Team news: Milan were without the suspended Alessio Romagnoli and Alexis Saelemaekers as well as without Matteo Gabbia, Ismaël Bennacer and Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Atalanta had to do without Mario Pašalić and Papu Gómez. Kickoff time for Matchday 19 was 18:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Romero (26′), Iličić (52′ pk), Zapata (76′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Pierre Kalulu (57′ Mateo Musacchio) Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessié; Samu Castillejo (69′ Ante Rebić), Soualiho Meïté (46′ Brahim Díaz), Rafael Leão (69′ Mario Mandžukić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Dalot, Tomori, Hauge, Krunić, Colombo, Maldini.

Atalanta B.C. (3-4-1-2) – Gian Piero Gasperini
Pierluigi Gollini; Rafael Tolói, Cristian Romero, Berat Djimsiti (91′ José Luis Palomino); Hans Hateboer (67′ Joakim Mæhle), Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Robin Gosens (91′ Mattia Caldara); Matteo Pessina (91′ Ruslan Malinovskiy); Josip Iličić (82′ Luis Muriel), Duván Zapata.
Unused: Rossi, Sportiello, Depaoli, Ruggeri, Šutalo, Miranchuk, Lammers.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani.

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Emmy ApacheB
8 months ago

Forza milan 3 points is sure but I know isn’t gonna be easy
The spirit of winning the Scudetto will motivate our boys

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago

TONITE ON MILAN10 SAID
“Milan10
4 months ago
still doesnt have the balls to play brahim i see. ah well, at least rebic is back, and soon so will romag.”
dammit john malkovich, its been 4 months and u still chicken out. why? because samu tracks back? milan are the home team ffs. samu better turn into david silva 2.0 tonite

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Samu definatley makes our right side weak, shame no alternative for this match

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

rebic, brahim hell even dalot can definitely be alt mate

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yeah good point mate, but I think games come bit too quick for rebic.

Kaka
Kaka
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Is the 10 your age?

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
8 months ago
Reply to  Kaka

Shittt I honestly laughed out loud for this hahaha

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Kaka

kaka means shit in spanish right?

Kaka
Kaka
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Hitting a new low by this comment

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Kaka

oh did i hit ur miss v? so sorry

Ron Dublin
Ron Dublin
8 months ago

Great line-up
This might soften Atalanta’s cough ….

Ron Dublin
Ron Dublin
8 months ago

Soualiho Meïté strikes fear into the heart of any defence ….
You heard it here first ….Ron Dublin

Gali
Gali
8 months ago

Good lineup, we have better players in bench than some in but I like the lineup cause we must expect quite physical challenge, Atalanta is an aggressive team

Last edited 8 months ago by Gali
Caesar
Caesar
8 months ago

Let’s win this game and win the league! The most Shinter can get again udinese is a draw. So Milan must be focused from the first whistle.

Lando
Lando
8 months ago

With meite getting the nod to start it seems like milan have 3 muscles in mid so why not let diaz play the right flank to add more flair instead of that weak samu who only slow our attack because he falls the moment anyone touches him

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago
Reply to  Lando

Agreed!

Milan15
Milan15
8 months ago

Any link must win games tonight Forza Milan my only concern is Castillejo I’m not convinced about him we need Thauvin or any players can beat one on one situation

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

What do you guys think about Meite. I honestly do not know him.

Nino
Nino
8 months ago

Optimism is already high and still rising. The team is strong enough to overcome Atalanta. The bench is quite good too: Super Mario rearing to get a piece of the action.

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago

Strong line up good enough to wim today. Meite playing no10, interesting. With champions league money I’d love it if we signed dembele from barca. They want 50 million apparently but be a massive upgrade for our right wing. And we would have one of the best attacking line ups out there!

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

arsenal are likely going to sell pepe. he’d be perfect for counterattacking team like milan.
also, why didnt milan sign neuhaus again?

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Pepe are you serious? He is the most useless 70 million player I’ve seen. Anyway why would you want Pepe? What has he done at arsenal? 2 crappy assist and one goal in 2 seasons.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

have u actually seen pepe play for lille and arsenal? he doesnt perform well now because he doesnt suit arteta’s possession football style but he did so well at lille, a counterattacking team that produced gems like osimhen and leao too. bergkamp and rob carlos also didnt perform well with inter because inter were too defensive, not suited to their attacking styles. pepe would be much better than thauvin, let alone castipendejo.
also, if arsenal’s gonna sell flop like pepe, surely they wont sell him for 70m. 25 – 30m would suffice

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I wouldn’t buy Pepe even he cost 5 million. I’ve watched him so many times, he is plain cut useless. Arsenal haven’t won a single game this season with Pepe on the field and ever since Arteta started dropping him Arsenal now have picked up a good number of points.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

put it this way, coutinho, dembele, griezmann, de jong dll have been underperforming for barca. eriksen too at inter. jovic also was garbage af madrid. does that mean theyre garbage when they have proven to be world class at their previous clubs? look at jovic and andre silva now banging goals for fun. sometimes a player just doesnt fit the coach’s gameplan. a team wont spend 70m for u if ur garbage and talent wont just disappear. yes arsenal are garbage now and as a matter of fact, i just watched them getting eliminated by soton. but why blame only… Read more »

Nino
Nino
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

You don’t need to explain to some of these guys who don’t analyse stuff well.

Kjaer was on the bench at Atalanta.
Pirlo didn’t have a future at Inter.
Seedorf was just there at Inter.
Paqueta was struggling at Milan.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Nino

correctamundo mate

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago

Pioli going with a 433,thats a strong midfield,meite,tonali,kessie.

Ron Dublin
Ron Dublin
8 months ago

Milan are looking fantastic so far

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago

if milan really want muscles in mf then why dont meite and kessie play together as double pivot with tonali as am.
also, how can u head the ball accurately with that hairstyle meite haha

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Would be a better set up today, definitely. I would even have krunic play at number 10 before Meite who is new to our entire set up, and playing out of position.

But maybe Pioli wanted Diaz to rest for the first half.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

and thats his mistake

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

We are walking on ice now.

Lando
Lando
8 months ago

One thing that i don’t understand is why donna seems to love to make a goal kick complicated

dejan10
dejan10
8 months ago

Well I can’t say I didn’t see that coming. Pioli needs to wake this team up – feels like I’m watching Gattuso’s Milan.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

We are very slow and withou ideas.

Joe
Joe
8 months ago

Castillejo is a waste of space on the field. Take him off, Milan is better of playing with 10 men. He is dreadful.

dejan10
dejan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

He’s very talented… at always doing the wrong thing.

Joe
Joe
8 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

That’s for sure – he needs to go!

Caesar
Caesar
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Why hate on a player for no reason? Castillejo is not so much of a fantastic player but he was decent through out the entire first have. Completed passes, defended well, took on players and successfully delivered crosses to the box. Only Meite was missing in the first half. We don’t have to castigate Samu for no reason! He is not the reason why we are 1 goal down at HT.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

Omg we just cant stop Ilicic

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
8 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Another name for Illicic is Menace . Each he gets the ball., something must happen

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

He is inteligent player and technically very strong.

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Kalulu stoped him like 10 times already 1vs1. But if we keep on sitting back will make some mistake sooner or later.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago

this match shows how important hakan is for milan. milan mf doesnt have creativity without him.
also, ilicic is destroying milan defence and the uninitiated think thauvin, who couldnt even score penalty vs ligue one minnow, is better than him

Kirk
Kirk
8 months ago

Pioli should tell Kalulu he doesn’t need to press so high. It exposes the so much. In his effort to make an impression he making avoidable mistakes.

Milan_distin
Milan_distin
8 months ago
Reply to  Kirk

I thought I was the only one seeing this.

Lando
Lando
8 months ago

Can Pioli just play rebic on left and move leao to the right? Sigh

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago

TONITE ON LIKE MILAN10 SAID “Milan10 1 month ago lol roma are losing. what awesome player ilicic is, and he’s not even starter tonite. saladmaker and especially castipendejo really need to learn how to be effective winger from watching ilicic’s gameplay; not particularly fast but possesses very deadly shooting and crossing skills Milan10 1 month ago Reply to Milan10 on a second thought, i think milan should just buy him outright. what an awesome solo way to score ur doppietta. i’d give atalanta caldara, castipendejo, 50% ownership of pessina AND 15m for ilicic. thats how good he is and how… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
8 months ago

As soon as I realized meite was cam I knew we fucked up! We have Diaz who’s been playing good the past few games! We have rebic and leao to play the wings and yet we stick with samu???? We are going to waste 2 subs. Meite and samu. We could have used meite/tonali as sub later on but that option is now gone

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

Since first 10 min they have been walking over us. Ud vs inter still 1 1 but inter usually scores in second half.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Lol 0 0

Ashraf
8 months ago

Pioli pls take off meite and bring Diaz u can’t play him out of position

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago

Despite the missed header, Meite has been invisible so far. The conection between attack and Defence is non existent with him. Bad match for experimenting with the AM position, Diaz needs to come on asap.

Roberto Giano
8 months ago

Rebic must play at second half.

Echo
Echo
8 months ago

Shame on pioli for not starting brahim. We need to impose our game and not allow atalanta to play theirs. Bold move by pioli. Didn’t pay off.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
8 months ago

Not a good half by the boys, as we saw our nemisis from recent years control the first half almost entirely. Weak performances by Theo, Tonali, and Samu (though we’ve learned to expect much from the latter), and Meite isn’t contributing but he’s new and out of position. Leao can do much more, and Kalalu was decent throughout but the goal is mostly on him. Everyone else is okay, with Calabria probably my mvp for the first half. Zlatan still got 1-2 chances which is encouraging, though, and there’s a whole 45 minutes to turn his one around. Let’s win… Read more »

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Got a feeling pioli will make right adjustments and we will come bk 2nd half

Ashraf
8 months ago

Milan missing bennacer our midfield are weak

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago

We had better build chances but Atlanta just keeps on coming and sending those crosses and shots even from dificult positions. Thats our problem we are alwayes looking for that perfect final pass, and lose the ball in the meantime. We should just go for it like Atlanta, and cross/shoot even from not so perfect positions, eventualy everyone cracks under the pressure.

Last edited 8 months ago by Rossi
Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

Please Pioli can u sub Samu.

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago

Diaz on for meite, bit unfair to judge him being hooked half time being played out of position and new to team. Could have hooked tonali instead dropped meite in double pivot with kessie

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

Fuck penalty

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Our men is getting injured and they get penalty. We are very lucky today. And donna has almost saved it.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
8 months ago

What a shitshow,, please someone bring me the head of mariani on a silver plate.

Last edited 8 months ago by Martin Bernhard
Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago

the difference between milan and atalanta tonite: their rw. atalanta have ilicic, the best rw in serie a, milan have discount megan rapinoe

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

He is a SS not even a Rw. Atlanta playes with two strikers.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

like i said when i talked about suso, a ballplaying and goalscoring winger should play ss and am. but ilicic often drifts out wide to the right playing semi rw tonite

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

He drifts to the right and he drifts to the mid as a suporting striker. As a winger he is to slow for sprints down the flank. Atlanta two striker system is perfect for him. Lazio would be good for him as well.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

actually, atalanta use 3-4-3 as main formation this season. anyone who actually watches their matches knows this. usually, its pessina/pasalic – ilicic supporting zapata/muriel upfront

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

No mate they play 3-4-1-2. I just checked, 3-4-3 would mean that they play with wingers like us.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

no mate, in this match they played 3-4-1-2 with ilicic as false winger/ss like robben in wc 2014
but usually they play 3-4-3 like they always do. i know, i watch them. a winger is not always this speedy player who plays near the sideline. ilicic, like figo, rivaldo, mendieta, david silva, de bruyne before him, is technical winger who plays near pen box to shoot or cross.
a ss is someone like lautaro martinez, caicedo or whoever partners immobile up front, baggio or del piero. ilicic is more like reversed dinho, rivaldo or zidane at madrid, a winger/playmaker hybrid.

Last edited 8 months ago by Milan10
Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

see that cross that zapata just botched? thats a work of a rw

Dindudre
Dindudre
8 months ago

Ilicic is a huge actor but I also think Kessie was very very wrong to go into the ball like that in the penalty box.
Also, I don’t know what Pioli is thinking but our midfield is really leaking. It seems like nobody is ever in the midfield for us when the ball is played there. This is real ugly.

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago
Reply to  Dindudre

Think we struggle against atalanta cos of the 3412 they play. They have 4 midfielders to our 2 and we get overrun all time.

Ron Dublin
Ron Dublin
8 months ago

Get Timori on and see what hes like

Dindudre
Dindudre
8 months ago

Theo is really pissing me off in this game. He needs realize he is a wing back before anything. His crossings are quite horrible and he keeps holding onto the ball too long and losing the ball. Smh

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
8 months ago

Tonalo, Leao, Meite and Samu are giving us very little in this game especially Tonali his positioning is not very good. Good sub by Piolo bringing Diaz. I think he should bring in Maldini for Samu.

Oluwashevy
8 months ago

All of you saying ragomoli is not a good defender atlist his presence was miss today

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago

So no foul for Leao or Kalulu but that is a penalty ? You could see he was preparing to fall down long before the contact. And the reff just went with that. Add to this that Atlanta was resting their team in wendsday against Udinese and they missed the opportunity to be 3rd spot. It seems it was more important to them or to some one else to make Milan drop points rather than to look after their own position on the table.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Exactly ….Milan has so many enemies.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

ilicic literally had bleeding nose. how was that not a penalty? if anything, kessie is so lucky not to be red carded. u dont elbow ur opponent, especially not inside ur on box, period.

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Kessie had broken tooth but he didnt even got a foul in previous games. He was clearly getting ready to fall down and was waiting for the contact. He didnt elbow him just shielded the ball. No intention not even a hit, just swiped him on the nose a bit during the shielding unintentional. And again he was clearly setting him self up for the contact.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

so just because kessie had broken tooth in previous match which has nothing to do with today’s match the ref of this match should’ve just let him get away with elbowing ilicic until he bled? had ilicic fell down because he got marked by kalulu from behind the ref wouldn’t have blown the whistle because what kalulu did was legal (actually kalulu held ilicic’s body from behind, he shouldn’t have done that) but kessie foolishly elbowed ilicic. thats illegal and is penalty 10/10. elbowing opponent is stone cold foul. i remember cr7 getting red carded for elbowing opponent in his… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Milan10
Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

You brought it up that he was bleeding, so by that you are claiming that it must be a foul/penalty. I brought up worse outcome with Kessie that wasnt a foul, just cause he is bleeding dosent meen its automaticly a foul. Going with that logic, since Kalulu was taken on a strecher Atlanta should have gotten an automatic red. But that’s not how it works.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

lol are we seriously arguing about whether elbowing opponent in the face is stone cold foul or not? elbowing is serious foul play, deserving at least yellow card and a foul. there are no two ways about it. alex song got 4 match ban for elbowing opponent, cr7 and milan’s very own tassotti got straight red card. FACHT

Rossi
Rossi
8 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Its a Fact that Kessie got broken tooth from an elbow in the face but he didnt got a foul. There are many other things on which it depends if something is a foul or not.

Milan10
Milan10
8 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

and thats ref mistake. but the rule clearly says that elbowing opponent is stone cold foul. always

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

Why would you even play the boy who has never played for us and on top off that in the wrong position.

imadala
imadala
8 months ago

really miss bennacer

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago
Reply to  imadala

I also miss hakan and whoever on the RW position.

dejan10
dejan10
8 months ago

Yes it was gamble throwing Meïte straight into the mix against Atalanta but the whole team has looked delirious – like Joe Biden without his meds.

Dindudre
Dindudre
8 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

What does Biden have to do with anything ?? I’m guessing you’re trump supporter

dejan10
dejan10
8 months ago

F*** me, finally Castillejo off.

Nesta1
Nesta1
8 months ago

Sad to see kalulu stretchered off, jesus how much more bad luck with injuries and covid can we get

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
8 months ago

Mandzukic first shot on target.