Team news: Milan were without Simon Kjær and Marko Lazetić, while Bologna had to do without Lorenzo De Silvestri and Nicolás Domínguez. Kickoff time was 20:45 CET at Stadio San Siro.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (75′ Alessandro Florenzi), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (70′ Franck Kessié), Sandro Tonali; Junior Messias (46′ Ante Rebić), Brahim Díaz, Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud (71′ Zlatan Ibrahimović).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia; Bakayoko, Castillejo, Krunić, Saelemaekers.

Bologna F.C. 1909 (3-5-2) – Miroslav Tanjga (Siniša Mihajlović)
Łukasz Skorupski; Adama Soumaoro, Gary Medel (82′ Kevin Bonifazi), Arthur Theate; Aaron Hickey (71′ Denso Kasius), Jerdy Schouten, Mattias Svanberg (71′ Roberto Soriano), Michel Aebischer, Mitchell Dijks (82′ Ibrahima Mbaye); Musa Barrow (60′ Riccardo Orsolini), Marko Arnautović.
Unused: Bardi; Binks; Vignato, Viola; Falcinelli, Sansone, Santander.

Referee: Livio Marinelli.

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MilanEstonia

Imagine we win the the Scudetto this season with this front line… Diaz,Messias, casti, sala, injuries and two baddass grandpas…

Would it mean that other serie A clubs are just so bad or is Papa Pioli a pure genius?

Gbenga AJOSE

Keep on imagining…All I want is for Milan to win trophies and restore her glory .

Christian

If we win even with one goal difference it will be great, too much pressure given the victories of the direct rivals for the Scudetto ….. it will be difficult tonight!

Jay

Oh man that’s not Milan In that jersey !

Milan Boy

I like the jersey

spencer

We better send Messiahs back to crotone.

Milan Boy

I hope we win tonight,it will be a massive victory

Harris

I strongly doubt that. No desire whatsoever, from the players. Most of them have a very weak mentality. They keep saying they want to win the scudetto yet they are playing without any hunger. The title is not just handed over, you have to work for it. Messias should be sent back, pls. Leao is not in the match either. I hope they play better in the second half otherwise it’s just a top 4 finish at best.

Martin Bernhard

from milan eye
17 – AC Milan have fired 17 shots so far, their most during a first half of play in Serie A since April 2013 against Catania (21); indeed, milan bologna is the match with the most shots seen during the first half of play in the current Serie A campaign. Productivity.

im not saying were are playing fantatstic as there certainly has been some short comings but its not really fair saying that we doesnt try to get a win or lacks hunger.

Dan Ban

I see everyone trying too hard. They are inexperienced and it is showing. Leao trying to hard, i see Diaz trying to break his bad form making too many risky passes, i see Theo running without knowing where.
Apart from a few bright spots, namely the two cb and bennacer , the kids seem nervous

Rossi

In other words to much induvidual solo play and not enough teamwork.

Martin Bernhard

I think thats fair assessments from both of you in regard of us playing both nervously and more individiually than as a team atleast in great parts of the game. Very nervous match and in my view we seemed to be in a hurry when we didnt need to be in some parts of the match and in others lacked to meet the ball in others when we was called upon.. We had more than enough chances to win the game though but i cant really say that im extremely surprised that we end up with a draw but we… Read more »

Last edited 6 months ago by Martin Bernhard
Nino

Teamwork is doing to a coach’s ability to blend individual talent into a solid efficient and effective unit. It’s also, the coach’s job to diffuse tension and make the players relax and not put themselves under unnecessary pressure. The coach failed with team selection, tactics, game play and substitutions for the Bologna match. What was Pioli doing during the international break? Did he take time to study how Bologna plays? Was he over confident because he had a good record over Bologna? Did Pioli actually evaluate the moment and realise the magnitude of what was at stake? What message exactly… Read more »

Ross Oneri

It’s the 1st time seeing the kit.

Ross Oneri

We should have a goal or two but our players are trying to do too much individually than simple passes.

Dan Ban

Now some of them are showing their age . All our attacking players are feeling the pressure.

spencer

Greatest bottlers in football history

Rossi

Big mistake changing Giroud. He is the one who scores from crosses and scuffles in this kind of games. Should have changed Diaz and went with two strikers to profit from all those crosses in the end. What the heck was Diaz even doing on the field for 90mins.

Gbenga AJOSE

You are correct…He should have played Giroud and Ibra together since we settled for crosses in the end

Roberto Giano

Pioli didn’t understand that or won’t. because he is a type of coach who trust players ahead of tactics. This sometimes works and our position support this approach.

Gems

I agree Diaz shouldn’t have played 98 mins
when he was fucking useless and getting
outmuscled out defended all day , kessie should have started , saladmaker should have come on for messi arse jnr . Leao was close to out worst
tonight should have been subbed for Rebic.
Giroud should have stayed on to find a goal

AC Milan

I noticed the lack of chemistry, lack of teamwork, pressure certainly got to our team. We need to regroup and take one game at a time and go back to the fundamentals to win as a team. To much solo effort, not enough passes for open.

Christian

When the whole world expects Milan to win (or more precisely when everyone was betting on Milan to win) … guess what happens? Everything is clear to me ….. But do not worry Milan will win the Scudetto !!!

Raven

I highly doubt it, the boys can’t handle the pressure. The tactics are not working like they used to. We needed a 10 in order to play 4231.

Nino

It’s rather Pioli who can’t handle pressure. He’s always bottling up at crucial moments.

Emmy Apache

Pioli should be matured with his team selection
playing same players every weekend makes our opponents to study our regular style of play
He would have introduced Rebic from beginning and play Messias in second half
we are gradually losing it and it’s high time we step up in the coaching area
ww needed to score and he should hav brought in Ibrahimovic for Dias
I think Pioli is destroying the good work he started

Gbenga AJOSE

I don’t agree with you .

Emmy ApacheB

let me get ur point then where u don’t agree
u prefer we play Messias over Rebic?

Amos K. Dennis

Wasted opportunity! Liberia is following.

Raven

FFS, this is getting ridiculous

SJF

Well the problems are always the same. Cant break down the smaller teams. Our coach does his best, our players try hard, we just don’t have the quality in attack. Every 6 months fans scream for a winger, a striker and to some extent an AM. Management has done nothing. This winter passed, all the other teams strengthened. I’m not asking for Mbappe but surely to god we can spend a few euro on our attack. 1 decent player is the difference between winning the league and not, and therefore all the financial rewards that comes with. What a missed… Read more »

SJF

P. S well done Sinisa. Get well soon

Oluwa Shevy

Why is this always happening in to Milan I can’t just phantom this out but I pray we make it to the last

Oluwa Shevy

I notice the armband was taken away from kessie and given to Theo hope it won’t cause any conflict among them what’s is happening to Rafa he is losing enough chances and I think his form as drop as well Diaz I don’t know what to say but We need a proper 10 that’s for sure

Gems

diaz huge disappointment again
leao a huge letdown tonight .
Id prefer saladmakers to jnr on the right .

Timo

Always same story for milan which is always struggling against minnows.
diaz is not way better than d.maldini, but pioli keeps giving him chance while letting maldini rotting on bench.
Leao alwys tried hard to pass his marker, but no significant outcome at the end. Messias predictable
i would be happy if milan secure CL spot next year. Scudetto for me is surprise.

Milanito

While I have to admit that I am disappointed with the result, I however am not surprised that we continue to struggle at home and against teams in the bottom half of the table. I honestly thought that we could’ve bucked the trend but unfortunately its not happened yet, and it seems to me that our tactical approach is what is hindering our progress in this regard. The team has done extremely well, even up to this point but we have to continue to grow and improve if we’re to make the dream of the scudetto a reality. I think… Read more »

Oluwa Shevy

Poili should not just lose his cool and the team should stay focus it’s only a solitary point we using to be ontop although 7 matches to go and any of Napoli or inter can still drop point as well but we just need to keep our cool now to maintain the top