Team news: Milan were without Alessandro Plizzari, Simon Kjær, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Rade Krunić, Junior Messias, Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Venezia had to do without Luca Lezzerini and Luca Fiordilino. Kickoff time for Matchday 5 is 20:45 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Brahim Díaz (68′), Theo Hernández (82′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia (59′ Fikayo Tomori), Alessio Romagnoli, Fodé Ballo-Touré (59′ Theo Hernández); Sandro Tonali, Ismaël Bennacer; Alessandro Florenzi (59′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Brahim Díaz (80′ Franck Kessié), Rafael Leão; Ante Rebić (73′ Pietro Pellegri).
Unused: Jungdal, Tătăruşanu; Conti; Castillejo; Maldini. 

Venezia FC (4-3-3) – Paolo Zanetti 
Niki Mäenpää; Tyronne Ebuehi (74′ Pasquale Mazzocchi), Mattia Caldara, Pietro Ceccaroni, Cristian Molinaro; Dor Peretz (52′ Domen Črnigoj), Antonio Junior Vacca (82’0Tanner Tessmann), Gianluca Busio; Mattia Aramu, Francesco Forte (52′ Thomas Henry), Dennis Johnsen (74′ David Okereke).
Unused: Neri; Modolo, Heymans, Bjarkason, Kiyine, Schnegg, Svoboda.

Referee: Ivano Pezzuto.

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SMandal
SMandal
27 days ago

All the best… Let’s win… Forza Milan

Nino
Nino
27 days ago

Fair line up. So Balo-Toure starts like I advocated. That’s how you rotate your squad. Nice one Pioli.

3 points at San Siri. Forza Milan.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

WE NOW RETURN TO MILAN10 MUSINGS “Milan10 21 days ago WE NOW RETURN TO MILAN10 MUSINGS …the signings of baka AND adli serve the same purposes: adding quality to the squad AND warning to kessie (and possibly ben) that no one is irreplacable and only those who bleed red and black can and deserve to play for milan.” “We’ve been talking to Kessie’s agent for a year and a half. We had many meetings and we’ll have other opportunities to talk with him about Franck” – Maldini well well, apparently great milan10ian minds DO think alike. so much for “milan… Read more »

Nesta1
Nesta1
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I noticed theos defending against morata too, he was on the wrong side like u said. He had the pace to go in on the left side and either force him wide or make the tackle, very poor.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Nesta1

correctamundo mate. i think maldini should get on the pitch occasionally to show these boys how its done in training sessions

Nana
Nana
27 days ago

Squad rotation here right. We shouldn’t be too harsh on them whatever the results may be. But I know we will win anyways. I can’t watch the match today as well. But I want you guys to brief me on telepathy among the players since quite a few are now starting. Win guys. This will give the squad a huge moral, and warn kessie as well.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago

Nice line up. I hope Gabbia can find his before injury form again. He was very solid.

Rotation is needed and we should let our youngsters grow.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

This looks like slightly too much rotation.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago

Forza guys we must win this one

Terry
Terry
27 days ago

which channel is showing this?

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Terry

beinsport 2 of course. definitely not onlyfans

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago

Sometimes we are overcomplicating. We just need to try and shoot more othervthan that we are the one who are controling the match

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

lol who’s that blonde ibra playing for venezia?

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
27 days ago

20 minutes in, we look tired and unimaginative. We need more energy and urgency in our game

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

dammit rebic. always head the ball down, for accuracy and to make it harder for gk to block it.
btw, venezia defends so much better than spezia, dammit

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago

Why are we not playing our best starting 11? It’s not like we have been winning the league recently. Why don’t we secure 3 points and then give others players game time? We ended up losing points against Spezia last season doing this.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

I mean we do not play completely with secondary squad we play with good players

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Tomoro, Kessie, Saelemaekers and Theo should be playing. The 1st half was not bad but we are all over the place unorganized and Venezia got 2 very good scoring opportunities. Now imagine what if they score? In reality we don’t look like scoring in this game.

Gems
Gems
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

Florenzi Is total crap , waste of a signing
Morinho didn’t want him because he’s dead wood ,finished , needed junior Messias here.
I’d even Prefer castellejo on the right

Nasatik
Nasatik
27 days ago
Reply to  Gems

I agree I feel the same way….or at least we need to stop playing him high up the pitch

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Gems

florenzi is rb not rw, cant really blame player for not performing playing out of position. oh, and he’s euro cup winner. FACHTS

Calm down
Calm down
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Exactly mate. People are blaming players for not performing to their best while playing out of position. It’s coach’s fault. He’s troubling Florenzi’s consistency and reputation as a good fullback seeing some fans calling him names already.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Calm down

correctamundo mate. in fact, these “milanisti” should’ve counted their lucky stars because if it wasnt for florenzi, pioli wouldve fielded castipendejo

Gems
Gems
27 days ago
Reply to  Calm down

From the time they signed florenzi they said he could be used on the right wing , which is a joke IMO
We had kalulu as back up right back and junior Messias for right wing , florenzi waste of space ,
Waste of a signing He’s finished sorry

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

Our attack is the best we have. Our midfield is also probably the best we can play right now. He only rotated the defense. Are they playing bad?

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

We are not playing bad but I won’t be surprised if this game ends in a draw.

Rossi
Rossi
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

We just need more urgency in attack.

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

We are not playing bad but we are not looking like scoring anytime, towards the end of 1st half I saw glimpses of Venezia gaining confidence and they almost score from a corner.

Caesar
Caesar
27 days ago

I just hope we buy out Brahim from Madrid because that boy is playing nice football

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago

Leao is clearly the most gifted player in the pitch. Actually in most pitches. I don’t know what the problem is. He should be able to score +20 goals each season. But opportunities come and go and he lose the ball again again. He may score tonight. But it doesn’t change the fact.

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Haha funny how you said “he may score but it doeant change the fact ” so you dont get trashed if he does score.

Rossi
Rossi
27 days ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Well he messes up most of his chances. Ocasionaly he will score from time to time ofcourse, but yea that dosent change the fact that he messes up most of the time. His finishing needs to improve big time. In fact all of our attackers need to work on those final balls.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

It’s ok. We enjoy the foreplay!!

Dindudre
Dindudre
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

You’re right. Leao is the best player in this team but I promise you, his biggest problem is our coach and the tactics he employs. This is not a winning tactics and that’s why when we play faster teams, they easily win us. Our midfield always look empty speak less of our RW. He’s playing Florenzi who doesn’t have any skills to dribble on the right side hereby keeping that side static. We only keep wishing something good comes out from the left side and things have figured that tactic out and that’s why we keep struggling. It’s a shame

Calm down
Calm down
27 days ago
Reply to  Dindudre

Spot on mate. Many people here seem to think that Florenzi will do better than Salad on the wing but with due respect Florenzi is less offensive and don’t even both trying to dribble or do anything that Salad cant. Btw l really like Florence as a rightback. But You can’t play Venezia at home with a defensive set up. Hopefully we attack better in the second half

Last edited 27 days ago by calm down
Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

He is a lazy player who have glimpses of brilliance in most games but he is not the guy you want to rely on. Kid should have left instead of Hauge.

Last edited 27 days ago by Ross Oneri
SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

Saying Hauge to me will trigger my anger 🙂 don’t do it!

Vernay
Vernay
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

what? leao has way more potential

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

tell us that u dont know football without telling us u dont know football

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

kalulu plays like he’s been milan starter all his life. gabbia is rock solid as well. love how he’s confident enough to send long ball to his teammates up front and instruct ben etc where to pass

Nesta1
Nesta1
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I think kalalu is some player we need to play him more,

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Nesta1

correctamundo mate. hell, i’d switch kalulu’s and and florenzi’s positions in 2nd half
bravo triple m for another mercato masterclass

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I love both of them. Very smart players. Way beyond their age. They just need match practice. I don’t think we need to buy anyone if Roma leaves.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

very smart indeed. although i must say, chances are kjaer and romag wont be at milan for long due to different reasons, therefore milan DO need to buy someone because gabbia and tomori wont be enough

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I see Kalulu as Thuram style player. Being able to cover both positions. I think we will have Caldara back next summer!

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

say it with me mate, “caldara is gone”. milan even put an option to buy clause on his loan deal to get rid of him.
as for kalulu, well, young thuram himself mostly played rb, so. like young maldini, kalulu is too fast and explosive to not embrace his attacking tendenciy

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

I don’t think we can get rid of him that easily! He will come back again 🙂 We believed Conti is gone! No one would pay for them!

And I don’t think he is a bad player. He wasn’t lucky. I don’t have any problem with him being our 4th choice.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

well mate, if not 1 but TWO loans with option to buy doesnt scream, “get out, pioli doesnt want u” then i dont know what is. caldara is still under contract until 2023 and milan have wanted to get rid of him twice already, so its safe to say even if venezia pull an atalanta by not exercising their right to redeem him in summer 2022, im 100% sure milan will just gonna offload him again to other club. to be honest, i dont think he’s bad player either. him, rugani and romag were supposed to be juve’s BBC’s replacements… Read more »

Gems
Gems
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Colley from samp looks really good
Big & strong
Like a younger koulibaly
Sign colley for the future please
He’s good
Had a good game on giroud round 1

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago
Reply to  Gems

correctamundo mate. that guy looks solid and strong, both literally and figuratively. is he cheap though

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
27 days ago

Not the best first half for the boys, to put it lightly. Yes, we completely controlled the game, but that was to be expected against a side like venezia. But we didn’t create anything for most minutes, with only a glimpse of urgency at the 30-35 minutes. In fact, Venezia got the most dangerous shot at the 44 min. Pioli’s starting 11 seemed a bit over confident. Benching both salasmaker and theo is too much, and playing both Florenzi (as RW) and ballo torre in a match where we don’t have a proper cf proved a bit too much. We… Read more »

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

We need a Diaz replacement. Not that he is bad but every player should have an alternative.

And when we’re gonna use pellegri? Against parking teams, we need tall strikers.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
27 days ago

Good first half in my opinion. Ballo-Toure looks good to challenge Theo for a starting spot. Leao playing well. No complaints. Kalulu and Gabbia looks good.

Vernay
Vernay
27 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

ballo-toure challenge theo? on what planet please

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
27 days ago
Reply to  Vernay

On planet earth. He’s young and just join Milan. Do you expect him to better already? He will in time. SMDH

Ink
Ink
26 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Theo is younger.
SMDH.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

i swear to god if caldara injures rebic or any other milan player

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

goddammit brahim. u cant miss chances like that.
so far milan has created at least 3 clear chances and a free kick that tonali rather than ben should’ve taken. fairly good performance

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago

Since the start of 2nd half the game has been 50/50. We need our regulars in quickly.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

i get that florenzi and ballo didnt really offer much but why would u sub off gabbia who was playing well with tomori leaving no cb on the bench available

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago

Great job Diaz it was a jzst metter of time

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

fantastic liverpool/bayern-esque triangle passes for a simple tap in by brahim. nice atonement.
great stuff

Nesta1
Nesta1
27 days ago

Diaz, gooooaaaalllll

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago

Pioli did a great job with those substitutions, it didn’t take long after that and we scored.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

lol saladmaker thinks he’s prime cr7. pass the ball to the new kid of the block pellegri dammit

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

He is a young player gaining confidence especially after he was called up for national team. Let’s give him some space.

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

well, he finally did pass the ball and walah, its a goal. like i said, pass the ball. this is football not streetball. even saf tried hard to get rid of thaf aspect of young cr7’s game look how lethal and effective c7 is now

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

He thinks he is messi because of the dribbling if he was long distance shooter the he would have thought he is Cr7

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
27 days ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

Did you see that assist from him for the second goal? The guy is learning to take on players and create space.

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago
Reply to  Ronaldinho80

i meant young cr7 mate. messi would’ve passed the ball for sure

Ronaldinho80
Ronaldinho80
27 days ago

Nice goal by Theo

Nesta1
Nesta1
27 days ago

Theo, goooaaalllllll

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

fantastic figo-esque dribbling and diagonal pass by saladmaker followed by absolute bomb by robertheo carlos. a goal worthy of galacticos. great stuff

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago

When I Saelemaekeres dribble and pass like that, I only have one question. WTF. Why can’t you be like that every day…

dan
dan
26 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

my thoughts exactly! — maybe he was lacking confidence.. idk, but today he dribbled as good as theo, diaz or rebic.

Oluwashevy
27 days ago

Nice subs but Balo needs more time to gel with the team and Gabbia needs matches as well to get confidence

Nino
Nino
27 days ago

Good game management by Pioli.

Meanwhile Saelemaekers says “Hi” to all his haters.

Give these kids a chance, that’s all they need.

Waiting for Mr. Fairytale Messias to complete his personalised training, so Diaz can catch his breath from time to time.

Speedy recovery to Ibra, Giroud, Bakayoko, Calabria, Krunic, Plizzari…

Now to Spezia to teach them a lesson for failing to beat Juve tonight and also for halting Milan’s run last season.

Forza Milan.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
27 days ago
Reply to  Nino

I don’t think anyone hates Saelemaekers. We can hate his form. It’s his first good performance in so many games.

Nino
Nino
27 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

He’s growing. Milan once had the likes of KP Boateng, Nocerino, etc. Saelemaekers got his first call up to the Belgian national team.

By the way, some just call for his head when things go wrong.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
27 days ago

Good result from Milan. Very nice win. Pioli took a gamble by starting to play from the 60th minute, but ultimately the gamble payed off. I guess he had spezia in the weekend in mind, and hopefully the subs of the 60th minute (theo and salesmaker) will start then. We played 60 minutes without a single shot on target, although we had the game under complete control. Salasmakers and Theo both made the difference coming in, and can both claim the MOTM. Shout out to Kalulu with a second good appearance; the kid can turn out to be one of… Read more »

Roberto Giano
27 days ago

Saelemakers didn”t want to give the ball to Pellegri.

Roberto Giano
27 days ago

Tonali and Leao shouldn’t be starter next Saturday. They are exhausted. Let Kessie and Rebic take their spots

Oluwashevy
27 days ago

Pellegri played wow how was is movementBand positioning is it’s the ball can’t say performance yet because he didn’t start

Roberto Giano
27 days ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

too bad he didn’t get the ball much enough from his team mate

Milan10
Milan10
27 days ago

another convincing win by john malkovich’s boys. milan were firmly in control and never let go right from the start. some bad finishing and decision making skills in final third but thats expected from such young team. its also nice to see that the reserves got the chance to play and its honestly quite surprising that they could cope up with the rhythm and pace of fellow milan starters. anyone who’s ever set foot on football pitch knows how hard it is to seamlessly gel with fully functioning team. hell, even messi himself is struggling. john really DOES well building… Read more »

Nino
Nino
27 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Diaz needs to catch his breath, that’s all. Good that he still has that awareness.

Really praying for speedy recovery for the injured lot. Also, need to see Messias get into the action.

If Kessie does leave in January, an extra DM needs to come. Hopefully, Faivre can join in January. It’s always good to have a good player join in winter who proves to be a joker – like Tomori, and Pįàtek and Paqueta…

Last edited 27 days ago by Nino Divino
Ac milan
Ac milan
26 days ago
Reply to  Nino

Calabria can cover DM and Kalulu and Florenzi can be RB

Milan10
Milan10
26 days ago
Reply to  Nino

luckily for milan, brahim is young and spain didnt call him last int’l break thus he still has plenty in his tank. hopefully messias and hopefully soon faivre can be his reliable deputies. like i said last season, brahim’s main assets are his dribbling, positioning and knack for scoring. he’s not direct replacement for hakan, who’s an old skool am. regarding kessie, i dont think psg and liverpool will be that desperate to get him in january. barca also dont have money that leaves tottenham and juve. kessie rejected tottenham already so i really hope he wont go to juve.… Read more »

JaCc
JaCc
27 days ago

You guys have any sites that show replays?

Caesar
Caesar
27 days ago
Reply to  JaCc

Check YouTube for the match highlight

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
27 days ago

Brahim Diaz is proving that Maldini was right to let Calhanoglu leave for free. Inter fans already getting tired of calhanoglu inconsistency. LOL

spencer
spencer
26 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Personally, I think Diaz is a way better trequartista compared to Calha. The former is slow, with poor decision making skills. Worse off, he can’t even beat a marker, which makes his transition from defence to attack really frustrating at times. While the latter is the complete opposite. However, I think Calhanoglu is better with ball distribution and set pieces. Meanwhile, I just want to talk about Tonali all day. That boy is a gem already. For those who were crying about why the management sold Locatelli, Cristante and the lot. Truth is, i never saw anything special in those… Read more »

SJF
SJF
26 days ago
Reply to  spencer

Locatelli is a class player and we lost a lot of money not having a buy back option.
Hauge shud have stayed along with Leao. He would be a great option to have now, we are so short of options.
Hes playing RW in Germany and scoring goals.
He made a huge leap last year going from Bodo to Milan. Imagine how much he can improve. Hell Tonalli, leao and Diaz all stepped up a lot this year. Young players need time, opportunity and confidence.
Hauge was given none of these

Oluwashevy
27 days ago

Any news about kessie and Roman contract update

Abdul
Abdul
27 days ago

I think Milan should forget faivre and get nao lang of club bruge he was a beast against naymar and messi in their cl clash.why am saying this is because I want us to have a complete back up for Diaz incase realmadrid give us headaches.the player already show interest.has almost dribling skills like Diaz if not better.can distribute.and has better finishing than Diaz.am only afraid that we may finish building him and Madrid will claim him at the end leaving us empty handed

Oluwashevy
26 days ago
Reply to  Abdul

After this two years loan with Milan how many years will be left out of him in Madrid am sure he likes Milan and he won’t want to renew for Madrid but you never can tell most of this players can say otherwise and do otherwise as well but a back up won’t be bad

Nino
Nino
26 days ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

Real Madrid is a prestigious club and any player in the world would want to play for them. They’re a team that is difficult to turn down. Everything depends on how Diaz sees his chances and if Madrid have a surplus.

Martin Ødegaard was sold to Arsenal. They still own Tafe Kubo who is 20. Dani Ceballos (25) is still a Madrid player and there are players coming from their academy, with the possibility that new arrivals can come from transfers. So, anything can happen.

SJF
SJF
26 days ago

Well played game by the boys, clinical not spectacular. Great to see Kalulu, gabbia and Ballo Toure step in and prove to be solid back ups. Kalulu has a huge future! He is Thuram 2.0 Hes a good option at centre back or right back. Calabria will have to be on his toes. Though Calabria can also be a good option as a DM too. Saladman gave a great cameo. I love his attitude, tries hard. We are lucky to have him, even if we desperately need a new RW. Hopefully Messias and Krunic are ready soon, so Diaz can… Read more »