Team news: Milan were without the suspended Alexis Saelemaekers as well as without Léo Duarte, Mateo Musacchio, Lucas Paquetá and Samu Castillejo. Parma had to do without Matteo Scozzarella and Juraj Kucka. Kickoff time was 19:30 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Kurtić (44′), Kessié (55′), Romagnoli (58′), Çalhanoğlu (77′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Andrea Conti (46′ Davide Calabria), Simon Kjær, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández (80′ Diego Laxalt); Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia (56′ Ismaël Bennacer); Rafael Leão (60′ Ante Rebić), Giacomo Bonaventura, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (80′ Rade Krunić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Unused: Begović, A. Donnarumma, Gabbia, Brescianini, Olzer, Colombo, Maldini.

Parma F.C. (4-3-3) – Roberto D’Aversa
Luigi Sepe; Matteo Darmian, Simone Iacoponi, Bruno Alves (46′ Kastriot Dermaku), Riccardo Gagliolo; Alberto Grassi (63′ Hernani Júnior), Gastón Brugman (63′ Roberto Inglese), Jasmin Kurtić; Dejan Kulusevski, Andreas Cornelius (14′ Yann Karamoh (80′ Gianluca Caprari)), Gervinho.
Unused: Colombi, Laurini, Pezzella, Regini, Barillà, Siligardi, Sprocati

Referee: Massimiliano Irrati.

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Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago

ibra is doing some great playmaking and post playing like complete st should be doing but why tf should he take free kick again and again? let hakan or even biglia take it goddammit

Fra
Fra
26 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Thought the same, for such a position of the free kick Hakan is hell more dangerous to take it , but there is Ibra nothing can be done !! :))

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago
Reply to  Fra

im getting sick of saying it. even juve players were sick of penaldo keep taking free kicks thus he rarely takes it now (i know he scored vs torino but its his 1st from >30 attempts).

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago

so milan were dangerous when they attacked from the flanks, even scoring though later disallowed, like i said way back, but pioli continued to make milan pull a tiki taka bs from the middle. i know by now theres no convincing pioli that using 4-4-2 with a lot of overlapping and crossing from the flanks is the best way for milan but why is he playing leao as rw when he’s clearly ss/inverted lw? pioli, do u know which other talented ss/inverted lw who failed big time playing as rw/rm in serie a? thierry henry.
pull urself together please

Puang Machink
Puang Machink
26 days ago

“rocket kessie”…
GGGOOOOAAALLL….!!!!!

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago

frank the tank just unloaded his bomb. great stuff

Agustinar
26 days ago

wow Kessie can score from long shot. His value has increased double

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago

some certain milanista: milan need cb who’s strong in the air
romag: u were saying?

Agustinar
26 days ago

Okey I agree Romag is good in the air. so he needs Upamecano

Rossokaka
Rossokaka
26 days ago

Thank you very much Hakan. Let the haters hate, you are still our most creative player. Ibra is so frustrating. Yes he is good at holding the ball but he never moves around and blames everyone for his mistakes its annoying to watch

Zion Train
Zion Train
26 days ago
Reply to  Rossokaka

Yep I feel the same way about Ibrahimović. Can’t wait for him to leave.

Calhanoglu and Kessié has improved a lot and I’m happy with how consistent they are now unlike in the past.

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago
Reply to  Zion Train

for sure mate. im sure kris “better than inzaghi” piatek would’ve done better job with his passing, vision, movements on and off the ball

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago
Reply to  Rossokaka

“but he never moves around” is that why he often drifted to the left? also, if u notice, lately ibra often drops deep into the middle asking for the ball while 2 mf move forward to receive the ball whenever milan attack. remember hakan’s goal vs lazio? milan also pulled it off in this match, especially in first 20-25 mins. he never moves around my ass

Rossokaka
Rossokaka
26 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Bro you think your opinion is the only one that matters. Again Ibra is always walking about, yes he walks back to the midfield but we have midfielders now. Leao played some really nice crosses and there was nobody on the end of them. And he continues to blame other people for his mistakes its frustrating. You can continue to stay on your knees for Ibra but he has to go after this season. I like him but we need to move on

Milan10
Milan10
25 days ago
Reply to  Rossokaka

u said he never moves but anyone who actually watched the match knows he moved a lot. hell, he could’ve had at least 2 assists (to theo and bona). FACHT leao almost NEVER sent crosses into the box because its always blocked resulted in corner kick. leao likes to cut inside and scores thus he should always play as ss or lw not rw. also, the only time ibra received cross he almost scored with header. FACHT ibra played well as lone st pulling the strings and taking shots. no way #9 like piatek, cutrone, kalinimovic could’ve done what he… Read more »

SPIKE
SPIKE
25 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Spot On Milan10.
 
Ibra almost gave Rebic an assist too.
 
At almost 39, he has brought psychological boost to the team…
 
Remember when he was with us? the performance of Nocerino and Boateng.
 
Now see how Kessie and Hakan are growing in confidence cos they have a champ in the team.
 
We need to give Ibra one more year then get a CF
 
Credits to Pioli too, he has done the needful and acted very professionally

Milan10
Milan10
25 days ago
Reply to  SPIKE

“Remember when he was with us? the performance of Nocerino and Boateng. Now see how Kessie and Hakan are growing in confidence cos they have a champ in the team.” correctamundo mate. milan were abysmal before ibra arrived and now that milan has finally found its mojo with ibra they want him out? how disrespectul do u have to be to the one who literally won milan its latest scudetto. if milan are gonna play lone st up front then there are probably < 10 players who can do it better than 38 yr old ibra. also, like maldini once… Read more »

Agustinar
26 days ago

Bona has been not disappointing so far. He involved in all Milan goals lately.

Fra
Fra
26 days ago

Short and simple, After several weeks under terrible physical pressure unlike the rest of the teams in seria A (Roma, Lazio, Juventus, Napoli, almost in two weeks) this Milan already proved has a lot to say following years … I hope we reach a point to stay stable with managers.. I don’t have any idea what happens if they touch the team now..

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago

nice response from the players. winning begets winning indeed and just goes to show that having the right mentality and desire to win isnt just sport psychology mumbo jumbo. biglia and conti were garbage while leao couldnt do much playing outta position so pioli pulled off his brilliant subs again. ben really changed the game and calabria, while not spectacular, was solid going forward even though his defending still leaves a lot to be desired. ibra was good holding and passing the ball around but he’s lost that speed thats important when u deliver killer blow (the exact reason why… Read more »

Raq
Raq
26 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

If we are going to buy a rightback, i think mazraoui from ajax would be an excellent compliment for theo on the right side. He’s not as physically strong as dumfries but technically he’s much better. Plus, he will not cost as much as dumfries according to media report, as ajax desperately need to sell due to ffp. As for biglia, florentino luis would be a great replacement for him, if we can sign him from benfica. He can be rotated with kessie in a 2 men midfield or start as the DM in a 3 men midfield. Finally, tonali… Read more »

K INC
K INC
25 days ago
Reply to  Raq

Rumors are saying Emerson Royal is being offered to AC Milan for $25 million, a bargain if true he’s been great for Real Betis this season.

Milan10
Milan10
25 days ago
Reply to  K INC

this is the exact kind of deals milan need to pull off. barca have quality players and they need to sell

Milan10
Milan10
25 days ago
Reply to  Raq

this season i dont get eredivisie on cable so i dont know how good mazraoui or even dumfries really are but if this maz guy is half as good as ajax lb tagliafico then he’d be a good buy i think. regarding dm, flo luiz would be great addition but i think his price is way too high for a weigl’s reserve. and if mercato has taught me one thing, its that portuguese players are way too overpriced. baka for 20-25m would be better i think as baka has already proven himself in serie a. tonali would be fantastic too… Read more »

Agustinar
Agustinar
25 days ago

Will Milan succeed to qualify to EL? Match against Atalanta would be very interesting to watch

ahmed salem
ahmed salem
25 days ago

the reason for our current level and form

Mirabelli & Fassone: thank u for planting the good seed.
-kessie
-kaba
-romagnoli
-donna (keeping him)

boban & madini: for adding excellent class for cheap:
-kjaer
-theo
-bennacer
-leao
-rebic
-ibra (preasuring gazishit to bring him back)

pioli and ibra: for bringing cohesiveness and winning mentality to the team

O'J
O'J
25 days ago
Reply to  ahmed salem

Milan should please sign either of David silver of man City (still very creatively active) or Chelsea’s Willian. These are free agents.

Raven
Raven
25 days ago
Reply to  ahmed salem

Can’t agree more.This team is strong AF. Ibra and Bonaventura need to be here for another year. Zlatan is pulling a Noccerino on some players.
 
I think that Milan no longer has a clear weak point, our wingbacks can overlap and become a threat. Our attackers are fast and they often shoot on target. Our midfielders all are fast with a good shoot.
 
FFS Even Biglia looked like he deserves another season. This team is motivated.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
25 days ago
Reply to  ahmed salem

Romagnoli wasnt brought in by mirabelli & fassone but by berlusconi in 2015

Ted
Ted
25 days ago

Loving the attitude since the restart of the season. There’s a different mentality present than before. Before they were under pressure maintaining winning streak and was always a matter of time when they will lose it. Now, I see them play freely, there’s no pressure of winning, mindset and mentality are stronger, they enjoy playing. Kessie is turning out to be the player we were expecting him to be, at least myself. What a presence, a real force of nature in the midfield.   But as I said before and I don’t wanna sound pesimistic – once more the management… Read more »

Agustinar
25 days ago

Calha plays well as an “AMC” when he plays not as an AMC.

Agustinar
25 days ago

Kessie has almost accomplished as a complete mezzala. He only has to develop his aerial ability.

ChrisRossoneri
ChrisRossoneri
25 days ago

We just need some consistency, we never gonna build anything special again if we change coach every season and therefore our key players and mindset. I see the same expectation for Ranginck, as last year with Giampaolo. Pioli seems to have built sth hopeful in six months. #PioliStays

Müratx
Müratx
24 days ago
Reply to  ChrisRossoneri

+1

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
24 days ago
Reply to  ChrisRossoneri

I think the way we are currently playing are in some ways kinda compatible with rangnicks ideas of gegenpress in the sense that we will keep playing with high pressure and agression winning the ball back quickly when lost. Rangnick will finetune what we allready have build and systemtically introduce his ideas of use of technology, individually specified diets, training schedules etc. while also playing with the rule set of only keeping the ball for very short ammounts of time while shooting quikly. From the top of my head think it was Zion Train that sorta elequently likened some of… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by Martin Bernhard