Team news: Milan were without the quarantined Léo Duarte and Zlatan Ibrahimović as well as without Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Alen Halilović and Ante Rebić. Spezia had to do without the banned Claudio Terzi as well as without Jeroen Zoet, Juan Manuel Ramos, Elio Capradossi, Federico Mattiello, Salva Ferrer, Ardian Ismajli, Giuseppe Mastinu and Alessandro Deiola. Kickoff time for Matchday 3 of Serie A was 18:00 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Leão (56′, 77′), Theo Hernández (75′).

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali (57′ Franck Kessie), Rade Krunić (57′ Ismaël Bennacer); Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Díaz (70′ Jens Petter Hauge), Rafael Leão (83′ Daniel Maldini); Lorenzo Colombo (46′ Hakan Çalhanoğlu).
Unused: Tătăruşanu, A. Donnarumma, Kalulu, Laxalt, Castillejo.

Spezia Calcio (4-3-3) – Vincenzo Italiano
Rafael; Jacopo Sala, Martin Erlić, Julian Chabot, Riccardo Marchizza; Tommaso Pobega (76′ Luca Mora), Matteo Ricci (58′ Gennaro Acampora), Giulio Maggiore (58′ Paolo Bartolomei); Daniele Verde (58′ Kevin Agudelo), Andrey Galabinov (32′ Roberto Piccoli) , Emmanuel Gyasi.
Unused: Krapikas, Desjardins, Agoume, Farias, Bastoni, Dell’Orco, Vignali.

Referee: Marco Serra.

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Nana
Nana
23 days ago

Well this is not surprising. Let’s just see how things will span out. I just wish to see more intensity in our play, quick transition from defense to attack and feed the striker. It’s only in conservative Italy that Colombo is seen as a kid. Give him the balls to score.
Comments after the break. Win for us guys.

Malkakavanibra
Malkakavanibra
23 days ago

Great young line up .. interesting to see the performances of ..toneli..diaz ..leo and Colombo also krunic nice to see him get a start .. looking forward to seeing hauge too if he gets on ..I think he will:) 3.0 milan .. Leo..Colombo and diaz goals

Urban
Urban
23 days ago
Reply to  Malkakavanibra

Spot on

Malkakavanibra
Malkakavanibra
22 days ago
Reply to  Urban

Thanks mate

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago

thats a good line up. i hope hauge can get minutes because no way post covid infected leao will be fit enough for 90 mins. he barely could breathe vs rio. regarding rw and st the uninitiated keep bitching about, milan have saladmaker, samu, rebic, leao, hauge, conti, brahim and now dalot to fill rw position. how many more players do milan really need? as for st, rebic had freak accident and other 2 st ibra and leao contracted covid. realistically, how often would freak occurences like those happen? ibra, leao and rebic are enough. the uninitiated might say leao… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
23 days ago

Which is more annoying? Milan management refusing to sign a quality RW, or Pioli refusing to field a strong team?

Müratx
Müratx
23 days ago
Reply to  Johnny

None. The fans who can’t understand football. Few days ago we played 120 minutes.

Johnny
Johnny
23 days ago
Reply to  Müratx

Milan players don’t play everyday? they have rest in between, thus Pioli shouldn’t scupper Milan chance of racking up points

alexmilan55
alexmilan55
22 days ago
Reply to  Johnny

Go to other sports !

Müratx
Müratx
23 days ago

I still don’t get how any team would sell kjaer for such a cheap price. He has his weaknesses but I rate him very close to bonucci. Probably the best singing of recent years.

Karese
Karese
23 days ago

All most people do very well , is complain the team is doing well, and we have a very good squad , I don’t see reasons for all this complaints

Müratx
Müratx
23 days ago
Reply to  Karese

They are professional naggers. Ignore them.

Abuchi
Abuchi
23 days ago

I don’t know if its poor Network or the apps I’m using, I can’t just follow the match. Someone suggest a better app for me please

echo
echo
23 days ago
Reply to  Abuchi

espn+

Zilla
Zilla
23 days ago
Reply to  Abuchi

Forza milan onyem…!

Abuchi
Abuchi
23 days ago
Reply to  Zilla

Forza Milan nwanne mmadu

O’Gabbs’
23 days ago
Reply to  Abuchi

Kedu?

Abuchi
Abuchi
22 days ago
Reply to  O’Gabbs’

Odimma. Obi di gi uto Tata akwa ya?

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
23 days ago

Milan has won the race for Ozan Kabak. Great news for us guys

Ink
Ink
23 days ago

Leao…
I think I am convinced now that he is just below average.
Hauge in!

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago
Reply to  Ink

u spelled his name wrong mate. its “L E A O N A L DO”

Raven
Raven
23 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Couldn’t watch the game, he is having a good start, if he keeps doing what he is doing Maldini Will have a hard time keeping Barcelona or PSG away

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
23 days ago

Leao has been training for just over a week. Should not have started. But either him or Colombo need to make way for hauge or calhanoglu. This is a must win game, can’t drop points to team like spezia this year. Tonali and Diaz have been the best on the pitch but we need more. Better second half

Milan 2017
23 days ago

Colombo is not ready for Serie A yet.

MrG
MrG
23 days ago

Been watching the match , Leao is lazy, no workrate, Colombo is not getting ant balls..But Tonali is our new Pirlo, he is a beast

Nino
Nino
23 days ago
Reply to  MrG

If being lazy makes him score two goals, then he should keep being lazy.

But seriously, what you witnessed was the fact that our bench is not so strong. Also, there are things that are developed over time, like chemistry or telepathy. Once, Hakan came in ball delivery, movement, etc. changed.

Nana
Nana
23 days ago

I think Theo is not doing so well with his final ball. Leao like he is swimming. I still think overall that we have a long way to go. I just wanna see Hauge come in at least 55th minutes if leao keep playing with apathy

Paolloking
Paolloking
23 days ago

Apart from Ibrahimović no other ST, the management does not look into that… Colombo is just -1

Kaka
23 days ago

Pioli we want to see Hauge Just let the guy play com on Hauge,

Dindudre
Dindudre
23 days ago

Pioli will be wise to start Leao in the next game cos this is a confidence builder and if he is benched next time, he might lose that confidence. It’s psychological. Forza Milan!

Nino
Nino
23 days ago
Reply to  Dindudre

No doubt, but Leao is just coming off an injury sustained at the end of last season, and then COVID-19. He couldn’t join the team for preseason. I guess, they can learn something from Ibra who is working to stay fit in spite of the COVID-19.

Zion
Zion
23 days ago

Why take off Leao when he’s on a hattrick? Such bull shit. Especially for Daniel Maldini? Smh

Nino
Nino
23 days ago
Reply to  Zion

Is hat trick more important than the team? Or do you just hate Daniel Maldini? There will be time for Leao to score hat tricks and more – the journey has just begun. Obviously, if Calhanoglu had started, he very possibly would have got the hat trick. But today, let’s celebrate and hope some miracle happens before the mercato closes on Monday. Forza Milan!

Nino
Nino
23 days ago
Reply to  Zion

Is hat trick more important than the team? Or do you just hate Daniel Maldini? There will be time for Leao to score hat tricks and more – the journey has just begun. Obviously, if Calhanoglu had started, he very possibly would have got the hat trick. But today, let’s celebrate and hope some miracle happens before the mercato closes on Monday. Forza Milan!

Zion
Zion
23 days ago
Reply to  Nino

The game had minutes left till full time. Why not let Leao finish the game to boost his confidence by giving him the opportunity to get his first hattrick at Milan? It’s the small things that make a big difference for players confidence level. That’s all I’m saying. Leao was subbed in the 82nd minute for Daniel Maldini who is NOT an impact player. So that sub made no sense as Daniel Maldini actually made it easier for Spezia defense instead of them having to deal with Leao’s pace and physicality. We would have had more chances to score with… Read more »

alexmilan55
alexmilan55
22 days ago
Reply to  Zion

We didn’t need any impact at 3-0, Leao’s morale was boosted after the brace, he is not 100 %, so he needed to be rested and Maldini needs minutes to gain confidence because he is talented and he is 19 years old

alexmilan55
alexmilan55
22 days ago
Reply to  Zion

Omg, what kind of hating is this ? At 3-0 also other players need to gain confidence, Maldini including, Maldini is a talented very young player ! Look at Gabbia now after 6 games in a row as a starter, he is very confident and strong

Abuchi
Abuchi
23 days ago

Precious three points secured. Forza Milan!!

Kakalistic
Kakalistic
23 days ago

What do you think about hauge performance?

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
23 days ago
Reply to  Kakalistic

Can’t say much. He still needs more game time and he needs to get used to the physical defense of serie A – a little nervous and went down pretty easily

Terry
Terry
23 days ago

Great start for Milan. 3 Games, 3 clean sheets, 7 goals. We haven’t conceded a goal this season, the only other team in Serie A with this record is Napoli, and they play Juve today.

Last edited 23 days ago by Terry
Nana
Nana
23 days ago

Well, 3 matches, 9 points, +9 goals, can u guys remind me the last time this happened? Theo stepped up in the second half, calhanoglu was so inspiring, the real test come after the international break and hopefully rebic, Roma and ibra will be available. I am glad Hauge played though

alexmilan55
alexmilan55
22 days ago
Reply to  Nana

9 goals ? Did u see 2 more goals than us ?

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
23 days ago

Leao gets a brace for doing the bare minimum. Imagine if he worked his socks off. Honestly, bringing in calhanoglu was the game changer and closing it out with bennacer and Kessie. Brahim Diaz and tonali are fantastic signings and they will only get better. Hauge looked good in possession and has no fear. Can’t wait for him to start a match. I must give an honorable mention to calabria. Everyone wrote that guy off after last year and he’s been so good. Non stop running, winning balls back and great tackles. Keep it up! Theo great as always. It… Read more »

Elliot azzuri
Elliot azzuri
23 days ago

Hope you milanista know hakimi because i feel the same story gonno happen with dalot.

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago

congrats john malkovich a.k.a. fabio cappioli and the boys for a good win AND performance. milan dominated right from the start with brahim, leao, saladmaker, theo and calabria as star performers but they lacked that incisive final ball. it all changed once pioli subbed on hakan. milan looked infinitely more dangerous with him on the pitch with his through balls, crossings and dead balls. certainly man of the match for me, along with leao and maybe theo. im so happy that neat passing and wingplay from post covid milan are finally back. krunic – tonali did ok but they could’ve… Read more »

Last edited 23 days ago by Milan10
Urban
Urban
23 days ago

It was nice seizing samu on the bench… he need to fight for his spot

Urban
Urban
23 days ago
Reply to  Urban

Seeing*

ZahidHossain
ZahidHossain
23 days ago

we need to win 25 matches to confirm top 4 finish according to last 3 yrs Serie A data analysis…. 3 done n 22 more to go…. Feeling happy after so many yrs Milan is getting a identity n style of playing… Carry on guys

Milan10
Milan10
23 days ago

alrite, so lemme get this straight. genoa – torino was postponed because some genoa players had covid but now that 2 napoli players have it too and local authority even bans them from leaving their region, lega serie a still doesnt postpone juve – napoli and is about to give juve 3-0 win? what crooks they have as governing body

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
23 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I’m nwwr on juves side. But napoli are completely wrong it this. ADL thinks he can do what he wants and they SHOULD be punished for this. Rules of serie a state that if a group of players have it they must isolate. If a team cannot field enough players which is genoas case, the match will be rescheduled. In napoli’s case, they have only zielinski who tested positive. And could definitely field a team so the game must continue. In case of the local authorities. Both them and napoli FAILED to inform serie a of this until less than… Read more »

TC MILAN
TC MILAN
23 days ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

Napoli has failed to travel to juventus?

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
23 days ago
Reply to  TC MILAN

Indeed

Rossi
Rossi
23 days ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

That dosent make sense. “Napoli reported on Satarday that they cant travel to Torino, but Juventus said they will go on the field any way.” How is it Napoli fault if the authoreties give them a travel ban, since they played with Genova who reported 15 cases yesteday they are afraid that players/staff from Napoli are infected as well and are making further test being afraid of a breakout. So it wasnt like they told them in last second they wont be coming by the way the goverment probobly notifyes seria A as well when they isolate some club. Its… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
22 days ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

i think napoli has informed lega days before the match that they had covid cases in their team and that local authority even banned them from travelling. what were they supposed to do?
all sporting men would try to postponed the match. what juve displayed was clear case of winning at all cost mentality

Rossi
Rossi
23 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Edit:(Just read Napoli have travel ban so only solution would have been to postponed the game). Giving Juve 3-0 win is the most unlogical thing to do. But same as every year they need to give the title to Juventus. And who is doing this corona tests? Does the teams them self chose which clinic will make the tests or is it the italian footbal federation. Any way a lot of manipulation can be done with this thing.

Last edited 23 days ago by Rossi
Milan10
Milan10
22 days ago
Reply to  Rossi

correctamundo mate. im willing to bet napoli can beat juve now based on their recent performances, but juve gotta juve. this winning at all cost mentality is exactly why they cant survive in europe, let alone winning ucl

BANTON
23 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Off topic..pls am I dreaming coz I just saw Aston Villa trash Liverpool 7-2..

Milan10
Milan10
22 days ago
Reply to  BANTON

mate, we are definitely in for greatest sequence of shows this season. great kits, even greater performances and hollywood-esque dramatic results (like milan – rio ave penalty shootout). if even bayern, man city, psg, liverpool and dortmund can lose horribly so early this season then i bet everything i own there will be even more shocking and exciting matches throughout the season. i hope milan can be protagonist of some of it

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
23 days ago

After the last few appearances, I think Pioli should try Daniel Maldini as a DM or even LB in EL. The kid seems to be doing well tracking back and winning the ball more than going forward as a AM/striker. Just my thought since Pioli wants to integrate Daniel Maldini into the team and not Loan him for experience instead.

Otherwise Good Win and performance in the second half. And i agree with Zion that Leao should’ve been left in the field to maybe complete his hat trick.

Ranajaya
Ranajaya
22 days ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

He has too high salary no team wants him. Hell, he even paid better than bennacer. I will be happy to be proven wrong, but Maldini doesn’t hv what it takes to play for Milan

echo
echo
22 days ago
Reply to  Ranajaya

I’m pretty sure those reports about daniel’s salary were not correct.

alexmilan55
alexmilan55
22 days ago
Reply to  Ranajaya

Yeah, yeah, bla, bla… Did u really think that he has better salary than Theo and Bennacer ? Those are fake news, hater ! He has a 500k salary !

alexmilan55
alexmilan55
22 days ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

Maldini has educated legs, fantastic executions, he is an AM/SS, he can’t play DM or LB, but Pioli tries to give him minutes to gain confidence because he’s still to young to play before Diaz or Hakan. It’s hard for them ( including Colombo ) to jump from Primavera in the big squad and playing like veterans, we forget sometimes that they are 18-19 years old

TC MILAN
TC MILAN
23 days ago

Brahim Diaz is showing very good signs i like him.

TC MILAN
TC MILAN
23 days ago

Can’t we sign a defender before transfer window closes tomorrow?Any latest my fellow rossoneri fans?

Zion
Zion
23 days ago
Reply to  TC MILAN

Yeah, Milan isn’t signing any more players according to Ricky Massara.

TC MILAN
TC MILAN
23 days ago
Reply to  Zion

But i heard Kabak rumour how is it going?

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
22 days ago
Reply to  TC MILAN

Kabak to Milan is almost complete. Few details away from a total agreement.

TC MILAN
TC MILAN
22 days ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

Time is running mate and wat am reading is negotiations still going on are we going to complete the signing?