Team news: Milan were without Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio and Rafael Leão as well as without Gigio Donnarumma, Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Tommaso Pobega, Saelemaekers, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Ante Rebić and Lorenzo Colombo. Kickoff time was 20:45 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Calabria (6′), Finotto (23′), Maldini (40′), Kalulu (89′), Colombo (91′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Antonio Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Léo Duarte (71′ Pierre Kalulu), Gabriele Bellodi (83′ Nikos Michelis), Theo Hernández; Franck Kessié (71′ Diego Laxalt), Ismaël Bennacer (46′ Rade Krunić); Emil Roback (71′ Samu Castillejo), Lucas Paquetá (71′ Tommaso Pobega), Daniel Maldini (71′ Brahim Díaz); Zlatan Ibrahimović (71′ Lorenzo Colombo).
Unused: Moleri, Jungdal, Mionić, Sala.

A.C. Monza (4-3-1-2) – Cristian Brocchi
Eugenio Lamanna (46′ Michele Di Gregorio); Franco Lepore (46′ Giulio Donati), Giuseppe Bellusci (62′ Filippo Scaglia), Gabriel Paletta, Mario Sampirisi (72′ Armando Anastasio); Marco Armellino (71′ Nicola Rigoni), Andrea Barberis (62′ Marco Fossati), Andrea D’Errico (46′ Antonino Barillà); Cosimo Chiricò (46′ José Machín); Mattia Finotto (62′ Ettore Gliozzi), Mirko Marić (72′ Nicola Mosti).
Unused: Sommariva Lombardi.

Referee: Paolo Sozza.

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Eseosa Iyobosa
Eseosa Iyobosa
24 days ago

We going to win

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
24 days ago

Hmmm

AC MIlan vs AC MIlan !!. LOL

Paqueta just needs to play very well ..

Milan10
Milan10
24 days ago

what the hell is maldini jr doing on the flank? he’s slow. is halilovic the croatian messi dead or something? also, u know ur club is owned by berlu when u still use 4-3-1-2 and ur coach is broccoli haha. shame berlu and galli cant attend

Rossi
Rossi
24 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Maldini seems like he is realy slow for sure, prob better for him to play as number 10 mid, but even there he will have to improve his speed his tehnique seems ok.

Milan10
Milan10
24 days ago
Reply to  Rossi

correctamundo mate. like i said, maldini is natural am and the thing about being am is that u have to be quick in the head and possess good passing skills and vision; an am doesnt necessarily need to be fast as some of the best am like veron, riquelme, effenberg, zidane or milan’s very own rivera, rui costa were not particularly fast players but they were really quick in the head and were skillful. and i think maldini has that in abundance

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
23 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Maldini did fine in general and got himself a cool goal. It was a friendly and BaldyPioli was testing. So everyone relax.

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

actually, friendly or not milan didnt perform well until min 70 when samu, brahim, kalulu etc were introduced. they were slow, lethargic, uninspired. only paqueta, bennassie, calabria and maldini jr put on ok-ish performances in 1st half.
dont get me wrong maldini jr really possesses good technique and grinta but like i said years ago, u cant be slow if ur a winger. hell, even samu did much better in 20 mins

Deku
Deku
24 days ago

Colombo goal, jesus!!!!

M three
M three
24 days ago

Please how did the team played?

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago
Reply to  M three

It was recorded on youtube

Zion Train
Zion Train
24 days ago

Bellodi and Calabria played very well. I was impressed by them.

Decent performance from Maldini but he’s not ready for the first team even though he scored.

Maldini had too many poor touches and passes. Both Maldini and Roback should be loaned out.

Paquetá was ok. Colombo and Kalulu definitely ready for the first team. Nice goals by both of them.

Colombo did more than Ibrahimovic who looked like he wasn’t interested. A lot Ibrahimović passes were very poor.

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Zion Train

Bellodi? I don’t think he is worth keeping. If Berlu likes Italian players we should start selling mediocre ones to Monza.

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago
Reply to  Deku

Agree. Belodi not worth

Agustinar
24 days ago

Kalulu = the next Theo. Lol

Zion Train
Zion Train
24 days ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Would like to see more of Kalulu but he looked good both defensively and offensively. He’s also very fast, athletic and very good technically. Milan should keep Calabria and offload Conti. Kalulu should be given a chance to break into the first team. I don’t think we need to rush to sign a RB. RB- Calabria and Kalulu. Saelemaekers can also play RB. . CB – sign Kambulla to partner Romagnoli. Keep Gabbia and promote Bellodi to the first team. LB: Sign Mykolenko as backup for Theo. He’s 21 and very good Shevchenko recommended him to Milan. Midfield- sign Bakayoko.… Read more »

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Zion Train

Rushing Kalulu won’t do any good to neither Milan, nor Kalulu himself. Chiesa is hard business don’t say it as it was some easy transaction, it’s not football manager. Agree about both CB and LB. Bakayoko is going to be hard to sign, 30M for 4th choice is illogical and it infuriates me even more as how Chelsea dare to suggest such a hefty fee for a player they don’t even use, they have already gotten 8-9M just from his loans and this is a different kind of summer, Covid-19 f-ed everyone up you can’t expect that much fees.

Zion Train
Zion Train
24 days ago
Reply to  Deku

Getting Chiesa is easier than you think according to Ramadani. Fiorentina could gain €12.5m, if Milan bought Rebić outright for €25m..

You probably don’t know what I’m talking about but that’s ok.

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Zion Train

And? What does it have to do with anything?

Rebic’s 50% is Fiorentina’s you’re not making any favors. You are going to buy Rebic cause YOU need him yourself. Fiorentina doesn’t give a F.

Don’t read some random stuff online, incorrectly at that fact, and they trying to act as if you know anything.

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Deku

I have just the perfect example so you could understand it a bit more easily. If Juve wants to buy Pessina (we own 50%) and then they come and say Donnarumma’s 60M asking price is big, we are buying Pessina so give Gigi for 35M.

AND YOU THINK IT WOULD BE IN ANY WAY LOGICAL FOR US TO ACCEPT???????????

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago
Reply to  Deku

Agree

Niels8
Niels8
24 days ago
Reply to  Zion Train

To be honest I don’t understand why some people think Castillejo should be sold. While he lacks goals and assists so far, he brings dynamics and fluidity in attack. It was even apparent during last match. We were previously under constant pressure from Monza and since Castillejo came in the attack started to work again.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
24 days ago
Reply to  Niels8

Agreed that Castillejo brings dynamism. Dynamism without goals is tantamount to nothing . We need goals. If selling him to raise fund to get Chiesa is the only way, i don’t mind. I took my time to watch highlights of our matches last June and July., Rebic gave a lot of headaches to defenders. Having Chiesa at the other flank will be another weapon in our armoury.

Agustinar
24 days ago

Nice goal from Colombo

Agustinar
24 days ago

Calabria wants to prove him worth. Another goal.

Zion Train
Zion Train
24 days ago
Reply to  Agustinar

I get that impression too and Calabria has been impressive so far. I would keep Calabria over Conti who is just horrible and he had two bad ACL injuries. He will never return to his Atalanta form in my opinion.

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Zion Train

Kalulu can play next year as well. In January if he does really well. So yeah I give Conti 1 year max.

Meer-1
Meer-1
24 days ago

Good performance to sum it up Kalulu was really impressive I guess he along with Colombo is worth a shot for seria a matches…..Díaz looked good he can give hakan a much needed support in am position….Calabria was really impressive…but maldini and Roback needs some fine tuning may be a loan perhaps…..it’s seems like we have another good talented cb up our selves in Bellodi….he looked really mature and confidence there….but Kalulu was really impressive can’t wait to see him and Theo other flank bombard opposition…..

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago

Roback is very promising but not ready for Milan first team

ZahidHossain
ZahidHossain
24 days ago

Kalulu n Colombo must need to include next season Milan’s squad… We shouldn’t invest on RB n CF this year, give Conti 1 more season n then sale him, keep Kalulu n Calabria as our RB…. Colombo is going to our next Sheva/Inzaghi, we should take good care on him…. Antonio Donnarumma is a good backup for us, i cant understand why he is benched?? He should be our no 2 stopkepper…. Colombo, Kalulu, Pobega, D.Maldini… I m hopeful for a bright Milan future

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago

Btw does anyone knows where Allegri coach this season?

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Good question! Roma, I guess?! Judging from current situation. In EPL Arsenal, Man Untd, and Chelsea have their ex-players coaching the teams, then there are Guardiola, Ancelotti, Mourinho and Klopp, so definitely no EPL for Massimiliano. Newcastle was never bought by the ultra rich Arabic Shaikh so nothing interesting is going on there. Bundesliga just no. In Ligue 1, aka French league, PSG have Tuchel who brought the team 1st time in the history of the club to the final. La Liga teams have Zidan, Simeone, Lopetegui and Barca’s newly appointed Koemann. And finally in Italian Serie A we have… Read more »

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago
Reply to  Deku

Thanks for the analysis

Ted
Ted
24 days ago

Maybe the management can offer Conti back to Atalanta now that they sold both of their fullbacks… I would stick with Calabria as well but like I already said, the club probably wants to show 100% capital gain since the kid is youth product

Meer-1
Meer-1
24 days ago
Reply to  Ted

True I guess we better stick with Calabria then conti…..davide have been rather impressive but j can’t wait to see Kalulu in action…he will make some errors because of lack of experience but god we have got something exciting at right side…..no wonder Lyon were mad…

Milan10
Milan10
24 days ago
Reply to  Ted

“but like I already said, the club probably wants to show 100% capital gain since the kid is youth product“ lol what ted le midtable here really means is, what multiple sources have said since 2nd half of last season

Ted
Ted
24 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Short stacked on your pills again?

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago
Reply to  Ted

funny, coming from broken prophylactic

Agustinar
Agustinar
24 days ago

Kalulu looked fast and powerful. He might be the answer for our RB problem.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
24 days ago
Reply to  Agustinar

I watched the highlights yesterday. In support of what most people say here, Kalulu did very well. What I like in him is his pace. He can be a weapon for counter attacks.

Milanzah
Milanzah
22 days ago

What the fuck is still holding the tonali deal, was waiting for “official” since yesterday but nothing. Hmmm we all know how this goes with Milan if not yet official.

Raven
Raven
22 days ago

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Tonalli called Gattuso to ask him for his permission to wear the 8.

Meanwhile, Donnarumma asks for a salary increase. What’s is he demanding? 8.5m EUR and one more for the parasite?

This kid doesn’t love Milan that much, in my eyes he just lost the armband,

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
22 days ago
Reply to  Raven

Have been thinking about this all the while..This guy will continue to give us head ache each time there is contract renewal. My fear is his demand may start to influence others too. I think we should try to renew his contract and sell him to EPL or Laliga afterwards..It is a bitter pill we have to swallow. His case is always annoying..Very soon his height will be his disadvantage. He is making all these saves cos he is still young.

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
22 days ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

You know I used to think it was all raiola but clearly donnarumma is selfish just like him. How can a goalkeeper demand 9-10m in wages at 21yrs old. Plus raiola is asking for a huge fee in commission. If donnarumma loved this club he’d drop that pig.

kaka
kaka
22 days ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

If donnarumma continue like this he may end up so quick…. i pray we can get good replacement for reina and then next transfer let the management sell donnarumma.

kaka
kaka
22 days ago
Reply to  Raven

Donnarumma is something else with that his agent always bringing issues before extending his clients contracts… i wish we have not sold reina, it’s time for donnarumma to leave the club… hope the management get agreement with him and then next transfer market we offload him any club that bring good money.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
22 days ago
Reply to  kaka

Clearly , the motherfucker is not after glory or being our legend. I was of the opinion that Plizarri would be left to understudy and and to be tutored now that Dida is here with us….we could have just tested Plizari in one of these our friendly matches after all Donarunma was not tested per se before he was being thrown in.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
22 days ago

Off topic ….Giacomo Bonaventura to Fiorentina done deal !

Meer-1
Meer-1
21 days ago

I don’t understand one thing why Milan wasted so much time thinking that dona’s love for Milan will prevail in choosing Milan with reasonable terms….it’s a fair argument to say that with dona’s talent he should demand good pay along with sufficient investment to make Milan a winning machine but now with 10 m yearly demands are just too way off the hook…..it’s pure blackmailing by that snake of an agent called Raiola for his client…..we are simply tired of this drama of dona’s contract extension…..either we find a mutual way or he should be sold….it should be clarified that… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
21 days ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Idk man, I think this is because of the whole zlatan thing. This is why I was not in favor of renewing him before donnaruma. Zlatan getting paid the most was always going to increase donnaruma a salary. I called back when they decided to keep zlatan. If we would have prioritized our best player first, we could have easily got him in at 8 mil which is deserved. But at 10, that I can’t agree with. I would pick Donna over any other keeper but messed this one up. 2 mil from Zlatans wages could have gone to Donna… Read more »

Meer-1
Meer-1
21 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Milan should have covered their core players like Roma and dona at first with contract extension instead of closing on zlatan…..see no top team wanted zlatan or willing to pay that amount so we had leverage but we wasted opportunity communicating regarding zlatan while keeping our two starters on hold believing dona love for Milan will prevail…..so we are in mess again….any news regarding Roma injury

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
21 days ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Guys i have no doubt that Raiola want Donnarumma to move on so the agent can have his big payday but all the stories about our goal keeper demanding 10 mil a year is currently nothing but mere speculation as he hasnt officially refused to sign with us on terms reminiscent of his old contract. If there are anything correct about raiola demanding 10 mil its propably more to push his salary upwards in the negotiations. As much as i blame raiola i think our players hiring him is not showing great loyalty as he is allways causing problems for… Read more »

Last edited 21 days ago by Martin Bernhard
Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
21 days ago

As regards contract renewal and negotiations, I can hardly blame this Riaola . It is our disloyal players who hire him as agent to cause confusion. I don’t think any agent and player in their right senses would be demanding an armed robber salary considering the situation the economic world is right now. Loyal players are hard to come by nowadays. I remember when Juventus went on relegation. Only Buffon and few others States with Juve in their trying times..These are heroes and legend .

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
21 days ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

Im not disagreeing on your sentiment about players not being very loyal but as it is currently only media speculation that he is demanding such high a salary i’ll leave it at that as i actually feel pretty confident that he will sign his contract in a short ammount of time. On the other hand i would deffently blame them both if he was to force a move away and i’d be seriously tempted to smack mino in the face if i ever stumple across him even if highly unlikely to happen.

Last edited 21 days ago by Martin Bernhard
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
21 days ago

I agree as of now it’s speculation, but you have to remember raiola holds all the cards now. Donna is a free agent at the end of the season. I can’t understand how in gods name can we wait till the final year for our best players to renew them. How does that make any sort of sense. And then prioritizing zlatan over Roman and Donna? No other team, big or small, would do such a thing and give him that type of salary to? Come on this is a joke. We should have been renewing their contracts last year!… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
20 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Romagnolis contract will actually first expire in two years but in regard of donnarumma i agree it certainly should have been done last year. When that is said its not raiola who has the upper hand but the player because if he accepts our offer raiola cant do squat about it so lets wait and see how it goes. When that is said if he was actually causing huge problems i think he would have been skipped out by now. I agree we would have a hard time finding someone of his quality if we whent out on the market… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
21 days ago

ever since milan 1 – 6 juve i’d always wanted prime vieri at milan and now at long last milan finally have big deadly left footed st in colombo. i know its tall order to be vieri 2.0 but if cristante, darmian and loca can be serie a regulars then im sure colombo can too

p.s. get well soon zaniolo. its such a shame that he tore another acl in such meaningless glorified friendly game. no more peak performances for him

Last edited 21 days ago by Milan10
Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
20 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Im not saying colombo wont become a star player but lets not get carried away as all the teams we have played against recently has pretty much been subpar. In regard of zaniolo its deffently a shame that he was injured again but lets wait and see as its not the same leg he was injured in but its certainly a setback for now. Ancelotti also said in an interview today that he shouldnt give up as he hasnt lost the fight yet and had also himself been through such stuff in his playing days. Its an uphill battle for… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
20 days ago

like i said, its tall order to replicate vieri’s performances (im just referring to his big built and his dominant left foot) but if he can be serie a regular like loca then im more than happy. i saw loca vs holland and if he’s still milan player there wouldnt be any need for baka. if loca can make it in serie a then surely colombo can as well. regarding zaniolo, i really feel bad for him and conti. with this latest injury, he’s torn acl on both knees and considering how he plays (kaka-esque vertical dribbling and sprint) then… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
20 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Well im actually glad loca isnt with us anylonger and i doesnt want him back either as he wasnt willing to fight for his spot and even forced a sale to one speciffic club and thereby propably cost us several millions as it gave them the upper hand in negotiations, Not only that he recently was interviewed and clearly implied it was his revenge to join them. For what i care he can rot up in sassulolo or break a leg i dont care about that clown anylonger. Had he been in milan now i can only imagine him demanding… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
20 days ago

without optimal knees and ankles, its impossible to sprint, let alone cutting, turning and jumping. if zaniolo could tear both his acl unprovoked ronaldo style in less than a year then i dont think he’ll be next kaka anytime soon. loca has bad attitude i think. i remember his smug face after he fouled bonad10nho but that doesnt alter the fact that he’s good player. as are cutrone, darmian. auba and toldo can even be considered one of the best of their respective generations. my point is, instead of buying overpriced players or nurturing madrid young gems all the time,… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
20 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Ive allways been of the view that we should nurture our own players so we are on the same page and in regard of locatelli its not that i dont recognize him as a young talent i just doesnt recognize him as a player id want around our club. In regard of zaniolio he might not become the kaka’esque player but he might find another path where he in the end excells more than what was in the cards before his injuries in that sense im just saying you never know how far he will get even if becomming a… Read more »

Last edited 20 days ago by Martin Bernhard
Ashraf
20 days ago

Milan should buy these players 1 Wesley fofana CD, 2 lago lb, 3 boubakry samoure dm, 4 Jerome boga lw rw then next year am sure they will win something