Team news: Brescia were without the suspended Mario Balotelli, while Milan had to do without Davide Calabria, Léo Duarte, Lucas Biglia and Lucas Paquetá. Kickoff time for Matchday 21 was 20:45 CET at Stadio Mario Rigamonti.

Goal: Rebić (72′)

Brescia Calcio (4-3-1-2) – Eugenio Corini
Jesse Joronen; Stefano Sabelli, Andrea Cistana, Jhon Chancellor, Aleš Matějů; Dimitri Bisoli (88′ Simon Skrabb), Sandro Tonali, Daniele Dessena (70′ Emanuele Ndoj); Rômulo; Ernesto Torregrossa, Florian Ayé (78′ Alfredo Donnarumma).
Unused: Alfonso, Andreacci, Gastaldello, Špalek, Mangraviti, Magnani, Viviani, Martella, Bjarnason.

AC Milan (4-4-2) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Andrea Conti, Simon Kjær, Alessio Romagmoli, Theo Hernández; Samu Castillejo, Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (77′ Rade Krunić); Zlatan Ibrahimović, Rafael Leão (58′ Ante Rebić).
Unused: Begović, A. Donnarumma, Gabbia, Musacchio, Rodríguez, Bonaventura, Suso, Piątek.

Referee: Paolo Valeri

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Gems
Gems
6 months ago

Hakan back in … for fucks sake pioli
Start rebic

soheil balini
soheil balini
6 months ago

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Hafeez
Hafeez
6 months ago

Please updates from the match

Gems
Gems
6 months ago
Reply to  Hafeez

Why wouldn’t u start the 2nd half team that scored 3 goals in a half … what does rebic have to do ,
He proved he’s a match winner ,
Get him in there pioli u fuking idiot
Hakan at his usually useless best going missing doing fuck all, leao can’t get into the game
Samu been quiet to

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  Gems

Agreed no rebic after a brace in 45 mins
Last game , u must be kidding not starting him here pioli

Gems
Gems
6 months ago
Reply to  Hafeez

Hakan back in and Milan back to playing like fuking crap
Sell him to Arsenal please

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Gems

@Gems…I’m NOT SURPRISED to say the least. Pioli clearly has mental problems.

I just hope Milan is not dumb enough to sell anyone except Suso and Calhanoglu before next season.

Pioli is not the coach we need so we don’t need to make big changes while he’s still at Milan.

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

We would be higher up the table if got a decent coach instead of thick as a brick dumb cunt pioli
Get rebic on now u fuking totally idiot ,
Nothings happening we are about to get done

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  Hafeez

Ibra missed a fuking sitter for the ages …
An absolute tap in
Get rebic on now u fuking dumb cunt pioli

nick
nick
6 months ago

Milan desperately need a top coach. I’ve had it with Pioli and his love affair with underperforming players.

So to all those who say that Piatek missed easy chances. Well, what do you guys have to say about that miss from Ibrahimović?

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

ibra is main threat of milan attack, alongside theo, including tonite. hope he doesnt miss easy chances as many times as piatek though, because thats a horrible miss

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Every striker miss easy chances. That is not a plausible argument to discredit any striker. Piatek and Rebić should be playing. Ibra is no savior.

I respect him and what he is capable of but he should be a super sub not a starter.

Milan must show faith in their young players.

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

“Milan must show faith in their young players.”

Nope. No. Milan simply cannot afford to do that. They were given their chances and that lead to Milan being in mid table. Now it’s time to bring in the old guard and get the team fighting for Europe next season. Without Euro qualification Milan is doomed to be a midtable team.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

Yes, Rebić scored again. Isn’t he one of our young players? Smh

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

You mean the 26-year-old? No, I don’t think he’s a youngster – at least in this team. At 26 he’s almost at the peak of his career. Physically speaking.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

“ Every striker miss easy chances. That is not a plausible argument to discredit any striker” then why r u mentioning ibra’s miss mate? come on. piatek missed 2 easy chances vs spal, and do i have to mention his horrible miss vs juve? ibra offers so much more than piatek, not just as targetman but as creator and post player.
ibra should be subbed off in 2nd half if he’s visibly tired though, theres no point in playing player who’s running out of gas

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I mentioned it because you all crucified Piatek over it. Missing chances is not a plausible argument to discredit “ANY” striker including Piatek. That’s my point.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

my point is ibra is milan’s main threat; 2 goalscoring chances, 1 assist, great post playing winning almost all aerial duels. piatek couldn’t have done that because he’d had been busy flopping around.

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Agree 100%. Even though Zlatan is CLEARLY missing match fitness, he’s still more efficient and dangerous than Piatek. Sad but true. Without Zlatan there wouldn’t have been a winning goal for Milan. He was also involved in the Castillejo goal – even though he was the one who was a feet offside. But proves my point that he’s dangerous to opponents’ defenses.

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

So Zlatan missed a sitter. So? He’s been out for 2 months. Piatek has been playing constantly and has missed plenty of sitters too. Sure he should have scored. In a week or two he won’t miss those anymore. Can’t say same for other Milan players though… What’s their excuse?

The real issue here is Calhanoglu. Milan is once again playing shorthanded because of the Turk. FFS put Bona, Rebic or even the other Donnarumma on for Calha. It can’t get worse.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

As I said missing easy chances is not a plausible argument to discredit any striker including Piatek. Every striker miss chances. Even the best of the best.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

Nick I will say this. After 60 min zlatan should be subbed for piatek if he’s really not in the game. The prob is zlatan offers more than piatek when he’s not scoring. That’s the point. Piatek has been on the decline since last March/ April, he’s had many chances and missed. Not just 2 or 3 or 4 chances. A LOT of chances and when not scoring we are a man down. I’d say if we get up 2 to 0. Put piatek in ASAP. But when the team is struggling to hold the ball. Piatek won’t help. Today… Read more »

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Glad they kept Zlatan on the whole 90mins because with Piatek, the Rebic goal would have never come. Why can’t Pioli try Zlatan & Piatek together?!!! Rebic or Leao on the LW. Worth trying – especially since playing Calhanoglu means playing shorthanded.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

He should not do that bc 2 slow forwards will not produce goals. In a 2 forward system. If you have a target guy, you need a speedy person next to him. Not a ss. But a real forward that’s fast and skillful and can score. Zlatan and rebic need to start up top. We really need 2 amazing wingers and 1-2 atm. I doubt we will get either this window

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

Not a good half by Zlatan; no just the miss. So many turnovers. Let’s hope he wakes up in the second half.

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
6 months ago

Why is calhanoglu on seriously? Rebic saved us and yet we have him on the bench

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

And Calha is being the usual himself. Contribution: zero. The only thing he does on the pitch is donate the ball to opponents. I think he might be Milan’s best in that. I think it’s the only thing he’s good at.

m.us
m.us
6 months ago

Kessie is not giving his all. He is not pressuring and using his strength like he used to. Him an Hakan both are letting so many counter attacks from the opposition happen.

This is messing all our game play.
Pioli – for everyone’s sake.. take them both off the field..

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  m.us

When has Kessie given his all? Or even 75%? I can’t remember. Maybe during his 1st season. He’s ALMOST as useless as Calhanoglu.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

the unwillingness to try 4-4-2 before ibra came along, those horrible subs; calabria as lb vs atalanta, krunic vs udinese etc and now playing hakan as lm “to cover up theo’s overlapping” tonight when almost all brescia’s dangerous attacks came from hakan/theo side because hakan kept losing 50:50 challenges, i think its clear that pioli is way too pragmatic (read: full on coward). ur playing vs brescia for gods sake, ur best defense is ur good offense

p.s. sub kjaer off before he gets sent off please

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Calha was getting back to help the defense at a walking pace. Every. Single. Time.
FFS, why is he still on the pitch – or even in the team?

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

hakan should play as am or attacking cm or dont play him at all, thats it. he’s good passer and he has mean shot power but he’s horribly slow

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Good passer? Naaah, mediocre at best. He MIGHT look good at passing since Kessie plays next to him and he couldn’t hit an elephant from 2 meters.

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Dont use Hakan in a 442 if at all. Milan should train for two systems and 443 is not one of them. 442 and 4312 with the other players. Have Kessie Bennacer and Krunic in the middle and maybe Hakan or Suso or Maldini or Breciacini maybe even Zlatan as a mixture between a false nine and a nr10. With two Quick players around him. Dont think We have enough players. Get Bakayoko back and more wingers.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago

Not a good first half by the boys; we started well, but then Brecsia became much more dangerous, with finally Donna saving us from going down a goal. Kjaer is slow and weak, and a walking red card due to his early yellow. Samu non-existent in offense, Kessie not effective in defense, and Bennaser started very well but disappeared. Zlatan looks rusty, loosing a lot of balls, even though his partnership with Leao looks better and better. In general we have no right side, and congestion on the left side with Theo and Leao there. And everything is going through… Read more »

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Fixed it for you: “Kessie not effective in defense” –> “Kessie not effective in anything”.

This must either be sarcasm or you’re watching a different match: “Hakan is pushing to the center, and he’s actually doing a decent job”

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

i watched the game on my iphone and i wanted to throw it outta window whenever i saw hakan lost the ball and casually jogged around. goddamn

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

Nope, no sarcasm at all. It’s says something about the rest of our midfield if nothing else.

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

I think the problem is that We have only have one system. Im not even gonna say 443 cuz that doesnt count. One thing that has We cant be anymore is predictdeble.

tcl00
tcl00
6 months ago

Do not ruin my weekend, please win so I can have a stress free relaxing weekend. Supporting Milan has not been this stressful… Get a win 2-1, 1-0, anything will do!

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago

Not just that he started Hakan again, but also all of our attacks are going thru Hakan, no doubt because of instructions from the coach. However if the reff dosent mess it up we are wining this one, Brecsia players already look tired and i think our players were saving there energy for the second half.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I guess it makes sense for Pioli to play Calhanoglu because he’s our free-kick specialist even though he has NEVER scored from a free-kick.

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Hakan back in the starting lineup hahaha
Explains it all , in typical Milan fashion lately
Just when things are looking up , we turn to a pile of shit again .. thanks pioli
About to lose this , donnarumma keeping us in it
Well done pioli u fuking idiot

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  Cunty

We’d be 2-0 down without donnarumma here
Fuking pathetic

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  Cunty

Hakan and Kessie & bennacer lode possesion to often getting us into trouble on the counter

Gems
Gems
6 months ago
Reply to  Cunty

I told u rebic shoulda started pioli
U dumb mother fucker

Cunty
Cunty
6 months ago
Reply to  Gems

Hakan subbed off
Thanks Christ for that

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Cunty

I think that was the key to holding on to the lead. With Calha on the pitch Brescia was destined to score.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago

Pioli’s warming up the entire bench; hopefully this wakes us up

sfsfsfpsas
sfsfsfpsas
6 months ago

Havnt watched the match, i saw the lineup. And Chanalogolu is playing.
We wont score any goals. Rebic puts 2 goals in his longest subsitituion, thats two more then chanaogoul after an half seasson. Stupid.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago

Donna vs Theo’s mistakes: 2-0

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

wtf? samu losses the ball everytime he touches it and hakan provides absolutely nothing as lm but u sub off leao? goddammit pioli

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Pioli works in mysterious ways…? Pioli must be the only one who might (emphasis on the word might) understand why Leao was taken off instead of those two (or Kessie who was as big of a liability as Calha).

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

the only logical reason why pioli subbed off leao was because leao owed him money and he wouldnt play leao again before he pay up, because there’s no way its football-related

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Brecia saw that Samu was a danger so Mateu Held him and did very good( We should look at him and Tonali yet again) This is why We need to not be predicteble. Especialy now that We Dont have a tacticaly smart coach. This seems to be a trend for us. Trust the players more to be able to change look what 442 did for us. Im tired of coaches being stuburn and only fielding players that are coaches Pet and leaving it like this because some players are kissing ass. Like if We tried 4312 with Paqueta in this… Read more »

nick
nick
6 months ago

I don’t understand why Pioli sub Leao for Rebić leaving Calhanoglu on the pitch?

Now we are under constant pressure. Sigh

Soheil Jr
Soheil Jr
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

I dont understand it….. Why is chanalogolu on the field….
For god sake. The problem in the team is obvious.
First suso, now he want to eb stubborn on chanalogolu.

nick
nick
6 months ago

Milan look more like a 4231. Pioli is an idiot. I can’t wait for next season.

Why not stick with 442 that was working? I don’t get it with Pioli. Really annoyed by these mediocre coach.

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

I hear you but the coach sees that Brecia are reading us like a open kidsbook big letters and all. The problem is that he Dont have a plan b system in place just shitty improv

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

get suso and piatek on u bastard. samu and hakan havent done anything worthwhile all night

Soheil Jr
Soheil Jr
6 months ago

Lets go rebic!!!!

Milanfan4ever
Milanfan4ever
6 months ago

Pioli and managment are so messed up is not even funny. How the heck you play that that TURKISH KEBAB instead of rebic. As soon as he comes on he scores. I dont know what’s going on here, maybe they just play him so his value doesnt drop. We have to bite the bullet here. Take the loss and end the suffering. Again, management’s fault for not selling deadwood when they had the chance in the summer.

soheil balini
soheil balini
6 months ago
Reply to  Milanfan4ever

turkish doner is a very delicious meal!

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

Yeah kebab is awesome!
He is not kebab he is a shitty cold bratwurst
Grey and nasty. More of a boring rigid german than a tasty kebab 😉
So enough of that mate
Thats the end of it

paijo
paijo
6 months ago
Reply to  Milanfan4ever

No need to be rasies boss

hazj
hazj
6 months ago

If it wasnt for inform donnaruma… i promisse a good side would score 3-5 vs us…..
We are leaking at the back, vs udninese and now vs brecia…. They cna creat chances at will…..

Finaly chanalogolu off, now we score 2.

Tony33
Tony33
6 months ago

Rebic with another goal. The audacity to start calhanoglu over Rebic after last games performance is straight disrespectful. Pioli’s absolutely clueless

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony33

CHanalogolu off, milan looks good deffensivlyy and offensivly….
What a shocker.

And god donnaruma showing why he earns the highest sallary.
Dollaruma deserves a pay raise.

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  hazj

Well there’s a surprise rebic scoring! Lol, this manager leaves hakan on takes leao off. Fu#k me I’m amazed at this idiot or is it everyone else who has got it all wrong smh. Anyway hope we get the 3 points but don’t be surprised to see hakan start next game and rebic warming bench.

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Calhanoglu has a season pass to starting eleven. No matter what happens, he’s a starter. Is he blackmailing the management or what’s the story here? Even blind people know it can’t be the merits on the field.

Fra
Fra
6 months ago

Rebić is good as substitute cause of his speed, I don’t say Hakan is fantastic but it seems you don’t see who at first place made that amazing cross to Ibra, then in 2meters Rebić shot on goal, thanks god some of the fans do not have any power to manage the team otherwise they want new players every single week!!!

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

Topscorer theo so close damn….

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

Rebic is better as a starter not a substitute. Sooner or later our luck will run out playing him as a sub.

That doesn’t work for long. Look at Borussia Dortmund using Paco Alcacer as a super sub? How long did that last before his goals dried up?

Using Rebić as a sub is not the solution. He needs to start period.

Fra
Fra
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

I’m sure he will play soon as a starter , please just change your user name while you blame him when he made a bad game like any other players once in a while

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

yes hakan started that goal but he didnt do nothing else all match as lm. no defense covering, no useful crosses and his tendency to shoot as if he’s cr7 really irks me

Fra
Fra
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Im not fan of Hakan neither Rebić or anyone, what I say is player not only have bad day they have bad period and even season , without Hakan we had 25pts now don’t forget good days of any player as well

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

“without Hakan we had 25pts now” i dont even know what this means. look, i dont hate hakan or suso or paqueta but i despise hakan playing anywhere not in the middle of the field as am because he’s horrible on the left flank

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

I think you meant “without Hakan we would have 25pts more than now”.

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yeah dude trains 300days a year, and wont even bother to run back and help the deffence.
I can understand ibra at 38, but when you are that young… like come on.
its like playing 12 vs 10 every match. Before with suso it was 13 vs 9 every match.

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

Bro you use inform players… Not out of form players…..
You wan inform Rebic or inform chanalogolu.
What would happen if rebic started on the left from the start?.
I promisse you milan would have looked diffrent.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

I second that Fra; fans here sometimes have blind hate for players; others honestly think we can get something meaningful out of this squad if only tinker with the formation

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

This is words of an objective person! Its hard to accept it but the truth

Niel8
Niel8
6 months ago

Ibra looks so frustrated in these last minutes.. Rebic does have good enough off the ball movement while Theo tries to do more by himself..

nick
nick
6 months ago

Rebić the difference maker AGAIN. One of our best young players who needs to start. A disappointing performance by Ibrahimović.

I hope Pioli has the courage to drop players when they are underperforming. Ibrahimović is not untouchable neither is Calhanoglu.

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

WHen Ibra got the ball from chanalogolu after 70minutes he gave the assitst.
Dont blame ibra, you saw him go cracy, when theo dont pass or rebic dont maek the run.
He will straighten them up. They cant slack with ibra on the field.

Chanalogolu should be benched man, for god sake…. its not rocket sience, when chanalogolu and suso dont play, things happend and we score.

Niel8
Niel8
6 months ago
Reply to  hazj

Exactly what I saw and thought..

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

ibra had an assist, 2 goalscoring chances, good post playing winning aerial duels and he’s clearly the leader of the attack. why cant people see that milan’s main strategy is to pass the ball to ibra so he can lay off the ball to overlapping teammates? piatek cant do that

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

Hah! Calhanoglu not untouchable? In your(, mine and everyone elses) dreams… We’ll see him as a starter in all the matches left this season. You’ll see him ruining the Coppa Italia match next week. Again.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago

Great result, bad performance. A win is a win is a win, but for me Donna is the MOTM by far, with Romag also worth mentioning and Rebic for the clutch.

Don’t think Hakan deserves the hate this match, as he was one of our most effective midfielders (which says alot about everyone else), and created the goal.

Well 3 wins in a row so can’t really complain. So long as the points come in I’m happy.

Fra
Fra
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Reading cmts are really funny, last week in half an hours everyone hated Donnarumma today everyone praising him what fans :)))

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Fra

thats because he made horrible mistake that lead to udinese’s goal. u perform well, u get praised. u perform badly and/or commit silly blunder, u get booed. its nothing personal, its just the way (football) world works. what, u want milanisti to praise donna for that mistake vs udinese as incentive so he will think the fans like it when he does that? come on

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Kessie had a good game also, won alot of balls and didnt lose many balls when passing, if he can keep it up. Its solid. He just need to keep it simple.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  hazj

Kessie started playing well when we were in the lead; before that I didn’t see any ball recovery or intersepctions from him. In fact with the amount of time we were being exposed by Brecsia (no f’ing less) he did terrible. Brescia won the midfield battle and were the better team for most parts of the game. Kessie was not even at his usual mediocre self at those moments

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Yep. I don’t get why people praise Kessie for below average performances. I guess they are happy to see him improving from “awful” to “almost acceptable” but frankly that’s not enough. He’s outplayed by opponents midfield in every game. Udinese’s Fofana really showed what’s the difference with a quality player and Kessie.

soheil balini
soheil balini
6 months ago

our defence is shaky. we will concede another 5 against a good attacking team.

+ I think Piatek should get a chance in 4-4-2 with Samu, Rebic & Leao alongside him.

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

He didnt even made 3 subs, i mean he could have just wasted a bit of time and lower the tempo with a sub at the end. Piatek should have come for Ibra at the end.

soheil balini
soheil balini
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

most coaches would be afraid to sub players like Messi, Ronaldo & Ibra. I get it.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

TOTALLY AGREE!

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago

Our bigest problem is teamwork, when some one makes the run he dosent get the pass or when someone loses the ball there is no one to cover behind him, the players are still not used to each others style of play. Kessie and Bennacer especialy need to work together more, they dont cover for each other which leaves a big space in the mid, so it was very easy for Brescia to go from mid to attack and constantly pressure our deffenders, big teams will punish that. Induvidualy more or less all players did ok according to me.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Agreed. We should first get the starting 11 right though. As for Kessie, well I had faith in him improving but the fact is that he is not as good as Bakayoko who in my opinion is a better partner for Bennacer.

If Milan replace Kessie with Bakayoko, replace Calhanoglu with Rodrigo de Paul and replace Suso with a good winger, Olmo maybe. We should be good til the end of the season.

We can improve the defense next season. CB, RB and a backup LB.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

first off, congrats milan and milanisti for the win. the ability to grind out results like this despite playing badly is what it takes to be european level team. but to be honest, that was too close for my liking. it almost felt like i was watching important final (which i hope milan will soon compete in. maybe coppa italia final?) milan clearly lost mf battle with tonali showed kessie and bennacer how to be great deep lying playmaker. bennacer performed ok but he should’ve done better controlling the tempo, instead he and others lost the ball too many times… Read more »

Raven
Raven
6 months ago

Man, Donnarumma, Theo, Bennacer are exciting to watch.
Rebic is motivated and he is showing Hakan, Leao, Suso how it’s done.
Ibra pivotal, with more chances he would start scoring again.
4th place can be done if the boys believe it.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Raven

Mark my words Ibra will score less than 10goals this season.

Ibra can only dominate MLS at this stage in his career. Every former Milan striker that returned for 2nd spell always failed.

Ruud Gullit, Shevchenko, Marco Simone and Balotelli second spell at Milan was a disaster. Ibrahimović will be no different. It will not go as must people believe.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

seriously, what is ur obsession with ibra? milan was below 10th place before he rejoined milan and now milan is finally within top 6. if thats not good enough prove for u that ibra’s influence is immense than i dont know what is. yes piatek should play occasionally but no way he should start ahead of ibra

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

@Milan10….You are misunderstanding my point. Ibra is a good addition to the squad especially in the dressing room since our players appear to be mentally weak. BUT Pioli must not be too over reliant on Ibrahimović. Instead, use his presence on and off the pitch to bring through players like Leao, Rebić and Piatek. I don’t believe it’s the right direction to bench players like Piatek and Rebić. We must aim to get these players firing on all cylinders and bring back their confidence. Ibra only has a 6mos contract. Should we build our team gameplan and tactics around him?… Read more »

Raven
Raven
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

Nick, IMO – Leao is Niang 2.0 I really can’t say why is he so hyped, maybe in Spain he would do better but at Serie A? Meh his market value will be around 20m for his entire career. Rebic seems like Noccerino 2.0, he was average, feel in love with Ibra and he is now WC. Piatek hasn’t improved since he arrived, isn’t that defies the purpose of having a youngster? -Ibra is a short term solution, is working, at the moment yes, the whole team should follow him everywhere. -Piatek stopped scoring under Gattuso, “the mastermind” and Pioli,… Read more »

Nino
Nino
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

Agreed with @Nick. It’s beginning to look much like an over-reliance, over-dependence on Ibra. It can begin to be counter-productive for someone like Piatek. I believe the plan should be to have Ibra motivate him and everyone else, but if it starts looking like “as long as Ibra is here you won’t play” then there’s a problem. In other matters, I believe, Bakayoko would be a better partner for Bennacer. Next game Bennacer is suspended by the way. Biglia is injured – not that I expect much from him even if he wasn’t. How will the team line up against… Read more »

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Nino

@Nino…Exactly. I don’t understand why people can’t see that. Smh

hazj
hazj
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

They were great players, but ibra is god.
Its a diffrence.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  hazj

No he’s not. No man is a god. He’s not immortal. He doesn’t even fall into our top 5 best strikers in Milan history. 4 of Milan’s best strikers were ballon d’or winners. A title Ibrahimović never came close to winning.

Gxb echo
Gxb echo
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

He’s already made a big impact so you are wrong.

Raven
Raven
6 months ago
Reply to  Raven

Nick, you’re the definition of assuming. I know it’s your opinion, but you make it sound like you’re a coach or something like that.

Ibra has been influential, and I was super pissed about his signing. From what I see, Ibra fitness is very poor, but if we had a 2nd bennacer or two good wingers the man could score 20 goals per season easily. Look how many chances he gets per match, look how close they are.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Raven

Raven, I’m just speaking from what I saw at Milan over the years with past players. Gullit, Kaka, Shevchenko, and Balotelli are examples. Milan are too nostalgic. Instead of looking back at past players develop the talent that we have. Ibra has an impact definitely. The team seems stronger mentally but I don’t get why Pioli believe he must start every Serie A game instead of slowly integrating him in the squad. Ibra is not a long term project. So we shouldn’t be benching players like Piatek. What will happen with the team when ibra leaves? We start with buying… Read more »

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

I get your doubt But enough of the apocalypse is comin allready! Maybe Zlatan is the ligthhouse for our Young confused players. How many games have you seen them look up and look where to pass, where to move. Like Piatek Said himself it was the kaos of the club and coaches and the lack of chances given to him that made him not scor e. Zlatan can be the extra coach on the field and let Piatek play the cup first and the give him the keys to the engine. We cant splash out the amount We allready have… Read more »

dubfire
dubfire
6 months ago

Çalhanoğlu must be giving some amazing bj’s , I don’t have other answer…

Urfa
Urfa
6 months ago
Reply to  dubfire

Calhanoglu gave the chip to Ibra that led to the winning goal.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Urfa

@Urfa…Sorry but That doesn’t count an assist. So we can discard that. Good try though. That assist goes to Ibra.

So Çalhanoğlu still only has 1 assist so far this season and 1 goal. Let’s compare that to Rebić stats and we can clearly see who should be starting every game.

Urfa
Urfa
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

Hakan works thats what matters.
You could be a good coach in a game tough.

Agustinar
6 months ago

Rebic should stay as SS, back to back with Leao. Don’t play him as LM. So Milan really needs an LM now. There are two options. First, put Theo as LM so RR take the LB. RR is more solid in defense. Second, try Paqueta as LM or switch Samu as LM and Paqueta as RM.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Agustinar

leao and rebic can play together as lm – ss and switch positions in game

Raven
Raven
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Leao should be taught how to be an inverted winger. He likes to play on the wing, now he needs to improve his stamina and decision.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Exactly and they did that very well against Udinese. There’s absolutely no need for Çalhanoğlu on the pitch as Leao and Rebić played well off each other.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago

When our current string of luck disapears we will be in shit up to our necks. Like against udinese we didnt desserve the win today either and even though we played horrible brescia desserves a lot of credit as they could have won with some margin. They showed initiative both deffensively and offensively putting us under pressure for a large duration of the match so cudos to them for their efforts. Playing hakan is idiotic and i dont give a damn if he is fielded in the wrong position because if he we field him as an centre atm which… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

but he can pull off more penetrating passes (like that pass that lead to goal) playing more centrally, like he did at leverkusen. now that bennacer is suspended for next match (something im grateful for because that means he’ll be available vs inter), i think hakan can be krunic/paqueta’s deputy for when one of them get tired of mess up.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I’ll agree that bennacers suspension might be an advantege in the end but in regard of hakan id play an inform bonaventurra anyday in both positions hell id even take him out of form there as well.Only reason i can see us fielding calhanoglu today is that he could have gotten lucky with a long shot as they was very packed when defending. He really should leave us in this transfer window.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

bona could work as cm but he’s bad as lm; no speed just better dribbling but worse than hakan at crossing or passing generally. i’d say next game is great opportunity to use 4-3-1-2 with paqueta as am

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I allways liked him on the left side and though it he generally did well there so i doesnt really agree but yeah im all for utilizing paqueta some more if he is ready. I would be sad to see him leave so fairly soon after joining us, the same can be said about bonaventura atleast on my part.

hazj
hazj
6 months ago

Bro watched lazio and roma this past seasson?
So many games they didnt deserve the 3 points, but won ugly.
Win is a win and builds confidence, the lads need alot less preassure.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  hazj

Did i say that that a win is not a win ? No i didnt but it doesnt change the fact either that had we lost the previous two games it wouldnt really have been unfair either. Obviously building up confidence is really important and im glad that we got the points we have been scraping together lately but we still play like shit and saying otherwise isnt correct either. What i am saying though is that it wont last for long unless we actually pick ourself up and doesnt depend on luck and hopefully sees some additions to the… Read more »

Valo12
Valo12
6 months ago
Reply to  hazj

Lol, juventus has been winning scudetto after scudetto with ugly 1-0 games.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Valo12

are you seriously comparing juve consistently wining scudettos while often winning 1-0 with us wining 1-0 when we pretty much desserves to lose. Besides of that wining ugly isnt the same as being super lucky, wining ugly just means its not flashy and fighting tenaciously to get the wins. We on the other hand looks dsastrous getting dominated with an extreme ammount of luck while depending on donnarumma saving our arses.

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago

This may sound bad but for me seeing Juve win badl y is very similar. I still cant understand how they can make so many top players play so boring and bad. Like when they played Chievo last season (could be the season before) they deserved to lose and lose big Time. I hope We Dont turn to them even if We win 8 scudetto in a row but having the hunger til the end even if We suck is a good thing instead of making serie a so boring that people runnin in to eachother is more atractive to… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

I get what you are saying Nästa and offcourse i also want us to win playing beatifully but as i allready implied further up i have no issues in us wining maybe less attractively. Atleast there is a foundation in that but when we see a small team like brescia pretty much dominating us while relying on them to not to score on their huge chances it should turn on some alarm bells to both the fans and management as it certainly sooner or later will come back to haunt us. I wonder how soon the optimismn of some people… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago

No offense to anyone here mates, but anyone who thinks we can be fixed by 1-2 subs is out of his mind … Hakan as LM is definitely not a match made in heaven, but he’s 1 out of 11 reasons why the mighty Brescia rolled all over us for so many parts of the game.

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

You gotta start somewhere and usually it’s best to start with the weakest link. How did that went when Mirabelli&Fassone brought 11 new players in one summer, eh? Are you suggesting to do that again?

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

No offense taken if it was hinted at me but i might have missed it but i dont see any comments stating that one or two subs will fix all of our issues but that doesnt mean that hakan isnt a huge problem for the squad either. Overall problem for me is to let brescia take the initiative letting us getting dominated in a match we really should have under control.

Terry
Terry
6 months ago

We are in 6th and Cagliari is facing Inter this weekend. It’s looking good. We are within striking distance of UCL. Forza Milan

loganrt87
loganrt87
6 months ago
Reply to  Terry

It makes me happy to see us on the better side of the table. There are plenty of points up for grabs so let’s see what happens.

nick
nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Terry

I’m more concerned about Atalanta and Roma. It’s clear that Juventus, Inter and Lazio will be in the top 3. So Cagliari is nothing for us to worry about. Just saying. So it’s Atalanta and Roma we have to catch and I don’t think that will be easy. We won today but it wasn’t a convincing victory and once again we are riding our luck in the past 2 games thanks to the brilliance of Donnarumma and Rebić. We looked much better in our attacking phase when we played SPAL with Rebić, Piatek and Castellijo. I would like to see… Read more »

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  nick

True

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  Terry

I wouldn’t get my hopes too high boys; we don’t belong anywhere near top 4

kaka
kaka
6 months ago

Great Forza Milan.. last night was a great match so that our Coach pioli will know that personal interest is not for Ac Milan player. Hakan need to be benched for rebic… rebic is a winger and hakan is not and can’t be. Pioli should stop playing the players he love as a personal interest to him or he will be sack with immediate effect. On Ibrahimovic is a pilar to the team he wins almost all the area battle which is air ball and his present on the field matters a lot.. example when messi is not on the… Read more »

TheTruthSeeker
TheTruthSeeker
6 months ago
Reply to  kaka

Are you crazy! You will pray for injury to our milan player… I wouldn’t even wish injury on inter player. They are still human being. You guys don’t like hakan and you may have your reasons, I may not like him also but he is still a milan player and I think allot of milan fans forget this. They talk worse about our player then other players… How does that make sense. Some of you guys take it too far by saying some things. I watched the match and honestly hakan didn’t play particularly bad but he didnt offer as… Read more »

Nästa
Nästa
6 months ago
Reply to  TheTruthSeeker

True
We have paid and wasted more than all other clubs. Its Time We stick together and se Their valu e and place on the field. But yet again kebab is awesome. If you wanna talk shit call him cold bratwurst if any at all.
But this is the beer talking 😉

anom
anom
6 months ago

So… Looking back at the 3-4 last matches… We had 3 wins before yesterday: Cagliari – Milan 0-2 Milan – SPAL 3-0 Milan – Udinese 3-2 Those wins were deserved wins and Milan played better than before this season. Most people call it the Ibra effect or switching to 4-4-2. One thing that lead to good results and good(ish) performances was this: Calhanoglu. Yes, he WAS in fact on the pitch in the Cagliari game but he was totally anonymous. But that was OK ‘cos Castillejo, Theo, Zlatan & Leao did all the hard work. The Turkish was nowhere to… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

The Hakan question- its quite simple really. You don’t sub a midfielder for a forward when your loosing the midfield. Kessie and Bennaser are simply not enough against most seria a midfields (especially since typically teams play with three in the middle). Pioli understands this well enough. Hence, you have either LM or RM help in the middle (or both). Now Jack used to be decent for this, and Paquetta is surely the best we have for the job. But both are non-options at the moment, and not Rebic nor Leao can help control the mid (each for their own… Read more »

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

“You don’t sub a midfielder for a forward when your loosing the midfield.”

Rebic is more suited to the left flank than Calhanoglu so I don’t see the issue. Rebic has worked harder to both directions in last 2-3 games than Calha anyway.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

Rebic can’t help when the opponent is pressing, and we’re not succeeding in reaching Brescia’s final third in 15 minutes. He doesn’t have the skills to be effective enough in the buildup, but I do agree that defensively he might have done better than Hakan (as Rebic is a tough tenacious mofo, I’ll give him that). Rebic is useful in the box, or in the final third as he is a forward, not a midfielder. I don’t know how subbing one out of position player with another out of position player helps. In the same vein, Samu is no midfielder… Read more »

anom
anom
6 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

“And Hakan was definitely not presenting champagne football, but he was the least worst of the lot ”

It seems the whole world disagrees. Even all the journalists thought Calhanoglu was Milan’s worst – once again.

dapito
dapito
6 months ago
Reply to  anom

milan must sacrifice 2 coaches to learn how useless suso…