Team news: Milan were without Davide Calabria, Mateo Musacchio, Alexis Saelemaekers and Lorenzo Colombo, while Lille had to do without Luiz Araújo. Kickoff time for Matchday 3 of the Europa League Group Stage was 21:00 CET / Italy time.

Goals: Yazıcı (21′ pk, 55′, 58′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Diogo Dalot, Simon Kjær, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali (61′ Ismaël Bennacer), Franck Kessié; Samu Castillejo (46′ Rafael Leão), Brahim Díaz (78′ Jens Petter Hauge), Rade Krunić (46′ Hakan Çalhanoğlu); Zlatan Ibrahimović (61′ Ante Rebić).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Kalulu, Maldini.

Lille OSC (4-2-3-1) – Christophe Galtier
Mike Maignan; Zeki Çelik, José Fonte, Sven Botman, Domagoj Bradarić; Xeka, Renato Sanches (80′ Boubakary Soumaré); Jonathan Ikoné (65′ Isaac Lihadji), Yusuf Yazıcı (80′ Burak Yılmaz), Jonathan Bamba (84′ Reinildo Mandava).
Unused: Karnezis, Chevalier, Djalo, Soumaoro, Pied, André, Niasse, Weah.

Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL).

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Lando
Lando
19 days ago

The players and the coach keep saying that every match is like a final, yet Pioli fielded players as if Milan was playing in copa italia against a serie B team smh

OYETUNJI AHMED
OYETUNJI AHMED
19 days ago

We don’t have to blame anyone the players have been doing great but i think we have to notice that the pairing of kjaer and Romagnoli is not good as Kjaer and Gabbia because since the arrival of Romagnoli the defence is poor, i think it’s time to let Gabbia started pairing Kjaer again. The defence is perfect with Kjaer and Gabbia.

Zumblim
Zumblim
19 days ago

The lessoon learned today is if you want to rotate the squad,do it smartly! How can Pioli started Castillejo ( who imo should not play play as starter anymore) and Krunic who is not natural winger instead of Hauge??Does Hauge perform so bad in the training??
Moreover, i prefer to have Gabbia beside Kjaer over Romanogli. The captain is never in a good form since returning.
Hopefully Pioli really learns a lot from this match and not doing same stupid rotation

Raq
Raq
19 days ago

Romagnoli has played 6 straight games after being injured for a few months and completely missing pre season training. Of course he’s going to struggle. Give him some slack. Gabbia wasnt that impressive at the start – conceded 4 goals against hauge’s old club and rio ave remember? Kjaer has played all the games since shamrock rovers if im not mistaken. He really need a break. Bring in kabak! Theo and kessie have no proper back up. Have been saying this since mercato started. Need to rectify it in january. Tonali is only 20 years old, dont let him be… Read more »

Terry
Terry
19 days ago

I knew our unbeaten run had to end. I am glad it ended in a game with no high stakes. This is good for the boys. They will learn from it.

That being said Krunic and Castilejo were so off today. Every move was terrible. Maldini will be looking to offload Castilejo or confine to the bench. Even Krunic.

He reminds me of Borini. A lot of passion but that’s it.

Agustinar
Agustinar
19 days ago

Please stop playing Samu and Krunic as starter again. It’s better to utilize Hauge, Diaz and Maldini as AML/AMR/AMC. Use Krunic as back up for Kessie.

anom
anom
19 days ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Yeah, I don’t understand why on Earth should Krunic ever be in the starting 11. And especially as a winger (or trequartista)! He is absolutely useless in attack. It’s like Milan is playing with 10 men. Did he even touch the ball yesterday?

Agustinar
Agustinar
19 days ago
Reply to  anom

Off course he touched the ball mate. Lol. Sometimes Pioli over confidence about player’s potential

Milan10
Milan10
19 days ago
Reply to  Agustinar

oh krunic definitely touched the balls last nite. pioli’s balls. how else would he play

Last edited 19 days ago by Milan10
Muratx
Muratx
18 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

You seems to have first “hand” knowledge on ball touching!

Milan10
Milan10
18 days ago
Reply to  Muratx

NOPE, still not interested mate. sorry. u strike me as a person who’ll easily lose his temper whenever his partner refuses to give him a reach around

Muratx
Muratx
18 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

And you don’t strike me as a man at all!

Raven
Raven
18 days ago
Reply to  Muratx

Since you changed your name and all I gave you a second opportunity, everyone deserves it. But since you didn’t follow your my advice to continue to take your antidepressants I found a nice looking t-shirt. It will warn new users about your aggressive and fascist way to communicate with others in the blog.

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Raven
Raven
18 days ago
Reply to  Raven

Oh, and another advice (I’m just trying to teach you that no one is your enemy here) You can share your opinion, it’s great for the blog. But when you try to pass it as fact and try to compensate for your lack of knowledge with a lot of words, you will inevitably look ignorant. If I say that you should watch more football it’s not an offense, is my opinion. If I say, take your pills it’s an honest reminder so you don’t have to leave embarrassed after looking like an idiot. Now, since you are the same ignorant… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
18 days ago
Reply to  Muratx

if u think im not a man then i guess im not on ur menu. phew

Agustinar
Agustinar
18 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Haha…

Agustinar
Agustinar
19 days ago

Ibra, Kessie and Theo were exhausted. Romag need to step up. Calha is being affected by his contract extension situation. It happened when he had problem with his marriage.

anom
anom
19 days ago

What a rubbish display – by everyone. EVERYONE.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
19 days ago

We crushed like house of cards. This is the part am sad about. I knew one day we would lose but not with that score line and not at San Siro. I remember in my few post I said we don’t have depth to be chasing Europa and Serie A and that we should concentrate on Serie and aim for top 4 and scudeto…….We are just finding our feet and let’s not screw things up again. We need a proper right winger and a back up for Kessie….. These two are a must if we want to chase Europa. Although,as… Read more »

Peter
Peter
19 days ago

Here is my take form last nights game.

Samu should not play as a starter.
Benaccer is missed when he is not playing.
Krunic dont know how to position himself and causes kak for Theo.
We shouldve played the strongest team and not try experiments.
Pioli cost us this game with his team selection.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
18 days ago
Reply to  Peter

Agreed. Pioli grossly underestimated Lille and I don’t know why because they are the strongest opponent in our group. His team selection against Lille was beyond delusional and ridiculous. Secondly Romagnoli is not as good as many think and he has cost us a lot of goals with his poor positioning and lack of aggressiveness in closing down spaces for attackers. He also gets beaten too easily in 1 on 1. Thirdly, it’s time for Milan to understand that if we intend to get to the top we will need to offload fringe players like Castillejo, Conti and Krunic who… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
19 days ago

could have , should have….would have… Its easy to look back in hidnsight but it really shouldnt come as a huge surprise that this great run had to come to an end and especially as we of late have looked tired and shaky and regardless of previous bad referee decisions actually easily could have lost in some of those games as well. The real test of the season is about to start as we have been flying on confidence and the fact that we hadnt lost after the lockdown so it will be interesting to see how we pick ourself… Read more »

Agustinar
Agustinar
18 days ago

By the way, I’m actually not surprise Milan didn’t win or even lost because of the tight schedule, the depth of the player and the quality of decision in player rotation by Pioli. Pioli is not a world class coach. He still need to learn in tight schedule situation. What I can not accept is the 0-3 defeat. Too many goals

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
16 days ago

Results has been kind to us this weekend as Lazio and juventus drew 1-1 and so did atalanta inter and with sassuolo and udinese also ended with 1 point each on friday we really have a golden opportunity to expand the lead before the difficult game against napoli.