Team news: Milan were without the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimović, as well as without Ciprian Tătăruşanu, Alessandro Plizzari, Davide Calabria, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Simon Kjær, Alessio Romagnoli, Franck Kessié, Ismaël Bennacer, Samu Castillejo and Pietro Pellegri. Genoa had to do without Domenico Criscito, Davide Biraschi, Mohamed Farès, Nicolò Rovella, Valon Behrami and Hernani. Kickoff time for the Coppa Italia Round of 16 was 21:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.
Goals: Østigård (16′), Giroud (74′), Leão (103′), Saelemaekers (113′)
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori (24′ Alessandro Florenzi), Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunić (62′ Tiémoué Bakayoko); Junior Messias (80′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Daniel Maldini (62′ Brahim Díaz), Ante Rebić (62′ Rafael Leão); Olivier Giroud (118′ Emil Roback).
Unused: Mirante, Nava; Stanga.
Genoa C.F.C. (4-3-3) – Andriy Shevchenko
Adrian Šemper; Silvan Hefti, Zinho Vanheusden, Leo Østigård (111′ Mattia Bani), Johan Vásquez; Manolo Portanova (106′ Paolo Ghiglione), Milan Badelj, Filippo Melegoni; Caleb Ekuban (71′ Francesco Cassata), Felipe Caicedo (63′ Mattia Destro), Kelvin Yeboah (87′ Goran Pandev).
Unused: Marchetti, Sirigu; Masiello; Galdames, Sturaro, Touré; Buksa.
Referee: Gianluca Aureliano.
Italian cup is the only competition that we can play our youth and see them in real action yet we always take it seriously (and lose at the end). It’s a lose lose situation when playing a squad full of senior players in Cup.
You are absolutely correct mate. I wonder what d hell about this Italian cup. We are toying with injury. We should play all our young stars and primeva players. All the key players should be rested for Serie A games. No excuse not to win d league.
Kerkez & chaka deserve to start in such a match. And now we lost tomori to a cup match
Rushing players back from injury is becoming a norm for this crazy coach. when will he ever learn??? Now we might lose Tomori for a longer period of time, smh
People are saying that Genova cant score. Not this evening apparently.
Any links to watch the game plz?
We have to agree at some point that D.maldini does have that x factor
Doesn’t** I mean
Any good links please
Any good links please?
D.Maldini and KR need to be replaced asap
Any good links to see the game?
You mean more like D.Maldini should be sent on loan. The only reason he is still at the club is because of his Name. We need to help him by sending him to Seria B. Let him work his way up.
I don’t know how yall can’t see that this guy’s tactics is horrible. it’s been horrible since the last two seasons. Our middle always looks empty no matter who is playing there. Feels like every team knows to play us through the middle. smh
I placed a bet that Milan will win this game, Pioli better know what he is doing! Milan has not won any cup in a long time so winning copa Italia and Seria A won’t be a crime.
Messias is the most horrible play on the pitch. Misplaced pass and everything. Take him out coach and don’t be stupid
Yes Leao was definitely the game changer but Bakayoko brought so much stability to the midfield compared to Krunic. Krunic needs to be thrown out of this team pls.
Terrible game and terrible performance
So much negativity in the comments. You won’t even know that we won. Guys we won. Let’s take the W and move forward.
Winning what? Fatigue? Injuries? Less experience for the future?