Team news: Napoli were without Alex Meret, Faouzi Ghoulam, Fabián Ruiz, Amin Younes. Milan had to do without the suspended Hakan Calhanoglu, as well as without Alessandro Plizzari, Andrea Conti, Ivan Strinić, Cristian Zapata and Riccardo Montolivo. Kickoff time was 20:30 CEST.
Goals: Bonaventura (14′), Calabria (49′), Zieliński (53′, 67′), Mertens (80′)
S.S.C Napoli (4-3-3) – Carlo Ancelotti
David Ospina; Elseid Hysaj, Raúl Albiol, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mário Rui (73′ Sebastiano Luperto); Allan, Marek Hamšík (63′ Dries Mertens), Piotr Zieliński (72′ Amadou Diawara); José Callejón, Arkadiusz Milik, Lorenzo Insigne.
Unused: Marfella, Karnezis, Malcuit, Verdi, Ounas, Maksimovic, Chiriches, Rog.
AC Milan (4-3-3) – Gennaro Gattuso
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia (58′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Giacomo Bonaventura (81′ Patrick Cutrone); Suso, Gonzalo Higuain, Fabio Borini (70′ Diego Laxalt).
Unused: Reina, A. Donnarumma, Mauri, Castillejo, Bertolacci, Abate, Caldara, Simić, Halilović.
Referee: Paolo Valeri.
Even if we win and even if he somehow scores Borini is a mistake to start this match. Every player on a bench is better than him and I would even include Simic.
Update 10th minute: Borini is trash
I was about to say the same thing
WTF are you talking about? Lord Borini will be our topscorer this season our best player by far
Update half-time: Borini trash with assist. Biglia, Calabria, Kessie, Rodriguez are all bad. Calabria seems lost tonight and we are lucky that Insigne didn’t used that yet. Higuain, Bonaventura, Musacchio, Romagnioli props to those guys they are keeping us alive. Looking forward to subs.
all i can say is give out your best for the shirt you wear tonight and we will be proud of you
Whyyyyy Borini? Just why? Do we want to throw the game just like that? Put either Bona or Castillejo there! Borini proved last season to be worthless upfront. Pffff not a good sign this for me.
I’m thrilled about this!!! Forza Milan and yes we all know Bornini but its a new season let’s see what this men can acomplish. Andiamo raggazi 3rd place await us and fuck inter
Love this comment!
What really hurt us last season was playing too many new players at once, so I understand Gattuso’s approach. But Borini shouldn’t be starting for us if we seriously want to be a top 4 team. He’s a good option coming off the bench, more than that is pushing it.
Out of all the players, why Borini?
I’m so excited and push every one on but why is borini starting with all the wingers we have?? Let’s go boys….. FORZA MILAN!
This midfield three is better than the midfield three of Biglia-Baka-Kessie.
At least it has the hope of some creative spark in the center from Bona, unlike the BBK midfield.
Only problem is Borini, but well, if he can tire out that side of Napoli by constant running and then in the end someone comes in and scores a win against a tired Napoli defense, that would be nice.
In any case, good luck tonight!
Gattuso for Christ same why borini?what the wtf do you expect from this guy?
You guys need to put some respek on Borini’s name!
He’s there to offer more energy.. Suso Higuain and Bona will do the creative duty!
Chill and Trust Gattuso!
Jesus Christ relax. There is more to football than what is best “on paper”.
Did you see inter? D’ambrosio instead of vrsaljko, dalbert instead of asamoah at left back and perisic on the bench as a result. Skriniar on the bench. Politano instead of Keita. And they lost to Sassuolo.
The new players have been here for just over a week. Borini will not be a main stay in this team.
Man I’m nervous! You go boys!
Wow. I am very surprised by Borini being selected over Bakayoko or Laxalt. My sincere apology to those who were complaining about the “probable “ line up that posted earlier this week. Smh
This man needs to find another job… damn 3 100% freekicks not given. Did good on the Calabria challange in the box but still we should have had 2 freekicks right of the box of napoli.. If he continue like this we will lose because of him..
Here we go;
First match of this season.
Nervous and excited….
I know is been only 10 mins into the game but if borini comes back to the pitch after the first half I would like to kick gattuso on the backside.
What are you guys talking about Borini masterclass
Bona!!!! ❤ What a volley!!!!!
Captain ‘Average’ Bona
Let’s not sit back, we need to have at least 2 goal lead to feel safe.
Borini Masterclass 😉
What a goal!!!!
Borini shut some folks mouth
Goooooaaallll napoli 0 Milan 1
Now borini has the first assist for milan
Jack doing the Zlatan in front of goal ha! Good assist by Borini
They need to respect the guy…At least let him have his day and prove us wrong
Who would have expected that?!
Who said sell suso and bona for savic?…Never in a thousand years…they are milans spark…Borin bar the header is awful…
Calabria needs to get his touches and soft passes in order
Calabria is the weakest point, borini is doing fine
WTh is Calabria doing?? lots of unforced turnovers so far…
Live stream please
abeg what the hell is wrong with Calabria he better wake up cos right now he is lost and anonymous in every aspect of the game. please why are giving Napoli so much respect
Biglia is so, so bad. I don’t ever see why he is rated like a top class player.
One-two good matches does not make a player world class.
Zienliski Damn killing that midfield .. ok pros con
pro: i like the way the midfield helps the forward in defending from the front
1. how is it possible we are leading ..
2.we cant even get simple passes
3. suso needs to wake up.
4. gattuso is about to give me heart attack with this build from the back
we are playing badly ..very badly..maybe first game.. so we get a pass
Milan has only one shot on target….wow!!
Please take Biglia off the pitch. He hasn’t had a good pass and he can’t help his defense even if his life depended on that. I want to see bakayoko. He could bring much more than what biglia is offering atm.
Biglia is shit. Total shit.
Milan are playing incredibly calm from the back under pressure. That said, we are allowing them way too much space and defending too much. One mess up which we always do they’ll concede. Push up on these guys they’re vulnerable now! Center backs are doing awesome. Musacchio keeping those passes so simple and getting out of danger. Biglia needs to up his game he takes too much time receiving a pass
Content with the lead, but seriously wtf are Calabria and Biglia doing? I’ve lost count of how many times theyve lost the ball due to sloppy passes or plays in general. They’re jeopardizing are hard work. Borini has put in quite the shift and capped it off with his wonderful header down to Jacks wondergoal, but I’d bring on Bakayoko for him and move Bona up asap. We need to win back the midfield, Bigilia is too damn sloppy and liability, and Calabria needs to shape up real quick. Otherwise, the lead is good, hope we can build on this… Read more »
Biglia and calabria please focus. I so miss conti
Why is Biglia so poor! Am I the only person seeing it. Giving away too much possession. Thumbs up to Romagnoli, Musa, bona, Kessie and Higuain. We need to wake up seriously.. Forzamilan
We are winning but playing terrible. We just pass d ball b/w defenders and goal keepers and then a forced error. Terrible
We need to play little more aggressive on attack i dont mind slow build up but this is just super slow..
Kung fu Bonaventura!!!
Nice job for Milan in the first half. The buildup play even though it looks risky however that is the real step in the right direction to be dominant ( not mastered yet but nice step )
For the second half hope that Calabria and RR both of them need to wake up for the sake of the team. Also I got the point of starting with borini as he really helps and the defensive phase and running like a train.
Best wishes for my beloved Milan and hope for a second goal and a win with a clean sheet
The positive things: – There were 2×10 Mins where we looked like an acceptable team. The goal was fantastic piece of skill, Borini with a beautiful assist. Negative: – Tactics: The building up from the back is something we’re absolutely not able to do and will cost us.. sooner or later. Calabria and Ricardo Rodriguez look very shaky and losing passes left and right. I do belive this is because of the current tactic. – Midfield so far is not really in the game, there is no phsicality, that’s why they get pushed around and lose passes. It’s not a… Read more »
It is a nightmarish first half for biglia and calabaria