Team news: Milan were without Davide Calabria, Alessio Romagnoli, Ismaël Bennacer, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Mario Mandžukić, while Napoli had to do without Faouzi Ghoulam, Kostas Manolas, Amir Rrahmani, Hirving Lozano and Andrea Petagna. Kickoff time was 20:45 CET.

Goal: Politano (49′)
Red card: Rebić (91′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Diogo Dalot, Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessié (67′ Soualiho Meïté); Samu Castillejo (60′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (60′ Brahim Díaz), Rade Krunić (60′ Ante Rebić); Rafael Leão (79′ Jens Petter Hauge).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Kalulu, Kjær.

S.S.C. Napoli (4-2-3-1) – Gennaro Gattuso
David Ospina; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Nikola Maksimović, Kalidou Koulibaly, Elseid Hysaj; Diego Demme (80′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Fabián Ruiz; Matteo Politano (80′ Mário Rui), Piotr Zieliński (75′ Elif Elmas), Lorenzo Insigne; Dries Mertens (59′ Victor Osimhen).
Unused: Contini, Meret, Costanzo, Lobotka, Zedadka, Cioffi.

Referee: Fabrizio Pasqua.

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Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

WE NOW RETURN TO MILAN10 MUSINGS first off, lemme state the fact that john malkovich has made milan better than when he found it. his milan were fantastic in 2020 but this year he’s been unlucky with injuries and covid. anyone who knows football (read: milan10ian) can easily deduce that if he had hakan, kjaer, rebic, ben and ibra available for most games like conte has lukaku, hakimi, lautaro, de vrij, skriniar and barella, his team wouldnt have performance dip like this. its obvious really. having said that, lately his lack of tactical awareness and cockiness have been exposed badly.… Read more »

Mario
Mario
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Draxler, otavio n vazquez age mean they wont satisfy gazidis’s fetish for young kids

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Mario

lol correctamundo mate. aint life as milanisti peachy? i hope world lab tech or any other company will take over milan asap so nazidis can gfto.
still i have to say, nazidis IS morontella-level dumbass, but i dont think even he considers otavio to be too old. frankfurt’s kostic and kamada are good choices for am/winger hybrid as well

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

I completely understand where you are coming from mate. The problem here now is that Hakan is so out of form its going to take him weeks to get back into shape. He lost the ball that led to the goal on Sunday by getting to cute. No team is going to be successful losing the amount of star players we have this season. Between COVID and injury we haven’t had our full squad once. However you need to stop calling people uninitiated. Its condescending, and makes you sound like a know it all. Leao missed 2 chances on Sunday… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

“The problem here now is that Hakan is so out of form its going to take him weeks to get back into shape.” the thing about being absent for so long due to injuries AND covid is that, it definitely takes time to regain form. rebic, dybala, pogba etc have said that covid really messed up their stamina; they barely could run. the problem is, like i said, milan were dumb enough to let hakan’s deputies bona AND paqueta go without getting proper replacement. szoboszlai was available but milan were messing around. dumb. “However you need to stop calling people… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

We had the chance in June and Jan to get the players we needed. I don’t want to hear shit about the team not having money. No smart management, that claims we don’t have the money, tries to sign all the needed players at once. You get them little by little. We had the chance to get szoboszlai, barella, sensi, chiesa, thauvin, brobbey, saint max, all within the last 2+ years. All of these players were scouted early and simple not acted upon with any urgency. We could have gotten 1-2 of them during each summer window and 1 during… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago

Main reasons why we lost yesterday in my view. Leao missed a couple of sitters which i have no doubt ibra would have bagged with ease had he spearheaded the team. Hakan played like shit and didnt pass or shoot very well and should have been taken off halfway through. Propably would have been the smartest to have started him on the bench and instead continued with krunic as cam and played hakan late in the game. Ref had a really questionable perfomance as napoli should have seen a red card when theo was tackled directly at his ankle and… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
1 month ago

It would be a disaster if Pioli ends up 5th. Remember the 2018-2019 season after the Derby on round 28 the boys got one win, two draws, and four defeats, from 3rd to 5th. We have 5 defeats, Rino lost 4th place for his 8 defeats in the league, look at the table and give Napoli and Roma 9 points. We still have to face Lazio, Juventus, and Atalanta… 50 percent win ratio from round 16 until round 17. Defeats against Juventus, Atalanta, Spezia, Inter, and Napoli. And the lucky draw against Udinese. Blame injuries, COVID-19 I don’t care about… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
1 month ago

Correction:

50 percent win ratio from round 16 until round 27.

Lentini mania
Lentini mania
1 month ago

Not good match & result for us. I’m a little bit confused about Pioli, he knew 7 regular player is not in, but he still used 4231 formation, it looks like Pioli lack of creativity on other formation. If our 7 regular player can play, I have no doubt that 4231 is effective, but when he missing 7 regular player, he should change the formation to make opponents confused about our tactics, unfortunately he didn’t do that. Hopefully Pioli has more creative on tactics anf formation that we used. All our opponent already know & learn to facing 4231 formation.… Read more »

Nesta1
Nesta1
1 month ago
Reply to  Lentini mania

Totally agree with that fella, I think plan b is always a good tactic to practice, you can change in game as well.

Lentini mania
Lentini mania
1 month ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Absolutely correct, good coach should have plan b if plan a not working well.
Since Spezia beat us, its an early warning for Pioli to try to change the formation on the training ground.
Hope our next match against MU, our coach have a fresh idea to beat MU.

And one more thing, Please dont play Dalot in the right back against MU ? we always lose the games if Dalot play in the right back (vs Spezia & vs Napoli)

Forza Milan.

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Dunno what to think about the match but the fact is they’re missing most of the starters. Should Calabria, Kjaer, Bennacer, Hakan, Rebić, Ibra be 100% this match would turn out differently. Also the bench is poor with attack being the weakest. Ibra is our only true striker with no alternative. Leao, Rebić, Mandžukić are more LW/SS kinda players.