Milan-Juventus: The Rossoneri squad

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Gonzalo Higuaín during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
Gonzalo Higuaín during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face Juventus FC on Sunday when the clock points 20:30 CET / Italy time at Stadio San Siro for the 12th matchday of the 2018/19 Serie A and the Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso has named his squad for this encounter.

Andrea Conti is suspended while Alessandro Plizzari, Mattia Caldara, Mateo Musacchio, Ivan Strinić, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura are out as well.

Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Cristian Zapata, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodríguez; Suso, Franck Kessié, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Diego Laxalt; Gonzalo Higuaín, Samu Castillejo.

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Antonio DonnarummaIgnazio AbateTiémoué BakayokoFabio Borini
Gianluigi DonnarummaRaoul BellanovaAndrea BertolacciHakan Çalhanoğlu
Pepe ReinaDavide CalabriaMarco BrescianiniSamu Castillejo
Diego LaxaltFranck KessiéPatrick Cutrone
Ricardo RodríguezJosè MauriAlen Haliliović
Alessio RomagnoliRiccardo MontolivoGonzalo Higuaín
Stefan SimićSuso
Cristian ZapataFrank Tsadjout

76 COMMENTS

  1. Its gonna be very difficult to win against juve as they’ve not lost any match away from home since last year. I’m certainly not expecting anything shocker from Milan, not even a draw but will be the happiest if a win is achieved.

     
  2. With the called up squad, only 16 of them are realistic, othere are just formalities.
    Shocked if we win, Okay with a draw and not surprised if we lose, because it is based on our play and attitude…
    Forza Milan

     
  3. Based on what I read and the players who might’ve missed the match, this predicted line-up is looking better than expected and gives me hope. My fear is Kessié but we all know what a tank/beast he is. Glad to see Cutro on the bench and hope he can add energy coming on. If this is indeed the formation and players we’re going for!
    Hoping for the best, we are playing at San Siro so a draw is the minimum. Forza Milan!!

     
    • We’re still missing our two aged starter mids, Bonaventura and Biglia. On their absence we have one of the youngest midfields. Mid controls the game.
      But you right its looking better then we thought. Maybe we might win.

       
  4. Im watching from san siro tomorrow..
    Any suggestion what to before the match ?? (Other than visiting casa milan/milan store..since ill be visiting when they open)

    Thank you very much

     
  5. Juve is coming to San Siro well rested with few injured, while we’re tired and hurt. Let’s hope for no further injuries.

    Bring home the points boys. Forza Milan.

    If Milan wins this match, does Gattuso become a god?

     
    • Does he become God? Absolutely NO.
      Does he become lord? Yes, coz he is the head coach of Milan now. I hate to type this, but the lord isn’t God. English isn’t my 1st language and i hate to teach you English. :-). Sorry…too many misinterpretations about the word “lord”. Showing abilities to do miracles, doesn’t make someone, a man, becomes God. 🙂 :-).

       
    • “If Milan wins this match, does Gattuso become a god?” its d.o.g. Not g.o.d. Mate. Rabig dog to be exact

       
  6. Tonite on ASK INTELLIGENT QUESTIONS AND YOU WILL GET INTELLIGENT ANSWERS with milan10.
    Q: who’s best pick for milan to kickstart milan’s new winning era and end juve reign in serie a this decade?
    A: the very one who ended milan’s winning era and started juve reign in serie a this decade: antonio conte

    Q: who won this week’s ‘comment of the week’ on rossoneriblog?
    A: mike’s apartment, with his larger than life comment, “conte is slightly better than rino”

    Q: who’s more memorable, mad dog from the raid movie or rabid dogs of milan?
    A: bitch please, mad dog has better defence and much deadlier offence. He can also punch above his weight.

    Q: who doesnt rino like young technical players like loca, silva and halilovic?
    A: cos they aint rabid dogs

     
  7. Juve 4-0 Milan…..is it going to be the result today?????……..Gattuso u Dick head, makes our team a mini hospital by over using of important players….he don’t even knows how to rotate n give rest to the players…..WTF!!!!………….stop Juve somehow……Fans r waiting for the roar…..Forza Milan

     
  8. We are a bit tired and a bit decimated… Let’s hope for the best and also hope that Donnarumma won’t repeat his huuuuge mistakes from last year…I am a little scared but it’s football and it can happen anything, let’s hope we win. Roma-Zapata is the best pair in this moment, we need Abate on the right and hope God is rossonero tonight

     
      • And who’s the idiot thumbing me down for asking Alexmilan a question…. How dumb can some people be on here…? Whoever you are, you are an idiot, I know many people on here who English isn’t their first language and some who have to use translators…. Stop being dumb…..!

         
    • @AlexMilan not sure if you were the one the thumb down came from, I just asked a honest question knowing a lot of people on here use translators cause English isn’t their first language.. I didn’t mean anything offensive, I noticed something in your comment, that’s what got my curiosity, sorry if you found the question uncomfortable….

       
    • AlexMilan not sure if you were the one the thumb down came from, I just asked a honest question knowing a lot of people on here use translators cause English isn’t their first language.. I didn’t mean anything offensive, I noticed something in your comment, that’s what got my curiosity, sorry if you found the question uncomfortable….

       
    • Hahaha, still with the PES mate? I’m really liking FIFA 19 tbh, it’s actually an improvement compared to the other years!

       
      • You know.. I play on PC & not on my PS cause with PC, I get all patches and a whole lot of extra stuff…..Don’t think I’d ever spend a dime on FIFA again, cause the game-play just isn’t for me… Btw, you left me online the other day.. It was really difficult doing the chat using the game-pad, so I downloaded the PlayStation messenger app, then saw you were offline…

        The last time I watched Milan and Juve play, I was angry for three whole days.. It was infuriating, I’m sure I’d end up watching the match, but never with so much hopes like I did the last time… I remember that day, I felt like killing Gattuso and Kalinic and Donnarumma…

         
        • Ah I see! PES is sponsored by Milan too so it makes sense haha.
          Yeah it was annoying to type there, and like I said I had to go cut my hair, that’s why, sorry mate!

          Ah you mean in the coppa final? I feel you, I just get numb from the humiliation, I’m angrier if we were to lose 0-1 or something. Hope we’ll win mate, forza Milan!!

           
  9. Relax. Apply 4-4-2 to minimize Juve’s space and keep focus from start to the end. If Man Utd could beat Juve although Man Utd played pragmatically, so…why couldn’t Milan?

    C’mon, kill Juve guys!

     
  10. Spewing Mandzukic is back….
    And I was hoping bonucci& de sciglio would start At the back .. so Suso & higuain
    Could make them look like the clowns they are …
    Cmon lads , I dreamt last night
    we won 2-1 with a late Suso winner
    With a powerful shot through traffic
    Hoping for sum dejavu
    Forza Milan … cmon u devils

     
  11. I like that probable line up, just remove zapata (which is not possible at the moment) and find a place for Halilovic (behind Higuan preferably) and Mauri (replacing one of the beasts in the middle) after 60th min, and that would be interesting to watch at least once a different combination of players, i dont care if we lose just give the damn chance to some other players that didnt play much rather then Borini, Bertollaci etc.

     
  12. I like that probable line up, just remove zapata (which is not possible at the moment) and find a place for Halilovic (behind Higuan preferably) and Mauri (replacing one of the beasts in the middle) after 60th min, and that would be interesting to watch at least once a different combination of players, i dont care if we lose just give the damn chance to some other players that didnt play much rather then Borini, Bertollaci etc.

     
    • Yep. Gasperini team obliterated Inter. What a nice way to start my day. Gasperini is so underrated. Milan should strongly consider Gasperini as an option if things don’t work out for Gattuso.

      Atlanta was amazing today. Really enjoyed watching them humiliate Inter.

       
      • I had a discussion like that on twitter earlier today… Gasperini is really underrated, very good coach I must say… A masterclass that convinced me even more was the game against Milan when he came back from 2-0 and earned the draw, could have even won that game, I remember that game felt like a loss for me but I respected Gasperini even more after that day…. Tactically smart….

         
  13. Yeah, Atalanta should be about 4 goals up, Zapata has been very wasteful….! Kouame is indeed one good player, I just hope he’s not one of those one season wonders…. I hope Atalanta get anther goal though… Inter drop points, Sassuolo upset Lazio or get a draw… I am hoping Gattuso goes for the draw, this is the type of game where Gattuso should go for a draw…! This is when that mentality comes to play, if he goes all out, we’re doomed….!

     
  14. Yeah, Atalanta should be about 4 goals up, Zapata has been very wasteful….! Kouame is indeed one good player, I just hope he’s not one of those one season wonders…. I hope Atalanta get anther goal though…

     
  15. Wow wow wow, Atalanta just raped Inter Milan by for goals to one…. Wow, I am crazy excited here, can’t believe this, should have ended 7-1 had Zapata not been so wasteful….

     
  16. Wow Atalanta finished Inter Milan by for goals to one…. Wow, I am very excited here, can’t believe this, should have ended 7 goals to 1 had Zapata not been so wasteful.

     
  17. Wow atalanta destroyed inter 4-1 niceee… there are romours about pato comming back what do you guys think about that , i for one would love pato back he was our golden boy back in the old days and if he gets his old form back he would be awesome to have . Hopefully we’ll get , pato , caio , and paredes that would be a HUGHE !! Improvement of quality and depht to our squad , and we allready signed paqueta . That would be a dream . 🙂

     
  18. This Atalanta is not really a surprise. Well OK maybe this match was, considering the match could’ve ended something like 7-1 or more easily but the point is this is a team that plays consistently good football every year while selling some of their best talents every window. That’s what a good coach with a clear and perfect plan can do. They might lose here and there, but the style and philosophy is there always and it works beautifully most of the time. They swarm the opponent’s box so viciously at times, there are 7 or 8 players in and around it, playing close to each other, which is truly amazing and courageous from a so-called provision club. And then when they defend they do it with the same numbers. That is incredible transition form defense to attack and vice-versa. Inter were clearly dumbstruck by their play.

    In comparison to Atalanta, most of the times we have Higuain in the box and the closest player to him is 30 meters away.

     
  19. Well, Real Betis is beating Barcelona 4-2 at the Nou Camp. Should Milan not feel so bad to lose against Betis?

     
    • What we should be sad about would be the display/performance, mate, totally understandable. If others say like I said, then I can do it too – I said it when the group was first announced that we’d struggle against Betis, and am called delusional for that… What bothered me was the way people on this blog – not directing this toward you if it could be interpreted that way – made it a total disgrace that we didn’t beat them with five goals both home and away. People should at least do their homework, Betis aren’t where they are due to a fluke.

       
      • Totally agree. I was more concerned with our approach, formation and tactics as well.

        Betis is a good team and that should not be overlooked. They were outplaying Barcelona from the first whistle.

         
  20. Super tough match, even if we had our full squad in full gear. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst.

     
  21. Milan is actually more defensive after going down 0:1. Are we saving this result?
    And we have players like Higuain, Suso and no serious support for them when we attack.
    Which poses the question: what the hell are Maldini and Leo are doing? They should have fired Gattuso in a half time.

     
    • I wonder does this team do something about attacking in the training at all, being so dumb when getting the ball and not knowing what to do with it is really strange.

       
    • Even if Gattuso leaves Milan is a team that is poorly built. So that alone won’t solve the problems at Milan.

      We don’t have the players with the right characteristics in midfield for the tactics and formation we are using. Zero creativity and no trequartista. That’s why we don’t transition well from defense to offense. Our midfield is too slow and offers no creativity whatsoever.

      It will take the January transfer window and next summer to fix these issues. I still think we should also offload some players as well.

      Calhanoglu, Borini, Halilovic, Montolivo, Bakayoko and Musacchio. These players should be transferred out.

      If Milan are signing players in January and next summer then Leonardo and company must decide on the formation to compliment the system they are signing players for. They can’t just sign players who are available or willing to play for Milan.

      We still don’t have any clear ideas on what system or identity Milan have. If Milan idea was a 433 then why didn’t we sign Deulofeu or Keita Balde to provide some balance on the left? I don’t understand Milan management and I hope Leonardo can see these issues.

      This is why we are still tinkering with different formations even after 5 different coaches since Allegri left after using a 4312.

      Milan must build a team that compliments our players strengths. We cannot solve our problems without taking the approach that this is only down to a coach problem.

      The team is poorly constructed. Plain and simple.

       
  22. Higuain is a good striker but he is not the kind of player who relishes in big match. He never succeed in champion league and world cup. That’s why Juve sold him and bought Ronaldo

     
  23. We don’t have a coach and a team. Milan is shit, thumb my comment down for all I care. Gattuso has never been a coach. The earlier we stop fooling ourselves the better for us. Sack gattuso now, there’s a saying in my place that goes like this ” if u want to search for ur lost black goat you do that b4 its gets dark” bcos u can’t see the black goat in the darkness. We need quality players and not this below average players. The earlier the better pls.

     
  24. Guys can any of you tell me how to block or filter “Ac Milan news” from my browser?
    I simply have to take a month break after this. After so much hope and development, back to “0-2” defeat to Juve at home, I have had enough, this has crashed me inside out. From this I have no respite, not women, stock gains or obsessive work can keep my mind away, I am despondent! Never in my 28 years (Since 1990) support of Milan, I felt so bad like today. Higuain, you have always scored against Milan when you used to play against us ,and today you just simply couldn’t get a penalty away, We are cursed!!!

     
    • Haha!

      It’s a pity you feel that way. As soon as Elliot & LeoDini took over and did not change the ‘dolt’ at the start of the season, I knew we were bust!

      How can you hand over a glorious team to a complete train wreck of a rookie that HAS no history, nor record to take Milan back?

      How are they able to watch week in and week out as we get dominated by virtually every team we have played – yes, Milan is the only team that has been dominated in the first half BY EVERY team we have played this season, because of a tactically inept, sorry excuse of a coach, gosh! Milan is sooooo pathetic now, right before our eyes, in 2018 we are witnessing the demise of Milan – like Ajax, Benfica, we have become a joke and we are simply average.

      It’s a shame management are less concerned with doing what is necessary but prefer that we trudged on game after game with our insipid play; even in victory, we are still mediocre, a pity.

      Milan is the only team that makes you petrified when they play: if we score first, it’s a problem as we are mentally weak and will concede almost immediately if we concede early it’s a problem as we become worried that we will concede more; in all aspects we lose. Is this the team that has won 7 CL in our history? Is this the team we deserve, after losing our allure since 2011 – is this the best that Milan can offer…with ‘Grinta?’

      For how long and to what end I ask?

      I am loyal to only Milan – the entity, not this present crop of floundering, pathetic players, who have no heart, no tenacity, no…grint.

      This season is over. This team will not qualify for CL as we can’t get 4th place, we will soon be out of EL and then the USELESS cycle of struggling to get 6th place will come to the fore. Year in, year out, same ol, same ol – Milan has become the morden Leeds United of Seria A.

      A shame.

      Juve made history by scoring their 100th away goal against us – imagine that. The score is 11 – 1 in our last meetings and some HUMANOIDS here will be leaving on some stupid paradise, thinking this broken and failed project will work. Haha!

      All we hear are excuses week in week out: “oh our players are injured,” “we play too many matches and our players are burnt-out,” whose fault? Who is responsible in getting the best out of the players, mentality, tactically, and make sure there is even rotation to forestall fatigue and keep the dressing room sane, who? Gattuso is a monumental failure and he epitomizes the present MILAN.

      LeoDini ought to ashamed in allowing this charade go on for this long.

      As for me, I am emotionally detached and anyone who is expecting more is delusional. I see Elliot throwing one more hail Mary pass next season and if there is no improvement, you can bet that they will count their losses and sell Milan to the next available shark.

      The only way out is to hit the reset button and fire the “GRINTA” now!

      “Evil prevails when wise men refuse to act.”

      Haha!

       
  25. The substitution killed the game, milan was getting back in the 2nd half until that substitute. U can’t ask a striker to play 2 it’s rubbish
    If we had scored the penalty it would have been different ball game but it’s part of football.
    The guys played better today than they did against inter last time
    The difference between Milan-Juventus or any other big club is the confidence in each player. But it’s okay let keep improving
    I knew we will lose the game but was surprised we played better than against inter game so let continue. Forza milan

     
  26. Gattuso…….u Dick head….first learn how to coach a great team, then get a job, now plz leave Milan…….Milan is now a mini hospital for ur fucking decisions

     
  27. please can someone tell me where we should be writing our speech or comment since no more article to talk about with the fans which site or blog are we using next because they should be another blog for we fans to continue showing support and character for the team.

     
    • Trying to give you the link, but the site won’t post immediately because of moderation stuff… So here’s how, go to the
      General Discussion article, which is the last thing Meytar posted yesterday, you’d see a comment from RK about a place called Discord, follow that link he pasted and you’d get there… It’s a very interesting community, lots of guy on here have migrated there…. Thank me later..

       
    • I wrote several stuffs to you in response to your comment, but they wouldn’t show up. Go to the last post from yesterday
      ”General Discussion” look for RKs comment and follow up on that, it will lead you somewhere..

       

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