Team news: Milan were without Alessandro Plizzari, Stefan Simić, Mattia Caldara, Ivan Strinić, Riccardo Montolivo, Giacomo Bonaventura and Lucas Biglia and Davide Calabria, who were originally in the squad but were suffering from a right calf muscle problem and from a sprained ankle, respectively. Genoa had to do without the banned Cristian Romero as well as Federico Marchetti, Nicolás Spolli and Andrea Favilli. Kickoff for the rescheduled Matchday 1 was 20:30 CET.

Goals: Suso (4′), Romagnoli (56′ own goal, 91′)

AC Milan (3-5-2) – Gennaro Gattuso
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodríguez; Suso, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Franck Kessié, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (82′ Samu Castillejo), Diego Laxalt (62′ Ignazio Abate); Gonzalo Higuaín, Patrick Cutrone.
Bench: Reina, A. Donnarumma, Josè Mauri, Castillejo, Borini, Conti, Bertolacci, Zapata, Abate, Simić, Halilović, Bellanova.

Genoa C.F.C (3-5-2) – Ivan Jurić
Andrei Radu; Davide Biraschi, Koray Günter, Domenico Criscito; Ervin Zukanović, Rômulo (66′ Miguel Veloso), Luca Mazzitelli (78′ Stephane Omeonga), Daniel Bessa, Darko Lazović; Christian Kouamé, Krzysztof Piątek (84′ Goran Pandev).
Unused: Russo, Vodisek, Lisandro Lopez, Lapadula, Rolon, Dalmonte, De Almeida, Picanico, Hiljemark.

Referee: Fabrizio Pasqua.

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Great result. I would have felt really bad for Bakayako if we didn’t win. He worked his socks off in that midfield today. I hope this will help him recover his confidence.

K.caesar
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K.caesar

I have actually come to understand that Bakayoko can actually make an excellent midfielder. He just needs a coach with the right tactics. He obviously fancies working the ball from beginning to the end with short passes rather than the long passes. He did just great today!

GiftedItalian
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GiftedItalian

I’m glad i’m not the only one that saw Bakayoko trying alot harder this game. He impressed me.

Fyah360
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Fyah360

Lets put the two errors aside, one leading to the goal…….He was great, recovered a lot of balls and kept it simple (was bit too flashy in previous game thus causing him to loose position), just like you I hope he can grow from this, as there is still a lot to desire from him.

Raven
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Raven

Don’t know how bakayoko was to blame in the goal. He recovered the ball tried to threw it at back line, but RR intercepted, the ball bounced to the genoa then.

You can clearly see that Bakayoko tried to get rid of the ball after he recovered.

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Bakayoko had in the best case a decent game ! No more than that !! If all of you want to lie yourself you all are free to do it !

Brimmekamp
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Brimmekamp

People will say we we’re lucky but Radu had to make 3 spectacular saves, while Donnarumma only had to make one save all game. Also Bakayoko repeatedly put his teammates under pressure with poor backpasses, holding on to the ball too long and getting beaten on every counter attack by Koume and Piatek.

loganrt87
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loganrt87

First off-can’t beat the taste of victory! 4th place is quite the achievement from where we have been in last few seasons. Last year, everyone criticized Bonucci, and when he left our defense has struggled. This season, everyone is criticizing Gattuso. No he isn’t perfect and yes, he has a lot to learn, but sacking a coach the players seem to love mid season would be more harmful than positive. Just my two cents on Gattuso.

Brimmekamp
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Brimmekamp

He is one of the most beloved players of the last 20 years, is a novice coach performing above expectations, yet some fans think he deserves the boot after being the most successful coach in the league over the last 29 matches or so. He is the best

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Thanks guys!

soheil balini
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soheil balini

Tnx! Thats the point! Milan is not a place for novice coaches!

loganrt87
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loganrt87

Sacchi only had 2 years experience coaching Parma before Milan… Guardiola had one year at Barcelona B before coaching Barca. I’m not saying Gattuso is of their caliber, but your novice coach argument doesnt hold water. What is most important is if the coach can embody and enforce a playing style both players and management buy into.

Raven
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Raven

Someone get this guy a beer he deserves it

Naz
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Naz

What sort of absolute pure bullshit is that statement about being the best manager over the past 29 games? And beloved player for 20 years? Are you fucking mad? This has to be some sort of twilight zone shit going on here or people just want to take the piss Best manager for the past 29 games? Do you even look at how we play? The reason and only reason we pick up results is because the players have had a year or so together and if they were proper managed they would challenge for 2nd place as Juventus are… Read more »

Jomokau
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Jomokau

@Naz
Take it easy we are only 4 points away from 2nd place.
You claimed previously that we are only in 4th due to Suso’s brilliance, it’s ironic because last year many fans here were calling him predictable and overrated (where you one of those fans?).
Your argument of we are only picking up points because players have been together for a year does not hold – so have the Roma players but we are doing better.
In the end only the log position counts and so far we are doing just fine.

Naz
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Naz

No i never criticised Suso

Alan little
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I agree mate we have 2 good wingers suso and castillejo why oh why are they never on together.especially against juve and there very old defenders run them all over too old.and we waited 1.5 years for conti return been back a month and has not played him.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Guys, you are right about 4th place and about the result. But c’mon – we seen this before with Montella under pressure. Crazy formation swamps every other day, no clear ideas on to fix problems, etc … Was I the only one who saw Genoa (!!!) dominate us at san san siro (!!!) for most part of this experimentation we were put through at the beginning? For the life of me, I don’t care if we never return to our glory days, I will never accept such a thing. For all the positive thinking I’m trying to muster here, I… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Yes, you were the only one, they were better in the last 20-25 minutes or so in the first half, but dominate, really? How many clear cut chances did they create?

Regarding the experimentation, look at RK’s comment down below. So I doubt he’ll keep playing with three men at the back, and 4-4-2 will be our go to formation now, whether it’s flat or with a diamond shape, we’ll see.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Milanista, c’mon we couldn’t string 2-3 passes together at those minutes, while Genoa were all over the place, virtually playing tiki taka with us.

Donremie
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Donremie

What is a novice coach, Gattuso has made dis team achieve above its average. A team dat has no sub… name one coach dat would have performed better with dis same squad…

loganrt87
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loganrt87

The formation switch today didn’t work. I think it was because calabria and conti were out at RB and Abate cant do a full 90. With Biglia out as well, the theory would be three CBs would give more cover in the center of the park. Experiment didn’t work as planned, but I think it was due to injuries instead of Gattuso wanting to shake things up. Could you imagine the uproar if he stared Borini at rb…lol. alls well that ends well so let’s hope we get the win vs Udinese!

Sheva
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Sheva

Tacticaly Gattuso made a mess of this game. But he won. And we are now in a 4th place. So he is safe now. Genoa didn’t do s**t whole game but they still scored and that is something that can’t be explained by Gattuso’s mistake. Bakayoko is a player that wows you in some moments with his husslin’ but in next minute he looks absent. His problems can’t be solved on training ground. If we played whole game like in last 30 minutes we would have crushed them 4:0 easy. So Rino please keep it cool and go with safe… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Exactly, but people say we were lucky and Genoa dominated…really? The only part we were being “dominated” was in the second part of the half.
I know you’re not the biggest fan of Rino (the coach), but this is what being objective is called, and not being blinded. Keep it up, Sheva 😉
Completely agree that if we play with the same purpose we did after their equaliser, we can go far, and as you say, with Bona on the left, another element will be added to our midfield and attacking threat!

Kabon
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Kabon

It’s funny how when teams like Juve and Inter score very late winners it’s called “winning mentality”, “a team with winners” Etc. But when Milan score late winners it’s “we were lucky”

Milanista121
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Milanista121

So true Kabon!!! @Sheva, for sure, mate, and I’m glad to see him getting credit for it. A lot of people have criticized the 4-3-3 but then when he switched from it no one says a word, it’s so easy for people here to citicize but when it comes to give credit they love to bide their time… Not only about Rino but generally. Like so many people yesterday that kept bashing on Musa while he was actually one of our best performers? This is why I reacted and am glad to see this comment from you mate:) And for… Read more »

Sheva
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Sheva

Sorry for a late response man. Well I can’t be biased when it comes to trashing Milan legend. He wasn’t stubborn in last two games and I see that as a progress. If he finds his first eleven that work in every single position we can go for the top spots.
And btw man I see Paquetá dominating in that LCM position from January, he is so dynamic,

Sheva
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Sheva

Sorry for a late response man. Well I can’t be biased when it comes to trashing Milan legend. He wasn’t stubborn in last two games and I see that as a progress. If he finds his first eleven that work in every single position we can go for the top spots.
And btw man I see Paquetá dominating in that LCM position from January, he is so dynamic,

Milanmario1
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Milanmario1

Rome wasn’t built in one day nor will a great Milan team be so we need patience. Didn’t see the game but the result made my night. A win is a win!! We are 4th place baby!! Let’s stay there or even in third and keep working hard. Time to give Rino and the boys a break and show support!! Forza Milan!!

andimakmur
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andimakmur

I would say “Juve”, “Barcelona”, “Madrid”, weren’t built in one day haha. Jokes aside, I agree with you, patience is needed. Next, let’s defeat Udinese!

K.caesar
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K.caesar

I have actually come to understand that Bakayoko can actually make an excellent midfielder. He obviously fancies working the ball from beginning to the end with short passes rather than the long passes. He did just great today! I believe Gattuso can revive that beast in him

Milanista121
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Milanista121

We lose – people complain. We draw – people complain. We win – people complain. GUYS, WE’RE NOT THE MIGHTY MILAN OF EVEN SEVEN YEARS AGO, EMBRACE IT. Criticize Gattuso for playing 4-3-3, “he’s clueless, he plays a formation that doesn’t work, he should play with two strikers” Gattuso switches to two strikers. “He should play a three man backline.” Gattuso switches to a three man backline. It was a three man backline today btw, Three man back line in attack, and four man back line in defence, that’s why we saw Kessié as a right back, at least in… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Naw man, we complain when he fields a formation that nobody understands. Instead of all those long paragraphs saying nothing, you want to defend Rino? Please explain our tactics upto 60 minutes? I know even your sharp eye for tactics can’t explain this.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Look at RK’s comment down below 🙂

Raven
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Raven

If nobody understood this formation a goal in the fourth minute is just pure luck?

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

I like when we have serious discussions, but there are some guys who loves to argue without arguments !!!! The tactics until 63 minute ( when we started to play a classic 4-4-2 ) were a mess, were a stupid experiment and just God did in this way not to draw in the end and to add another draw near the ones against Cagliari, Atalanta and Empoli !!! And it’s end of the phrase ! Any other comments are not objective !!!! And until Rino stops playing with Milan like with his toy I will tell the truth !! If… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

You are not answering my question, and god made milan make several attempts?

Complaining about objectivity and talking about god. LMAO

loganrt87
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loganrt87

If there weren’t so many different opinions, this blog would be boring. Just appreciate the dialogue and keep sharing your own opinion!

Mike
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Mike

Well said. The truth is we didnt play great, we got a bit lucky at the end, but now we are fourth and not far from second, and we havent been in this position for a long time. Time to allow ourselves some positivity. Just because u have an opinion once, doesnt mean u cant change it as conditions change, as some in this community dont want to do (the ‘i told u so’ers included in this category). I think hakan is pretty useless these days but he might prove me wrong in the next few matches, for example. I… Read more »

ACMFTW
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ACMFTW

Thisx100
You summed up our situation perfectly.

This will take time, and all we can do is be patient and have faith in the man who the players themselves believe in despite his tactical inexperience & faulty in-game decisions.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Thanks mate, can say likewise regarding your comments! It’s always a joy to read them!
Exactly! Not often you’ll see players be behind someone, and hopefully he’ll get there with tactics and such as well. A super important game is awatiting vs Udinese away and it will show a lot if we’ve developed. I’m sure that the we wouldn’t hav gotten the three points in yesterdays game in prior seasons as we always bottled it, but last night we finally took advantage of our opportunity, and hopefully it’s a turning point!

misund
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misund

I think Ramos is absolutely right about that. “Leaders of the dressing room” are players who can lead.

Milan 10 years ago tons of leaders in the team & tons of success
Today Juve have plenty of leaders in the team & tons of success
the list goes on

Man Utd is in the same position as us(replaced all the leaders in the team over a 1-2 year period). They have no leaders in the team and as a result they struggle with consistency.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Exactly, what they did have was consistency in Sir Alex Ferguson so their lack of leaders weren’t as noticeable until he left and it turned out the team was shit. From the looks of it, Rino has his flaws, but is a leader and what these young guns need is a leader who can mould them and guide them so they can add consistency and up their game!
Besides, United with all their spending and a top coach like Mou with everything he’s won, take a look at how they’re looking and compare it to the much criticized Rino… smh…

Milan10
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Milan10

Whoa whoa calm ur man tits mate. There are only 2 teams which deserve to be called “mighty”: the mighty magyars, easily top 10 best team of all time and mighty morphin power rangers. Milan 2011 had nocerino, boateng and 2 funny fullbacks in their starting eleven, certainly not a mighty team. It took rino nearly a year to understand that 4–3-3 didnt work with players at his disposal. He rarely reads the game well, judging by his subs and half time (change of) tactics and strategies. Milan played like absolute garbage last night and if u think milan will… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

First of, I’m glad you said tits and not saggy tits as you said to a poor mate here who shall remain nameless. Nocerino was not in the 2011-squad, I’m referring to the 2011 scudetto squad that had our senators and Ibra:) That was mighty with all the senators imo as they were the players I grew up watching and idolizing, so you get my point:) 4-3-3 worked last season when Hakan was functioning as a winger. That’s obviously the reason he kept it, and now that Hakan is taking forever to find his form, he changed positions as he… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

“That was mighty with all the senators imo as they were the players I grew up watching and idolizing“ see? This is exactly why i said it wouldnt matter if milan coach’s rino, pippo, seedorf or nesta, some milanisti would support him no matter what because ur smitten with them as players. Inter has one who was 2nd best coach in serie a in terms of avg ppg before ance came back and thats exactly where they are in the table. rino aint that much better than morontella and miha. Why should milan stick with suck mediocrity? “4-3-3 worked last… Read more »

al83
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al83

Very well said (again). Tactics is the basis of football management – dressing room is of course important but comes second. Only when a team is full of proven champions/superstars then yes, it might become more important – and even then it’s only for short terms. We can add tens of examples on your list. So unless anyone believes that we are a team full of champions, I say that Conte is the type of coach we need to move to the next level, to CREATE a champions team. Is it going to be painful? Definitely yes. Might we lose… Read more »

Vick
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Vick

I would love Rino to coaching Milan for a long time if only he doesnt need to wait 60-70 min to see his approach doesnt work or wait until the opponent score. The difference between inter and this match is we still have time to react for the goal and make a different approach.
I need all the thumbs down please and thank you. Have a great day

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

You have right !

Ted
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Ted

Forza Milan!

ACMFTW
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ACMFTW

A hard earned victory in trademark Milan fashion. In a match where we started off brightly & comfortably yet still managed to hand our opponents the first half by doing what we naturally do, defend a one goal lead. We’re arguably a better team when coming from behind compared to being the winning side. We were all expecting a 3-5-2 but it was instead a 4-4-2 with Kessie playing as right wing-back following Biglia’s sudden injury. Wish him the quickest of recoveries. We were very compact defensively, but once again sitting deep ended up costing us another goal. Musa, Roma… Read more »

O'GABB'S
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No body is saying anything about Donna’s save? Baka hate or like him this is his best performance for Milan

Milanista121
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Milanista121

I wrote a long post but it hasn’t been posted. Hope this will, I posted a quote from Kroos earlier, now it’s time for a quote from Ramos recently regarding Conte: “Respect is won, it’s not imposed. Not one name or another, We have won everything with managers that you know, and at the end, the management of the dressing room is more important than the technical knowledge of a manager.” Rino has his flaws for sure. The management of the dressing room however, is a key trait of his, and no one can argue against that based on the… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

This is not a boys club or a motorcycle club; screw what the players say. Respect is won by achievements, by getting points. I don’t care if there all eating each other alive backstage as long as we’re getting the points. Also, RM and Barca for the past years could have been coached by a duck and still get away with it.

My previous question to you stands – forget everything, how do you explain/defend the first 60 minutes yesterday.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Well yeah, by getting points, well I’m gonna bring up the good ol’ argument then that when Rino took over he gained the third most points, behind Juve and Napoli who ended first and second respectively:) And the points he’s gained so far this season has us in fourth place, so if respect comes with points, shouldn’t Rino have a lot of POINTS in the respect-department by now? If you had said respect comes with playing well, well that’s another story, but I’d rather take playing poorly and getting the thre points over playing well and not getting the three… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

I’m not saying Rino doesn’t deserve credit. He did some great things in Milan. He’s work on Hakan and our defense last season was great. And he had our team prepared pretty well for several games, some of which were botched by his players. But he also made several mistakes. Yesterday was just a culmination of several bad decisions made before matches and in matches. Playing Cutrone when he has a knock, strange subs, etc… If you look at the table you’ll see we’re very close to 10th place. So we did collect a decent amount of points so far,… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

We’ll see where we are after the Lazio game:)

nick
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nick

I didn’t see the match today only the highlights. Why did Gattuso play a 3 man defense? Does anyone know? It seems weird since we won the last game playing 442.

Not sure why we would switch after one game. Anyway, I’m glad we won but we got lucky.

RK
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RK

Calabria and conti are not fit enough to start. And I know abate has a bad injury history, possible he was not fully fit too.

If I’m assuming we didn’t have a right back that was fully fit (90 minutes in his legs), he thought a 3 man defense was the solution. It wasn’t working and he brought on abate early in the second half to go to the 442. I’m prettt sure this was an “emergency” formation and we will return to the 442.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

The thing is RK, we have to be prepared for such situations, and not improvise when they occur. Suso is one of the hottest players in Europe right now, and he seemed comfortable and free in the 4-4-2, but we had to experiment. I would’ve more than accepted our usual 4-3-3, or any formation that would’ve worked, but we can never look that lost like we did last night.

nick
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nick

Ok, make sense. Thanks

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Nobody here, nor in the media, nor in the locker room knows how we played. 3-5-2? 4-4-2? It’s anyone’s guess. I haven’t seen anything like it in my life.

I was on the femce with Rino for quite some time, but this game tipped things for me against his favour. Terrible terrible first 60 minutes

WhereIsTheSpirit
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WhereIsTheSpirit

But we have the one and only a multi purpose player, Borini, who can play as a RB. Is it because Gattuso doesn’t trust Borini anymore or what?

nick
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nick

Very good question since Gattuso used Borini at RB before.

Rossi
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Rossi

The best thing Gatuzo did since coming as a coach in Milan is changing Montela back 3 to back 4. The back 3 looks same as last year compleatly miss organized and all over the place, so why would you try something that failed so many times before with this team. Since last year it should be clear that this team should play with 4 at the back, and in the last games we saw that it should be 2 at front, so that leaves 4 in the mid, this is the formation that worked best so far (as we… Read more »

nick
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nick

Totally agree and I was really surprised when I saw the formation. Gattuso doesn’t need to fall into the trap as Montella with experimenting with the squad. What we need more than anything is a formation that works so that we can finally get some consistency in our game.

Agustinar
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Agustinar

we have problem at RB. Calabria is very good in offense but weak in defense.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Yes, amongst several other problems. Abate is somewhat the opposite so together they make one solid RB.

cuongminhtran
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cuongminhtran

Congratulation! It was the first time we earn 4th place since Inzaghi, Miha and Montella, so how happy I am. But I can’t stand the choice in Bakayoko, he perfectly have no enough calibres to play for our team. Forza Milan, then, now and forever!

RK
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RK

Aside from Bakayoko’s huge mistake, and yes it was huge, he actually had a great game. A lot of interceptions and breaking up play, and was also decent going forward turning his man in midfield and some nifty passes. About 2-3 years ago, I was defending abate stating that he was still a solid player and useful to the squad. Barring his leadership qualities, he has really lost a few steps over these years. Say what you want about Calabria, but he is the better player right now. Abate gives the ball away a lot and squanders too many great… Read more »

Calm down
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Calm down

Nice to be moving up the table but I am afraid we must try to play better if we want to stay were we are. Not feeling that well so I couldn’t get much details watching the match and won’t be able to read comments to see how others sees the match. Good job collecting 3 points I thou hope to see the team playing more bravely in the next games. Forza Milan!

SOHEYL
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SOHEYL

You username make me nervous!

Calm down
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Calm down

Please don’t. I have only chosen this name because nowadays everyone is busy complaining about everything. So I decided to go with ‘calm down people’. I thought it would actually comfort people instead of getting them more nervous

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Hope you’ll feel better asap mate! Stay strong!

Calm down
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Calm down

Thank you mate appreciated. Much better now. I will.

Terry
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Terry

Just when I thought that we would get our first clean sheet, we literally kicked the ball into our own net.
As soon as our defence stabilises Milan would become very strong. Cause our attackers are delivering (our goal scored average is pretty good)

I am glad we took the 3 points cause Genoa didn’t deserve to get a draw.
Forza Milan!

Samuel
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Samuel

Hi All Milan fans.
Really glad for the win.
Fourth place exellent!!!!
There is so much work still to be done interms of conceration, taking the lead in a game and seeing it threw as well as creativity and energy.
Dont get me wrong i am a diehard fan!!
Bakoyoko i am not so sure off.
He has good qualities but make silly mistakes and place the back line under presurre.

Milan10
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Milan10

Firstly, congrats rino, milan and milanisti for the win. It was bad game but a win is a win nonetheless. I tip my hat to rino because unlike morontella, he actually has the balls and will to learn to be true milan10ian a.k.a. Proper milanista; first 2 st and now 3-4-1-2. Granted it wasnt good performance because caldara aint available and hakan’s still underperforming but milan’ll get there. 4-3-1-2 next time padawan, i mean allenatore. Screw 4-3-3. 4th place is always a nice place for a midtable team but lets face it, theres no way milan’s gonna retain it until… Read more »

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Rino was playing PES before the match !

Milan10
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Milan10

I bet he abused the hell outta maradona. Probably fielded 10 maradonas in 3-4-1-2 formation

Ross Oneri
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Ross Oneri

I’m not a big fan of Gattuso but I have to give him credit he is grinding out the results and not bad on the log.

milan4lyf
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milan4lyf

This Game, Gattuso did his best. He earned a compliment and applaud for this match specially because we were missing three major key players and still pulled off a win. Biglia in Mid, Bona in Left and a RB that we never had with Conti being unavailable since joining us. Well Done Gattuso, I loved the change of mentality in the second half, the reaction of the team after the equalizer was impressive. Weak point was the subs. Hakan/Casti switch should’ve been made by the start of the second half. Hakan simply wasn’t in the game today. Nor was Baka,… Read more »

milan4lyf
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milan4lyf

What we lack is just one other playmaker skilled enough to create chances out of nowhere like Suso. I am hoping Paqueta would be that guy. Bona to the left, Paqueta in middle and Suso to the right with higu and Cutro up front and Ibra as a backup? That’s a scary attack for any team in the world. What we need to sort out is the defense. Specially the right back. Musa’s work rate needs to be improved, and he needs to learn covering his fullbacks. Every team is exploiting our right side. We are badly in need of… Read more »

WhereIsTheSpirit
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WhereIsTheSpirit

Yep, Radu was in his best performance. But, remember that Donna and our backlines were almost being punished by Lazovic and Piatek. I think, it us fine to feel the joy but the most important thing is : to find out the best strategy at the soonest to reduce the goals conceded significantly. One purpose of having 4 midfielders is to tighten the space for the opponents as well as to prevent our defense from the midfields. Remember the glorious Capello’s era? Damn….it was really hard for any best teams in the world to score against Milan. I do really… Read more »

Sebo
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Sebo

BRAVO AC MILAN …

PLZ BUY IBRAHIMOVIC AND WE WILL GET JUVENTUS NERVOUS!!!!!THANK U ROMAGNOLI AND MILAN MUST PLAY CUTRONE /HIGUAIN FORZA MILAN

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Cpadang

Just let me ask u a question..? How many years Chelsea need to build they team when Roman take over?? How many years m.city need?? On that day there’s no FFP.. guardiola?? When he take over Barca he got ronaldinho, Henry, etoo the genius xavi, iniesta..

Milan10
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Milan10

Chelsea, they already were competitive the very first season roman took over. Roman was smart enough to hijack peter kenyon the transfer guru from man utd and the results were obvious; they bought makeleles, robbens and drogbas of the world not kalinic or players on his level. They also brought in PROVEN WINNER mou in 2nd season of roman’s reign. They didnt try to bring in zola, gullit, vialli or any other ex-player because they had ambition and common sense. It took man city 3 seasons to win epl but unlike milan, they actually gradually got better after the arabs… Read more »

hachim
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it’s good to wake up and realize you actually have 4th spot and that it wasn’t a dream. So big shout out to Gattuso and the boys. Now in the last 3 games, we have tried 3 different formations and the one that worked the best was 4-4-2, but even that had us looking weak in mid/defence. however it is probably the one i liked the most as we looked dangerous whilst going forward. As much as i want us to win and stick to a fixed starting 11, it is important to note that it is not always possible.… Read more »

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Agreed hachim, with everything:)
Now, it’s important to show consistency and beat Udinese away which is a tricky fixture for us in recent times, and try to game by game cement our position in the UCL-spots! This will surely prove to be a huge source of motivation for the boys, and the effect of momentum shouldn’t be underestimated. Hopefully we can gain some so the players can keep growing, a long with the coach as well of course!
Forza Milan!

soheil balini
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soheil balini

Based on comment and responses from fans here, I’m wrong & Milan’s playing is an absolute joy too watch! Our players can pass to each other for several minutes! We don’t use 100 back pass to our goalkeeper anymore! We don’t sit back for half of the game and we are not conceding at all. Our playing system is that good that reminds me of Ferguson’s ManU!!! Oh my god no team in Europe can do what we do in attack! I mean we have the best one dimensional attacking system named Suso! No body did that before in history… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

We hereby call people who still consider rino a good coach (and calabria, abate and donna the sinner good players) the midtablers.
Real team like real madrid target conte yet the midtablers claim that rino > conte. Yaay

soheil balini
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soheil balini

You know a management and coach are medicore when their goal is “Reaching UCL”. Real, Barca, Bayern, Juve and… Had lots of trouble in the past but their management never sets such a low goal.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Actually, Juve when they were still in a re-building phase and during Conte’s first year at Juve, they repeatedly stated that UCL was reaching UCL was their goal due to their poor results in season’s before that.
You’re so deluded, and far from realistic if you believe this team should aim for the scudetto.

Milan10
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Milan10

I love how u purposely didnt mention that conte won serie a in his first season at juve. Juve targetted ucl spot and conte said ‘to hell with it’ and won the league like absolute boss. U want that kind of coach at milan dont u mate? *wink

soheil balini
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soheil balini

How many years?

Milanista121
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Milanista121

That wasn’t relevant though, Soheil was talking about goals set up from the start, and talking like he knows what he’s talking about when he’s wrong – Juventus goal was UCL and then they went all the way. As I’m sure Leicester’s – my favorite example – goal wasnt the league title, hell even Europa League wasn’t realistic, their goal was to stay up but then they went all the way. Only reason Conte said to hell with it was because he had the referees in his pocket where the refs didn’t grant us a legitimate goal vs Juventus. And… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

“Only reason Conte said to hell with it was because he had the referees in his pocket where the refs didn’t grant us a legitimate goal vs Juventus. And then again vs Catania. But I guess that’s skill, but when we win in the 90th minute it’s just pure luck and not at all thanks to us *wink“ whoa whoa, easy there mate. Juve were far and away the best team of that season, if i remember correctly they also pulled a capello and went undefeated. Surely not even sniveling snakes like juve would have been so dumb as to… Read more »

+Milan
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+Milan

Oh so what should be the goal this season if not reaching the CL?….
We should win the scudetto with the our current squad?
That’s the kind of expectation that destroyed us last season coupled with Montella.

soheil balini
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soheil balini

you are talking about our squad like we dont have any good players. two of best serie A goalkeepers, Roma one of the best defenders of Serie A. Rodrizuez the wonderkid of Bundesliga. Kessie that is targeted by PSG. Hakan, Bonna and most of all Higauin. we spend nearly 300m and our coaches are making them like novice players. have you ever seen Biglia play this bad? in one year he goes from best to worst!

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Is our squad better than Juve? No. Is it on par? No. Is our squad better than Inter? No. Is it on par? No. Is our squad better than Napoli? Wouldn’t say so. Perhaps on par. But yes of course we should fight for the scudetto with the players we have Why stop there? Let’s go for the tripleta! Doesn’t matter that we’re not in the UCL, we’ll still win it with the optimistic thinking you have. You honestly believe we can win/challenge for the scudetto? No wonder you keep bashing on Rino it makes so much sense, and I’m… Read more »

soheil balini
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soheil balini

Juve? No. Inter? Maybe. Roma? yes. Naopli? I guess we are the same. Lazio? Hell yes! every year Lazio is ahead of us! every year roma is ahead of us. you can make a chart of players in a simple 4-4-2 position and we have at least two players in top 11. maybe 3. Reina is best Serie A goalkeepr. in par with Handanovic. Higuain is best striker and he proves it every year. Suso is simply amazing when we use him. we have probably the third best squad of Serie A. If our squad is bad, our coach could… Read more »

+Milan
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+Milan

yeah we do have a good squad. But not one capable of challenging juve for the title.
Rodriguez the wonderkid ? Hakan was dubbed the free kick specialist before Milan. He’s scored just one since.
plus Hakan isn’t the same one we saw second half of last season.

The top 4 should be the goal…

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Who said we were a joy to watch? Maybe there’s 10 out of over 200 comments that has said that.
And playing system that reminds of ferguson hahaha, perhaps you’re refering to my reference, I said nothing like that. which proves that you’e just salty and bitter. Read more attentively mate 🙂

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Jibola

Injury list is scary. Biglia, Bonaventura, Calabria and Caldara. Kessie and Calha are playing with injuries, that is why they perform average. Now, this is a crucial moment when team management matter for any coach. Abate will cover Calabria and hopefully Abate stays injury free. Samu and Laxalt would be very very crucial for us in this period as they can cover the roles for Bona and Calha. The big question concerns Biglia who Gatuso himself had declared irreplaceable time after time this season. Bakayoko is Gatuso’s favourite replacement but i don’t trust this guy at all. His lack of… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

(Here come the haters)

We need Montolivo at this point. Saying Bakayoko, Bertolacci, or Mauri is better than him is unreasonable he is on a technical and tactical level way over them. I say use him as a last sub, and let’s see if he still got it, under Montella he was fine, even scoring.

Gattuso should think first on Milan then on his disputes with him. What’d we know, with some minutes he might get an offer in December and terminate his contract.

Jibola
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Jibola

I agree with you on Monty, he’s way better than Baka but its up to Rino.

Benny
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Benny

is it just me or the blog hasn’t been updated in a while with interviews, press conferences and the likes

Ross Oneri
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Ross Oneri

Would also love to hear what Romagnoli says after conceding own goal and then scoring last moments.

nick
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nick

The left side of our defense is strong. With Romagnoli, RR and Laxalt we have good coverage. Let’s not forget Ivan Strinic who had a solid WC with Croatia. But the right side is where we leak goals a lot. TBH Musacchio is not solid defensive and neither is Calabria. Abate is probably only good for MLS at this stage in his career. So that leaves us with Conti who is returning from a long layoff due to a career threatening injury. We need to be in the market for a good RB who is strong enough and good enough… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Krzysztof Piatek seems like a fine player Milan should consider buying him

Raven
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Raven

As fine as belloti. We have a Cutrone, Higuain and in a month n’ a half an Ibra 🙂

Mathijs Savicevic
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Mathijs Savicevic

Last season Suso, release clause is too low

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

So did we raise it or didn’t we? I’ve read conflicting stories

Milanista121
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Milanista121

there is no release clause in his contract anymore, it expired after a certain date

Raven
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Raven

I said a lot of crap, he can be frustrating sometimes, but there isn’t any current milan player who has developed so much and so fast.

He is a beast, and I’m scared when Real knock on our door, but with this crazy mercato numbers I’d say no less than 80m

Gems
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Gems

Bakajoko was pretty fukin ordinary of u ask me … and chakanoglu was fukin pathetic again

Milan10
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Milan10

I seriously dont know why the midtablers keep praising rino to the point of strange obsession; Some midtabler actually wrote: “the most successful coach in the league over the last 29 matches or so. He is the best”. Really? Thats like saying piatek and andre silva are top scorers after 10 matches. Hell, who am i kidding. I KNOW exactly why they do that. Milan10 always knows. Like i said, they love rino because he was part of milan team the midtablers watched as kids while sucking their thumbs, among other things. I know its hard to knock some sense… Read more »

soheil balini
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soheil balini

I asked to ppl prove to me with numbers that why Rino should be our coach. nobody gives me any. that kind of emotional decision making is what that takes us to a place that UCL is our goal. you get as low as your expectation.

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Uhm. “Thats like saying piatek and andre silva are top scorers after 10 matches.” Weren’t you one of those who squirted all over the place because of Silvas goal scoring exploits after five rounds – he hasn’t scored for a couple of rounds now btw, that’s why people stopped crying for him – and then saying “Rino is still not in the top four” a couple of rounds back? Very convenient reasoning, you’re kind of contradicting yourself there mate. And oh, Rino has us in top four places now, So why not give him some credit for it when you… Read more »

Milan10
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Milan10

Er, i gotta admit, i cummed every time andre the giant scored but i never said he’s top scorer in 10 weeks, conveniently making my own timeline so as to make him look better statistically. The league starts and ends according to schedule, so if we want to say “this coach is the best”, “this team is strongest” bla bla bla then wait until the league officially ends. I did congrats rino, milan and milanisti for the top 4. Hell, i did congrats him for converting to milan10ism. What else do u want me to say, “wow rino wants rabid… Read more »

The Cunt
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The Cunt

Milan10, you are your biggest fan

Milan10
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Milan10

“When i was born, the man in the sky called milan10 pointed to me and said, ‘thats the guy’” – romario

azzkikr
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azzkikr

we don’t have good players except higuain. end of discussion

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Bad news as biglia is now out for at least a month. We have too many people out at once, so not good. Maybe we’re in a desperate time to call Montolivo up as a back up? Now we really only have bakayoko mauri and bertolacci. With Juventus and Lazio coming up. Worries me lol

Milanista121
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Milanista121

Damn… this is why Locatelli should’ve stayed. Had he been more patient I’m sure he would’ve gotten his chance, although a loan deal is good for him, but I dont see why we let him go permanently… anyways. I agree about Monto. I was checking twitter last night and saw that Monto posted about our win etc and felt so bad for him. I really hope he gets a chance. At least he won’t give the ball away cheaply and easily like Bakayoko as soon as he wins it back.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Yep, reports are saying that biglia will be out at least two months now and Montolivo won’t be called up. I wonder why gattuso has frozen him out of the team? I know he refused to leave but he doesn’t seem like a trouble make or anything lol.

Mathijs Savicevic
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Mathijs Savicevic

Real wants Suso for his escape clausule of 40

Suso will accept for sure and Real can talk to him

+Milan
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+Milan

The clause has expired…. he has no release clause in his contract.

Mathijs Savicevic
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Mathijs Savicevic

Apparently the clause has not expired