Team news: Milan were without Mateo Musacchio, Alexis Saelemaekers, Rafael Leão and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for Matchday 4 of the Europa League was 18:55 CET.

Goals: Castillejo (46′), Bamba (65′)

Lille OSC (4-4-2) – Christophe Galtier
Mike Maignan; Jérémy Pied (79′ Tiago Djaló), José Fonte, Sven Botman, Reinildo Mandava; Luiz Araújo (74′ Isaac Lihadji), Xeka (63′ Boubakary Soumaré), Benjamin André, Jonathan Bamba; Yusuf Yazıcı (63′ Jonathan Ikoné), Jonathan David.
Unused: Chevalier, Karnezīs, Bradarić, Soumaoro, Niasse, Weah, Yilmaz.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Daniele Bonera
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Diogo Dalot, Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Ismaël Bennacer; Samu Castillejo, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (61′ Brahim Díaz), Jens Petter Hauge (76′ Rade Krunić); Ante Rebić (61′ Lorenzo Colombo).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Calabria, Conti, Duarte, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Kessié, Maldini.

Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG).

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Raven
Raven
1 month ago

Weak right flank…

whereisthespirit
whereisthespirit
1 month ago

lockdown yazici is a must. hope ben nasser could do it very well.

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

one of these days brahim will think to himself, “geez, if im going to be benchwarmer might as well go back and be one at madrid, the most prestigious club in the world, because no way skinny clown like samu deserve to play more than me”.
also, thank god renato cant play. a player who can dominate kessie certainly is top class player. i said 3 yrs ago, “get renato” yet mirabelli thought he knew better than milan10 and got biglia instead. total fvckery.
hope BenTo combo will have good nite

Gems
Gems
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Tonali keeps giving the ball away
Missing frank in the middle .
We need more from chanaloglu .
Dalot & Hague struggling to get involved

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Gems

i fell asleep during large part of the match, thats how boring the match was but even i noticed how tonali struggled to even pass the ball accurately. like i said, tonali is more like modric 2.0 than a pure dm therefore he shouldnt play there, especially as 1 of double pivot. frank the tank needs back up

Gab
Gab
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

You don’t know better buddy. Renato refused to come milan and opted for a loan moved to swansea. It was not Mirabelli’s fault

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Gab

bayern literally offered him to milan and they player said yes but milan thought the 40m price tag was too expensive. some even claimed bayern offered loan move yet milan still said no. another idiotic move by mirabelli.
i dont think any sane human being would’ve thought loan move to swansea was better move than to milan

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
1 month ago

Hauge messed that good chance up. And I don’t know why but I feel more comfortable having Gambia in the defense than Roma atm. Roma is a beast but he’s having a rough few games.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

Most of the players namely Rebic (with his annoying stepovers), Samu, Kessie etc have a knack for doing too much with the ball. That’s what is affecting our build up play recently. We used to do things simple; pass and move but we’ve gotten a tad cocky.
Pioli should tell the lads to keep it simple. That’s how you control the game and score goals.

Gab
Gab
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

And we used to do things simple and loose games too

Dindudre
Dindudre
1 month ago

Milan players are being too damn lazy. Walking around the pitch when they other team is running them over. It looks like we only came here to play for a draw. We keep trying to do too much when we have the ball rather than keeping it simple. Smh. We’re really slowing down and Pioli needs to fix things like that before it costs us games

Nana
Nana
1 month ago

Amateur football

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago

Not a bad first half. But Bonera should switch Hauge to CF and move Rebic to LW. Bring in Diaz for Castellijo on the RW.

cadoeq
cadoeq
1 month ago
Reply to  Zion Train

Samu says hi!

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago
Reply to  cadoeq

Castellijo is garbage. Anyone can score that easy chance. SMDH

SempreMilan
SempreMilan
1 month ago

Pioli is watching the match on tv, he’s probably seeing what we feel about castillejo now :))

SempreMilan
SempreMilan
1 month ago
Reply to  SempreMilan

Forgot to say, I don’t care he scored cause almost no one on pitch will lose such a chance.. he’s bad most of time!

Dindudre
Dindudre
1 month ago

Does Milan players really know what it means to play with urgency ? Smh. Btw bennaser needs to stop holding on to the ball for too long. He ends up putting himself and his teammates in harms way when he passes it back to them. He caused that Lille’s goal and was also caught napping when they crossed that ball.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

That’s what happens if you continue to keep the ball in your half and not push forward, you invite pressure.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

These bad subs are just ridiculous. Rebic should have stayed on. And you put in krunic for hauge???? Hauge needs to play to get in a rhythm.

We’ve been sloppy all game. Cant make more then 3 passes. Playing around in the defense for waaaay too long. This is a poor game from Milan

Mahan
Mahan
1 month ago

I first say I’m Iranian so no one misunderstands, I think as forward and target man, we need someone like Azmoun from zenit as forward and substitute to Ibra, young and ambitious to score when he gets a chance, I mention him because of his age and his price!

JaCc
JaCc
1 month ago
Reply to  Mahan

I don’t know about the player you mention but I agree it seems that Milan were looking to Rebic for holdup play and he was looking for the through ball.

Dindudre
Dindudre
1 month ago

TONALI is yet to impress.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

We have no speed in offense lmfao. We literally took off our fastest offensive players and put in the slowest ones and left samu in! ‍♂️

Milan 15
1 month ago

Tonali I’m not convince he’s shit slow

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan 15

Me neither but give him time. He’s still very young and he has a lot of room for improvement. Milan is using him in the right way without putting unnecessary pressure on him. He will show his worth soon. Let’s be patient.

It would also be nice to get Renato Sanchez though. Not sure why we are not link to him.

Also Milan need to start using Diaz on the RW.

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago
Reply to  Zion Train

Maybe they should give Tonali a try in Hakan position. A bit more attacking row so he can use his passing and shooting more. His defence is not his strongest side. And he is not used to play with a partner in the mid like we are playing him now.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

I agree with you. If Hakan has made up his mind , they should fling him to d bench and move on . He is a yam head !

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

I totally agree with that and I think Tonali would flourish as a #10 AM. Great point!

SempreMilan
SempreMilan
1 month ago

Not a very important match but an evident match to show how desperate we need a striker like Ibra to make the opponent’s defense suffering at least

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago

Not a bad result given that Kessie, Leao and Ibra was absent. Not a good performance from Tonali and Hauge though. Really was expecting more from them. Overall Milan need to move the ball quicker. Too much bad passes and players holding onto the ball too long. One touch passes and we could have Easy break Lille pressing and even win the game. Sigh. We desperately need a top defender and a good backup for Ibra. We can survive the season without a RW since Diaz can play there but we definitely need a top quality backup for Ibra and… Read more »

Echo
Echo
1 month ago

Everyone needs to chill out. We are lacking depth this match due to injuried and resting players. A draw is not a bad result. Leao will be back soon and we were resting kessie/calabria. Better than a loss. Hopefully we will bring some solid reinforcements in the January window.

Nesta1
Nesta1
1 month ago

Remember guys we lost 0-3 to this lot last time and we didn’t have leao or zlatan tonight, so a draw not end of world. Didn’t see game but sounds like we didn’t play well, but we didn’t have kessie either. Tonali is no kessie so the result not too bad considering

Jon
1 month ago

What a boring match…
Pioli the genius intentionally put this pressure on himself, now the group is even tougher we’ll play the remaining games with our best now. LoL.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Very boring game – we got a point so not bad but could have won. Milan didn’t play well so I’ll take a point. At one point of the match, the age average was 22 and that is absolutely incredible – we are very young and will only get better with time. Samu needs to be benched or sold, he brings absolutely nothing to the table – he is actually a distraction. Hakan seems like his mind is not with Milan anymore – supposedly he wants Manchester United so perhaps should be benched until he gets his head out of… Read more »

Zion Train
Zion Train
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Totally agree Joe. Good point on Tonali, Calhanoglu and Hauge.

I hope Pioli has the courage to play Tonali as a #10. That is very good observation to point that out.

Unless Milan play 433 I don’t see Tonali doing well in a 4231 unless Pioli moves him further up the pitch.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago

didnt watch todays match as i was out boozing so no idea if we actually can be happy about the result or not but good we atleast got a point compared to the humiliating 0-3 defeat aginst them last time we met. Sad to hear maradona died, in my book the greatest player ever even if van basten is my personal favourite. I remember i at some point saw a documentary where it was told that milan actually had tried to sign him but he rejected the offer so we instead ended up with the dutch swan. Luckily if i… Read more »

Muratx
Muratx
1 month ago

I think we need to do the opposite of what Carleto did with Pirlo, to tonali. Maybe we should try to use him in more advanced roles and see how he plays. I think with less defensive duties he will get to his Previous form

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago

Like i pointed out in one of my recent posts where i stressed that we don’t have enough depth to chase Europa, Coppa Italia and Scudetto simultaneously, yesterday match is a pointer to that fact. We should not be overzealous. If we can’t get at least 3 solid additions In January, let’s just treat Scudetto as Priority 1. Imagine, Calhanoglu that we have been relying on is now proving to be a -1 in this team . This strategy will help us now because some of the top contenders like Atalanta, Inter, Lazio are not doing great and we can… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

WE NOW RETURN TO LIKE MILAN10 SAID PROGRAM “ Milan10 2 months ago Reply to Nathan Graegin brahim should be milan’s rw this season. tonali isnt a pure dm, even in brescia. i watched plenty of brescia matches and he should be a more attacking cm like modric not a dm because with his passing and dribbling, he should be allowed to push forward more. defensively, yes he has tenacity but he’s not strong enough to be dm. even albertini needed pure dm desailly, di biagio or ambrosini alongside him for him to freely play his game. tonali – ben… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Nah Diaz doesn’t need to be on the wing. He doesn’t have the speed to cover offense and defense. We simply need to go get a real winger. Diaz’s quickness is what’s needed at atm. As for tonali, it seems the pressure of being a cdm is too much for him. Like a few others have said, try using him in hakans position. We could do this next europa game or maybe the last one if we already qualify

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

diaz IS a winger so

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

STILL ON LIKE MILAN10 SAID PROGRAM “Milan10 3 years ago 1) auba is on different level from players like bacca, kalinic, andre silva, kane, belotti or even morata. He’s equal to aguero, benzema, suarez and lewandowski. For 50-70m i’d say Its a no brainer as auba is faster and much more complete st than belotti. Auba can play as st and r/lw, a (faster) thierry henry successor. He could even hold his ground against madrid last season. Anyone who watches football knows speed, not ball control, is greatest asset of modern footballers, especially considering new rules of the game regarding… Read more »