? Bcause number 1 club in the world is empoli. Well done, good job

Apache
Apache
4 years ago

It’s over no Europa again. Montella style of play is annoying. He has nothing in his football brain as a coach. He is half coach. He plays better in a half and fuck up in the other. He can’t read match he can’t understand it. It’s over. If Milan can’t beat teams like crotone Empoli Pascara then how do you go to Europe. It’s over let look to next season and pray if great players will arrive without Europe. It’s a shame and disgrace. Still Milan. I love Milan than Montella bcos when he was playing for Roma j was… Read more »

KING JAMES
KING JAMES
4 years ago

WE NEEDED A GOAL AND OUR COACH BRINGS ON OCAMPUS! LOL! PASALIC HATERS, HE DIDNT PLAY AND WE STILL GOT DOMINATED, WHO WILL U GUYS BLAME NOW?

KING JAMES
KING JAMES
4 years ago

NO WONDER RAIOLA DOESNT WANT DONNA TO RENEW WITH MILAN. THAT KID DESERVES A BETTER CLUB

BAWSE 16
BAWSE 16
4 years ago

please when will montella be fired….please bring in SARRI….montella and miha NO DIFFERENCE…same Tactical nous….they are not FLEXIBLE, RIGID coaches……please when is he leaving ooo….he should leave with MDS,ZAPATA and CO….inzaghi,miha,montella….dey are all mid table coaches…..6,7,8,9,10….bring in SARRI….

Mojo
Mojo
4 years ago

Comment:to those who hate pasalic, why cant u complain now, you golden boy loca is also average and besides pasalic scores more goals than lapa and loca…who do u blame now,storari

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Mojo

Yo you called me out I see. Loca made mistakes, Obviously. He is not Modric yet. At least he has occasional bad matches, unlike Pasalic who has frequent bad matches. Have you seen last match? Have you seen the matches Pasalic played in and Loca played in? Please do not comment without understanding the game and even not watching the game; you’ll just embarrass yourself. And who are you anyway? Never saw your username before, so you must bee someone who is using different name than your usual one. Read the second comment in this article. I has said what… Read more »

michael
michael
4 years ago
Reply to  Mojo

loca is 18 you dummy and still needs time to develop, why are you saying he is “average”.. how many 18 year old midfielders score game winning goals against juve?
sit down and be quiet the team is playing poorly because the coach is terrible… everyone has figured out his system and he has no more ideas… game over… season over… we are done

Milanisti Indonesia
Milanisti Indonesia
4 years ago

So, we are the new leeds united. It will be still this dark for years to come… I just hope Inter wouldn’t win scudetto before we do.. How the mighty have fallen this deep into hell

Pippo
Pippo
4 years ago

Ink will be like…but that chelsea reject pasalic,did you saw how he sat on the bench??He was the worst substitute I have ever seen,he is the reason why we havent won. If Loca was on the bench,he would be much better there then Pasalic. LOL… What now Ink mate,who is now your scape goat? Is our form just the matter of one player…SMH

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Pippo

Oh you too. Almost forgot about you.
Read my reply to Mojo when it is done waiting for moderation.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Pippo

Also, why do you people judge players on one single game out of the blue?
You do understand the term ‘consistency’?
Did you learn maths in school?

puang_machink
puang_machink
4 years ago

who is crotone??

Siga
Siga
4 years ago

Chelsea lost against Palace at home, MU draw against Swansea at home, City draw against Boro etc etc

Future
Future
4 years ago

Give donadoni changes

RKaY
RKaY
4 years ago

That is absolute pathetic defending from a professional defender. I want zapata to be the first player to leave Milan in the summer, for the past few years he has a couple solid games a season and the rest he gifts the other team a goal. You NEED to hold your ground inside the box like that. Absolutely pathetic.

RKaY
RKaY
4 years ago

Regarding the league table, a month or two ago fiorentina wasn’t even a factor and now we have them right on our tail, we are lucky they lost to Palermo. We are absolutely screwed because we still have to play Roma and Atalanta. This needs to turn around and fast

Adekunle
Adekunle
4 years ago

Montella and sinisa same of the same,rigid late decision, wrong substitute, tacticaless,one way traffic.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

Let me sum up my reaction to the game. It feels interesting to be called out. Donna – saved us yet again. If he was not on, we would have lost the match. Defence – I remember some people here say Romag is shit. Do you guys see why he is so important to bring stability in our def? Zapata should not start over Gomez. Simple as that. Paletta can be prone to mistakes. Everyone is prone to mistakes. The question is, how can you manage your mistake. Zapata does not manage his mistakes as much as others do. Ely… Read more »