Team news: Milan were without Matteo Gabbia and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Cagliari had to do without Arturo Calabresi, Gastón Pereiro, Marko Rog and Zito Luvumbo. Kickoff time for Matchday 37 of Serie A was 20:45 CET / Italy time at Stadio San Siro.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria (63′ Diogo Dalot), Simon Kjær, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (63′ Soualiho Meïté), Franck Kessié; Alexis Saelemaekers (46′ Rafael Leão), Brahim Díaz (57′ Samu Castillejo), Hakan Çalhanoğlu (89′ Mario Mandžukić); Ante Rebić.
Unused: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu; Kalulu, Romagnoli; Hauge, Krunić, Tonali; Maldini.

Cagliari Calcio (4-3-1-2) – Leonardo Semplici
Alessio Cragno; Andrea Carboni (88′ Daniele Rugani), Luca Ceppitelli (86′ Ragnar Klavan), Diego Godín, Charalampos Lykogiannis; Nahitan Nández, Alessandro Deiola (86′ Kwadwo Asamoah), Răzvan Marin (78′ Alfred Duncan); Radja Nainggolan; João Pedro, Leonardo Pavoletti (78′ Alberto Cerri).
Unused: Aresti, Vicario; Tripaldelli, Zappa; Tramoni; Simeone, Sottil. 

Referee: Davide Massa.

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Ted
Ted
1 month ago

I read reports that Milan are after 20 year old Orkun Kökçü from Feyenoord. Kid seems to be a talented player really similar to Bennacer with good vision, passing and fast feet. He would cost around 12 millions. Him to rotate with Bennacer and Tonali with Kessie, our midfield would be perfect. Wouldn’t mind to have Meite for peanuts as a backup to these four as well.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Ya I saw that as well. He’s a good age to learn from kessie and bennacer. I really don’t mind meite tbh, he’s been solid enough and isn’t trying to overextend beyond his capabilities

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Just read if we don’t make the ucl it won’t be a financial disaster? Lmao is that why we are still trying to do player plus cash de Paul? If it’s not a problem we should be able to put right buy the players we need! Same for that young winger. Is there a reason why this deal isn’t done yet? Where is the deal has been done and the player will join in the summer? This is what I mean when I say Milan doesn’t have initiative and urgency!

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

nathan for what we all know of we might already have some deals in the bag but waiting to announce them till the season is over, my point here is that its just as speculative as what you read, In regard of money from cl im confident that i read that the management said before the season started that from a financial perspective it wouldnt be a disaster to not qualify for cl so theres a difference as they hadnt calculated with a qualification. We spend around 20-30 mil at max combined in transfers and loans so its actually rather… Read more »

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Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Ah you said the key word, MIGHT. Hate to break it but why would they make it a secret. When we are linked with someone that has real potential, it always says Milan are looking at this player. Milan are planning to put this much down. It’s never, Milan has completed a deal and the player will join when the transfer window opens. I hope your right and that we do have the deals done, however, history tells us when deals are done, they post it. And when I say a financial disaster, I don’t mean we will be in… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Well i have no doubt that de paul is a player that we have scouted and shortlisted but still its speculation regardless even if we have him shortlisted because maldini hasnt said that he is a player we will go for but only the media has said that. In the end though i can pretty much guarantee you that milan wouldnt announce any first team player signings at this dire moment of the season as it could create issues painting a clear picture of who will be sold in the coming transfer window. Its not my intention to say that… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
30 days ago

Thing is we are waiting to long. I agree with everything you said. It’s just again we are waiting too long. This is giving other teams a chance to approach these players. Like I said, Milan are the scouts for other teams in europe

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
30 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

i really dont think we are scouts for other teams again its just speculation in the media who we are after and who we are not after when that is said obviously we can always find some cases where we should have moved faster but im sure every club can say the same.

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Ted
Ted
30 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Maybe not a total disaster but we won’t attract any exciting players and we could wave goodbye to Hakan, Donna and Tomori. For these two money grabbin sluts I wouldn’t even be mad but Tomori is a must! It could also mean signing players like Giroud instead of someone exciting like Belotti, Vlahovic or Tammy Abraham for example.

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Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
30 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Yup your right, and that is not a good thing for us. It means more old players with 2 years left at the top, and despite that, we wouldn’t even support those players with good enough back ups

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
30 days ago

Lmao just read Milan consider 12 mil for adli, a 21 yro with a bright future, as not a cheap price but completely forget we spent 35 mil on leao? Ridiculous

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
30 days ago

Anyone here who knows a way to track down one of those Bill The Butcher flags often seen during milans matches and no its not Herbert Kilpin

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Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
30 days ago

I have had just about enough of Mino Raiola. What he is doing is disgusting. All for his own wallet. He doesnt care about his clients at all. This is all about him. And now he is leaking stories about Barcelona right before our biggest game of the year. I think his plan all along was to plant these stories to make sure we dont make champions league. I know i know. Its on the players. But this drama isnt good for the team, and its been hanging over their heads since January. I personally think Mino wants us out… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
30 days ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

I have no doubt that you are correct in that estimate and frankly i dont give a damn how this sounds but im sure both i and a large part of the football community of fans around the world will celebrate the day when his undoubtedly fat heart at one point stops beating and the soooner the better in my book. Would even be tempted to smack him in the face if i ever met him not that it would be very likely to happen though. I would be sad to see donnarumma leave but at the same time ive… Read more »

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Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
30 days ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

Honestly I think your right as well. If Milan make the ucl I don’t want to hear shit from that mans mouth. I expect a contract to be signed that same day. If not we all know him and Donna are just about money and that’s it

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
30 days ago

I just watched the highlights of hauge at bodo glint and Milan and I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that pioli won’t play him! Look at his goals for Milan. They were never just tap in. He dribbled past players or out ran them to score. Meanwhile we are playing samu and krunic? Also you can see he wasn’t given anywhere near the freedom to express himself compared to bodo. He was killing us when we played us

SJF
SJF
30 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

J.P Has mad skills!
Hes a rough diamond. He is fast, skillful, creative,good attitude,powerful shot. This potential is massive!
He is still immature and has been out of his depth at times, but he has also torn apart defences like Napoli.

I have been quiet here because I was sooo upset or last performance!
Most notably not bringing on a match winner like Hauge, instead Samu crap.
It reminded me of the trauma of Istanbul.

Pioli did a great job, but that was unforgiveable.
I have little hope for our chances against atalanta

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
29 days ago
Reply to  SJF

Ya man I don’t blame you. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many comments after a game before. Pioli has seriously undone all the hard work that was out in, and that is a serious concern especially if we keep him for next year. Hauge is a proven game changer. Samu, krunic are proven to not be. Yes he has too m to grow but you can’t grow if you don’t play

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
29 days ago

Seem to me that the reason why Hauge is not used is commercial.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
29 days ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

You mean he’s not selling shirts or he’s not bringing in new fans from norway?

Ted
Ted
29 days ago

I think Hauge’s case is of a tactical nature. Pioli said himself that wings must cover the flanks when Milan is out of possession so he likes his wings to track back and defend as well. Castillejo, Salesmaker, Krunić don’t have flair but they will run up and down that flank tirelessly like bunch of headless chickens and it frustrates me seeing this tactics cause they are not added value but only add to number. Hauge is an attacking player mostly and does not track back as often as others. He was wrong joining Milan. He would’ve exploded by now… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
29 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Hmm idk, I could have sworn he helped out in defense as well as being able to get forward. It’s a shame we didn’t try him on the right. He’s faster, more skillful and can score more than salemakers and samu combined.

SJF
SJF
29 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

It doesn’t matter at the end of a game like that when you are doing everything to win.
Worrying about defense when you need to worry about getting a goal!

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
29 days ago
Reply to  SJF

Your right. I was responding in regards to over all game play. Hauge does everything that the others do on the right, amd that includes the one thing the right side players can’t do, and that’s score goals