Team news: Milan were without Davide Calabria, Alessio Romagnoli, Ante Rebić, Rafael Leão, Jens Petter Hauge, Mario Mandžukić and Daniel Maldini. Manchester United had to do without Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani. Kickoff time for the second round of the Europa League Round of 16 was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goal: Pogba (48′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Pierre Kalulu (65′ Diogo Dalot), Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Soualiho Meite, Franck Kessié; Alexis Saelemaekers, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Rade Krunić (72′ Brahim Díaz); Samu Castillejo (65′ Zlatan Ibrahimović).
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu, Gabbia, Bennacer, Tonali, Tonin.

Manchester United F.C (4-2-3-1) – Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James; Marcus Rashford (46′ Paul Pogba).
Unused: De Gea, Grant, Telles, Tuanzebe, Williams, Diallo, Matić, van de Beek.

Referee: Felix Brych (GER).

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Lando
Lando
30 days ago

So i have a question.
If Milan able to get to UCL next season, do you guys think Milan can compete against UCL teams with this squad and this coach?

rich16
rich16
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

no

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

NOPE

Gems
Gems
29 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Fukin hell
We can’t score a fuking goal anymore
& concede soft fukin crap goals all the fuking time
Meite mediocre Torino benchwarmer
Yeah great signing maldini you genius hahaha
Wot a fuking joke

Gems
Gems
29 days ago
Reply to  Gems

Ibra should have started the fuking game if he’s fit enough to be on the bench ffsake .
Take him off if he can’t last .
He could of scored 1st half , yeah bring him on when the damage is already done ffsake

Gems
Gems
29 days ago
Reply to  Gems

Castellejo krunic Saladmakers hahahaha
Worst front line all season in 1 of the most important games . Krunic should have started in meite’s position , castellejo & meite on the bench and Ibra & Diaz should have started .
Calabria & Rebic injuries huge blows

Gems
Gems
29 days ago
Reply to  Gems

Fuck knows how we will beat fiorentina this weekend , hope for a penalty hahaha

anom
anom
29 days ago
Reply to  Gems

Penalties are our only hope of winning Viola. Or Zlatan’s return to his own level but I don’t see that happening with the so-called support he gets. He can’t create chances out of nowhere (anymore).

Lando
Lando
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

Well that’s what bother me though.
4-5 months ago almost all milan fans believe this team can go far and even win the scudetto.
But now it all feels like a distant memory.

Gems
Gems
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

Yeah true , scoring at least 2 goals per game
Breaking records
And being 5 points clear on top
Feels like a distant memory alright
We can’t score and can’t win a game at home

Milan10
Milan10
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

of course milan can. they outclassed man utd, a ucl level team who beat psg, man city, liverpool etc, home and away. if it wasnt for weird var decision on kessie’s goal, clumsy defending by meite most importantly, so many muscle injuries milan would’ve won. with most of the starters fit milan could also beat napoli and inter, another ucl level teams.
this milan is much better than banter era milan. massive progress have been made and if maldini/massara can continue their project, they’ll be even better. calm down

Lando
Lando
29 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yes that’s exactly why i said we believed Milan can get the scudetto not too long ago.
These injuries really took a toll in Milan’s performance.
Would have been different results if Milan can play all their starters

Last edited 29 days ago by Lando
Milan10
Milan10
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

correctamundo mate. although i must say winning scudetto would still be too much of a stretch. but im pretty sure players like bennassie, donna theo, in form hakan, ibra, leao would walk into starting line up of 99% of the clubs in the world

anom
anom
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

I don’t think anyone is THAT delusional… 😀
The correct answer is: NO! WAY! IN! HELL!

Coach? Maybe. Squad? Hell no!

The game was over before it began once Pioli fielded Krunic, Meite & Castillejo. They all were indescribably awful. And as icing on the cake, Meite donated the winner.

Taal
Taal
29 days ago
Reply to  anom

Thats rite why not even go for diaz before castillejo

Taal
Taal
29 days ago
Reply to  Lando

Fuck no, am regreting why we dint get reanick

Milanfan4ever
Milanfan4ever
29 days ago

Understandable that all of us are disappointed from this loss. Its the bad situation that we are in that makes it worse. First of all i see a lot of people here bashing meite. Yes he messed up big for the goal, but besides that he did his job tonight. He is a DM and thats what he did he broke MU’S attacks. Hakan was just terrible tonight just like previous game in seria a. He looks like he hasnt even trained, and maybe he hasn’t because of his injury and all. Well when major teams have injury crisis like… Read more »

Last edited 29 days ago by Milanfan4ever
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
29 days ago
Reply to  Milanfan4ever

I agree with everything here, I said before that this club’s infrastructure needs fixing. We have roback, a guy zlatan has been praising, and hasn’t gotten any play time. You don’t break in the youth players all at once, you play them from time to time and in European group stage games, or games like today. Milan doesn’t do that and we struggle. I’d rather a youth player mess up than a 26/27 year mess up amd cost us points. This is why I want gabbia and tomori to start. This is why maldini, roback etc need to play more.… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
29 days ago
Reply to  Milanfan4ever

Totally agree. Meite and Kessie had a good game except for the poor clearance. I would not have a problem if Milan sign Meite because he gives us a lot of options. He can play alongside Kessie or he can also be Kessié’s backup. As I mentioned before the real problem was Calhanoglu, Krunić and Castellijo. Milan must get rid of them. Too inconsistent and not worth the investment. It’s also time for Pioli to play Hauge as an AM. Calhanoglu, Diaz and Krunić have all been very inconsistent or disappointing. Hauge is a very talented and creative player and… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
29 days ago

WE NOW RETURN TO MILAN10 MUSINGS “Milan10 2 months ago Reply to Martin Bernhard as opposed to romag playing every game since his return from injury? guardioli should’ve learnt by now that overplaying players is recipe for disaster. case in point: romag’s injury near the end of last season” “Milan10 2 days ago Reply to Nathan Graegin 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… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
29 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

shut the fuck up and dont reply or comment about me in the future as im done with you if you havent realized it by now and in regard of your comment its clearly taken out of context but it shouldnt come as a surprise as you always like to fiddle with what people says and turn it into your agenda while also easily forgetting when you are wrong. You are a disgrace to this blog and you should have been banned years ago so do us both a favour and steer clear of me in the future or i… Read more »

Last edited 29 days ago by Martin Bernhard
Milan10
Milan10
29 days ago

TONITE ON LIKE MILAN10 SAID “Milan10 2 months ago Reply to Martin Bernhard didnt romag get injured from overplaying in july? what about ben? or ibra? or kjaer? those 4 got injured unprovoked. the opponents didnt touch them but still they went down, even before halfway through the match. what does that tell u? the muscles gave up on them which means its due to fatigue from overplaying. this match is exactly the kind of match where reserves like musa should play. and if god forbids romag get injured in near future then of course playing for 120 mins will… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
29 days ago

Woa, for a moment I thought you were Milanista 121 but he wouldn’t talk like that. Don’t take it personally mate, don’t step down to Soheil’s level

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
29 days ago

Well generally i would agree but if people cant keep a civil tone with me they really shouldnt expect me to be kind towards them either and frankly he has spend up all my goodwill towards him so its in both of our interest to just avoid eachother,

Milan10
Milan10
28 days ago

WE NOW RETURN TO LIKE MILAN10 SAID PROGRAM “ Milan10 2 months ago why did musa leave the pitch? he’s been one of milan’s best players tonite. and romag certainly could use some time off. dammit john malkovich Reply Martin Bernhard 2 months ago Reply to Milan10 Well mussachio hasnt played a real game in over 300 days so to avoid him getting injured right away i think it does make the most sense to take him off by then. Reply Milan10 2 months ago Reply to Martin Bernhard as opposed to romag playing every game since his return from… Read more »

Cappachino
Cappachino
29 days ago

all Milan needed yesterday was just a front man but pioli didn’t see dat, roback is on the bench, rather prefer to play casti who even in his position his not doing well.

anom
anom
29 days ago
Reply to  Cappachino

Most of Primavera players would have been more useful than Krunic, Meite, Castillejo & Saelemaekers. That really says a lot about the quartet.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
29 days ago
Reply to  Cappachino

What the hell are you talking about Roback was not on the bench as he would have had to be selected for the europa league squad at the start of the year to begin with so if this is a jibe against pioli for not selecting him then look at it this way instead we have rebic injured. mandzukic injured, leao injured, maldini injured and ibra just coming back from injury so hadnt we been mared with injuries we would have had enough fine choices to begin with. Milan played the best of the two teams over 180 minutes and… Read more »

Zumblim
Zumblim
29 days ago

Dissapointed, yes normal. However the main goal is actually to qualify to CL next year. We have been missing this objective since years. The chance is now still open since we still have an opportunity to finish top 4 in the league. The team can now 100% focussed on the league. Pioli admitted after lost to napoli that the team was exhausted. Now, there is no more excuse for him. Yes, we still have an unexplainable injuries cases for sometimes. I still believe that the sooner we secure CL spot next year, the more is Elliot willing to spend to… Read more »

Patinho
Patinho
29 days ago

I am not one to criticise, HOWEVER – one of the biggest mistakes – that has to be mentioned – is leaving Hauge off the roster for the EL. He was the one to show up in these games, both as a FK Bodœ/Glimt player, and as a AC Milan reinforcement. He created a lot – both scoring and assisting on the way. It is regrettable that his quick learning curve was impeded by the coaching staff.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
29 days ago
Reply to  Patinho

Totally agree and I’m very disappointed with how Hauge is being treated. Hauge would be a good fit for AM. He has better passing and shooting compared to Calhanoglu, Diaz and Krunic.

It’s beyond ridiculous that Diaz a player on loan is getting more playing time than Hauge who is our own player.

I hope we don’t continue with Pioli next season. He’s not a title winning coach. We need someone like Allegri.

I was hoping for Tuchel before he joined Chelsea because he’s good with young players.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
29 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

What has Hauge done to deserve anything from Milan? Being a Bodo promise? We kicked out Brazil’s #10 and we care about Hague? He shouldn’t be over Maldini jr at the selection come on

Taal
Taal
29 days ago

Aaam fuck maldini senior n junior,maldommy has a problem with signing good attacking players cuz he does not like having them around,
His former job was getting rid off good attacking players, he was a defender look at our defence tomori is doing good, he dislikes strikers look at our foward line only two are world class, SEE,, SO FUCK D DUMB SHIT

Patinho
Patinho
29 days ago

We cannot see behind the scenes to determine what Hauge is doing on the training ground, with the teammates or the coaching staff. But, judging solely from his performance in the Europa League alone? I would dare to say he deserved a lot more from Milan than he actually got. Wouldn’t you reason the same? He was Milan’s top scorer during the group phase and provided an assist – games that Milan won with 2-3 goals scored – on a minimum. You’re argument concerning ‘Brazil’s #10’ is quite of place in the line of reasoning here – that player is… Read more »

Last edited 29 days ago by Patinho
ZionTrain
ZionTrain
29 days ago

Hauge was a star player for Bode Glimt and he made our midfield and defense look like amateurs. If Bode Glimt had better strikers Milan would have been knocked out of the Europa League in our home match. Hauge created 4-5 clear goal scoring chances. One turned into an assist and the other one he scored from 25yards out. As for Paqueta. He is useless and will never become a top player for a top club. Paqueta is more concerned with doing stupid tricks and flicks that doesn’t lead to goals and assists. Milan made the right decision to offload… Read more »

Taal
Taal
29 days ago
Reply to  Patinho

Patinho u are rite but guess who is wrong pioli d fucking genius, brought to us by maldommy who cant sign a good goal scorer

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
29 days ago

Lol to all the #PioliOut fans who came out of their disappointing shells as soon as Milan face a speed bump in the road. The fact that we are the second in table and you are critising the coach shows how ignorant you are. Our squad doesn’t change compare to Montella, Rino and Giampaolo’s era. The only thing that changed isbthe management of Maldini and wisdom of Pioli who turns some young and somehow mediocre players to stars. We are the youngest team in Serie A. You can’t find a single season in last 100 years that the youngest team… Read more »

Gali
Gali
29 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Most of fans are just stupid don’t bother! They forget that last night match existed because of pioli and these current players hardwork themselves, when they took us to the competitions in first place :)))

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
29 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Thanks a voice of reasoning.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
29 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Speed bump? You mean like 7 wins in the last 18 matches with 7 defeats and 4 draws? Pioli has earned the respect of the whole Milan community, but I can understand if someone prematurely says PioliOut, I’m not one of those as I believe it’s the club’s best interest to remain calm in tough moments. The fact that we are the second in table and you are critising the coach shows how ignorant you are. Rino was sacked and he spent a huge part of the season in 3rd and 4th, what matters is your points at the end… Read more »

Last edited 29 days ago by Riccardo Montolivo
Gems
Gems
29 days ago

It’s been a tough week guys , in 5 days
Loss to Napoli ended our scudetto hopes
And loss to United ended our Europa campaign.
And another 2 loses at home where we couldn’t even score in over 3 hrs of football.
Upsetting and hard to swallow after what we were achieving in 2020

Collins Frank
Collins Frank
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Gabbia was brought in when romagnoli got injured at the end of last season, kalulu was when both kjaer and gabbia were injured… Pioli was only using what is left and nothing special at all, I remember kalulu wasn’t even getting a look in at first…
Hauge despite doing so much in very limited appearances still suffers so much, but pioli granted tonali all the playing time in the world to improve…

Last edited 27 days ago by Collins Frank
Roberto Giano
29 days ago

I’m tired of this injury problem. It has been happen for years

Roberto Giano
29 days ago

Milan must not rely on Ibra anymore because of his injury prone. Do not using formation that only suit for him. A team may not depend only on one formation in a long season.

Milanfan4ever
Milanfan4ever
28 days ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

I 100% agree with you roberto. As good as ibra was and is thats the problem with that kind of player. There is no plan b and every one must olay for him in a way. His character and leadership demands that. Thats why he has bounced from team to team. Dont get me wrong im not bashing the guy, but a successful team does not rely on only one player.

Ted
Ted
28 days ago

Forget EL, they need to concentrate on reaching CL spot. Sure the lads spoiled us a bit with their good start to the season and made us even dream about Scudetto but we must not forget the goal is to qualify for CL and I mean direct qualifications not pre qualifications. I cannot bash or point fingers on Pioli and the lads, they are basically playing without attack. I just hope our attacking set get back soon and manage to stay healthy until the end of the season.

Forza Milan!

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
28 days ago
Reply to  Ted

This is all management’s fault. They could have got a proper striker on loan to back up Ibra instead of signing Mandzukic who hasn’t played for 6months on a 1.8m contract with an option to sign him if we qualify for CL. That’s a stupid investment for a 34yr old knowing that we already have a 39yr Ibrahimovic who has injury problems. We also could have sign a proper RW like Felipe Anderson on loan with an option to buy. Felipe Anderson is a proven player in Serie A and a very versatile player who play as AM and LW.… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
28 days ago

BREAKING NEWS it only took andriy “the giant” silva 2 mins to score vs union berlin, adding another to his already impressive goal tally. a legit goalscoring machine. *sigh* and the uninitiated keep saying “get jovic” when andriy has outscored him in la liga AND bundesliga (silva so far has scored 3 more buli goals than jovic playing 16 less matches). whats even funnier, some of uninitiated claimed 17 yr old roback deserves to be ibra’s deputy when he couldnt even shine vs vicenza in preseason friendly. ffs so far he has just scored 1 goal in 10 matches for… Read more »

Last edited 28 days ago by Milan10
Nesta1
Nesta1
28 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Been thinking, hopefully all goes well we qualify for champions league. We will then have funds to buy players improve squad. But I don’t think we will have that much to spend and tomori is 26 million straight away and meite 8 million. So that’s 34 before we look at a striker, right wing and cover ar left back. If we don’t qualify which on current form, injuries is possible, we might go into next season with a good first 11 but a poor bench like this season. And that is worrying unless Maldini works wonders and gets good players… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
28 days ago
Reply to  Nesta1

well, like i’ve been saying for months, milan will need at least 100m just to be where they are now quantity-wise. running to stand still, like bono eloquently said. 25m for tonali, 20-25m for brahim, 28m for tomori, 8-10m for meite and 15-20m for dalot. since milan will only have 50-70m transfer budget for next mercato, no way milan will redeem them all. maybe extend dalot’s and brahim’s loan deals can trim the bills a bit but how the hell are they going to buy good st with that budget? like i said, its very, and i mean VERY, foolish… Read more »