Team news: Milan had to do without Simon Kjær, Mattia Caldara, Franck Kessié, Jens Petter Hauge and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for the pre-season friendly match was 20:30 CET at Estadio de Mestalla.

Shootout: Vallejo (goal), Giroud (goal), Maxi Gómez (goal), Calabria (goal), Guedes (goal), Krunić (miss), Esquerdo (goal), Rebić (goal), Hugo (goal).

Valencia CF (4-4-2) – José Bordalás
Giorgi Mamardashvili; Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista (87′ Mouctar Diakhaby), Omar Alderete, José Gayà (87′ Jesús Vázquez Alcalde); Alessandro Burlamaqui (69′ Vicente Esquerdo), Jason (69′ Rubén Sobrino), Hugo Guillamón, Denis Cheryshev (81′ Manu Vallejo); Gonçalo Guedes, Maxi Gómez.
Unused: Fran Perez, Javi Guerra, Diego Lopez, Joseda, Charli

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan (46′ Ciprian Tătăruşanu); Andrea Conti (60′ Davide Calabria), Fikayo Tomori (46′ Pierre Kalulu), Alessio Romagnoli (46′ Matteo Gabbia), Fodé Ballo-Touré (60′ Theo Hernández); Sandro Tonali (46′ Rade Krunić), Tommaso Pobega (90′ Enrico Di Gesù); Samu Castillejo, Brahim Díaz (60′ Ante Rebić), Daniel Maldini (46′ Alexis Saelemaekers); Rafael Leão (60′ Olivier Giroud).
Unused: Plizzari, Robotti.

Referee: Melero Lopez (ESP).

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Oluwashevy
2 months ago

Go play some good football boys and score some goals I still don’t know why hauge is still exempted

Nino
Nino
2 months ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

Hauge is leaving…

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
2 months ago

It would be nice if they can give Plizzari few minutes in this match. That’s how Dollaruma was given a chance and discovered himself.

Last edited 2 months ago by Gbenga AJOSE
ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago

I don’t care what anyone has to say but Pobega needs to be sold. It’s a big mistake to keep at Milan. Doesn’t fit in our formation and not good enough.

Rossi
Rossi
2 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

What exactly did any of the other midfielders did more than him ? Just curious, since he had an average game didn’t do anything wrong, same as the other mids in this game.

Gems
Gems
2 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Yeah tonali is no better than him .
We need to hurry up and get rid of Conti & castellejo and get replacements in pronto

Gems
Gems
2 months ago
Reply to  Gems

Let’s get Ilicic in for castellejo & dalot for Conti
Get vlasic in for chanaboglu and hurry up about it

Shackur
2 months ago

Which site to stream the match

Folumilano
Folumilano
2 months ago
Reply to  Shackur

Stream site please hesgoal not streaming

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
2 months ago
Reply to  Folumilano

YOUTUBE

Jerekre
Jerekre
2 months ago
Reply to  Shackur

youtube

Roberto Giano
2 months ago

First half : poor performance. Wrong position of few players that makes them not perform : Maldini, Leao. Enough with Pobega, we need another midfilder. Conti should be sold, he is not good enough even as back up. When can we sign new RW/RM? Stupid coach. Pioli gives many chance to his players except Hauge

Marc
Marc
2 months ago

Samu is offering nothing except rolling on the ground easily. Everybody knows it except the coach. Pioli sees him as a very skilful player. Instead telling him to find a new club for this season, management and Pioli decided to sell better player for capital gain.

Meanwhile second half just begins, and Salelemaekers plays as LW. Every players got chance to play in different position except a player who “The Mighty” Piole doesn’t like..

Last edited 2 months ago by Marc
Milanzah
Milanzah
2 months ago

Sh*t show

Patinho
Patinho
2 months ago

Karma’s gonna hit fast as Hauge was the sacrificial lamb for Krunic.. What a disappointment..

Last edited 2 months ago by Patinho
Oluwashevy
2 months ago

We haven’t won any European friendly games something fishing going on fingers crossed

Marc
Marc
2 months ago

Same booooring milan, nothing new. Pioli said last season he had laid best fundamental to win this season. 90% players he fielded this evening were already familiar with his formation (except Pobega, Balo Toure, Giroud) , yet the team played like shit.

Positve thing : Brahim shines, Maignan convincing, Romagnoli determined (hopefully not leave the club for free!!)

Negative thing : Pioli (let him go at the end of his contact), Piolis Tactic(no upgrade at all), Samu (for offering nothing yet played 90minutes today) and Krunic (for nasty challenge in a FRIENDLY MATCH) and for not leaving club

Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
2 months ago

I always said this management where not ambitious enough but what do I always receive backlash from some dumb ass in this blog if milan don’t start spending the cash on quality player expect Europa League football next season, for those that want to say it just friendly, have you forgotten giampiolo pre season, early signs are warning milan better take notice and upgrade the team, pioli might be called a average coach but the team he had ain’t good enough, check klopp,guardiola e.t.c their club are spend big cash on their team, they didn’t use a magic wand to… Read more »

Gems
Gems
2 months ago

Milan waiting for the last minute to pick up a bargain … it’s going to be to late and we won’t get shit , hurry up get ilicic in , get classic in
Let’s go

Gems
Gems
2 months ago
Reply to  Gems

Vlasic

Milanaysia
Milanaysia
2 months ago

Inter are selling lukaku. Hakimi already left. U should return to intermerda fans blog where u belong to complain about unambitious management.

spikemmy
spikemmy
2 months ago

You are so spot on. Management needs to invest in this team to be able to transform them into a team that will compete in Europe next season.

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 months ago

Klopp’s dortmund didn’t spend big but won the league against Bayern. Guardiola’s Treble winning Barca didn’t spend big except David Villa but that wasn’t “big” either. Spending =/= success. If your inter didn’t have Conte, spending 200mil more wouldn’t have gotten you scudetto mate. Spending big on Pioli is a gamble because he hasn’t proven anything anywhere. Last season is not a proof that Pioli is a good manager. last season simply says if we weren’t lucky and didn’t have those penalties against Atalanta we would still be 5th and out of UCL. That’s not a sign of a ‘fantastic’… Read more »

Chris
Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Agree ! Up to now, Pioli still not wont my full believe. He’s like lack of ideas in tactis and inflexible. I prefer somebody like Galtier who can create good style base on players he has and can work well with limit budget. I also expect Milan scouting team make more wise choice like Dortmund. So far from my point of view, Milan management have made some beautiful signing (Theo, Bennacer, Kjaer,Ibra…) but others (Leao, Krunic, Rebic,….) still a big question

Pele80
Pele80
2 months ago

Ref was a big joke.Valencia was very rough from the begining. Leao’s gowl was a clean goal. Krunic nearly ended someone’s season but got just a yelliw card, the victim himself retaliated with a headbutt referee allowed him. Good game from everyone except; Maldini (he should be loaned out), Krunic should be sold, Saelemaker is a big joke,Conti should go.

This team lack a right winger and it has repeatedly shiwed in all our matches but our management keep looking at somewhere else. CAM is also needed for Diaz cannot carry the load alone. Pls Sign sign sign !

Rossi
Rossi
2 months ago
Reply to  Pele80

RW has been our weakest position since Suso left. And since then we havent tried to bring any one decent to replace him. Can’t belive the summer is almost over and we still haven’t tried to strenghten our weakest position. It feels like we are playing with 10men because of how inefficient our RW is.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rossi
Niels8
Niels8
2 months ago

Hopefully we get new RW & AM asap and then Samu & Krunic can be sold.

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
2 months ago

Maldini is bad at strengthen attack he is only sure about who he wants to buy for the defence every fan knows that krunic and Castillejo shouldn’t be starting, it has been obvious since last season, why don’t the management take it serious the earlier the player are boughten the easier they can adapt to our team style of play

Roberto Giano
2 months ago

Pioli tried 442 in second half but with Samu on RW and Saelemaker on LW. Very silly.

Terry
Terry
2 months ago

Guys these games are for trial and error. I wouldn’t worry. I trust Maldini. He knows how to buy good talent.

DonMilano
DonMilano
2 months ago

Milan should not sell Hauge, is it too hard to understand?

Timo
Timo
2 months ago
Reply to  DonMilano

Nobody understands it. We should just stop talking about him. He is already on the way to Frankfurt thanks to Pioli and Capital Gain..

Oluwashevy
2 months ago
Reply to  Timo

This Frankfurt it’s like there have a better scout than us always coming for our prospect players look at Andre Silva now hauge and Milan will sell or exchange of players

Timo
Timo
2 months ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

It is not Frankfurt who has good scout, it is Pioli himself works as scout for other clubs. Players he dumped means the sign to buy for other clubs. Useless players like Samu and Krunic are more “reliable” for Pioli

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
2 months ago
Reply to  DonMilano

Brother, no reasonable Milan fan would want the club to sell Hauge. The problem is that the management does not want to spend. Instead, the management is talking about “Self sufficiency” . What that means is that the club should be independent. To trow more light, it means we can only spend if we earn. This is the reason we want to sell Hauge to generate fund to make other pressing acquisition since no clubs make no serious offer for our unwanted players….My understanding with this management is that they are not spending to win Champion league or make any… Read more »

SJF
SJF
2 months ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

It still seems a very short sighted move.
Rebic can play RW so why not Keep Hauge instead of spending a lot on a new RW.
Castillejo and Krunic must go!!!!!!
This transfer season is a disaster.
Milan are weaker than last year.

When we miss out on K.Jorge for 3 or 4 m then you know we have no chance of signing decent players.

So keep Hauge ffs

Ink
Ink
2 months ago

It will be a huge mistake to sell Hauge and keep Leao.

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
2 months ago

I’m completely against selling Hauge but looking at it on a different perspective, this might be the best deal for us, depending on the terms of the agreement. Andre Silver should have taught us a lesson already. 1. Our players are unwanted, hence we need to sell certain players that are not priority for us now to raise funds 2. If Hauge stays, knowing Pioli, he will get limited playing time as he is 3rd choice. He needs playing time and Frankfurt can very well develop him considering what they did with Andre Silver 3. I expect a buy back… Read more »

Ink
Ink
2 months ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

That is a good point mate.
But sadly, so far no news of a buy back clause.

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

Put Leao on the wing, permanently. Everytime he came from the left with the ball he was dangerous. He showed that last season already. Maldini jr. should be loaned or sold, it’s only his last name saving him from being sold. Castillejo, Krunić, Conti are waste of space. We definitely need Kessie’s deputy, Bakayoko or Kamara. Pobega is not a DM, if there’s no space for him in the team now, loan him out or sell with buyback clause. Good games from Maignan, Diaz, Ballo-Toure.

Last edited 2 months ago by Ted
Rossi
Rossi
2 months ago
Reply to  Ted

So many frendlys and Pioli still hasn’t tried Leao as a LW. Such a stuborn coach. Since Hauge is leaving and we got a new CF in Giroud, Leao should be moved to the LW as a deputy for Rebic. But knowing Pioli and watching who he played on the LW in this pre season frendlys, i think that he will prob chose his boy Krunic to be the LW deputy and Leao will sit on the bench as a 3rd striker.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rossi
Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
2 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

It’s looking like Milan doesn’t want to buy a young striker as Pioli keeps on trying Leao as striker….If this is the plan, then why selling Hauge ? But like I said , Fund from Hauge will be used to pursue Calhanoglu replacement and as far as I can see, Nikola Vlasic is the number one choice for Milan cos of his age. Its sad to see Hauge leaving but some sacrifices are necessary for the overall wellbeing of the team.

Last edited 2 months ago by Gbenga AJOSE
Rossi
Rossi
2 months ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

That would be the logical thing to do with the money from Hauge, but i wont be supriced if they chose Rodrigez or Ilicic maybe even Isco to be the new AM. Eliot’s Milan has showed over and over again that their main interest is in finances and not on the football field. So i wont be supriced if they go for the cheapest option. CSKA was willing to accept loan with obligation to buy for Vlasic, so we didn’t even needed to pay for him this year. He would cost around 25-30mil so that might be the real obstical.

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 months ago

positives: -ballo Toure. Exceptionally well played this game. Good signing by Maldini. -Maignan. Commanding goalkeeper. Prefers deflection over capturing. Which will eventually come to bite us back I believe, but plenty of room for improvement. -Leao. Very good overall performance. If he can play like this throughout the entire season, we won’t need any more strikers. -Giroud. His movement and positioning alone created at least two clear chances for us in the game. perfect striker. negatives: -Daniel Maldini. Not ready. Loan him away ASAP. -Krunic and Samu. for real? Both are usueless. how long will it take for Pioli to… Read more »

Oluwashevy
2 months ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

You guys don’t know the technique krunic castilejo are using on the coach is easy the match bonuses and some fraction of there weekly payment goes to coach pocket so you see even if there don’t get a starting belt atlist there will play as sub or start if the case maybe so the only thing that need to be done is for the management to sell both players without the coach even knowing self because if he does know he will convince the management to leave both useless players that can’t even guarantee themself to start in bologna coming… Read more »

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
2 months ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

This friends with benefits arrangement between pioli and samu/krunic probably extends beyond sharing match fees. Lol It’s probably easy to swallow for Pioli but impossible for us Milan fans.

Oluwashevy
2 months ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Maybe the curva will have some work to do this time because it’s not funny to we milanistas anymore

Nesta1
Nesta1
2 months ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Good points, I’d go as far as saying if we don’t sign a right winger ditch the formation with wide players and play a 352,3412 or 4312.any of those would be better because we are dead down the right.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

I’m telling you a 343 would be best for this team.
Rebic zlatan and leao up front
Theo, bennacer, kessie and salemakers in mid
Kjaer, tomori and calabria in defense.

Salamakers would benefit the most since he wouldn’t be burdened with creating and scoring.

SJF
SJF
2 months ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

So Milan10 finally shows his Judas head!!
Go back to the Inter forum and follow your boyfriend Hakan the traitor.
No one here wants to read your nonsense or smell the rotten hypocrisy.

Last edited 2 months ago by SJF
Spencer
Spencer
2 months ago

Everytime i read comments here and i see people saying don’t sell Hauge, have we not learnt from Andre Silva, Cutrone, Paqueta, Cristante, Locatelli. Please all these players we have sold, how much impact have they made in the football world?? Silva, Paqueta and Locatelli are all average at best. Citrine and Cristante are below average trust mi. I know Hauge showed glimpses last season, but we can’t hang on to every young player we have, hoping that they all become great someday. Life is a risk, u win some and lose some. Especially considering the financial state of the… Read more »

Marc
Marc
2 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

How much impact have Samu and Krunic made to milan???Even Leao, Saelemaekers?? Some players you mentioned become pillars to their new team even for NT. If we can’t hang on young players we have, then what should we do to improve the team?? We can’t afford big spending, yet we are keeping selling talented players. The problem is therefore we always sold wrong players. I am not saying Hauge is huge stars, but he contributed more during his 9 months spell at milan than Krunic and Samu combined during 3 years. Moreover milan didn’t have better replacement for those players… Read more »

Spencer
Spencer
2 months ago
Reply to  Marc

You all do not really understand that Samu, Conti, Krunic and Caldara, do not have any concrete offers at all. So it’s not like the mgt loves to keep them, we are just stuck with them. We can’t just let them all leave for free, or terminate their contracts. Most teams are offering loan with option to buy, as also love to do lol. What really annoys me most is that asides Krunic, all other 3 of those liabilities, earn more than most of our current first team starters. It is really painful. I just hope we can finally dispose… Read more »

Marc
Marc
2 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

That is the point, milan can’t get rid of bad players easily, but they decided to sell players who can contribute more. It means management just make the squad worse. I can’t really understand the logic behind. Maybe mgt will have more dry loan players to strengthen the squad.
I am wondering which good player, who can be directly integrated to Piolis plan, milan can get with 12Mio euro from hauge sell. Milan even asked a lot of discount for tonali..i hope milan get better replacement as soon as possible.

SJF
SJF
2 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

Plenty of teams get payed for the loan of their players. Look at Chelsea, they have players like Bakayoko all over the place and they earn their keep. So loan out those guys for money

SJF
SJF
2 months ago
Reply to  Marc

Your spot on sir. I wanted to su the same but you’ve done it for me

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

Agree with what you are saying but in regard of stadium plans and other upgrades on infrastructure like for example milanello wouldnt impact ffp.

Calm down
Calm down
2 months ago

Just loan both Pobega and Tonali. I want to like Tonali but honestly the lad is ever lacking confidence since arriving, even in pre season games. Sell Samu and Conti immediately. Buy Ziyech (effective on RW too) Ilicic Sensi Kamara and Odriazola/Dalot. And warn Pioli to start playing good football again.

Ted
Ted
2 months ago
Reply to  Calm down

Calm down

Calm down
Calm down
2 months ago

Sell Krunic too. Thou with his work rate and aggression I think he can do a job in midfield as the 4th choice CM but Pioli seems to be preparing him for the wing. Now get rid of the player once. Annoy Pioli. Let him look for Krunic in the squad to play him on the wing and not find him around!

Nesta1
Nesta1
2 months ago

Just read we were offered tammy abraham from Chelsea, wish we had more money he would have been a good replacement for zlatan.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
2 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

We said this back in Jan where we should have loaned him but management thought mandzukic would be best

Nesta1
Nesta1
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Lol yeah unreal!

Nino
Nino
2 months ago

Messi is free. Elliot, prove your love to Milan by signing Messi. If you can pay Ibra 7m, you can give Messi 12m. You’re not paying transfer. So make it happen.

Sell off Krunic, Castipenjo, Conti…

Oluwashevy
2 months ago
Reply to  Nino

Lol I laugh at the face of Elliot to pay Messi that Amount instead he would have given Donna his request now talking about Donna and Messi which club between Milan and Barca has capital loss on their sales as both players left as free agent

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
2 months ago
Reply to  Nino

I’m not sure if he is good enough to start. Maybe he can play as a backup to Krunic.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 months ago
Reply to  Nino

he earned 71 mil a year previously so i can pretty much guarantee you cant get him for 12 mil a year, nevertheless i would like the club to test the grounds but i doubt its in any way feasible. Combine that with sign on fees i’ll say its impossible and if he do end up in another team in europe id expect it to be psg.

Oluwashevy
2 months ago

Psg have signed 3 good players for free now and Messi going that direction making 4 good players but the wages of does players is the problem now for teams but it’s a smart move for them anyway

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 months ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

As much as i detest both psg and nowadays leonardo they certainly has done some great deals no question about that. It would be hilariously funny though if messi are very pissed about not getting his contract renewed and then joining real madrid as there would be some crazy derby reactions from the fans but that certainly would be the ultimate football chock to happen 😀

Oluwashevy
2 months ago

Right joining real Madrid will be a shocker the derby will be hilarious but am sure Messi have some love for Barca he won’t do such unlike Hakan and the snake Donna but psg has made some remarkable signings for free am impressed waiting on my beloved club Milan to sign on loan or look for dry loan or 3m player to sign

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
2 months ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

yeah i dont see that happening either as it certainly would put him and his legacy in a different view of the fans. I remember when michael laudrup signed for real madrid the barca fans whent crazy and i think it was when figo changed club there was a pigs head thrown out over the stands as he was about to take a corner kick or something,.I cant even imagine what the fans would do if messi made such a swap. I have confidence in our managment and their decisions as we have only been improving while maldinii has been… Read more »