Team news: Genoa were without Federico Marchetti, Cristián Zapata, Davide Biraschi, Francesco Cassata, Davide Zappacosta, Vittorio Parigini and Goran Pandev. Milan had to do without Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Ismaël Bennacer and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for Matchday 12 of the 2020/21 Serie A campaign was 20:45 CET / Italian time at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Goals: Destro (47′, 60′), Calabria (53′), Kalulu (82′)

Genoa C.F.C (3-4-1-2) – Rolando Maran
Mattia Perin; Edoardo Goldaniga, Mattia Bani, Andrea Masiello; Paolo Ghiglione, Lukas Lerager, Stefano Sturaro (76′ Valon Behrami), Luca Pellegrini (46′ Lennart Czyborra); Marko Pjaca (68′ Filippo Melegoni); Mattia Destro (76′ Gianluca Scamacca), Eldor Shomurodov (85′ Ivan Radovanović).
Unused: Paleari, Zima, Criscito, Dumbravanu, Badelj, Rovella, Zajc.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Alessio Romagnoli, Diogo Dalot; Sandro Tonali (76′ Brahim Díaz), Franck Kessié; Samu Castillejo (53′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Rafael Leão; Ante Rebić (53′ Jens Petter Hauge).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Conti, Duarte, Hernández, Musacchio, Krunić, Colombo, Maldini.

Referee: Daniele Orsato.

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K.caesar
K.caesar
6 months ago

Our players don’t swing in balls from the flanks anymore because Rebic is not good in the air. Pioli needs to stop fielding Rebic as CF in the absence of zlatan. Play Leao upfront instead as he is physically taller and stronger and as such can commit opposition defenders to foul him in d box. So far, Kalulu is looking like the most versatile play in our team. His worth will triple in 2 seasons to come if he continues at this rate. Again we lost 2pts to an average team which is really sad. To contest for the league,… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  K.caesar

I was looking at Leao and Rebic positions in their past clubs. It seems Leao has alwayes been played as a CF even as a lone striker many times in the same formation we are using now. Rebic has been played as a CF usualy as a suport in a two man formation so more of a SS. Rebic has mostly played as a winger or even an atacking mid sometimes. So it makes no sense for Pioli to be changing their natural positions that they have been playing years back. Bu playing Rebic as a CF target man not… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
6 months ago

I have said it quite a few times. We do not have enough depth to chase top 4 and Europa simultaneously .See how the few injuries we have have affected our playing. Dropping 4 crucial points when we were supposed to clear them. This team is doing great no doubt but we need like 3 more additions to make us compete on all front. For you to win matches consistently u need solid bench. I said before that once Inter got eliminated from champions league, they would channel all their resources to scudeto. Their hort form lately is a pointer… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago

Another disapointing result in a game where we really should have won but from the looks of it i was lucky only starting to watch the game 25 minutes through its first half. Tough watching destro of all players score two goals against us. If we doesnt pick oursellfs up very soon and are very carefull this good fortune of ours and our top positioning potentially including the cl spots will soon be gone as we keep playing with fire game after game. Ive allways suggested scamacca as a potential transfer and as a deal should be able to be… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Martin Bernhard
Roberto Giano
6 months ago

if no one in the squad able to replace Ibra in his role, we need plan B. my suggestion, change formation to 442. We have Rebic, Leao, Diaz, Colombo, even Maldini and Samu to play as the two strikers. Use Hauge/Calha at LM and Saelemaker/Dalot at RM

dan
dan
6 months ago

when we lose our top 4 players (bennacer, ibra, kjaer and theo) plus our backup CB in Gabbia, Leao is barely coming back from injury, then yes. we suck. Kalulu was not even supposed to play much this season. Look at the age of all this kids, we have the youngest squad in the big 5 and if you look at this game in particular we went even younger. (dalot, Tonali, Kalulu, Leao) all under 22. Take the best 4 players of any team and it will suffer, take the best 4 out of an already young team and this… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
6 months ago

Finally, Szoboszlai has signed for Leipzig……We missed out at last .

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
6 months ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

We were never going to get him anyway, remember Salzburg and Leipzig are part of the same company group.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

Surel it might have worsened our chances to aquirre him but dortmund got haaland for 20 mil while im pretty confident to say that leipzig also would have liked to bring him their way.

A shame we didnt manage to get szoboszlai as he could have become a cornerstone of this team but maybe it just wasnt meant to be at this point of his career. Hopefully he will develope further and was smart enough to have a fairly small release clause inserted within his contract and then joins us later on in his career.

Last edited 6 months ago by Martin Bernhard
Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

We had the chance to get him twice. This summer (when he agreed to join Milan) and back when Boban was still in the team and suggested him as a young prospect. Big miss from us.

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
6 months ago

I read that Maldini offered Barcelona 13M for Riqui Puig, I wish this goes through as I believe that boy is the best young midfielder in the world.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

first off, yesterday i saw football highlights and holy dogshit batman, why is giacomelli officiating serie a match (spezia – bologna) again? he should rot in serie b until he retires 2 yrs from now. the fact that nowadays he checked var first yet still gave dubious penalty is disgusting. spezia nearly got robbed. regarding mercato, milan could’ve and should’ve bought szoboszlai for 25m and fofana for 15m in jan while boban was still with them but nazidis and eldiott were/are cheapskates. also, dont wanna beat dead horse but ben is out for 3-4 weeks, which means he wont be… Read more »

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Giacomelli should be no where near a pitch. Man is ridiculous. I can say the same about Orsato.

Man I miss the days of Collina.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

correctamundo mate. hell, i watched roma – torino last nite and after the ref abisso awarded roma yet another dubious penalty and veretout scored, i turned off my tv. and sure enough, la gazzetta, tuttosport and corriere dello sport all gave abisso <5 ratings. i wont even mention inter’s penalty and red card for insigne.
there is something seriously wrong with serie a’s referees, and it must be systemic because even with the help from var they still mess up on regular basis.