Real Madrid-Milan: The Rossoneri squad

Gonzalo Higuain during training at Milanello. (
Gonzalo Higuain during training at Milanello. (

Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face Real Madrid on Saturday evening when the clock points 21:00 CEST / Italy time at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium for 2018 Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu and the Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso has named his squad for this encounter.

André Silva and Luca Antonelli are out as they are set to join Sevilla and Empoli respectively. Cristian Zapata, Andrea Conti (recovering from knee surgery), Pepe Reina (a knock in the lumbar region), Ivan Strinić (muscle fatigue), Ignazio Abate (muscle fatigue), Riccardo Montolivo (calf problem) and Andrea Bertolacci (muscle edema) are out due to physical problems.

Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Gonzalo Higuain, Fabio Borini.

Antonio DonnarummaRaoul BellanovaLucas BigliaCarlos Bacca
Gianluigi DonnarummaDavide CalabriaGiacomo BonaventuraFabio Borini
Alessandro PlizzariMattia CaldaraMarco BrescianiniPatrick Cutrone
Mateo MusacchioHakan ÇalhanoğluGonzalo Higuain
Ricardo RodriguezAlen HalilovićSuso
Alessio RomagnoliFranck Kessié
Stefan SimićManuel Locatelli
Jose Mauri
Emanuele Torrasi


  1. Shame to hear abt Silva, was hoping he would stay for another season at least, lets hope its a dry loan and he comes back stronger.

    It also looks like Bacca has been convinced by Gattuso cuz thats the only thing that makes sense as 2 strikers are definitely not enough for 3 competitions.

    So Leo again reiterated that Savic is not feasible, do you guys still think there is a chance or is this just diversion tactics from him?

    • I do still believe we can get him. That’s just a smokescreen from Leonardo. Typical transfer talk to deny any interest then all of a sudden the player signs for Milan. Until another team signs him, I am not giving up hope.

    • According to Gianluca Di Marzio who is always pretty accurate in what he reports Silva is only going on loan, a dry loan too

  2. Plizzari
    Belanova Caldara Romagnoli Rodrigez
    Kessie Torassi Bonaventura
    Suso Hakan

    Cm’ooon !! It’s a friendly !! Real will probably play their 2nd or 3rd team , why do we use our 1st with no changes in formation or players , if we didn’t try our youngsters now then how will we know how good they are ??!

  3. Really looking forward to see the players! Especially Caldara-Romagnoli partnership and how Higgy will look + connect with Suso and Hakan amongst others!

    I do think that Montolivo is out due to him leaving Milan as I read a report earlier today where he left Milanello.

  4. I dint know how borini still starts but it’s ok.milan still hopeful of martial because of his relations with the team and manager. Did anyone else know that he is also a free agent next year? We can use that as a bargaining chip. Both factors are huge! We should definitely go all out for him

  5. With these squad, you dream CL…
    Juve, inter, roma, lazio, atalanta, fiorentina…
    I smell bad scenario for gattusso… I’m sure conte will coming in september-december…

    • The fact is that Monto is still a Milan player now and Loca is going to go to Sassuolo. What a great record from Monto. He knocked out Seedorf (coach), then Cristante and now Locatelli. Monto is the super star.

  6. The squad looks thin to compete for CL spots. We need a quality winger and at least two good midfielders to be able to compete.

    I hope we can get draxler for wing role and get bakayoko or n zonzi for def mid plus barella for back up to mezalla role on either side of the pitch.

    It’s up to our trusted stalwarts Leo and capitano to strike the deals in time.

    Hoping for the best.

  7. Wow…Bellanova… another young talent who play as a Right Back… unfortunately. Right Back position is full at the moment…but still want see an academy product played in the first team.

    Draxler or Quincy Promes for winger, while Bakayoko in the midfield. I don’t expect SMS to come this summer…

  8. my guy believe me that this season they will disappoint u bcos many of us expect too much with very little to spend ,we all want an immediate champions in the club,we want all superstars to come to Milan and win the league which is not too feasible ,even making the champions league spot will be a do or die affair if the players dedicate their lives to it ,we won’t get better players than we have now ,the players need to better their way of play with more unison ,so milanista need to be 100% patient with this build up and expect less and pray more for a better season forza Milan

  9. Can someone tell me what Borini is doing on that squad list? If we can afford to ship off Silva, then why is Borini still in that team?

  10. Milan had a young prospectful LB in Campeol but they sold him to Sampdoria just this week. He’s an Italy u21 player.

    Seems we are going the same way as Inter, selling off our youngsters to boost FFP. Hope non of this kids will kick back as did Aubameyang and co.

    Moreover, what does Bakayoko have that Locatelli doesn’t? Creativity and vision certainly not. Now Milan is giving away a creative talent at the expense of brute force and strength.

    Vice Kessie? Tell me, who will now be vice Biglia who is an injury prone player?

    • Emotion and sentiment, I’m happy the people who run Milan now use their brains.
      We are not winning the war with Silva and Locatelli, they are not good enough (yet) to play for Milan. If you can’t see what they are trying to build you must be blind. Gattuso knows Suso and Calhanoglu are able to provide enough chances for a world class CF like Higuain, hell even Bacca would’ve scored 25 goals last season. We need players who bring out the best of the creative players we already have. You can compare them to enforcers with ice-hockey. Here the strong midfielders come in to place like Kessie, Baka and SMS. Gattuso want’s his creative players to focus on attacking but he does not want to do this while risking counter-attack after counter-attack. It’s not Barcelona football, but it isn’t Mourinho-style either. I support Gattuso and the club in this approach, the only thing we need is a creative substitute for Suso and Calhanoglu. This is the reason we are linked with Promes and Draxler. Think we should keep Bonaventura too, he’s scored a lot for us even when out of form and he has been here for quite some time.

  11. Honestly I don’t understand people acting like a cry baby on this blog saying we allowing our youngster to leave the club. Mind you, we are trying to get back to play champions league and all our priority now is class and experience players needed to get us there. If our youngster turn out to be good in future, we’ll be at a better position financially to acquire them back trust me. Leonard and Maldini are creating a new brand for the club, we can’t attract class with youth team or someone who’s still trying to build their career. Look at Real Madrid, they have a world class and this help them to introduce their young players to shine and show what they can bring to the team. So guys patient please.

  12. Will be fun game to watch))
    Transfers will be fun seems we are geathering wages and money from various loans and transfers (loca, monty, silva, kalinic, antonini) im interested what will happen to zapata abate and bacca.. Think there will be much more to come



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