Team news: Milan were without Mattia Caldara, Theo Hernández and Lucas Biglia while Brescia had to do without the suspended Mario Balotelli as well as without Giangiacomo Magnani and Emanuele Ndoj. Kickoff time for Matchday 2 of Serie A was 18:00 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goal: Çalhanoğlu (12′)

AC Milan (4-3-2-1) – Marco Giampaolo
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodríguez; Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (65′ Lucas Paquetá); Suso, Samu Castillejo (80′ Fabio Borini); André Silva (60′ Krzysztof Piątek).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Reina, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Bonaventura, Krunić, Leão.

Brescia Calcio (4-3-1-2) – Eugenio Corini
Jesse Joronen; Stefano Sabelli, Andrea Cistana, Jhon Chancellor, Bruno Martella (14′ Aleš Matějů); Dimitri Bisoli, Sandro Tonali, Daniele Dessena; Nikolas Špalek (76′ Luca Tremolada); Ernesto Torregrossa (46′ Florian Ayé), Alfredo Donnarumma.
Unused: Alfonso, Gastaldello, Mangraviti, Zmrhal, Morosini.

Referee: Rosario Abisso.

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ROn_Dublin
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ROn_Dublin

No Borini ? hope he’s ok

Ewaen
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Ewaen

Hahahaha…..

Getred
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Getred

Did something happen to piatek? Andre Silva starting that’s odd lol

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Hope to see a better game! Show that we learned something. Don’t know why castillejo and Silva r starting and piatek and paqueta on the bench but sure.

Ashraf
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Paquata must go to Parma

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Enough !

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Andre Silva Lord Kebab and Castillejo LOL… Giampaolo OUT

Donadoni
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Donadoni

Made me laugh, you’d cry otherwise 😀

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Yep shame it has gone that far

dapito
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dapito

i hope our coach bench suso and samu then put krunic and leao or bona… sometimes you have to think outbox..

yourBoss
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yourBoss

Boy and your friends can campaign for Susos exit/bench all you want but we don’t have many players better than him in this team and he should be starting as long he’s not sold

Ewaen
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Ewaen

But why Castillejo again? Why not start Leao? Better team today than the crazy first team.
Something in me wants Andre Silva to stay, at least for this season.
He will score today

ROn_Dublin
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ROn_Dublin

the funny thing is….. if he scores today then he is much more likely to seal a move away from milan !

loganrt87
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loganrt87

Castillejo is a workhorse, shifty in possession and was the most involved attacker last game in a poorly executed gameplan. He can contribute if the team plays well. Certainly isn’t the best player in the squad, but he created space for other attackers.

Ewaen
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Ewaen

True talk bro.
I love how Andre Silva moves without the ball. He stretches defenders well.
I’ve loved Bennacer in this game too. He keeps talking to the players around him, directing the passes.

Ewaen
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Ewaen

Donnarumma has improved using his feet too.
He is getting more comfortable having the ball at his feet.

nick
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nick

Let’s see what happens. I’m not the coach so I will hold my opinion until after the game. Only then will I be able to make a proper assessment on Giampaolo’ team selection and tactics.

Boskic
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Boskic

He said Piatek works better by himself up front, and that he will change formation and then he decides to bench him and still change the formation. LOL. Why not Silva and Leao up front? xD Just get the W, anyhow. .

dubfire
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dubfire

I’m no coach, and I don’t pretend to be one, but what exactly Castillejo brings to our game?

Donadoni
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Donadoni

He might score two today and make us look stupid, however, on a consistent and regular basis? Virtually nothing. I’d rather play Boban for all the feels.

Daryoh
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Daryoh

With castilejo on the field it’s easier to revert to 433

GOLD
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GOLD

I hope to win tonight with this formation

GOLD
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GOLD

Why you buy Leao and you not play him ? Giampaolo Giampaolo..

Donadoni
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Donadoni

There are no words.

Playing with his Milan future after about the second game.

Forza Milan!!

Emmy Apache
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Honestly why is Piatek on the beach? He’s the main striker and instead of Castillejo play Piatek and Silva as 2 top strikers
Well let wait and see again but I bet not the best

A.R.
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A.R.

This seems like a strange starting 11 again… Well, I guess we have to assume they know what they are doing…

Atria Budi Cahyono Doda
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Atria Budi Cahyono Doda

hakan only run and run…no good pass from him…but always plays…is this the right coach?

Rosored
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Rosored

As I have mentioned over and over, CLUELESS COACH! Why would you field Silva? Castillejo? Lord kebab? LOL

Rosored
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Rosored

Another game I am not going to waste my time to watch. When can we have our Milan back??

alexmilan
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alexmilan

Giampaolo is a character… hard to understand, hard to guess what’s in his mind. I am happy for Andre Silva and amazed, I hope he will score today because he is a very good striker, but I am shocked about Piatek, shocked, speachless !!! Maybe a lesson for the polish because he had 7 games at his disposal to score and he didn’t succeed yet, maybe a little dispute beetween them, we will find out ! Castillejo is still out of his position, he played very bad when he played on his position under Gattuso, I don’t expect him to… Read more »

Shoaib
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Shoaib

Only shortsighted people make premature judgements
The coach is a capable one
Wait and see the results come

Donadoni
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Donadoni

Does shortsighted still cover the last seven or so years, or were the last string of coaches mostly proved to be useless?

I admire your optimism.

Forza Milan!!

Shoaib
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Shoaib

Milan fans have a habit of complaining prematurely
Giampaolo isnt a relative of mine
If results dont come ill be the one calling for the sack
But atleast give him some games to implement his playing style

yourBoss
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yourBoss

I think will be a 433 and if so then most of the team will be playing in their natural positions and I think these selected players are more than good enough to beat Brescia in San siro. I actually like the biggest surprise – Silva. Forza Milan

Soheil
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Soheil

🙂 (edit: I don’t care who plays or how we play. I just want a win. Anything less than a comfortable win is not acceptable.) FORZA MILAN

ROn_Dublin
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ROn_Dublin

how do you get your photo up on the comments ?

Soheil
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Soheil

It’s a universal photo for my email, using gravatar (search it).

Ted
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Ted

Huh now that’s a relief, no Borini. I must say I am quite excited to see Silva play.

Anyway a win is a must! Forza Milan!

Bajan Milanatic
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Bajan Milanatic

Last matchday you gambled and loss, now on your debut in the San Siro you choose to make another gamble with your starting lineup, but let’s hope this time your gamble pays off. I’m less interested in the formation, and more skeptic of the line-up. I honestly would have expected you to field the strongest eleven that was available to you, but I guess that would be expecting too much. Hopefully Brescia gets gutsy and comes running at us, which will allow for space to open up for us to play, because if they don’t and they choose to sit… Read more »

ZahidHossain
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ZahidHossain

play Bona as trequartista n both Piatek n Silva/Leao upfront….Suso n Hakan should start from bench

Nesta1
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Nesta1

Imagine how piatek feels being benched because he hasn’t scored because nobody created chances for him! Must be frustrating but least castillejo didn’t get benched for running round like a headless chicken with no end product. Anyways hope we create loads don’t concede score loads of goals and get 3 points.

Nathan Graegin
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Nathan Graegin

The problem with piatek is his movement is extremely bad when he’s out side of the box. If both forwards are missing chances, I’d rather have the forward who has good movement and can bring the team into the game than a forward that’s static and isn’t good with link up play

Denboy
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Denboy

This is a make-or-break game for Silva. I hope he delivers and gives us a welcome headache for once.

Agustinar
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Agustinar

Curious to see what the coach do tonight

dejan10
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dejan10

Hoping for a 100x better performance tonight (even with Castillejo in the team). It can’t get any worse than last week, surely.

SinzuSinzu7
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Milan position this season is in between 5th to 7th .

Ashraf
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We will win without paquata Giampaolo wake up next game take off Hakan then we are alright

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

You start to become pathetic !

Joe
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Joe

Agreed! No reason to hate on Paqueta, he is one of the better players we have. Showed more today in 20 min than most players did the hole game.

Shoaib
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Shoaib

Your optimism is admirable !!!

Agustinar
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Agustinar

Interesting to see Bennacer vs Tonali

Ashraf
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Tonali is just small boy not milan level

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

J wonder what cutrone thinks of this lineup lol.. I’m kind of shocked Silva starts but also hope he does really well. Hope for a completely different game! Show some attack

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Lol did anyone see Allegri sitting beside Uncle Fester in the stands

nick
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nick

Saw Allegri in the stands.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

It’s a fantastic start so far. Calhanoglu is much better in that position. It’s a weird formation but so far so good. Bennacer need to free himself up more n get the ball. LET’S GO!!

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

Lord Kebab is playing as a CM he has played there many times before

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Yeah, good start, but Kessie is bad and Bennacer is hiding from the ball. Kessie is bad bad

Soheil
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Soheil

It’s not a Christmas tree. Its somehow 4-2-1-1-1-1 🙂 more like a broken tree but whatever it is… We scored!

Soheil
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Soheil

It’s the opposite of what he did last week. He put every players in their natural positions and dosnt care about the formation!

nick
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nick

I was thinking the same. It looks like a 4231. But definitely not a Christmas tree formation.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

It’s a good start an ironically, Andre Silva is playing well. His off the Ball movement is opening teammates up and he’s getting fouls in dangerous spots. Even castillejo looks Alot better in that position. Bennacer passing is beautiful to see

Soheil
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Soheil

It’s 4-3-1-2 but when attacking it turns into 4-3-3. Weirdly Samu goes into the center and Silva to the left. If we don’t win, fans probably would kill him 🙂

I feel sorry for the guy. He looks really stressed

nick
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nick

Yeah, he does seem a bit stressed. I really hope he scores. It will give him a confidence boost.

Ink
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Ink

Yup, Suso and Samu both are sticking at the right side most of the time.
All attacks are there combined with Calabria.

Ashraf
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I really liked benacer

Chris
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Chris

I watched very carefully the first half but couldn’t point out which formation we are playing. It seems like the team try to switch between 4-3-1-2, 4-3-3 (with Samu plays like a False 9) and 4-2-3-1. Except Suso play fixed in the right wing, 3 other players: Hakan, Andre and Samu rather flexible in movement. So far it’s quite interesting for me as it may mess up Brescia. Hope Giam know what he is doing.
P/s: Bennacer may be our best signing this season

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

I must say that i really like Bennacer fast agile aggressive great passer and he makes good decisions

OmarLittle
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OmarLittle

I like Bennacer he is fast agile great passer and he makes good decisions

Steve1
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Steve1

André Silva is positive so far.Hakan makes the difference and Kessie with Benaccer will find their steps…
I don’t like Samu at all.Paqueta or Leao would be more dangerous in his place.Let’s hope for another goal anyway,no drama again pls!

Ashraf
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I don’t want even hear that name paquata all he know is back pass borini is better

Steve1
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Steve1

Take a ball,put it in a kettle and let it boil.

Ink
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Ink

Much better performance today – but then again, anything is better than that Udine match.
Bennacer is awesome. I liked the quick turns by Samu. Silva, Hakan (good header), Kessie are not threatening in general play. Silva disappointing. And Suso main attacking force still.
Donna awesome – goes without saying.

BUT

We are not causing any sort of threat at all at Brescia goal. It is a huge concern still.

alexmilan
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alexmilan

Why Silva disappointing ????? Arguments ! I have arguments he played well ! and U ?

Joe
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Joe

Better than last week but still very very bad – they look like they never played together before. Kassie is dreadful, Silva poor as usual, Castillejo terrible – all this while we have Piatek, Paqueta, Leao on the bench – this coach is just as bad as all the other ones so far. Milan looks completely disjointed and are actually lucky not to be losing – Brescia had 2 great opportunities, luckily they can’t finish.

Ashraf
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We are playing better without paquata please don’t mention Mr back pass paquata s real name

Joe
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Joe

It’s clear you simply don’t know futbol. Did you see the impact of Paqueta?

Ashraf
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What impact hhhh i think u watched another game not milan vs berecia

alexmilan
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alexmilan

My friend, you don’t understand football, please try to go and watch another sports ! When more than 2 people are telling u that it’s clear you have a problem !!!!!

alexmilan
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alexmilan

First half : good game until we scored, then we played like we are waiting Brescia to equalise and they were so close to do it ! Bennacer should show himself more often to the pass, because at the beginning of the game he was hiding from the ball, but was good, Andre Silva played well, I liked him and he will stay at Milan, Calabria doesn’t convince me, I don’t like him in this start of the season, RR in his classic style, Castillejo the same, it doesn’t exist a good position in which Castillejo could perform, Suso very… Read more »

Milanfan653
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Milanfan653

I’ve read a lot of your comments
You hate kessie in every single one
The guys a great player And has a brilliant relationship with Calabria and Suso which is being utilised

alexmilan
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alexmilan

You didn’t understand anything ! I said that Kessie was the worst at half time !!! And so it was !! In the second half he played better and saved himself ! I don’t hate anyone, neither Kessie, neither Giampaolo, neither Castillejo or Borini, I’m saying what I’ve seen. When Borini played well last year I defended him and praised him, when there were rumours that they want to sell Kessie I said it’s a very bad idea to sell a young and adapted player, especially when we were looking to complete our midfielders ! So, please don’t misunderstand me… Read more »

ZahidHossain
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ZahidHossain

Ismail Benacer is superb, hold every strings of the organ from starts, Awesome….. Suso is just selfish, can assist 3 more goal in 1st half if he passed the ball to Silva n Hakan….he should change his mentality….want to see my dear Bonaventura in action in 2nd half n Leao instead of Samu

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Not the best performance in the world, but we’re leading so can’t complain. Good job Hakan and Suso on the goal. Carry on and get us the 3 points.

Alliance
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Alliance

I am sorry, but I cannot watch this any longer

Ashraf
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Everyone can see when paquata comes in we start back pass and running around like chickens

Joe
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Joe

Again, you have no clue. Paqueta did more in 20 min than some players all game. Stop commenting since you are delusional.

alexmilan
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alexmilan

He loves polo but he’s watching at football

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

The first 20 minutes of the second half were pathetic, with a lot of confusing passes beetween defenders and goalkeeper, very risky, it’s horrible, we can’t win like that !

Niels8
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Niels8

Kessie is so frustrating..risking passes in their own area, confusing teammates in the attacking phase.
Is it really that hard to teach a footballer to think?

Gman
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Gman

This

nick
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nick

Why is Castellijo still on the pitch? Sigh

dubfire
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dubfire

Milan’s game still better than any sleeping pill….

Soheil
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Soheil

Oh my god… We are wasting time against Bresia!!

Soheil
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Soheil

And the last sub is borini!!

Alexmilan
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Alexmilan

Pathetic second half, pathetic ! Here you can see the value of a coach ! Andre Silva >> Piatek today