Team news: Fiorentina were without the suspended Nikola Milenković and Lucas Martínez Quarta as well as without Bartłomiej Drągowski, Matija Nastasić, Marco Benassi, Erick Pulgar and Aleksandr Kokorin. Milan had to do without Mike Maignan, Alessandro Plizzari, Davide Calabria, Andrea Conti, Fikayo Tomori, Samu Castillejo, Ante Rebić and Daniel Maldini. Kickoff time for Matchday 13 of the 2021/22 Serie A campaign was 20:45 CET at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Goals: Duncan (15′), Saponara (45+1′), Vlahović (60′, 85′), Ibrahimović (62′, 67′), Venuti (96′ own goal)

ACF Fiorentina (4-3-3) – Vincenzo Italiano
Pietro Terracciano; Álvaro Odriozola, Lorenzo Venuti, Igor Julio, Cristiano Biraghi; Giacomo Bonaventura (69′ Gaetano Castrovilli), Lucas Torreira, Alfred Duncan (93′ Youssef Maleh); José Callejón (69′ Nicolás González), Dušan Vlahović, Riccardo Saponara.
Unused: Cerofolini, Rosati; Frison, Terzić; Amrabat, Sottil; Distefano, Munteanu. 

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Pierre Kalulu (57′ Alessandro Florenzi), Matteo Gabbia, Simon Kjær, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali (74′ Ismaël Bennacer), Franck Kessié; Alexis Saelemaekers (57′ Junior Messias), Brahim Díaz (57′ Olivier Giroud), Rafael Leão (80′ Rade Krunić); Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Unused: Desplanches, Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Romagnoli; Bakayoko; Pellegri. 

Referee: Marco Guida.

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Christian

One thing is for sure: both teams will score a goal …. hopefully we will score more. Forza Milan !!!!

Nesta1

We definatley due a saladmaker hatrick!! Hope messias gets a run out, and not ten minutes

Ronaldinho80

Go guys forza Milan

Ronaldinho80

What is wrong with Tomori & Rebić

Ronaldinho80

Omg what a mistake made by Tata..

Nesta1

They playing a high line to keep zlatan out of box so no threat with crosses, playing well though we need goal before half time

SOHEIL

I still ask myself, is Bonna really worse than Krunic?

Ronaldinho80

Omg Ibra should have scored when Kjear passed to him

Caesar

Tatarusanu is horrible tonight and it’s quite sad

Ronaldinho80

Jesus fucking christ we are fucked now

Lando

I swear Kjaer is a far better crosser than our fullbacks.
Saelemakers is just abate 2.0

Oluwashevy

It’s a game of two halves be optimistic anything is possible

Caesar

Fiorentina players will tend to waste time by falling at any slightest contact in the second half. Milan can still win but they will need to play like it’s the UCL final

Ashraf

This team needs proper st not ibrahimovic slow and old

Rossi

We need proper striker. Zlatan missing easy chances and he is constantly offside. He has a good game from time to time and every one looses their mind. But the truth is you can’t lean on 40 year old if you want to be at the top.

Sam

When I said this in one of our previous matches,
the milan10 guy strongly bashed me
Ibra at his age is the wrong player to rely on throughout the season. So many reasons why that’s so. He’s not the same player anymore, accept it and move on. Maldini made a mistake with both by not reinforcing the right wing and striker position.

Milan10

lol why wouldnt u play ur topscorer? pioli isnt a retard

Emmy ApacheB

This is very bad
we are playing like pregnant women
thought ibrahomic was a better finisher
we need to step up the game
Tata is a mess tonight like a man whose wife is waiting for at home

Baresis Dream

Well these things happen in football. Not a bad first half by the boys, but ultimately a terrible error by Tătăruşanu, and a wonderful shot by Saponara put us two behind. Our final touch is slightly lacking, and Salesmaker and Diaz aren’t in the game, and Diaz absence is felt the most. Leao looking really sharp, and King Kajaer had some wonderful passes that cut Fiorentina’s defense. But ultimately with Zlatan, Diaz, and Theo not looking sharp enough, it was not enough. But we can still turn this around – the same urgency with just a bit more accuracy. Let’s… Read more »

Jay

Tonali is awful with the corner kicks !

Martin Bernhard

The game certainly isnt lost yet but it will be an uphill battle if we doesnt score early on but i havent lost confidence in us yet either as we actually havent been playing that bad as you already mentioned.

Baresis Dream

It wasn’t a bad match by us, but ultimately too many stupid mistakes in defense by Tata, Theo, and Gabbia.

Martin Bernhard

Absolutely but on the other hand we could also have won this one had we not missed several open chances, a draw wouldnt have been an unfair result in my book.

SOHEIL

Agree. They used their chances, we didn’t. I never watch Iranian football but everyone watch last Azmoun goal to see that if he was in our squad tonight we would have scored two goals. And we are missing on him (& Belloti) while Atalanta (or lyon) is buying him for very small amount. I’m hearing about Ibra Renewal. He is amazing for a 40 years old but do we really win anything with him in his last years? (He can still score but he kills our attacking movements) I killed myself for Hysaj, we went for Ballo and spent 4m… Read more »

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Rossi

Ibra should not be renewed for sure. He did his thing and his sallary is huge. Its time to move on. Ups he just missed another sitter as i am writing this.

Gbenga AJOSE

You said Ibra should not be renewed ???

Rossi

Yes, he shouldn’t be renewed. This is exactly what i am talking about. He misses 5 or 6 easy chances and score two tap ins and every one looses their mind. If he was actualie able to take his chances we wouldnt have found ourself 3-0 down in the first place. Btw Fiorentina played without proper CB’s, we wont have so many easy chances in other games with proper defences.

Ronaldinho80

Haha minus the snake nice one

Baresis Dream

Yeah, Zlatan ended up our top player in the second half, but I know what you mean Sohiel. But if we replace him, we need to spend and bring someone top. Not sure Azmoun is the solution. Nor Belotti tbh; not as a starter at least.

I think Hysaj had physical issues that we were worried about. Ballo Torre is clearly not ready, but might improve with time.

SOHEIL

They aren’t my top choice but I prefer them to any 35 to 40 years old. (My top choice is Vlahovic but with such a performances, it would be impossible to get him). But Azmoun and Belloti costs us less than ibra’s salary (combined)

Our attack was so dynamic when Rebic ( a left winger) was our starter. I hate when our only plan is to cross for tall players.

Signor milan

This tata self

Harris

Zlatan should not be starting. We’ve lost the match. I think Italiano has really figured Pioli out. He got the best of him at Spezia too.

Nesta1

We need messias on, saladman offers nothing. Giroud could offer mote than zlatan who is just pedestrian walking about. He not effective cos they playing high line so he’s not in box and a ariel threat.

Lando

Leao should’ve gotten a hattrick by now

Nesta1

Yep should have score, kalalu is a beast. Did u see how much ground he made up from that counter attack to take ball off attacker

Nesta1

Kalalu off! Not much pace at back now, risky. But glad messias on

SOHEIL

Lol! Bonna still thinks he is playing for Milan

Ronaldinho80

Maaahh. It is not our night. Sometimes just nothing goes in your vay

Caesar

It is our night! Believe

SOHEIL

We should have scored 6 goals by now. Even if draw I still be mad at all of our attackers

SOHEIL

Kalulu was covering our defense. Wrong sub.

Nesta1

Yep saw that coming, gabbia I so slow

SOHEIL

He played 45 minutes of competitive football in last 12 month (as I remember. Maybe a little more).

Nesta1

What’s that got to do with how fast he is, he trains everyday remember.

SOHEIL

Gabbia isn’t slow when he is ready. He isn’t fast but he is in par with other defenders we have. Faster than Roma & Kjaer clearly. He has lot’s of potential if we play him wisely

Rossi

In general slow defenders don’t work in Pioli system. But i still expected more from Gabbia he was really disapointing. Most of the time it seemed like he wasnt even there.

Ronaldinho80

Omg second goal by ibra

Emmy ApacheB

Pioli is a foolish coach today
for pkaying Gabbia against high side Florentina who
Gabbia has not featured against any strong team this season
it’s absolutely great mistake

Nesta1

Just shows how much we miss tomori, that goal wouldn’t have happened. If calabria wasn’t injured kalalu should have played cb

Agustinar

agree, Kalulu should have played than Gabbia

Nesta1

And to think I doubted zlatan, just gave myself a slap

SOHEIL

Ibra will always score. But he didn’t score 3 clear chance in the first half. We need a worldclass striker at his prime.

Rossi

Mate, out of so many chances even you and me will score something purely by chance.

Roberto Giano

Pioli out

SOHEIL

You forgot the stupid hashtag sign!

Rossi

Pioli has his usual blunders from time to time. But i think in general, he has pulled out the maximum from this players.

Ronaldinho80

Shit leao is destroying their defence in second half

Ronaldinho80

Theo hernandez is fucking crazy that is official now. And kesse is not far behind also. They were both so nonsalant infront of our goal.

Ronaldinho80

A ha and one more thing FUCK international brakes

SOHEIL

How many times theo did this? How many times me and others mentioned this? Why no one, Pioli, Maldini, or other, don’t do anything about this behavior. Is Milan a joke to this players? Kessie did this. Krunic did this. Theo does this all the time. For the first time in years. I turned of the TV while Milan is playing. Fuck them. All of them with this shitty game.

Ronaldinho80

Yes it is a sheme because it is not the quality that is the problem in this game but we lost because our iwn stupidity

Nino

It’s good Pioli is being found out early. No Tomori. No Calabria and the defence is shit. Why can’t Pioli play a three-man midfield of Tonali, Kessie and Bennacer?

Milan lost to a team with injury crisis in their defence. Pioli has to be a super daft coach. Is Serie A real possibility with performances like this? If Ballo-Toure had played, some people will quickly blame him.

Okay. Let me calm down. I honestly don’t expect Milan to go unbeaten all season. So, on to the next one.

Dindudre

Theo is not the first Milan player to do this. It’s becoming a norm for our players to keep dribbling in front of goal. This coach has still not warned them to stop this nonsense. Smh. Our players hold onto the ball for far too long. Theo is one of the laziest players I’ve ever seen. Yes he scores and all that but he’s very lazy.

Martin Bernhard

You win some and you lose some but we could easily have won this one had we known to capitalize on our chances and frankly leao and ibra should at minimum have gotten us a draw tonight by the chances they missed.

Riccardo Montolivo

The difference was That’s big mistake. Can’t blame the boys.

Baresis Dream

A first lost, and a bad result, but ultimately not a terrible performance by the lads. Too many silly mistakes in the back by Tata, Theo, and to a lesser extent Gabbia (on the third goal) proved too much.

We got our shots on goal, and Pioli made some bold substitutions to try to get us back. But it wasn’t our day today. Fiorentina deserved the win, with a remarkable and performance by Vlahovic and their other top players.

Jay

Fuck off Theo !

Christian

Aside from the result … I enjoy watching Kalulu play his market price is at least 25 million

Kamal

I really hope and pray we buy Vlahovic that would be a gamechanger for us….i know it would be tough if he keeps preforming like this cuz his market value is only gonna rise from here, but hey one can always have hope

milan4lyf

We lost 5 clear chances. 2 of Fiorentina’s goals are because of our mistakes. you know what it means? -Pioli is doing the right thing and on the right track considering the chances created. It was just a bad day for us. -We need quality backup defenders who are well drilled to handle the situation. Clearly our backup defenders aren’t half ready for a full game. Just clearing the ball would’ve avoided two goals. I don’t understand why our players cant clear the ball in front of our goalpost. We lost against against inter and f’tina because of our reluctance… Read more »

Caesar

Pioli is not to be blamed for this defeat! First of all, we have a UCL game coming up midweek (Milan can still qualify if Liverpool decides not to be generous to Porto), so it was ok to have started Gabbia against a Fiotentina team that had so many absentees. Milan outplayed Fiotentina in every department (you can look up the stats if you are in doubt). We were simply unlucky because out of 7 shots we scored 3 while Fiotentina scored 4 out of their 5shots. Yes our defenders and keeper were somewhat clumsy but it happens in football… Read more »

SOHEIL

We lose in UCL you say it’s because of serie A, we lose in serie A you say it’s because of UCL. I hate this comment.

Caesar

I never begged you to come and like the comment. You can live in your world for all I care

SOHEIL

When you post a public comment, you actually invite others to share their Ideas with you. You can write your new comments on your shower mirror and believe me no one would reply them. (Hopefully! One of my phobias is that someone reply to things I write in the shower)

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Caesar

Like I stated in this post, Napoli will lose to inter which is good for Milan but!!!! Inter will close the gap. Inter is becoming stronger in every single match so Milan needs to be very focused in every coming match.

Agustinar

Pioli is the one to be blamed

Caesar

Don’t forget that Madrid lost to Sheriff in the UCL even after dominating for the whole match. This things happen in football. Pioli will be more displeased by the silly mistakes caused by his defenders. As far as I am concerned, Pioli is currently 1 of the best coaches in the world. The match against Liverpool, the match against Atalanta, the match against Roma are more than enough proves to validate this. Milan will never make the mistake of sacking and I am on the same page with the board. Upsets has been happening in football since it’s conception so… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE

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SOHEIL

One other thing. Messias played two games for us. Is it me or he looks like an amateur player? He has no vision or awareness of the positions. I think we should sign someone. A 30 years old isn’t an asnwer to our right wing problems

Christian

I have the same opinion

Rossi

I don’t want to juge him this early. But so far yea i noticed the same things.

Oluwashevy

What was actually wrong with Theo in that fourth game didn’t see the match just watch the highlight now some careless mistake and some chances we lost it’s a painful one the way we lost it is painful honestly

Terry

Tata was acting like a primavera GK. What a mess

Gbenga AJOSE

Let’s just place safe against AT. Madrid so as not to get more injuries. Lets focus on Serie 100 %. Inter is really roaring behind us on the table to take over. Aiming to win Champions League is like aiming for sausage in the sky

Oluwashevy

Honestly it will take Moses to divide the Red Sea again for us to win champions league the league now should be the main focus of concentration for now you said inter?juventus are coming there have the ref on their side giving them pk inter Napoli are the main we have what it takes to win the scudetto