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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Nasatik
Nasatik
6 months ago

Krunic has been very good of late, but the decision to play him on the left might not be a great one. Plus, is he going to track back when Theo goes forward? whoever plays on the left has to be willing to cover Theo’s forward run.

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Nasatik

I don’t understand that either, pioli defo doesn’t like hauge considering he played well and scored goals for us

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago
Reply to  Nasatik

Yeah. I was questioning the same thing. I can’t make sense of it. Hauge clearly offers more on the wing compared to Krunic who plays better at AM.

Peter
Peter
6 months ago

Honestly, I am not happy seeing Gabbia starting tonight. Gabbia has been out for quite a long time and throwing him into this important crucial match is a gamble. It would have been nice to pair kalulu with Tomori. Let’s do it boys. Milan 2v1 Napoli

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  Peter

I agree to a certain point. Pioli wants to rest Kjaer for United. But Gabia has been out for a long time, its a big risk to throw him against Napoli straight away. Not sure why Europa league is given priority in front of the league. As for Tomori/Kalulu paring, you are left exposed to headers. Since they are both a bit smaller and not as good in the air.They both drift out of position as well. So thats why Pioli prefers Gabia with Tomori. To balance things a bit. I would have prefered Kjaer personaly to cement that CL… Read more »

Gab
Gab
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I think the reason he can’t play Tomori/Kalulu is because there is no back up on our fullbacks. So its safer to have Kalulu on the bench for in case of emergency. Kjaer is not 100% fit so it better to put him on the bench than to throw him in then the injury gets worse. We actually don’t have any better options than to play Tomori/Gabbia.

Emmy ApacheB
6 months ago
Reply to  Peter

Why playing Gabbia
This is a great mistake

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
6 months ago
Reply to  Peter

a bit worried about his match sharpness as well but otherwise has full faith in gabbia but i guess that pioli isnt too worried but i agree atleast for todays match it would seem like kalulu would be the smartest choice to start. Anyways lets hope it pans out well.

Last edited 6 months ago by Martin Bernhard
Nesta5
Nesta5
6 months ago

Just watch and see krunic along side kessie play a very good game today… Forza milano all 3points.. My only worry right wing castipenko or whatever his name is

Tony
Tony
6 months ago

Let’s goo boys⚫️

Last edited 6 months ago by Tony
Milan 15
Milan 15
6 months ago

Hague Méite was doing well we need a strong players against Napoli caslitijo again shit

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Castilejo is so fucking slow with passing

Arun
Arun
6 months ago

Gabbia = discount Romagnoli

Slimshady
Slimshady
6 months ago
Reply to  Arun

Hahaha this got me laughing man

Manny
Manny
6 months ago

We are going to definitely going to concede. Look at both CB there’s no understanding between them leaving huge gaps of passing lanes by unnecessary aggressive pressing.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
6 months ago

Tonali as a libero/sweeper is not working. Dalot is terrible again. Lots of back passes. Such a boring game we are playing.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
6 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

All Tonali’s passes are at least two meters away from the players. Not only he loses the ball a lot, he also puts a lot of mental and physical pressure on other players

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Tomori is everywhere

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago

Rebic needs to come on. Krunic as a LW is not working. Hakan looks very uninterested, he dosent put much effort.

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

We all knew krunic not effective there but pioli! We have hauge on bench wtf, a proper winger

Gems
Gems
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Hakan looks like shit like the last 2 months ,
Dalot & diaz are crap send them back
Leao bad choices & lack of a true cf telling

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago

Krunic at LW makes no sense. Hauge would be a better option to me. Castellijo is being his usually garbage self.

Dalot? What more can I say? He’s not a RB or LB. But he’s definitely better on the left for sure.

Hassan Wadani
Hassan Wadani
6 months ago

Please mr pioli take Castilejo off and put on diaz or saledmaker coz Dalot and castilejo are not doing anything on that right side

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Hassan Wadani

Amazes me we couldn’t have got a better winger than him, even a young prospect would be better

SJF
SJF
6 months ago

Well starting Tomori and Gabbia together it shud be obviously madness. Each of them is still settling in the team.

I hope we dont buy Tonali and bring back Locatelli and pobega instead.

No penetration in attack, ffs use Hauge.
I’d actually like to see Krunic start at no. 10 over Hakan.
It makes me laugh guys like him holding out for a huge payday, hell be lucky to have a job next year the way he is

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Agreed

Gems
Gems
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Yep hakan should have been on the bench with krunic playing his role & hauge on the left

Milan 15
Milan 15
6 months ago

Hague in krunic out , castilijo out ribic in we need to move the ball quicker what I can say about tonali and dalot nothing

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Fuck

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Who lost the ball

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago

Come on pioli sort it out, as soon as I saw line up I knew we were gonna struggle, I’d even play diaz at right wing then samu, get rebic or hauge on and meite in mid.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Was it Dalot ?

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Right back

SJF
SJF
6 months ago

You could see that goal coming from the start of that attack, totally disorganized.

GET HAKAN OFF THE PITCH!

After the utd game I said how we do better without Hakan and Ibra. Hakan is proving me right again. Give Krunic his job, tell him to leave and buy someone better, he barely earns what he is getting, never mind a raise!

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

I’m also at the point of frustration I think we shud sell Leao too while hes worth something.
Tonali, no good
Casti , horrible
Hakan, overrated
Ibra, old
Mario,….?
Diaz, built like a child, send home
Dalot, rubbish

I dont like overhalls but these guys do nothing

Dimitris
Dimitris
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Agree

dan
dan
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

so, you wanna get rid of half the team?

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Why Pioli is always changing playrrs so late

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Ok 3 subs

Nino
Nino
6 months ago

Pioli again making a stupid mistake.

If you want to integrate Çalhanoglu back, he should have started on the bench. Krunic should have maintained his AM position while Diaz or Hauge could have played LW.

Now, he’s bringing Diaz, Rebic at the same time.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Nino

Agreed

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Nino

Yep

Dimitris
Dimitris
6 months ago

So boring and predictable game. Someone finnaly learn this piece of shit leao how to score. And get this idiot kessie out

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Dimitris

What? U serious kessie our best player!!! All man u fans want utd to sign him after Thursday night

Dimitris
Dimitris
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Kessie is a funny player. What he offers? Dribbling? key passes? assists? Shooting? Finishing? Scoring?(only penalties…lol). He is defensive midfielder and he thinks he is iniesta. Dont go forward because you destroy every build up. Sell him and bring milikovic-savic

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Dimitris

That wasn’t a bad goal against man u which should have stood.

Dimitris
Dimitris
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Nesta1 a good player is not for one game but his general contribution in every game. Kessie is below average but you cant see it. Without penalties he has 0 goal and 2 assists. And this player plays 90 minutes. He is a below average midfielder and not a world class player. You prefer kessie or milikovic savic , kante and pogba?

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Dimitris

Agreed he’s never goin to be a high goal scorer and I wasn’t judging him on one game he is our most consistent performer, never injured and breaks opponents play up and never stops running. Every team needs a midfield destroyer like him that’s why tonali plays side of him to create. Savic, kante, pogba, do you think we got funds to buy them kind of players?

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Dimitris

You sir understand nothing of football. Frank is our best player, great attitude, skill and work rate. He is truly world class and yes I would have him over Kante, Pogba or Savic

Dimitris
Dimitris
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Sjf start watching tennis better. You have kessie over these midfield machines? A modern world class midfielder does everything from defense to attack. And kessie will never be top player. He just run and sometimes defend with zero attack contribution. Last season he played all a games with 0 goals. 0. Can you imagine that? And this year he only score with penalties.. If we want to be cl team then we must get at least a tip right back, a top right winger,a top cf,two midlifelder and one cb. But I am afraid we will lose donnaruma theo and… Read more »

Manny
Manny
6 months ago

Not surprised, saw it coming a mile. The team is so poorly put together. Milan’s strategy has been found since the game against Lille. Even I without any technical training can see the lack of skill, movement and technic from wingers and the second holding midfielder (not Kessie) is the problem! Pioli is a good player manager but not a good tactician. You know this Maldini, don’t let sentiment hold you back from doing what has to be done at the end of the season. Ragnick was a good call (just how it went down was the problem). This is… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago

Rebic and Diaz are bringing our game up. But why wait for the changes until we went 0-1. Now we have to chase the game.

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Exactly, we all could see problem with line up why can’t pioli. Krunic left wing wtf! We have hauge, krunic should have started as 10 and brought hakan on as sub. Meite deserved a start after Thursday showing

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Diaz is playing good He looks alive in contrast to Hakan

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Maybe next time we should star him instead of hakan

Boogeyman
Boogeyman
6 months ago

I doubt if Leao will fulfill his potential

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  Boogeyman

a million dollar talent with 10cent head. needs to be sold if they could get their money back. too lazy and bad attitude. dude is 20-21, should be running his arse off. but he’s not. Low football iq aswell.

Nino
Nino
6 months ago

I guess those who think Leāo is not good enough are happy now that he’s injured. This defeat is on Pioli. I maintain Pioli’s work is done. He should go at the end of the season. A proper selection and Napolibwould be beaten.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Nino

I’m not happy he’s injured, I’m pissed we got rid of cutrone for a shitty shadow striker. Cutrone had 10+ goals coming from the bench. Leao has the tools to destroy serie a but he simply can’t do it consistently.

Nino
Nino
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Leāo is not a striker. He is being forced to play that role – and he’s giving his best. Management should have brought a proper striker in January instead of gambling on Mandzukic. What did Rebic do when he played as main striker? Nothing. It’s on management and Pioli for being stupid enough to slot Çalhanoglu back in and destroying the chemistry of the past two games. Meite should have started alongside Kessie, while Krunic would have being the AM. There were enough options for LW – Rebic, Diaz, Hauge. Çalhanoglu would have come in later to get the necessary… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Nino

Leao played as a support striker in France, he has no excuse to be missing the chances he has and he has no excuse for the little off the ball movement he provides. Even as a winger you can see he simply has zero football brain. For whatever reason he doesn’t utilize if assists to his advantage and when he does, he kills his opponents and we’ve seen him do it. He has no excuse. Milan needs to focus on the league tbh and literally send out the youth team against manu

Lando
Lando
6 months ago

1. This is one of the worst performance by kessie i’ve ever seen. He played too forward and leave so much space behind. I don’t know if this was on kessie or if it was pioli who instructed him to play like last 10 minutes against MU which didn’t make sense because tonight we have calhanoglu. 2. Calhanoglu still can only play good in 5 out of 10 games. If he wants the raise he should be able to play good in minimum 8 out of 10 games. 3. Leao is not Ibra. But pioli keep playing the same play… Read more »

Nino
Nino
6 months ago
Reply to  Lando

It’s all on Pioli. He should have maintained the midfield from the Man U match. Tonali to enter later. Çalhanoglu to come in for Krunic, but he messed up in typical fashion.

Lando
Lando
6 months ago
Reply to  Nino

Yeah i have a feeling that this season is going to be pioli’s last season with milan.
Although injuries have been milan’s achilles heel this season.

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  Lando

injuries are on pioli and his coaching staff. he ran the same 11 till injuries started piling on.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago

I’ve never been a fan of Pioli even though the team has since he took over but I’m still not convinced he’s the right coach to take us to the next level.

Bad team selection and bad substitution. SMDH

He should have started with the same team against Man United.

Poor winter market too. 1.8m for 6mos contract and he’s injured. Total waste of money.

Lando
Lando
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

i also have a feeling that no matter what the end result, this is pioli’s last season with milan

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago
Reply to  Lando

I really hope so. I don’t rate him as a winner. He’s a journey man for a reason. Tactics limited AF.

If we have a new ownership then we definitely get a top coach but if Gazidis stays he will be satisfied with Pioli.

Lando
Lando
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Yeah i said it before, he’s a good coach but not a good tactician.
I don’t see pioli can take milan far in ucl if milan able to qualify this season.

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  Lando

Alegri is free, and he plays with wingers. Than there is Sarri as well. Both familiar with Seria A. And can continue this project without starting from scratch again.Alegri is good for CL as well, he reched the finals twice.

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  Lando

piolis record in europa league is not good either. it’s a small miracle they got this far

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

if they miss on CL, it will be hard to justify keeping him. But with this management is hard to predict. of course they’ll use injuries as an excuse, but youngest team in the league with most injuries? that’s on coaching staff

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago
Reply to  rich16

I would take Allegri in a heartbeat. No to Sarri. His style is too one dimensional and only prefers 433.

Don’t sleep on Lille coach Christophe Gaultier. He’s a solid coach and he would improve our team since he plays a similar formation 4231, 442, 4312 and 4321.

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

I think Lile playes 4-4-2. I dont follow French League so i dont know for sure. But its better to go for a Coach who uses similar formation like Pioli, so we wont have to build the team all over again. Alegri seems like the perfect choice. If he wants to coach in Italy again. I know he wanted to go in England. Alegri wont be cheap tho.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Allegri is so defensive, at milan and juve

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

allegri won scudetti at milan AND juve and serie a coach of the year award multiple times. he was also 2 time ucl runner up.*
there i fixed it for u.
italy won 4 wc and 1 euro by being defensive. whats ur point? which country do u think invented catenaccio?

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

I agree, the coach we need to be looking for is Ajax, Atalanta(especially if they don’t make champions league), ragnick or even pep(very very long shot chance). We need someone with an attacking mentality and will demand from our management that they need to spend money to make money! That’s how the world of business works.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Yep, the great Milan teams have always played attractive attacking football. It’s why Milan have had such success in europe and defensive Juve teams so little

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Exactly! Look at the coaches we’ve had. Even allegri was defensive first. We need a coach that wants to attack. Look at all the winners of the champions league. They are all attack minded teams. Everyone except for Bayern operate on a positive neg balance. Meaning despite being in debt, they are shown to be making a profit. We need to be bought out so we can get an owner that will spend. Until then, we won’t ever be in a position to win anything bc we can’t afford real talent, don’t know how to develop talent and we can’t… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

yeah and the great milan teams didnt have the best defensive line of all time tassotti – billy – baresi – maldini and later nesta – maldini combo right?
between 2010/11 – 2019/20, juventus scored most goals in 2017/18 season. guess who was the coach? milan scored most goals in 2011/12. guess who was the coach? allegri too defensive my ass

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

yeah because gasperini didnt reject milan back then and de boer was so successful with inter. as for rangnick, even schalke who’s dead last in bundesliga rejected him just days ago

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
6 months ago

Wtf Rebic wtf just have your mouth fuckibg shut

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Yep straight red for abusing ref, not good. This one’s on pioli, both wings shit with krunic(not his fault) and samu. Soon as subs come on we were better.

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Subs come to late. Napoli already had the lead and they closed up.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago

My god this team is so bad, we have forgotten the basics.
Scudetto dream is dead and champs league is in danger.

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Thing is, we played so well at old Trafford, I don’t understand it smh

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago

Well thats how it is with an average coach. Sometimes he gets things right sometimes he gets it wrong. It depends a lot on luck. Napoli is 6points behind now and with a game less.

Last edited 6 months ago by Rossi
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago

So can we agree we need to sell hakan, leao, samu, salemakers, krunic! We need better players and as soon as you saw this line up I knew we were doomed. Then fucking rebic gets a red for running his mouth! And then we apply more pressure with less players than we did all game! That right there is down to coaching! Instead of switching to a 2 or 3 forward formation when we are losing, we stay with 4 at the back when dalot has been worthless all game! Again down to coaching!

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Agreed except saladman, hes young and gives his all. Deserves his position as a squad player

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

I can make an argument to keep him as well, but maybe as a rb, not a winger. He is useful but needs to pick it up.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Yeah I think he has a future as RB cover for Calabria

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Yup I agree. Him and Calabria seem to be in the same ballpark in terms of speed and work rate. He would just have to work on his positioning

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

lol so he’ll retire as milan player with most yellow and red cards in 21st century right? the guy cant even tackle cleanly hence all those silly yellow and even red and u want him to be defender? as makeshift rb when calabria and kalulu arent available, sure. but as mainstay? no way

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

He is a capable replacement and better than dalot. You gotta keep players like that in the team. We need to focus on soooo many things right now. Gigi needs to renew, we need at least 2 rw, we need at least 1 cam and we need 2 good young forwards. All these players need speed and skill. The cam needs to at least have decent speed but really needs quickness. Our left side is manageable and our cdms are good

Milan10
Milan10
5 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“He is a capable replacement and better than dalot” lol hell no. anyone who cant be trusted not to pick up silly yellow and red cards by drawing unnecessary fouls cant play as defender. saladmaker draws so many unnecessary fouls in his mf area and u want him to draw fouls near/inside milan box? the uninitiated might think dalot is bad fb but any milan10ian knows its not about him but the system. dalot always plays better as lb even though he’s right footed. why? its not because he’s maldini 2.0 but because he or theo as lb can freely… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Milan10
Slimshady
Slimshady
6 months ago

I wish my eyes could undo what I just watched! Damn Pioli is confused and this team is inconsistent. FFS this was a direct rival for top 4 and it should have been motivation enough. With the way things are going I won’t be surprised that we get crushed on Thursday.

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  Slimshady

with current form at home? of course they’ll get crushed

Lando
Lando
6 months ago

And by the way, i read that they postponed juve vs napoli as requested by both teams because they think their schedule is too tight?!
What kind of joke is that?!

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  Lando

lega serie J

Spencer
Spencer
6 months ago

This loss is on Pioli once again. What was he thinking starting Krunic and Castillejo on the flanks, then dropping Meite for Tonali in the midfield! I see he is more concerned about the Europa league on Thursday. We are losing grip on top 4 yet he’s gambling with these matches. Honestly Man U will defeat us come Thursday. Our home form is so poor. Every big team has beaten us at home. So I’m sure Man U will also do thesame. I wish we get knocked out cause this squad is too thing to play both competitions.

Slimshady
Slimshady
6 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

yes and that when Pioli will realize he has messed up big time.

Gems
Gems
6 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

Top 4 in real jeopardy after this loss
Napoli are coming up and if they beat Roma next week
Juve & Atalanta will both finish above us
2021 has been a nightmare after what we were achieving .

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

I realy dont get how can they consider the EL more then the League. The chances to win EL are much smaller then reaching 4th spot in the league. Even if we beat M United than you have pleanty of other teams who can knock us out. Should have played with better players against Napoli and rest some players with Man U. Now we are risking the 4th CL spot, just stupid. We wanted all but in the end we will be left with nothing. Allwayes focus on the most realistic goal.

rich16
rich16
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

that’s on maldini and cazzidis. they should know better and see what’s important and what’s a pipe dream

Bledi
Bledi
6 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

Not only top teams but teams like verona, parma and udinese have gotten points againts us at home

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

first off, congrats to rino and his boys for the win. like milan, he too has injury problems so, unlike pioli, he didnt try to outsmart himself; he just implement what he did best: sit tight and wait for the opportunities for counter attacks. anyone who plays high defensive line with slow gabbia, way too attacking fullbacks who cant actually defend, 2 useless and slow “wingers” and 1 tired kessie clearly ask to be caught on counter attacks. that set up was already a disaster so i dont understand why pioli felt he needed to play slow krunic as lw… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yep. Bad starting 11. But this is typical Pioli. At Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter. Starts good and finish the season horrible.

Milan need a top coach and quality players.

Allegri or Christophe Gaultier for me next season.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

correctamundo mate. why no rangnick though? i read that schalke mgmt refused to sign him *wink.
allegri is clear pick, like i said in 2019/20. i still have hope pioli can turn things around though because it’ll be very bad if milan finish outside top 4

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

LOL. I’m still a fan of Rangnick but I don’t think that option is still on the table. We should have gone for Rangnick after Gattuso’s last season. I think we will finish top 4. Our biggest threat are Juventus and Atalanta. I don’t think Napoli, Roma or Lazio will get ahead of us but it all depends on how bad we continue to drop points. Top 4 or not I think we should move on from Pioli and I don’t see that happening unless we have new ownership at the club. Allegri is definitely my favorite but Christophe Gaultier… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

i think firing pioli’ll be very bad for continuity and team chemistry if he can help milan finish within top 4 at the end of the season. like it or not, he has managed to bring stability, tranquility, sense of belonging and serenity to milan camp. and people often dont know what they got until its gone but the truth is, before pioli came along, post-allegri milan were garbage team without identity. they were always below teams like roma, napoli, atalanta, lazio. now pioli has turned things around and milan are so close to qf-ing for the coveted ucl after… Read more »

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TC Milan
TC Milan
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

It will be unfair to sack him he has done a gud job we are qualifying for champions league.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  TC Milan

correctamundo mate. that is, IF he can manage to finish within top 4

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Allegri seems like a retired coach, maybe he is waiting for the NT

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago

allegri’s agent stated recently in his intview that he’s waiting for the right project. i think he wants high profile jobs like coaching man utd, psg or chelsea but now that those clubs have already hired long term coaches limiting his choices, i think he’s willing to coach serie a team. i read roma are targeting him

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
6 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Are we calling names again? If pioli managed to secure 4th place or better he should be our next coach. This defeat is on Gazidis the books are balanced but we don’t have a RW. We are missing several players who are irreplaceable with our bench. We got a great start in the league, people were hyped and the team is showing sings of fatigue that’s all. Pioli has worked he will work, now if Maldini pulls a Suso-cutrone-piatek on Pioli we are screwed. There is no money we need calm patience this is a young team, it’s a positive… Read more »

TC Milan
TC Milan
6 months ago

It’s true pioli is just OK, he can’t win all games.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

It was never a penalty and Theo shud have had a yellow for diving. As a Milan fan I dont agree with that behaviour

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Totally agree. The referee made the right call. SMDH

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

lol sky pundit fabio caressa and even don fabio capello himself said its a penalty because there’s contact. should we believe caressa, capello AND milan10 or should we believe the uninitiated? exactly

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago

Man to think we got rid of cutrone who was built for Milan, for a trash ass player like leao! Cutrone wasn’t the fastest or most skilled, but he knew the runs to make and where to be in the box. Leao has been an extreme waste of time and money! This management team had the opportunity to strengthen last summer and in Jan and we simply didn’t do it. We were in first place and these ppl in charge said fuck it, why strengthen the attack, with players we need? Instead we will get and old mandzukic who hasn’t… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Spot on with everything you say there Nathan

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Bro trust me, I specialize primarily as a forward but have played everywhere in midfield and excelled. Ppl are seeing what I’m finally saying about player movements, positioning etc. it’s hard to have end product when some of the players simply don’t know how to effectively play their position. It could be down to a number of things, tactics, the player, the coach etc. either way, it’s not working. Being young doesn’t mean our players should come out and play like headless chickens.

Mario
Mario
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Gary neville played the game, and he sucks as a manager. So…..

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Mario

What are you talking about lol? Seriously I’m lost with this comment

Mario
Mario
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

just because you played the game does not mean you know everything about the game. Just ask gary

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Mario

That’s true, I never said I knew everything. However, I know the traits each of these positions i keep mentioning, are supposed to have, and our rw, cam and even zlatan(mainly due to age) simply lack certain traits. When zlatan is healthy he’s able to press at times but he can’t as of now bc age is causing injuries. Our rw’s are slow asf, lack skill and creativity, can’t cross and can’t score. Our cam even on his best day was not considered unplayable at any point. He lacks consistency, isn’t quick or particularly skillful and his dead balls are… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“Bro trust me, I specialize primarily as a forward but have played everywhere in midfield and excelled.”
lol someone is cruyff 2.0 apparently. and u know its legit because the source is the ever reliable ‘bro trust me’

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Lol see it’s ppl like you that only know how to be negative and run your mouth. Anyone who actually looks at what I’m saying and watches that player in the aspect I’m saying, all agree with me. You literally just run your mouth and anyone who disagrees with you, you go off on some mental shit. You really need to grow up. Maybe get laid or something.

Milan10
Milan10
5 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“…all agree with me.”
lol ok meneer cruyff. as long as u said so

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
6 months ago

This is what you get when you are not realistic to yourself and when u dont set your priorities right . How can we be chasing two titles with limited resources ? All our players are injured and we are still chasing Europa league and top 4 simultaneously ? ? Don’t know what is giving us this courage that we can win Europa ? We have allowed Inter to fish in our troubled water. Unless there is divine intervention, I see Inter claiming the title

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago

The only positive today was that gabbia played good with tomori despite getting no time to be eased into the team. I still think gabbia and tomori or tomori and kalulu should be our starting cb pair. We will never move forward if we don’t integrate our young players in important positions. Gabbia has been good and played good again today. This game could have been won had we had players that knew how to shoot the damn ball. Hakan and leao are extremely guilty with the chances they had.

Nesta1
Nesta1
6 months ago

Is it me or is there a pattern here. Piantek, silva, leao, cutrone, bacca,rebic all struggle playing lone striker. Only zlatan can do it and he’s injured most of time. Or is it they never get chances created for them

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

That’s bc to play as a lone striker, you need size. That lone striker is supposed to be able to hold the ball up for the rest of the team to join the attack. Problem is, our wingers don’t have that type of speed on both sides, and zlatan and mandzukic are always hurt. We should have switched to a 352 a long time ago.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

ibra is ibra. andriy “the giant” silva so far has scored 20 goals playing as lone st. leao has 6 goals and 5 assists. bacca was pretty good back then too, scoring double digit goals every season, unlike kalinimovic. rebic isnt even a st. as for cutrone, well, like i said, eibar’s gk so far has scored more goal than him this season. classic #9 cant play lone st, complete st can. its simple milan10ian FACHT. i know people tend to get emotional, especially when theyre pms-ing watching their fav club lose, but saying skillful players with good stats like… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Silva was never really given a chance in Milan. Except in Europa league where he scored like 10goals, which was not bad at all. Leao started good however now he is playing terrible. I am also starting to question if he is good enough. One good move per game is not enough for a place in any team let alone Milan.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

the thing about leaonaldo is that, like i repeatedly said, he’s NOT post player like ibra, therefore playing long balls and crossing strategy with him as focal foint is exercise in futility. just because someone is tall doesnt mean he’s automatically good at heading the ball. henry, ronaldo fenomeno, hell even young ibra were bad at aerial duels and they liked to keep the ball strictly at their feet. not everyone is san marco, lewi, benzema or cantona. like i said, if milan play leao or rebic as st then they should keep the ball rolling on the ground trading… Read more »

SJF
SJF
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

And you are one of those who bitched about Kessie!

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

WE NOW RETURN TO LIKE MILAN10 SAID “Milan10 1 year ago u dont have to feel sorry for the coach kessie. if anything, u should feel sorry for urself for having rotten luck of being coached by garbage coaches who dont even know how to use u properly. u could be new desailly or essien (no, u’ll never be new rijkaard) playing as box to box mf or dm, paired with more technical mf in the middle of the park. instead, all 4 coaches has been using u as attacking cm, when even blind man knows being creative with ur… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Lol what are you talking about? Silva had the chances and failed at Milan, cutrone had better stats coming off the bench. He’s failed outside of Milan for sure, but at Milan he was good. We played a 433 and sometimes a 2 forward system. He would never be as good playing alone. That’s why I brought up zlatan and mandzukic bc they have the physical ability to do what those smaller players can’t do. This team is built to be good but can’t survive long without back up and this management has failed badly in that aspect. Balancing the… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“Silva had the chances and failed at Milan, cutrone had better stats coming off the bench.” *sigh* andriy played 24 games, 924 mins totalled in serie a, scoring 2 goals. 924’ is more or less 10 games plus injury times. no way a st would gain enough game rhythm let alone flow with limited game time like that. he played 14 el games, 944’ totalled, scoring 8 goals. thats almost a goal/game. cutrone played 28 games, “only” 4 more games than andriy, but in reality he played 1509’ totalled. thats > 60% more mins than silva. but its justified because… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Lmao again you love stats but fail to look at over all contribution. When cutrone played, you can see he was more valuable that Silva. Silva was not very good for Milan and did less with his chances than cutrone. Plain and simple. Same goes for paqueta. He simply wasn’t good at Milan and didn’t have the drive. I do agree about not letting bona and locatelli go, especially locatelli. As for the strikers like agueo etc, look at the players around them. You seem to not get that Milan doesn’t have the players to support a striker properly, and… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

cutrone looked more “valuable” because he had the chance to play more hence he’s allowed to gain match rhythm and experience adapting to his teammates and opponents. look at him now with less minutes played. ZERO goals. at least silva could score with little mins he had. anyone who understands football knows silva is much more complete st than cutrone; he can dribble, pass, run faster. its like comparing complete st sheva to classic #9 inzaghi. both are good st but sheva was just more special. paqueta is similar case. he didnt get enough chances and 4-3-1-2 and 4-2-3-1 just… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Right now Silva is indeed better bc he’s playing on a team that fits him. This is very simple and this isn’t the first time this has happened to a player. Some leagues and teams just don’t work out. Cutrone worked at Milan but no where else, it happens. But if I had to choose who I want at Milan when we had both players, I’d choose cutrone. Silva had his chances and failed, cutrone took his chances with the little time he had. When Silva was on the field, if he wasn’t scoring, he was literally doing nothing. Cutrone… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
5 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

*sigh* so silva played 1965 mins totalled for milan in 2017/18, scoring 10 goals (meaning nearly a goal every 196 mins or around 2+ games) so he “had his chances and failed” but cutrone played 2681 mins for milan in 17/18, scoring 18 goals, (meaning a goal every around 1.5 games) and played 1910’ in 18/19, scoring 9 goals, (meaning a goal every 2.4 games. worse stats than silva) so he worked at milan? lol, biased much? at milan, cutrone played so many more mins than silva so this “Silva had his chances and failed, cutrone took his chances with… Read more »

Roberto Giano
6 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Milan should play with two strikers

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

We can’t until we get another real forward.

Rossi
Rossi
6 months ago

Just rewatched the goal. It was Dalot who made a bad pass and lost the ball. But from there a lot of passes happened and what made it so easy for Politano to get in good position was Theo Hernandez not getting back to defend. I have been saying it for a while now. He needs to be diciplined. His forward runs were good at the begining when he was coming from the back like an extra man. But now he does more harm than good, constantly staying forward, or losing the ball with his selfish runs and creating counters… Read more »

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Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
6 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

It’s useless that he makes those runs without Mandzukic And Ibra on the field. He is too left footed to do anything good against team parking the bus.

SJF
SJF
6 months ago

A lot of negatives tonight and I dont want to overreact but come on Pioli/Maldini. You have done great things but since Christmas you’ve lost it! Why did we not sign a RW? Or striker( dont mention mario). We need to kick Hakan up the backside or tell him to leave, I dont care if he does. Tell Gigio your either Milan or not, get Raiola out. Dont sign Tonali for 35m bring back Locatelli. Bring back Pobega Shoot Castillejo, no one wants him. Diaz needs to go to kindergarten in madrid. Krunic at this point I’d keep, given our… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

Agree 100 percent. 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… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

The team dont have money

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Mario

Exactly, so if the teams doesn’t have money, why aren’t you getting the players you need 1 by 1 or maybe 2 at one time if possible? Instead we did nothing and now we will be forced to buy players all at once. Do you get where I’m coming from now?

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  SJF

not gonna lie, i spilled my tea all over table reading this. “tell hakan to leave, I dont care if he does.” followed by “Krunic at this point I’d keep, given our options.” so u want hakan gone so krunic can play as am? lol “Dont sign Tonali for 35m bring back Locatelli.” so just when tonali is gaining his form milan should let him go despite already paying brescia 10m of 35m? that means milan should lose 10m for 1 yr loan deal? and ur idea is to replace him with 40m rated loca? 10m + 40m = 50m… Read more »

Cocor
6 months ago

This is crazy

Cocor
6 months ago

I don’t see how are we going to save this 4th place, can not win at home !!!!

Bledi
Bledi
6 months ago

One thing i don’t understand with this team is how terrible we have been playing at home this season while away we have been excellent. We beat Napoli away but we loose at home, we have lost a lot of points at home rather than away. There must be something terrible going on to loose so many points at home, i cant remember the last time we won at home i think it was since the Crotone win. Also why is pioli fucking up so much lately? Is he overly confident? Hes loosing the plot. Stop playing players out of… Read more »

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
6 months ago

I’m really tired of having all these players that may or may not, turn into a superstar!

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
6 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Both team played 4-2-3-1. Compare the players in each position. Yes we have Gigio (out of form). Yes we have kessie (Probably his worst game in recent month). But that’s it. Napoli had better wingers. Better midfielders. Better strikers. What we have? The new Mbappe… maybe! We have the 40kg Samu & Diaz! We have Hakan who is probably the most inconsistent player in the world. Our superstar is a nearly 40 years old Ibra who is injured more than available. Our left back can’t defend and we aren’t able to to solve his problem for a year! I don’t… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

I agree except for gigi, he can’t save us every game. No keeper is exempt from making mistakes from time to time. Other than that, your right. This is why it makes sense to go to a 352 variation and have Theo on the left wing. Look at hakimi for inter, it’s the same thing. We simply need a rw, a better cam, and 2 forwards now. Rebic and leao can’t play forward, you can see it in their off the ball movement that they can’t play it correctly. We wasted the chance to get brobbey for free so now… Read more »

JOHN THE BAPTIST ⚫
JOHN THE BAPTIST ⚫
6 months ago

Well my idea front 3 will be:

LW = Son Heung-min, for £70m
CF = Haaland, for £150m (Mbappe wouldn’t come)
RW = Jordan Sancho, for £130m
TOTAL = £350m

If 100 million Ac Milan fans worldwide can do a fund raiser (GoFundMe), each member will only have to contribute £3.5 to actualize this dream. Then with the management investing in the Defense and Midfield, we would have built a team that can beat anyone in the world.

Rossoneri worldwide, if we can think it, we can do it.

JOHN THE BAPTIST say so.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago

Lmfao this made me laugh but the sad part is that could actually work as long as we are allowed to send money to the team for investments lol not sure how that works lol hell I’d drop 2-3k if it meant helping even a little. Though I don’t want Sancho, he disappears in big games. Go for neres, Antony or ikone for rw. Those guys have better skill, attitude and are faster and quicker

JOHN THE BAPTIST ⚫
JOHN THE BAPTIST ⚫
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Nice suggestions… but don’t laugh hard. Lol
But I think fans donations would be classified as a form of revenue.

Milan10
Milan10
6 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

lol this dude is so edgy that he doesnt want sancho, one of the best young prospects of europe. a player with 120m price tag that not even man utd could afford last summer mercato.
no way neres the potsmoker is better than sancho. a player who couldnt perform vs atalanta and vs liverpool is definitely not a big game player in my book

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
6 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

‍♂️ i watch Dortmund every weekend, have been for the past 10 years. Sancho is indeed good, never said he wasn’t. However, he’s just another over hyped English player. I watch Ajax every weekend, have been for even longer than I’ve watched Dortmund, I’m telling you in terms of end product, I’d take neres or Antony. As for ikone, I just started watching Lille more closely than normal, he’s def got the X factor along with work rate and mental strength, something Sancho needs to work on. Again, unless you can say the same thing, and not just google stats,… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
5 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

lol, like i said way back, i’ve been dortmund admirer since sammer/moeller/kohler days. and i started watching ajax and barca, teams with rich dutch football heritages, and became admirer even earlier than that. who cares? u cant use “bro trust me”, “i’ve watched x club since xx yrs” or “i watch xx and yy players and xx is better” as valid arguments. sancho is still so young. he can play as rw, am and lw and even occasionally as ss. he can score and generate assists. he combines well with haaland and wingers on opposite flank. he’s fast. ffs he… Read more »