Team news: Milan were without Pepe Reina, Ivan Strinić, Mattia Caldara, Cristian Zapata, Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura, while Napoli had to do without the suspended Simone Verdi as well as without Vlad Chiricheș, Elseid Hysaj, Raúl Albiol and Amin Younes. Kick off time for the quarter final of the 2018/19 Coppa Italia was 20:45 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Piątek (11′, 27′)

AC Milan (4-3-3) – Gennaro Gattuso
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Ignazio Abate, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Diego Laxalt; Franck Kessié, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Lucas Paquetá (85′ Ricardo Rodríguez); Samu Castillejo, Krzysztof Piątek (78′ Patrick Cutrone), Fabio Borini (60′ Hakan Çalhanoğlu).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Plizzari, Calabria, Conti, Bertolacci, Mauri, Montolivo, Suso, Tsadjout.

S.S.C. Napoli (4-4-2) – Carlo Ancelotti
Alex Meret; Kévin Malcuit (85′ José Callejón), Kalidou Koulibaly, Nikola Maksimović, Faouzi Ghoulam; Fabián Ruiz Allan (46′ Adam Ounas), Amadou Diawara (58′ Dries Mertens), Piotr Zieliński; Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik.
Unused: Ospina, Karnezis, Luperto, Mario Rui, Hamsik, Gaetano.

Referee: Piero Giacomelli.


  1. Maybe higuain thinking the grass isn’t always greener on the other side? Losing 2-0 to Bournemouth, and was subbed off in the 64th. He didn’t look too happy throughout the game or being subbed off. He never played well though

  2. Sounds like we got carrasco and he’s lowered wage demands.nothing official but if we get him what a signing and a really strong squad?left side sorted,well done Leonardo!!!

  3. Hi all,

    I guess we all know the outcome of the Fiorentina 7:1 Roma game.. they have conceded 10 goals in 2 games. Plus Dzeko got a red card that may get him suspended against us. I sincerely hope Milan takes advantage of Roma’s poor form and get a win against them.

    Great News – Atalanta 3:0 Juventus. Juventus, the favourites, have been eliminated from the Coppa italia thanks to errors from our ex boy De Sciligio and Cancelo. I hope Milan can capitalise on this opportunity in order to win the Cup. This would be great. The game is wide open now.

    LeoDini may finalise the signing of Carrasco on a 6 months loan deal. I hope this happens as he is a quality signing.

    I hope things work out well. Forza Milan

  4. Carrasco looks very likely… which is great cause he is exactly what we need right now on the lw. But i dont really like his attitude lately, he has become a mercenary. Hopefully he works hard for the team because he is very skilled

  5. Super Piatek. Now, we have a striker with a great killer instinct and nice imagination. I am glad we get the younger and fresher Lewandowski. Hope he could play consistently like that. Gattuso needs to be smarter for the next games as all teams in Serie A now will pay extra attention to Piatek’s movements. Several back up plans need to be prepared. Paqueta is amazing too. No wonder why Neymar wants him to join PSG. Kessie needs to gain his skills to match Paqueta as a complete box to box midfielder to make Milan the same level as Barca in mastering 4-3-3. Paqueta is truly a gift from God to Milan. A hardworker Brazilian loaded with talents. In early 2000’s i saw an underrated hardworker Brazilian midfielder, Edmilson who played for Barca. I would choose Edmilson over Busquets as my DM anytime. Paqueta’s working rate is like Edmilson’s but Paqueta is unique and more talented. Hope both Paqueta and Piatek could play consistently, not injury prone and could boost team morale.

  6. Rumors say Carrasco was removed from the transfer market.
    Leo is said to have player confermato from Maxim and Carrasco.
    There’s 17 hours left until the market is closed. Normally there would be a medical scheduled ahead of transfer, so it might be that we missed out this market.

  7. Carrasco is talented but has an attitude and is a mercenary kinda player. Considering also the operation would only be a 6 month dry loan and his wages are high I say no thanks

    Rather invest in someone like Bergwijn or better yet wait until summer when Milan will know their faith regarding FFP and could then really invest into someone like Federico Chiesa, surely a +50 million player but these are prices nowadays amd the boy is a bomb

    • Ted mate, in the summer it might be too late for CL qualification. It really makes sense to invest in order to increase our chances of qualifying- it’s a matter of cost vs expected payoff.

      • Understood but right now I see the guys more calm, focused and united. Both Piatek and Paqueta seem to gel right away and I wouldn’t want to disturb the focus with some mercenary like Carrasco. Like I said, invest now on a loan if must but someone that would bring an added value not a burden

        • You’re reading my mind. If the team keeps performing like vs Napoli, then even players like Borini will come along and shine.

          • Carasco is not coming but any way this team is good enough for 4spot and its probably better to get a good winger in the summer (like Chiesa) instead of going for a cheap alternative now, plus Lazio and Roma are in week form so we should cpitalize on that.
            We need to go for the win against Roma and not settle for a draw, if we win that will probably further demorilize Roma which is in our favor.
            I made a longer comment but probably it wont appear.

          • Chiesa would be a dream! Hope he’s as sensible as he looks and wont go to Juve and walk in the footsteps of Bernardeschi.
            What is your opinion of Saint-Maximin? Yours too @Ted, or anyone here for that matter?

            I know he’s a speed monster and technical but I dont see him having that “height”, not sure if he’ll elevate our game. And he mostly plays on the right in the games I’ve seen him.

    • Chiesa will be world class he is already showing that at 21, in the summer we should go for him for sure and 50-55 mil its not to much for a good winger, plus proven in seria A. Carasco is not coming it was confirmed by his agent, any way if we got him on 6months loan it would have been a good thing to increase our chance for 4spot, but with or without him this team is good enough for that 4spot, also luck is on our side with Lazio and Roma bad form. But mark my words Roma have good players and there problems are more mental/motivational soon they may change their coach so there form will pick up, thats why we need to increase the gap on the table now until they are in bad shape, so im expecting Milan to show some confidence in sunday and go for the win and not settle for a draw, beating them now may even further demoralize Roma which offcourse is further in our favor.

    • I think we’re getting too excited off of one game; Paquetta and Piatek are great additions and the might be enough, but if you look at our direct competition for 4th place, their squad is still not far off from ours. I mean Roma can turn things around, and SMS can get back to his previous year’s form. And we still don’t have a reasonable LW, no matter how you look at it.

      I’m not advocating buying someone who we don’t really want, but an expensive loan for LW shouldn’t be out of the picture. It’s worth the gamble.

      • I don’t know a lot about Saint Maxim only that he was regarded one of the brightest talents in France along with Mbappe, he kind of lost himself now but is still young.

        Chiesa is surely my dream but looking at the value of Italian talents, they are now aligned with English ones, overhyped, meaning there will be a biding war in the summer and I bet my head it will go over 60 millions if he continues his form. Don’t know if Milan will enter that war

  8. I dont know much about Saint-Maximin, but his stats dont look so impresive. Nice wants 10mil for a loan deal which is absurd, or 25mil for a permenant deal, so he is one of those “alternatives”. I would rather save that money for the summer and target a good winger like Chiesa, Lozano or Bergjavin. Lets not repeat the mistake of Fasone/Mirabeli where instead of Audebemeyang they went for Kalinic+Silva. Or simple they went for quantity rather then quality, we allready have a lot of quantity on the left wing Hakan,Laxat,Samu,Borini and all of them bring something in the game but no one is the “real deal”, so this alternative wingers will probably be the same. Just my two cents on the matter.

  9. So Bakayoko has a contract worth 7 mil a year at Chelsea, and to buy him out we will need to shell out an additional 35 mil. Its gonna be really tough to negotiate the price down with Chelsea, since they know how good he’s been for us. But he’ll also have to lower his wage.

  10. Allan saint-maximin is very fast and skillful player only at the age of 21. He’s definitely got to work on his finishing but a bright prospect. Beats having to trade halilovic for djenepo. I don’t see anyone joining in these last hours but I hope it’s not no panic buy if we do. Anyone know anything about djenepo?

  11. If we can’t sign Carrasco and co then get Younes from Napoli as cheap option.Very good attacker. Better than Deulofeu

  12. I actually still hope we can get Djenepo and i think he is mister x… this kid got the ability to take people on one on one situations with ease. And at this point right now he is a better passer and better finisher than Saint-maximin. But to me the player we should get in the summer is Bergjwin

  13. Im actually still hoping that we can get Djenepo in this deal for Halilovic.. he can take people on with ease and he is a better passer and better finisher than Saint-maximin at this point of their careers

  14. Without doubt Carrasco will be a good signing. I agree with u Ted. Wait till summer, and sorting out FFP issues, then go for Federico Chiesa or Memphis Depay.



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