Milan beat Modena 5-0 in a friendly, Brahim, Leão, Tomori, Krunić and Theo Hernández score in the first half

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Rade Krunić, Brahim Díaz, Sandro Tonali and Theo Hernández celebrating during Milan-Modena at Milanello on July 24, 2021. (@acmilan.com)

Milan have won another friendly against a Serie C side, scoring all their goals in the first 45 minutes.

After beating Pro Sesto 6-0 at Milanello last Saturday, Stefano Pioli and his boys took on Serie C’s Modena today.

Milan were without Franck Kessié and Pierre Kalulu (with their national teams at the Olympic Games), Zlatan Ibrahimović, Davide Calabria and Tommaso Pobega (not 100% fit to play), Mike Maignan, Simon Kjær, Ante Rebić and Olivier Giroud (on vacation – will be back at Milanello on Monday).

Pioli played Brahim Díaz in the #10 role alongside Alexis Saelemaekers and Rade Krunić behind Rafael Leão. Brahim must have felt inspired by his new kit number, 10, as he was absolutely marvelous in the opening minutes. Within 2 minutes he already found the back of the net, finishing a move that he was at the heart of, with Theo Hernández giving him a back-heel assist.

In the 5th minute, Brahim crossed the ball which found the head of Leão who made it 2-0. Four minutes later, Ismaël Bennacer lobbed the ball and reached Fikayo Tomori and the Englishman made it 3-0 already before the 10th minute. In the 18′ minute, Leão assisted Krunić’s 4-0. Milan took their foot off the gas and scored again only in the 42′ minute as Theo scored with a wonderful long-range strike following a free-kick routine that often failed during the last season.

Rafael Leão and Brahim Díaz celebrating during Milan-Modena at Milanello on July 24, 2021. (@acmilan.com)

Pioli made a lot of changes in the second half, giving Fodé Ballo-Touré his debut, as well as bringing on Samu Castillejo, Jens Petter Hauge and Daniel Maldini. The drop in quality was felt and Milan struggled to create chances. Their best effort ended with Castillejo wasting a great opportunity.

The next Milan friendlies will be against higher-profile clubs, as they will be taking part in a Summer Tournament that will have their play Nice, Valencia, Real Madrid and Panathinaikos.

Fodé Ballo-Touré during Milan-Modena at Milanello on July 24, 2021. (@acmilan.com)

Goals: Brahim (2′), Leão (5′), Tomori (9′), Krunić (18′), Theo Hernández (42′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu (60′ Alessandro Plizzari); Matteo Gabbia (60′ Luca Stanga), Fikayo Tomori (46′ Andrea Conti), Alessio Romagnoli (46′ Mattia Caldara), Theo Hernández (46′ Fodé Ballo-Touré); Sandro Tonali (60′ Enrico Di Gesù), Ismaël Bennacer (46′ Giovanni Robotti (83′ Andrea Capone)); Alexis Saelemaekers (46′ Samu Castillejo), Brahim Díaz (46′ Daniel Maldini), Rade Krunić (46′ Jens Petter Hauge); Rafael Leão (46′ Lorenzo Colombo).
Unused: Plizzari, Desplanches, Pseftis, Kerkez, Roback.

Modena F.C. 2018 (4-4-2) – Attilio Tesser
Riccardo Gagno (46′ Antonio Narciso); Matteo Ciofani (53′ Tommaso Maggioni), Antonio Pergreffi (46′ Mattia Minesso), Riccardo Baroni, Francesco Renzetti (46′ Luca Castiglia); Fabio Gerli (53′ Davide Gavazzi), Fabio Scarsella (46′ Andrea Ingegneri), Manuel Di Paola (46′ Fabio Ponsi), Nicola Mosti (53′ Jacopo Nelli); Roberto Ogunseye (53′ Rocco Costantino), Alessandro Marotta (46′ Edoardo Duca).
Unused: Aimi, Milesi, Molinaro, Duca.

Referee: Enrico Maggio.

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Roberto Giano
2 months ago

I didn’t watch the match. Can anyone give a review? How was Fode Ballo and Hauge?

Calm down
Calm down
2 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

Read somewhere that Hauge’s work rate was impressive. Guessing he’s had a good outing.

Calm down
Calm down
2 months ago

Don’t sell Leao please

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
2 months ago

Who watched the match? Please how was Hauge, Leao and Ballo-Toure?

Patinho
Patinho
2 months ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

Leao – scored a header to make it 2-0, and assisted a goal (Krunic converted it through a header). He made a brilliant impression, was involved in counter attacks, good movement and showed a desire to be involved in the attack – with or without ball. Hauge – quite involved in his 45 minutes, made 2-3 shots and has some great passes up front, unfortunately none of the attackers converted them into goals (with Colombo having the best chance). He moved swiftly and seemed involved, however, it’s a pity he had to play with the “second team”. Having him up… Read more »

Roberto Giano
2 months ago
Reply to  Patinho

thanks mate

Patinho
Patinho
1 month ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

Sure thing buddy! Really looking forward to the Summer Tour, there’s going to be plenty of chances for these guys to prove their worth. Hoping to primarily see Maignan but also Giroud in action!

Roberto Giano
2 months ago

Leao score twice in a row. Both head and foot. and an assist this time. We might not need the third “young” CF

Roberto Giano
2 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

If he keep these performances along preseason, forget Kaio Jorge and get Tete.

Ac milan
Ac milan
2 months ago
Reply to  Roberto Giano

We still need Kaio, Leao prefers on the wing. He is not a pure striker. More of wing striker. If we put Leao in the center, he is pretty much out of position.

Ink
Ink
2 months ago

Scoring in preseason against Pro Sesto and Modena, and then going awol in the league matches is not enough.

Oluwashevy
1 month ago
Reply to  Ink

Honestly I really don’t count preseason that much it’s a situation and circumstances we taste the strength of our players and position but when the league start well then we know what’s up I just want the management to get players at their right positions and quality ones at that so there won’t be room for excuses and confusions during selection

Dwaynek27ism
Dwaynek27ism
2 months ago

A win is a win, I’d take this even if it is pre-season.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Guys the rumors of Brandt are picking up a lot. We could have ourselves a very good cam this season

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I really like Brandt too.
Here is a bonus for another kid:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4vsx7tBXcxI

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

On the other hand, the rumour of Hauge leaving is also getting stronger, which really annoys me. Milan bought him, Pioli did’t give him a fair chance bc he prefers Krunic and Samu over him, Management sell him for capital gain, next thing to be happened is actually he shines at new club like any other players and milan will still keep mediocre players in the team and dreaming big..

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I can tell you are happy now.

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
1 month ago

This milan transfer window so far is a scam, we have only signed two new players so far, giroud and ballo toure we haven’t strengthen the squad yet gadizi and co are trying to play smart, if not for their supidity cheisa suppose to be a milan player, they should stop playing with us and get their bosman transfer and cheap youngsters because we know that what they really want all this vlasic,sabizer,ikone, berrardi, valhovic are all lies our true target are tadic,illic,jorge, and all those primetive youth player, where is the so called milan 10 who was in support… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Elliotazzuri
Forza
Forza
1 month ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Am tracking milan10, I have been checking many inter blog to see if he will comment they especially sempreinter, am sure he is a traitor and I remember when he was defending the management, till they let hakan go he disappeared was he ever a milinsta or just Turkish Kaba fan boy

Last edited 1 month ago by Forza
Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Forza

Why are you worrying over someone is present or not…If the so cold Milan10 disappears because Hakan leaves then his claim as being a true Milan fan is questionable. Let’s be concerned about the progress of our Milan.

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
1 month ago

For all those milan fan who want either hauge or leao to leave who is going to replace them is it not going to be another gamble youngster who nobody knows about again.

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Totally agree, we should not sell Leao nor Hague unless someone offers line 30mil minimum for each.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ac milan
Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
1 month ago

Omg inter away jersey is fine art work so beautiful, I don’t know what puma are doing with ours they should learn from nike

Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
1 month ago

All I said was inter away jersey is fine compare to ours why am I getting so much hate

SJF
SJF
1 month ago

What a great example Kessie is!!
Saying he wants to stay for life before his contract is sorted. No games from him, this is an example of how even if your greedy agent wants you to move, you can stand on your own 2 feet and speak up, like a man.
Take note Gigio

Milan 15
Milan 15
1 month ago

Milan just lost kaio Jorge to juve what the hell is wrong with Milan ?? It just 6 million the guy has a big future ahead of him we can’t just rely on ibra and Oliver 35 ,39 they can’t ply 38 games

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan 15

The management are looking for a cheaper young centre foward that they can get on loan with option to buy for 3million or a free transfer youngster lol maldini is clueless when it comes to buying forward

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Juve offered Santos 1 Mil and we offered 3 mil. Benfica offered 10 mil. The player signed with Juve.

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

What astonishes most is that Juve just signed a precontract with the player ..My question is ” Couldn’t we have done same thing before Juve did ” ? This guy in question does not look like a player with big salary .. How in the world can we allow this great opportunity to slip by ?????? This is how someone offered Dybala to us while he was at Palermo and this is how we wasted time till Juve snatched him !!! Now for us to have a chance of getting this guy, we have to pay through our noses. Maybe… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Gbenga AJOSE
Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

No we didn’t. Milan offered 5 and has an agreement with the player already. Stop spreading false information

Willsmilan
Willsmilan
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan 15

If we keep Hauge nd Leao in the team we will have 3 left wings nd Leao can rotate with Ibra nd Giroud, we suld sell Krunic nd Casti nd get a very good right wing to rotate with Salermakers, nd jst get another good back up to rotate with Diaz, we dont need a new right back Calabria nd Kalulu as back up is ok, we suld stop wasting time nd money where its not needed, nd lastly we suld decide if we should load Pobega or keep him, bcoz we cant ve 5 midfielders, i did prefer Bakayoko… Read more »

SJF
SJF
1 month ago
Reply to  Willsmilan

Totally agree. We need to focus on RW and AM roles!! Pobega should stay, hes a real talent, good technically and physically. He can play CM or AM. As you say we dont need more defenders, especially when we still have Caldara and Conti on our books. Kaio Jorge looks like a good investment, considering we cant afford a proven striker!! If we keep Leao, Hauge, Rebic, Diaz, Pobega and Saladman we will have good options in attack. So far this mercato has seen us retain some of our borrowed players and lose 2 starters. There has certainly been no… Read more »

Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
1 month ago

Kiss my dick you milan fan that supports the management strategy, fuck you Elliot management get out of Milan go and borrow inter a loan and take over them please leave us a lone

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago

When you use the term: “you Milan fan”, obviously, you are not one of us. Just because you are here does not make you a Milan fan. You are not welcome here. Please go back to inter.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ac milan
Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

Obviously you are one of the people am talking about, you are a wolf in sheep clothing, so what makes you think you can decide who a Milan fan is and just because you are here also doesn’t make you a milan fan, you should be the going back to your interista

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago

Well. Your username pretty much outs you as an Inter fan. Just throwing that out there.

BANTON
1 month ago

Milan 10…said that some months back…that he is shitermilan fan….

Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
1 month ago
Reply to  BANTON

Where is milan 10 now, let me guess supporting hakan at inter, your point is invalid imbecile, till milan 10 actually comfirm wheather he is still a milan fan

BANTON
1 month ago

you wanna set confusion…..Mr Judas Iscariot…..

Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
1 month ago
Reply to  BANTON

Am more of a milan fan than you man child go suck mummy breast

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago

No Milan fan would compliment Inter’s jersey compared to Milans. We all know who and what you are.

Cyrus
Cyrus
1 month ago

We all know that Shinter Merda are the Serpernts of Madonnina.

You are never one of us.