Team news: Milan were without Davide Calabria, Alessio Romagnoli, Rafael Leão, Brahim Díaz, Daniel Maldini and Mario Mandžukić, while Sampdoria had to do without Albin Ekdal and Ernesto Torregrossa. Kickoff time for Matchday 29 was 12:30 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Quagliarella (57′), Hauge (87′)
Red card: Adrien Silva (58′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Alexis Saelemaekers (46′ Pierre Kalulu), Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer (60′ Sandro Tonali); Samu Castillejo (74′ Jens Petter Hauge), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Rade Krunić (60′ Ante Rebić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu; Dalot, Gabbia, Meïte.

U.C. Sampdpria (4-4-2) – Claudio Ranieri
Emil Audero; Bartosz Bereszyński, Lorenzo Tonelli, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello (90′ Maya Yoshida); Antonio Candreva (90′ Mehdi Léris), Morten Thorsby, Adrien Silva, Mikkel Damsgaard (90′ Valerio Verre); Fabio Quagliarella (84′ Keita Baldé), Manolo Gabbiadini (62′ Kristoffer Askildsen).
Unused: Letica, Ravaglia; Ferrari, Regini, Jankto; La Gumina, Ramírez.

Referee: Marco Piccinini.

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Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

first off, that was a very disjointed, disorganized and uninspired performance. they all, especially kessie, hakan and ibra looked so tired. i can accept not performing due to fatigue but whoever plays krunic and castipendejo as wingers and yellow card merchant saladmaker as rb when he has hauge, rebic and kalulu on the bench clearly bets against milan. like i said, when u have ibra then u should spam crosses not play through balls because ibra is big tall man with good finishing and positioning but he’s incredibly slow. but how can u spam crosses when play krunic AND castipendejo… Read more »

PorkChop
PorkChop
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

All about bad line up, Pioli gambled about it and cost 2 point and CL spot. International break reason is a bullshit, all CL contender in europe also facing the same thing is not only Milan, if we not able to coupe that, mean we not ready yet for CL.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  PorkChop

correctamundo mate. the problem is, milan have reasonably good, competitive starters but some of their reserves are avg at best. big big mistake to let bonadinho, paqueta and andriy silva go all in same mercato

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yeah. I really didn’t understand why Milan didn’t extend Bonaventura contract and at least gave Paqueta another chance. He was in good form during preseason.

As for Andre Silva, just like Piatek these strikers need to play with a 2nd striker to get the best out them. They really don’t play well as a lone striker.

Therefore Milan would need to switch to a 4312 formation which we have the players for but with a 4231 formation Andre Silva would have struggled especially with Castellijo who offers no assist.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

“As for Andre Silva, just like Piatek these strikers need to play with a 2nd striker to get the best out them. They really don’t play well as a lone striker.”
not true. i watch lotsa frankfurt games and they mainly use 3-4-3 formation. lately (as in, in last 2 games) the coach has been trying to play jovic and andriy together (of course, like a champ, andriy outscores jovic the milan darling) but mainly they use 1 st. andriy IS complete st.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  PorkChop

You are a better coach than Pioli 🙂 Pioli’s decision making is shocking to say the least. Kalulu should have started at RB. Rebic also should have started at LW and at least play Saelemaekers at RW ahead Castellijo. Castellijo offers absolutely nothing to the team. Playing Castellijo and Krunic was like playing with 2 man down. Tonali and Meite should have started in midfield with Bennacer and Kessie closing the game with fresh legs. Pioli is definitely not a good enough coach. Too much over reliance on poor performing players that offers nothing game after game. Management will stick… Read more »

Nino
Nino
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Exactly. These guys deserves some rest after the international break. Start Tonali and Meite in midfield. You have five substitutions to make. Kessie and Bennacer – or just one of them can enter later on to influence the game, if there’s need.

Krunic should be alternative to Çalhanoglu. Rebic should have started. What’s the celebration about getting the red card reduced if you’re going to keep him on the bench?

Saelamaakers should have started at RW, with Kalulu at RB.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nino

correctamundo mate. whats the point of benching rebic AND hauge exactly? i know rebic just got back from injury but it would’ve been better to just try to kill the game off asap by playing ur strongest squad than subbing on ur best players when ur already trailing. pioli could’ve benched rebic and even ibra, kessie etc once milan led by at least 2 goals

i am forzza Milan
i am forzza Milan
2 months ago

Pioli, you are the biggest fool in the world. Unfortunately, the management of AC Milan does not see it yet, this is an unprecedented shame that one does not see who should be on the field and who in exchange, unfortunately we will end up out of the Champions League because Pioli thought he was a coach. you are Pioli Amateur.three months I beg and ask for Piola’s resignation, unfortunately AC.Milan still has problems in the club’s management because obviously Maldini needs the help of someone more experienced, AC.Milan is a great football player and it is a shame that… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 months ago

Maybe not a loss but it surely feels like one. This team is hard to figure out because we should be able to fairly easy beat sampdoria even if everyone also knows that they can offer some competition so why the hell do we let sampdoria take the initiative and dictate the game while we doesn’t show any kind of urgency and directness for the first 60-70 minutes at such a dire moment of the season. Never really expected us to win the scudetto this season but this should effectively put an end to even dreaming about it in fact… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago

Milan in the last 20 matches: 8W-5D-7D. We still have to face Lazio, Juventus, and Atalanta…

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago

You know what keeps me awake at night? Another draw and we are on par with Juventus (We face them on May 9th), and we also have to face Atalanta (May 23th).

If we lose both games we will be on the 4th. Napoli’s games against Juve-Inter will determine our season.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago

And this is why I said we should have gone with ragnick in June. He would have came in and demanded better players and he would have played a better system. Pioli is a good stabilizing coach and that’s it. He’s not good enough to be a campaign coach. He’s doing too much and it’s costing us points. I said it since the first half of the season, he’s destroyed hauge and he has no clue how to develop players. I also really wish we switched to a 352 variation, Theo simply is ass as a lb, play him on… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I have regrets about Rangnick to be honest BUT it would have made sense if Gazidis made the decision to get Rangnick after they sacked Gattuso. That’s where we need to make that change. Giampaolo’s signing was a disaster and he was chosen by Maldini and Boban. For years inter struggled after Mancini left. They tried Gasperini, Pioli and Spalletti and they finally came to their senses and got Conte. There’s no easy way to get to the top and it starts with getting a competent coach. Game after game we see Pioli trust in underperforming players like Krunic and… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Exactly! I don’t care if ppl thumb me down, I speak the hard truth. Pioli is literally a child. And will simply go against better players over and over just to have 1 moment to say I told you so. Krunic, hakan, samu and even salemakers are all bench material plain and simple. Pioli has no real tactics. Ragnick should have been signed. I can guarantee you we would have better players bc a real coach demands better players. Plus ragnik has a real good track record. A good coach can make average players world beaters. Look at raneri at… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“Ragnick should have been signed. I can guarantee you we would have better players bc a real coach demands better players. Plus ragnik has a real good track record” lol i love how he thinks “demands” automatically means “actually gets”. what makes u think the dynamic duo maldini/massara dont demand good players like modric, icardi, de paul, correa, demiral etc? what makes u think money isnt concern for nazidis and the men in black from usa? the uninitiated keep mentioning rangnick, the same rangnick even schalke decided to pass on just weeks ago. to do what exactly? certainly not to… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Milan10
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Ya when those teams won, they had experienced players that knew how to play!!! We have Hakan, salemakers, krunic and even to an extent, zlatan. Are we goin got compare these guys to winning sides??? Lmao all we are focused on still!!! Are!!!! Defenders!!!! Tell me how is that working out for us? Our defending really wasn’t the problem. Our problem is creativity, speed of play, and slow players that also lack a football brain. In terms of a coach, pioli is the one working with the players, and as far as I can tell, he’s a yes man, so… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“Ya when those teams won, they had experienced players that knew how to play!!! We have Hakan, salemakers, krunic and even to an extent, zlatan.” i lol’ed because: 1) do u seriously consider saladmaker, hakan and krunic to be experienced players? theyre not even 30 yet. 2) r u implying ibra doesnt know how to play? btw, ur boy fast and quick werner just got beaten by north macedonia AND west bromwich of all teams. 39 yr old ibra >> werner. “Lmao all we are focused on still!!! Are!!!! Defenders!!!!” really? didnt know brahim (not am btw), mandzukic, meite, tonali,… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Lol I love Ibra but ibra has never won a World Cup or a champions league and he has the most experience on the team. See, it goes both ways. I’d rather build a better forward, than not accomplish building the rest of the teams attack. Keeping zlatan means any forward we think is good, rides the bench bc we play a single forward system. And my boy Werner huh lol funny, your boy hakan played good for turkey but can’t take control while playing for Milan. Hakan, Werner, Silva, paqueta played, or have played, or play for teams that… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

“Lol I love Ibra but ibra has never won a World Cup or a champions league” yeah cantona, baggio and zico also never won those. such garbage players right? unlike youth from ajax and leipzig. the fact that cantona and ibra played big part in their respective teams winning league trophies doesnt count in ur book right? “but when others do it, you try to mock them when they are right” ur horribly wrong about werner though. even werner himself admitted he’s having bad season. “We had the chance to get all the players we scouted and instead of getting… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

My guy, all of those names you listed are players we indeed need, but have we actually taken the initiative on them? Do we have any pre agreements in place for them? No we don’t, instead we will wait for the transfer window to open and try to get players that other teams also want. That means a bidding war right. Who are we going to out bid? You say we have to operate with limited funds, no shit, we know this. That’s why I keep saying it makes no sense to wait and wait and wait bc now we… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

again, what makes u think milan dont act upon mercato early? do u think just because milan are early birds the worms are just gonna lie there to be snatched? milan have been actively trying to get young interesting players like olmo, kabak, todibo, szoboszlai, jovic, brobbey etc but they all said no. apparently milan are not really an interesting destination for many young players anymore. add to that fact the lack of funds inside milan war chest. thauvin wont come because of the salary offered. milan even offered otavio same exact salary. how can u attract players by being… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I say that bc every time there’s a player linked, we never try to get a pre agreement done. We had to chance to sign szoboszlai long before we were linked with ragnick but never acted on it. Of course I’m not saying I know what’s happening behind closed doors, but something clearly isn’t right when players are choosing other clubs over Milan. Not only that, but we are usually seriously linked far earlier than other clubs. By the time we decide on a decision, it’s always too late. Chiesa, barella and sensi are all examples of Milan were really… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

milan (read: boban) had gentlemen’s agreements with both modric and szoboszlai way before rangnick rumours surfaced so blame nazidis for that.
barella only wanted inter and chiesa only wanted juve. there was nothing else milan could’ve done to prevent those transfers from happening. the fact is, milan have no money (or more specifically, the owners dont want to spend) and without ucl, it is hard to attract players without offering them lucrative contracts

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

We are apparently gonna have around 100 mil possibly if we make the champions league. As far as I know, I’ve only seen Milan looking at ikone, one of the few good players I’ve seen at rw that’s affordable and is much better than thauvin from what I’ve been seeing recently. Outside of those 2, Milan are linked with players that other teams can put bid us for. Why not look at daka from Salzburg for cf. Malen won’t be coming to Milan and the fiori forward seems good but could also come down to a bidding war. As for… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

100m, that’ll be the day. ikone is fast and he’d be perfect for rw, yes. personally i’d get kostic the cross master as lw and switch rebic to rw. ilicic would be fantastic as well. de paul is my pick for am and belotti for st. i also like dusan tadic. i’d permanent tomori, meite and tonali’s asses too. conti is not worse than dalot so i’d keep him. hell, i’d even keep caldara if romag and pigiola keep asking for 6m/yr. regarding malen, eredivisie and la liga are the easiest leagues to score (thats why > 30 los pichichis… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I agree 100 mil is laughable but that’s just what I saw. If that’s true, putting down real offers for good players is essential. I’m tired of going for players that might be good. Example being leao. We know his potential but he simply can’t do it for more than 15 min a game. We need players that can play, and they are out there, problem is Milan need to be willing to spend and understand these players play for money now so they gotta stop being cheap. We will always be stuck with mediocre players on this team bc… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

i seriously doubt milan will have 100m budget for next mercato but if they do, im 100% sure massara/maldini will do even better than they’ve ever done before. dont forget that massara discovered allison, salah etc and him and maldini did well on a budget by signing cheap young gems like ben and theo.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Speak of the devil, daka is also being looked at by clubs with more money, and guess what, he apparently cost 20 mil. See what I’m saying. We could easily afford a 20 mil striker that scores for fun.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

do u think this is fifa game where u can just table an offer and players will just accept and come? milan offered 20-25 m to salzburg for szoboszlai but ultimately he declined because rangnick wouldnt come. the players’ (and agents’) will is important

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Last I saw we never offered 25 mil for him, I’m pretty sure it was 20. I agree the player and agent decisions matter but outside of money. Who is joining Leipzig over Milan who’s on the upswing? All we are missing is a good cam, forward and rw. After that we can start adding depth.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

milan offered 20m – 25m for szoboszlai but in the end it was leipzig who bought him for 20m so clearly it wasnt all about money. clearly szoboszlai, and many other young players, consider bundesliga teams, in particular dortmund and leipzig, to be much more interesting destinations. maybe they think buli clubs like to play youngsters more therefore those clubs are good stepping stone before they go to madrids or barcas of the world. even andriy silva chose frankfurt over monaco and piatek chose hertha over man utd. believe it or not, buli is appealing destination for those players. “Who… Read more »

Azad
Azad
2 months ago

Bye bye CL, Dona and Hakan – seriously!

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

BREAKING NEWS
the 180m boy haaland thought he could help dortmund beat frankfurt to get closer to top 4 but andriy “the giant” silva pulled a the rock and said, “NOPE. know ur role and shut ur mouth” and scored winning goal that won the match for frankfurt.
man, imagine how strong milan attack will be next season once andriy finishes his 2 yr dry loan spell at frankfurt. i mean, ibra – silva or rebic/leaonaldo – silva or even vlahovic/belotti – silva combos? oh wait

dejan10
dejan10
2 months ago

These coaches and their crushes on certain useless players is so confusing. Capello had Eranio. Allegri had Matri. Pioli has Castillejo.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

Lol. Eranio was decent though. But yeah Matri, Castellijo and Krunic are just garbage.

At this point in the season we should just use Rebic and Mandzukic at RW and Leao and Hauge at LW.

Krunic and Castellijo no longer needs to play anymore for the rest of the season.

Ranajaya
Ranajaya
2 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

Milan is showing us a telenovela about a love triangle between Pioli, Krunic, and Casti.
Prepare for the hot scene is about to occured in the next episode

Milankunlele
Milankunlele
2 months ago

This Pioli man is tiring,how can you keep on doing the same mistake, having kalulu and play salamaeker at rb hauge and rebic available but decide to chose samu, this man keep on making ucl spot unreal every weekend as other teams are closing us,any point drop now might be the end of ucl,you should make more points from average team rather than waiting to beat big ones.He just average coach.

Nesta1
Nesta1
2 months ago
Reply to  Milankunlele

From now on play hauge left wing not krunic, and only play samu off bench if we winning and just need energy cos that’s all he brings. Leao needs to come bk soon and don’t run players into ground. Tonali meite should have started resting kessie for big matches coming up, theo needs to sort himself out. I don’t like him as left bk he should be wing bk but pioli won’t change shape now

Gems
Gems
2 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Pioli has lost the plot
He just Loves krunic & castellejo
Why can everyone of us agree that
Kalulu should have started rb
Saladmaker rw and Rebic or hauge Lw .
And then he takes to long to make changes .
Ibra can’t stay fit and only played half the season, then goes to play for Sweden ,
He’s to old & tired , should just concentrate
On staying fit & playing for Milan .

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Gems

It’s ok, we just need to keep buying defensive players, that will get us more goals right. Imagine if we got a real rw, cam and cf to learn from zlatan. Our left side is good, every where else needs help. 2 transfer Windows wasted. Even then, pioli still manages to pick the worst starting line ups every week

Roberto Giano
2 months ago

Saelemaeker is the only RW we can count on. so change the formation which not depend on RW position! 4312 or 352. you idiot Pioli

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

We could easily have Theo and kalulu on the wings if salemakers still doesn’t work out

Agustinar
2 months ago

We need better coach to win something

Agustinar
2 months ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Pioli is only capable to bring us to top 4

dapito
dapito
2 months ago

we have big challenge from atalanta & juventus and this stupid coach still dont know he put samu “the clown” in starters and still make stupid experience put player in wrong position.. in last 3 games, samu seems like a ghost in a team… please someone slap his head so he can wake up… what a joke…

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  dapito

in last 3 goddamn YEARS*

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

You legitimately complain about Silva, I complain about Suso. He asked to be transfered but the management solution was Castipendejo and Saelemakers who proved me right. He has no business as a winger. He should be considered as a full back end of the story.

RW: Rebic-Leao-Calabria-Samu-Saelemaekers in that order.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago

We can even try hauge there as well.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

i complained about messuso as well saying he’s milan’s then main assistman so its foolish to let him go. in fact, i even provided solution: turning him into world class am/ss hybrid. i mentioned many wingers turned ss/am too for good measure: mancini, del piero, henry, messi, rummenigge, cr7, werner etc. remember that?
like i said, milan is in rebuilding phase therefore they need to strengthen the squad by BUYING not selling star players

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

He named his kid Alessio because he wanted an Italian name so the kid would fit into the country. Maybe he was thinking about joining Inter-Juve because a few months later he asked to be sold. Yeah mate, and you understand we have to make some sacrifices, especially when Gigio asks for 7m including his brother. And Caldara and Conti are on the payroll (8m in total) I was glad to see Paqueta go after his stupid panic attack, he didn’t have the balls to be humble and train harder. Silva was scoring in Europe League, it was a matter… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

“A big club isn’t for everyone” porto is big club, certainly better than milan, performance wise and andriy scored many goals for them, including in ucl. and now man utd are targetting him. hell, even lewi himself said his potential successors play for dortmund and frankfurt. andriy IS top player. and like i said 3-4 yrs ago, if milan wasted his talent he’d shine elsewhere at other europe’s big club and we’re halfway there. regarding caldara and conti, i know milan want to sell them outright to finance tomori move but i seriously dont think theyre worse than lovato or… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Porto a big club? Yet he didn’t scored at Serie A. You can’t blame the tactics or the players next to him because he did fine in EL.
Both Conti and Caldera are expensive

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

porto are ucl regulars. they beat juve to book place in ucl 1/4 finals, which makes them bigger than inter AND juve currently. theyre also the original “moneyball” football team who generates > 600m from players sales in the past decade. porto ARE what nazidis thought arsenal or milan would be. regarding andriy, he didnt score in serie a because he didnt get the chance to play. 900’ totalled is just roughly 10 matches. milanisti darling cutrone so far has scored ZERO league goals all season, even eibar’s and valencia’s gk have scored more league goals, because he rarely starts.… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Milan10
Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Dude, play Fiorentina at Portugal and they will also qualify for UCL. Porto is a big club, yeah, but they lose and it’s OK, they will always try to play with the very best and get a result. When X player plays at Porto-Sevilla-Lille-Dormunt-Tottenham and they lose it’s OK. But it’s unacceptable to lose in teams like Barcelona and Madrid, Milan. Even if Milan has done badly in a decade, the club is still a giant in Europe, and fans demand some qualities and personality to wear the shirt. Pioli has been a disaster in 2021, but he made us… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

“Dude, play Fiorentina at Portugal and they will also qualify for UCL.” do i have to repeat myself? porto eliminated serie a’s reigning champs juve to book place in 1/4 final of ucl. they also did well before in group stage, unlike inter who finished dead last. i also seem to remember milan struggling vs rio ave, a superliga midtable team. what makes u think milan would win vs porto? history means jackshit when we talk about current performance level. “Madrid let Cristiano go (Backfired) and they look determined to not negotiate with Ramos (will backfire)” yet ur if milan… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

porto eliminated serie a’s reigning champs juve to book place in 1/4 final of ucl. they also did well before in group stage, unlike inter who finished dead last. i also seem to remember milan struggling vs rio ave, a superliga midtable team. what makes u think milan would win vs porto? history means jackshit when we talk about current performance level. Let’s be honest, Conte left Juve because he failed in Europe. Pirlo is a tactically ingenue, naive. Both are inept when it comes to play in Europe. Milan struggling with Rio Ave? Yes, because 90 minutes games are… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

“Let’s be honest, Conte left Juve because he failed in Europe.“ not true. he left because he felt juve mgmt didnt support him. he wanted juve to spend but the mgmt said no. remember his “u cant go to eat at $100 restaurant with just $10 in ur pocket” rant? he even did it to inter mgmt too during last preseason. but the fact is, HE started juve dynasty and he’s about to start another at inter. like i said 2 yrs ago, “get conte”. “That’s why I say, play Fiorentina at Portugal, France, Netherlands and they will be top… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

“u cant go to eat at $100 restaurant with just $10 in ur pocket”

Oh yeah, you’re right, well he used all his credits. He is a failure in CL. Overachieved with that horrible NT he had.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

BREAKING NEWS
lyon was on the verge of losing vs 5th placed lens last nite so lucas paquelme (who else?) pulled an andriy “the giant” silva and scored equalizing goal 3 mins from time. clutch
anyone who thinks krunic is better reserve for hakan than paquelme clearly sniffed cheap glue one too many times

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Balancing the books with underperforming players. Next season will be tougher with Conti and Caldara taking 4 millions each.

Be fair with Maldini, he gave Pioli a decent squad but injuries has decimated us.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

maldini? maldini is a boss. a legit milan10ian. this galliani-esque balancing the book by offloading star players is strictly nazidis’ fault

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yeah, but consider that they’re still fixing the mess left behind after fatsobelli. Take a look at the biggest spenders, consider football post-COVID, Pirlo-Conte disaster. We only had to qualify for CL, they had to do well in CL, both teams flopped hard. In terms of money invested, we should be in 5th place. The salary cap will do wonders for Milan when Juve and Inter are obliged to sell key players. Now, Pioli and the boys need to chill the fuck up because they are losing their shit and losing the gap between Juve and Napoli. (There is no… Read more »

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Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

well, if balancing the book and having youngest squad are their absolute priorities then i guess i was right, like always, when i said nazidis was hired to turn milan into arsenal 2.0 (duh). if milan let 1-2 m gap between wage offer and demand be unresolvable issue causing hakan AND donna to leave (i heard juve are serious about getting them) then its van persie to man utd or adebayor to man city all over again. i mean, juve have 1/2 bill debt, hell barca even have 1 bill debt but that doesnt stop them from targetting and acquiring… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Well, Hakan asks for a raise and he alone cannot get us 3 points. Dona, Ibra, Leao, and Rebic have done that, even Hauggis is capable of doing that. Let’s think again, Hakan “Reportedly” asked for 7m. Maybe anticipating that Milan’s best offer could be around 5.5. IMO, Hakan doesn’t deserve that much money. But hell yea, sign him and then sell him to another league. Donnarumma wants to write history with this club, but his priority is to write history. Gazidis wants to make the club profitable so yeah… A conflict of interests. Honestly mate, I hated Nazidis, but… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago

The only way for us to sign a player in the likes of haaland, Milan need to get to them first, and sign them right away. A player that young is usually on a team that doesn’t realize how crazy they will be so the price will be around 25 mil. Prob is Milan never want to go over 20 and consider that too much for a you g player. Then we get stuck with mediocre crap. They need to realize to make money you gotta spend money, it’s business 101.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Look mate, when we were winning the boys weren’t described as “mediocre crap”. Business 101 my ass, this is football. You either spend on marketing (old CR7 – old Ibra – Pirlo’s BS of a coach), spend big on players (PSG- City), or spend wisely on the youth and be honest with the fans and ask them to be patient (Pirlo telling fans about Gattuso for example) Tell me what have PSG or City achieved to back up the billion spent in recent years? They only established their teams as galaticos’ wannabes. At least Real Madrid won the UCL, those… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Riccardo Montolivo
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago

Lmao dude, you just said either spend money on market players like cr7 etc or spend wisely on youth. I just said when Milan discover a golf youth player, we need to get them fast. We literally just agreed on the same thing. I never said they need to drop money like psg or city. You brought UL Atalanta and I will also bring up Dortmund. Both those teams scouting members are top notch and when they spot a very good you g talent, they don’t wast time dropping 10,15,20,25 mil on that player. That’s literally all I’m asking from… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

hakan wants 5m, milan offer 4m. donna wants 12m, milan offer 8m including add ons and bonuses. again, like i said, u need to spend money to make money. if mere 1-2m gap is what causes star players to leave then whats the difference between this and van persie transfer to man utd? i read yrs ago that van persie asked wenger and nazidis to spend more to strengthen arsenal squad. he did it with good intention but nazidis got pissed and he got offloaded to man utd of all teams. in the end, at the end of the season… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

No, that’s stupid. I agree with you, our backbone can’t leave for free, specially to another team in Serie A. Fassobelli did the right thing, they gave the kid what he asked including a freaking million to his useless brother. Well, if Raiola wants 12m Maldini must demand 200 release clause, end of the negotiation. If Hakan wants 5 give him what he asks for and just wait for his next dip in form and send him to Premier. FFS, ungrateful kid demanding for more money for actually doing his job? I can count more frustrating games than good ones.… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Riccardo Montolivo
Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

frankly, its milan’s fault for waiting too long until the players only have 1 yr left in their contract before they start negotiating contract extension. might as well say “i want u to have ALL the leverages in these negotiations”. who does that?
we cant hope for those pro players to be “grateful”. after all, theyre pro players; they have mouths to feed and their career span is short.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Yes Milan do wait to long, and seriously, why would they think it’s ok to wait that long. In what world would they think just bc we are Milan, would that make players just automatically say yes. It’s reckless and arrogant.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago

I agree donnas release clause needs to be huge with a loooong term contract length if he’s to be given 10-12 mil for sure. Hakan can go, we can do better. The salary cap is honestly a double edge sword. Yes it helps with debts and so on, but your also not gonna attract the best you g talent when they know they can make more elsewhere. Again, players now play for money and not for the love
Of the game or the love of the jersey. With the champions league and more sponsors, that cap should be lifted

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

We don’t always agree but on this we will agree, if Milan can’t get things done bc of 1-2 mil, there’s a bigger problem at the club. We will be offloading all of good players before we can actually reach amd stabilize our goals

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 months ago

I read here and in the papers that Pioli’s being blamed for the lineup decisions. To be fair, without a proper LW (e.g. Krunic) are front line looks kinda pathetic, and Rebic was fit to play (albeit not all 90 mins perhaps). Hauge got a nice goal, but his goal doesn’t prove that Pioli shouldn’t have benched him this long; probably the opposite is true. Our squad lacks good attacking options (in particular in RW), that’s no secret by now. And Pioli is the last man to blame for this. BUT… that is not why we looked so weak against… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

You make good points, but the coach is also responsible for saying we need to improve our attack as well. We had last June and Jan to get a rw, cam and a faster younger, hungrier forward to learn from zlatan, and all we got was cdm, cb and a old cf. Hauge was a good signing, but the coach has no confidence in him. Of course I don’t know what’s being said behind the doors but pioli seems like a yes man. He doesn’t seem like the type to say what this team actually needs. Ajax we improved the… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Nathan mate, we had pennies to spend in January. I’m 100% positive Pioli didn’t stop us from bringing more reinforcements; in fact, you can read about him pushing for Vlahovic and Orselini (both attackers for the exact positions we need).

We spent something like 3 million in January, and imo Maldini\Massara did incredible with the bag of pennies they had to spend.

To really take the next step we need to spend big on 2-3 worldclass ready-made players. As far as I see things, its Elliot (perhaps to the stadium plans and fifa fairplay) that are holding us back.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Idk my guy, they were dead set on getting ragnick who was going to ask for far better than what we have, even if it was a loan to buy, he would have asked. I really think we had more money than they are letting on. But your right, especially if we get into the champions league, we will have to buy 3 players amd that’s the problem. I’m not saying last June and Jan we should have bought 2/3 ppl, I’m saying get one at a time, now we are forced to get them all at once

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago

Have y’all read the tactical analysis of our game yet? Jesus we need to stop playing long ball and crosses every 2 sec and learn how to break teams down with actual passing plays. We simply are not dynamic in offense. There’s a reason we see zlatan dropping so deep at times. It doesn’t help pioli uses krunic and samu, but even still, his game plan is what bottom teams use. Our 3 mids are simply not skillful enough for Milan. Hauge could be but his confidence has been destroyed by pioli. Rebic has good combos with just Theo. We… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

All the tactical analysis in the world cannot explain why a midfield of Kessie-Bennacer-Hakan lost the middle to Samp. This was the one of the most dominants midfield trio in the world just a few months ago, and yesterday they looked like our mid in the good old Inzagi days. I understand they were tired from the international break, and that it was an early Saturday match. But these guys have to release that top 4 won’t be just handed to them. They have to fight for every point, every minute. If they can’t do that, they don’t belong at… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Bennacer wasn’t ready to start, we all know that, however, hakan simply doesn’t have what it takes in terms of consistency to play 1 touch. Not only that, but look at the wingers. They can’t do it either. We’ve rarely broken teams down by playing down the middle or getting into the box. We literally almost always go down the left and cross the ball. This includes when we were winning every game as well. We are predictable, and when Theo is having a off game, we really, really really struggle to get forward outside of long balls. Idk if… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I totally agree about Bennacer. Pioli should have started Meite alongside Kessie. Bennacer was injured for a long time so you have to slowly integrate him back to the team and give him minutes in the Parma game. There’s no rush either. Meite and Tonali has been decent enough.

I feel that all of our injuries are also from over training and bad management of players injury recovery time.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Milan failed against Sampdoria simple because of Pioli. His tactics and starting 11 was horrendous. Saelemaekers has been performing better at RW compared to Castellijo. Why move him to RB with Kalulu and Dalot fit to play? The right side was a problem for us and that was caused by Pioli. Damsgard had a field day on our right side. Now the LW. If Rebic was fit enough for the bench he could have started the game and bring in a sub at a later time to replace Rebic. Krunic is not a LW and his best position is in… Read more »

Milanfan4ever
Milanfan4ever
2 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

You said it they were tired. They played roughly 3 games in 7 days with their national teams. Hell, even the last 2 games with turkey hakan looked tired as hell, eventhough he did his assists and goals. But yeah, definetly major failure from pioli. He should have assesed his players before the game. Who was tired, how much they played with their national teams etc. And don’t get me started with his starting line-up.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

WE NOW RETURN TO MILAN10 MUSINGS “Milan10 3 months ago lol roma are losing. what an 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 3 months 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… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Ilicic is planed as Hakan replacment not as RW. He is a SS and AM (He is best as SS). Milan wants Orsolini and some Gruzian dude from Russia for RW. Ikone from Lile seems to be to expensive, and Thauvian deal is off for now cause he wants big sallary. Thats a shame if Juve gets Alegri again. But even with Alegri Milan wont make a competative team if they keep targeting old players and cheap youngsters who are not good enough for starters. You have to invest if you want to be sucsesfull. Look at the youngsters Juve… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I’d rather get ikone. He’s gonna cost around 30-35 mil from the latest reports. We should look at daka from Salzburg and and see what we can get for Brandt from Dortmund. Reports say if we get to the champions league, we could have around 100 mil, that’s more than enough to get these players.

Rossi
Rossi
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Ikone is what i prefer as well, but we wont spend so much money. Unless Eliot who is in good terms with Lile ownership convince them somehow to sell him to Milan. Latest name is Bernandeski who Juve wants to swap for Romagnoli. I say ask for Kulusevski/Romagnoli swap. Bernandeski has been usless 3 or 4 seasons back.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

That’s the problem. If we even get 60 mil, we need to spend on these players. Daka and ikone are must haves at this point. We have no speed up top or rw. Daka is a goal machine with speed and skill. If we just keep zlatan and rely on leao and rebic and mandzukic, as back up, we will have a repeat of what’s going on right now. The longer we wait, the more chance of a bidding war we will have to deal with

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

i’ve been watching atalanta for 3 yrs and they mainly use 3-4-1-2 or 3-4-3 and ilicic can play both as am and rw so yeah, he can be that much awaited world class rw milan need. he played as rw when he came back from depression destroyed roma. regarding youngsters, well, theo, ben, hauge are youngsters and theyre relatively cheap. hell, even kaka and san marco were very cheap. like i said, milan are in rebuilding phase so they need to buy not sell but that doesnt mean they need to try to get unrealistic targets like 180m rated haaland… Read more »

Nesta1
Nesta1
2 months ago

Anyone’s opinion on bellotti coming to milan? Is he the right striker and would he be happy playing second to zlatan?

Ink
Ink
2 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

First off there is no playing second fiddle to zlatan. The guy is old and is injured or rested often. We have seen already he can’t play more then two games consecutively, adding to the fact he went back to playing for the national team. I can guarantee who ever comes will be playing more games for milan then ibra himself. Secondly I’m on the fence with bellotti to be honest. He’s a good striker but he’s not the level of a great striker. I mean he works hard but he has no skill level to him at all. But… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Ink
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Ink

I agree completely with everything here. I think belotti took too long to leave Torino. He should have left to get better a few years ago. I’d prefer daka, I wanted brobby but freaking Leipzig strikes again. I think we need a forward with speed. Something different to give us a different game plan other than long ball to a target forward. All that tells a team is we have no creativity down the middle.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago

TONITE ON LIKE MILAN10 SAID “Milan10 1 month ago Reply to Agustinar …speaking of musso, like i said, there are so many good young gk in serie a now just like in good old days. musso, cragno, silvestri, meret, hell even fit strakosha to name a few. milan should use them as bargaining chip in donna’s contract ext negotiations with mino. donna clearly said he wants to stay but 10 m/yr is idiotic so if mino wants to fvvk around then just target those gk to call his bluff” well, apparently maldini and massara, being legit milan10ians that they are,… Read more »

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

In all honesty. I blame Gigio just as much as I blame Raiola. He knew years ago who he was and how much the fans disliked what he did. Yet he kept him anyways. Gigio should have fired Raiola the second he signed his last contract. or Milan needs to grow a set of balls and tell Gigio whats up. Either you sign with us and drop Raiola, or you keep him and we go our separate ways. Fifa needs to step in and stop the agents from doing these shady things.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

We are too romantic with the idea of another Maldini, but, Gigio wasn’t born in the city. 200m release clase and a five year contract.

Milan10
Milan10
2 months ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

“The decisive moment of the negotiation was the final act. We were with Gigio, his family and his agents. Raiola gets up and says: ‘Don’t sign, we’re leaving’. As soon as the managers leave, Gigio takes the ballpoint pen and extends the contract. Without Mino’s presence.” – mirabelli well, if donna had balls to do that at 17 then i dont see why he cant do this again. anyone with brain knows u need to focus on being good at what u do rather than money, especially at such young age. even italy’s and inter’s legendary ex-gk zenga and pagliuca,… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

I think the kid has made up his mind. He is using the money excuse to justify him waiting to see if the team qualify for CL

Milanfan4ever
Milanfan4ever
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

10 mil per year?? Sorry no. Good riddance donna. Good as a gk but thats it he is just a goalkeeper. 10 mil is a lot of money. With a solid midfield and defence good goalkeepers that cost quarter of what donna is asking would do just fine. Wish we could have gotten some money out of his sale but its ok i guess. Next time lets not do the same mistake. Where ever else he will go, he will have big question marks at first. A lot of expensive young gk have sort of failed after a big move.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Milanfan4ever

Only prob is when will we ever get the chance to have a goalie as good as Donna. To me he’s on the top 5 keeers easily. He is a legit world class keeper and I wouldn’t mind giving him the 10 mil, but only if it’s a 5 yr contract with a buyout over 100 mil. For donnas size, he’s incredibly fast on his feet and getting better with the ball at his feet. Imagine if we had pep as our coach, he would be even better.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
2 months ago

Juventus Is a disgrace forthe Serie A. They are killing the league with the 12th man.

Buffon is ageless what a champion