Team news: Milan were without Simon Kjær and Daniel Maldini, while Atalanta were without Giuseppe Pezzella, Rafael Tolói and Josip Iličić. Kickoff time for Matchday 37 of the 2021/22 Serie A campaign was 18:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Leão (56′), Theo Hernández (75′).

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (79′ Alessandro Florenzi), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali (63′ Ismaël Bennacer), Franck Kessié; Alexis Saelemaekers (54′ Junior Messias), Rade Krunić (79′ Tiémoué Bakayoko), Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud (54′ Ante Rebić).
Unused: Mirante, Tătărușanu; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia, Romagnoli; Díaz; Ibrahimović.

Atalanta B.C. (3-4-1-2) – Gian Piero Gasperini
Juan Musso; Marten de Roon, José Luis Palomino (80′ Merih Demiral), Berat Djimsiti; Hans Hateboer (80′ Giorgio Scalvini), Teun Koopmeiners, Remo Freuler, Davide Zappacosta; Matteo Pessina (70′ Jérémie Boga); Mario Pašalić (55′ Ruslan Malinovskyi), Luis Muriel (55′ Duván Zapata).
Unused: Rossi, Sportiello; Mæhle; Miranchuk; Mihăilă. 

Referee: Daniele Orsato.

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Milan10

kruniesta and saladinho again. wtf guardioli.
play brahim/rebic as rw and /tonali/ben/rebic as am ffs.
milan better win this and hopefully cagliari play like other relegation teams play lately so they can snatch a draw vs inter

Emmy ApacheB

With determination and hard work we will win
just 2 games to go we will win
even if we play draw we will win Sassolu but am 97% confidence we will win
forza milan

Raven

With orsato, Milan can’t win at San Siro since 2010… Fuck Serie A. Let’s show why we are Milan! Forza Milan

Milan10

bench calabria ffs

Jay

With Krunic as AM and wing in saladmaker ..no formation will work

Oluwa Shevy

Don’t understand what’s going on here what are there playing it’s like the formation not working here

Milan10

if that was lautaro, that would be penalty

Milan10

what’s with this ancient kick and rush long ball spamming nonsense? you have rebic, brahim and ben who can tiki taka the ball forward ffs.

Milan10

what’s with this ancient kick and rush long ball spamming nonsense? you have rebic, brahim and ben who can tiki taka the ball forward ffs.

Calm down

Tonali is just overrated. Bennacer is much better

Nino

You didn’t say this last week though. You guys need to stop being emotional and trust Pioli.

Calm down

Actually I have always wondered why a fit and ready Bennacer could be benched in important matches and to be honest Tonali’s mostly been frustrating to watch for me. I didn’t watch the Verona match but didn’t like his Lazio performance even with a very important goal. Probably not the right time to be saying such and Tonali is very likable but when I’m speaking of my honest opinion I can say unpopular stuffs

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AC Milan

Then you need to watch all the matches. Verona was such an important match and Tonali was a man possessed, determined to win for us. He and Leao won the game for us.

Spike

Calabria sucks

Agustinar

Florenzi is better

ZionTrain

Giroud loses the ball every single time he gets it. I just don’t get why he is starting over Rebic. As for Calabria, concentrate man and get your head out of your ass.

spencer

Even before this game I have been saying it that Calabria cannot remain as Milan’s captain. He makes too many mistakes to be a captain. Asides that, he’s just average. Little wonder he’s never picked by Mancini. I see Kalulu benching him when Botman comes

Milan10

leaonaldo fenomeno the henry 2.0 (not niang 2.0) does it again. messias knows how to pass, unlike saladmaker

Milan10

what a fantastic ronaldo-esque solo run by robertheo carlos. a goal worthy of scudetto

Martin Bernhard

maradona did not live in vain, forza milan forza theo

dejan10

Unlike the doomsday mongers on here I’ve had faith in Pioli and this squad from the very beginning. What a team. What a coach. What an end performance to the season. Just waiting for Ibra to come on now and get the send off he deserves.

Cameron

It’s shame he didn’t get any minutes…he deserved it if it’s his last match in Sansiro.

Milan10

maldini brought in leaonaldo and theonaldo. in other words, maldini won milan the scudetto. screw the antimilan a.k.a. the uninitiated who’s been bitching about him every chance they got

Nino

Everyone has given much to this success. Yes, there’s still the one point needed from the Sassuolo game – depending on Inter’s result later tonight. People complained that Messias is not Milan quality, yet Maldini with limited budget saw something. Would Milan have scored a second goal if Leão didn’t score from Messias’ assist? Nobody knows, but the pressure would have increased. Please, respect the legend. He played this game. He was a champion on the field – and is proving to be a champion as a director. Respect Maldini. Respect Pioli. Respect the lads and stop bitching when they… Read more »

Milan10

ahh my boy nino again with his usual common sense. correctamundo mate, if milan win the 19th and soon the 2nd star, it will be because of maldini. respect

spencer

Getting a milan tattoo period!!!

Rossi

Theo scoring that amazing solo goal after 3000 tries in his career lol. Just at the right time tho, no better game to score that goal than now. Only 1 more point to the finnish line, Forza.

Raven

You need an exorcism Soheil’s spirit is controlling your brain.

Rossi

It’s a joke dont take it so hard. Usually he losses the ball becouse he dosent pass when he makes those big runs. This time not passing the ball actualy worked. And it worked during the most important game in the season, which is awsome. That’s it. But i see after a couple of wins you people are back on this blog to start arguments instead of talking about football as usual. Well i am not Soheli and i dont have the intention to get in to arguments with you like him. So don’t waste your time.

Raven

It’s a joke snowflake

Raven

It’s out time! We are close. The love for Milan only grows and matures over time. For all of us who endured the dark days, we might finally see the glory of Milan once again. We need this it’s our time to shine. Football needs to grant this one to Maldini, Zlatan and all of us. Now let’s stay at San Siro and see Inter drop points the scudetto it’s ours! They are overachievers, the path started with Rino, then Zlatan who taught the boys what means to be a champion. Pioli did magic with the kids. They curva always… Read more »

Folumilano

Zapata is a beast, get him for our attack next season, and please Poili let bakayoko stay we need physical players in midfield

Amos K. Dennis

I say…little by little we are getting there, thanks BOYS. ..Liberia is following.

Spike

I wonder what Hakan is thinking right now

Niels8

Not yet. Let’s all do it after we clinch the title.

Raven

Hakan who? Donna who? No one is bigger than Milan!

IAMREDANDBLACK

They actually did us a favor. Because it was immediately after they both left we got the chance to be where we are right now. Fvck both of them period…

Milancrazyfan

Amen

Christian

The whole team deserves a big BRAVO, but to be realistic the left side won the Scudetto, if we strengthen the right side next season it will not be a surprise to be at least a semifinalist in the Champions League

Raven

Calm your tits and trust the process just say Forza Milan!

Jay

we through rght or still Inter have a chance ? (sorry ,excited and confused).

Raven

Inter needs 3 points or else the race is finish

Cagliari will fight with everything they got because they are trying to keep in serie a

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Charlie

Cagliari losing 1-3. Last season when they were playing for nothing I remember how determined they were to get a draw from Milan who were at the time vying for a place in UCL, fast forward to present day, the same Cagliari can’t even draw Inter to save them from relegation.

Oluwa Shevy

Today makes the day we carry our scudetto because am sure Cagliari will give inter a run for their money am so happy for the win the boys are determined at first I didn’t understand the formation at it’s half but come second half there do what there do best congratulations all milanista Theo did a wonderful goal and off course it will contest for goal of the season

SJF

Once again Milan grind it out, a sign of true champions!!
While we all may have questions about selections or formation, Pioli has done an incredible job!!

Still have our tricky tie v sassuolo who always cause us problems and have a great attck.

Theo…. What a f”*’:/! N goal!!!

Hakan (aka Milan 10) im looking forward to tasting your judas tears

Rossi

Pioli did incredible job with a team that was made for fourth place really. He overachived for sure. Some luck like Inter keep dropping points whent our way as well. But i think that is mainly because Inter had to play in Europe. They usually dropped points when they played two times per week. So getting out of Europe early acctualy went in Milan’s favour. As for Sassuolo i think it will be much easier mate. We shouldn’t take it for granted ofcourse, but they have nothing to play for. We have one hand on the trophy already. As i… Read more »

SJF

Its Cagliari 1 – 2 Inter as i write.
I Hope your right about Sassuolo!

Milan have had lots of unlucky results but as u say, so have Inter.
So whether we win or lose, no complaints, its in our hands now

Rossi

Yup its all in our hands now.

Milan10

oh no you didnt lmao

“SJF
1 year ago
What a horrendous line up!
Verona 3 milan 0
Ffs”

what a “milanista”. and by “milanista” i mean uninitiated antimilan. and i wont even start on these guys’ comedic take on florenzi the “rw” and leao the “niang 2.0”

SJF

Milan 10 last week “jeez Guardioli, your almost as dumb as…” bla bla

Milan10

anyone who actually watches milan knows rebic and ben ALWAYS change the game thus milan will play much better whenever they come on the pitch, including last nite. milan always score goals with them on the pitch in 2nd halves vs atalanta, fiorentina, verona etc because they bring so much pressing, intensity and most importantly, vision and passing abilities. FACHT
hell, even uninitiated such as urself would realize it took mere minutes for milan to dominate and score last nite after rebic, ben and messias stepped on the pitch. compare that to crappy 1st half. DOUBLE FACHTS

SheerWill96

Oh I just looked at the table and it seems like Cagliari really need to win tonight. Imagine we’re being crowned champions tonight. How am I ever going to sleep?

milan4lyf

Wonderful Victory for Milan. Everything worked in our favor this match. Only downside is, the first half tactics weren’t the best. But the second half, the subs.. were just spot on by Pioli. I am surprised to see Krunic to be honest. He was a beast on the field. One match to go till the celebration begins. As for Mr Pioli, not the best tactician, but hands down the best man-manager in the WORLD at the moment. He just brought the best out of his key players and they did the rest, which is actually one of the most difficult… Read more »

K INC

Everything is in our hands let’s go crush Sassuolo and run up the goals!!!

K INC

Also please Pioli start Zlatan, Rebic, and Bennacer

Nino

You think Ibra has 45mins in his legs? Stop complaining. This is not PlayStation. Pioli has brought them this far and he will finish the job. All Milan needs is one point. There’s no need getting reckless. The same squad for tonight should start except there’s an injury. Top quality experience and skills like Bennacer, etc can then enter to close out the game.

K INC

Giroud has been poor and Zlatan is our only alternative, I’d rather start him and then sub on Giroud. I don’t see how starting Rebic and Bennacer is PlayStation logic, Rebic is far better than Salamakers, or even Messias and Bennacer is class and would allow Tonali start further forward in our mid.

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Rossi

When Zlatan used to start we kept on droping points mate. You dont want to go back to that. Giroud is far from perfect, but he is the best thing that we got right now for that position. Pioli did the right thing when he promoted Giroud in the starting eleven, our current standing on the table proofs that.

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SJF

Bennacer and Rebic have to play!!
Zlatan could be a good sub.

Giroud and Alexis were poor again today

Elliotazzuri

All of you in this blog that didn’t wanted pioli in Milan please show yourself, all of you that said the best pioli can do for us is qualify for UCL, please write a reply on this blog, all of you that said pioli can’t developed talent, where are you come out now let me know, because I remember they were many people here that didn’t let us rest with pioli out messages, where is ragnarick?

Elliotazzuri

The number one person that was instrumental to our serie a push is pioli, because no matter how we say maldini sign well or ibra change the team mentality, if the coach is not good nothing will change, you can spend €200m on a team with a quack coach and they won’t achieve a thing, pioli brought out the best in the players maldini bought, because apart from ibra and giroud non of them was established, ibra change the young lads mindset but even he will be powerless if the coach don’t have a good structure plan, just look at… Read more »

Jon

Are you kidding me? This is Milan blog not a Ronaldo and Messi rant page.
I really do not get how you think Ronaldo gives a Fvck about anything other than personal glories and that’s the difference between him and Zlatan. Zlatan came back to bring Milan back to where we belong and that’s what he’s done. That’s why you don’t see Zlatan getting mad about being subbed in 7mins towards the end of every match lately.

Milan10

it was maldini who brought in pioli even without the #pioliout brigade’s “blessings”. and it’s because of that maldini’s competence that rangnick didnt come thus milan dont have to endure what cr7 has to at man utd. so yeah, maldini is the main reason milan will win scudetto #19

Elliotazzuri

True, but pioli was only brought by maldini to steady the ship, before Ragnaric comes, pioli was never meant to be Milan coach, maldini never bought him to be the coach he was here on short term, he had to earn the job himself, nobody at Milan, taught as pioli as someone who would coach Milan as long term not even maldini

Milan10

wrong. maldini and boban wanted him to be permanent coach. like boban said, “changing coach so early and so often is a defeat”. it was nazidis who did backdoor business with rangnick behind boban and maldini’s back. and guess what, the antimilan a.k.a. the uninitiated supported that crappy decision that costed boban his job. well, look at man utd now; worst season in 30 yrs. respect and believe in maldini, the original milan10ian

milan4lyf

Both CR7 and Ibra are legends. The only difference is, Ibra inspires the team even when he knows he won’t play where CR7, though very good as a captain, is very prone to bad attitude in the matches he doesn’t play. Two VERY different breed mate. I don’t think Pioli is the number one person. Without Maldini and Ibra, I am certain this team wouldn’t be here only with Pioli. But with due respect to Pioli, I am certain without Pioli we would still be here if not better with Maldini and Ibra in the team, Of course Pioli is… Read more »

SJF

Piolis Milan were on fire when that Ragnick link was brewing.
It would have been madness to remove a coach doing so well. Thankfully it didn’t happen!

richis16

piolis milan was 13 when he took the job. and 7or8 before covid break and lost vs genoa at home with no fans just before covid break. so no, he was certainly not on fire. if the season was canceled and didnt resume 3 months later, pioli would of been fired.

SJF

Wow, short memory. Even Ragnick admitted it would be a bad decision given piolis form at that point

SJF

In july 2020, Milan were 10 games unbeaten when Pioli was given a 2 year contract over hiring Ragnick

Rangnick released a statement saying: “Milan and I have agreed that it is currently not the right time to be working together. Considering this and the development the squad is undergoing, and the results it is producing, under the current coach, Stefano Pioli, we have decided that I will not take a role at the club.”

Signor milan

We are Milan. Forza Milan.

Milanito

A fantastic win for the boys. They showed up today and proved that they will not fold under the pressure of a scudetto battle. The manner in which these lads make sacrifices for each other on the pitch is remarkable and I honestly believe that they deserve every bit of success that they’ve achieved so far and will continue to achieve with that type of team spirit. Now lets bring it home with a win in the final match.

Forza Milan

Jon

I think this final fight against Sassoulo is very important for the teams mentality, though we all wished Inter would drop points against Cagliari. Learning to soak up pressure to the last minute is the major reason Real Madrid has made it to UCL finals this season.
With everything this team has been through, if they can manage to get the right result against Sassoulo and bring home the Scudetto, then they’re true champions and it’s safe to say they can bring home the UCL title sooner than we expected.

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Oluwa Shevy

No one saying anything about kalulu that boy has grown to be something else is partnership with tomori is formidable at the back the both of them combine makes our back stronger and allow the left wing back and right constantly overlap what do u guys think so should there continue the pairing for next season or we should use kjaer and tomori or still go
out there to get CB but to me I really see sense in their pairing because it really helps we hardly conceive goals

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SJF

Our defence is outstanding, one of the best in Europe!
Absolutely it makes sense to stick with the current pairing. Kalulu is outstanding talent and has to be a starter.
So if Botman comes, maybe Kalulu plays RB but honestly why bother?

Kalulu, Tomori, Kjaer, Roma, Gabbia is a good roster for cb.

What we really need as we have for years now are top class, RW, AM, ST.
Then we can compete with the best

Oluwa Shevy

Botman ok is good but only if Roman is leaving because his contract is expiring what we actually need now is RM AM ST for next season am sure we are good to go and as well we should give credit to our second keeper when maigan was injured he tried just that he is ageing inter giving us a run but come last day we will have the glory forza Milan

Ted

I’ve been repeating this almost every (or every other) game. Kalulu and Tomori are one of the best defending duo in Europe right now and stats confirm it. I am totally against splashing 30 millions on Botman. As I said I rather see them snatch another Kalulu or make Kjaer-esque signing for the bench if Romagnoli leaves. If not then CB roster is complete. That way they can focus and invest more in what we really need – RW, AM and ST.

spencer

I can’t believe Tomori and Kalulu have both been one yellow card away from suspension for the last 4 matches and yet, they have managed to not get suspended. Just wow!! Those 2 have just been fantastic. That is just pure class.

Milan10

i saw cagliari – inter last nite and lautaro was passively offside during the build up of inter’s 2nd goal but doveri didnt rule out the goal for offside like that ref did when giroud was passively offside vs napoli at san siro. and cagliari should’ve gotten penalty kick for handball but the fvcker didnt even check var. oh, and that foul on giroud near the end of 1st half, had it been lautaro or barella, the ref would’ve called it. marotta is unreal. when milan win scudetto next week, it’ll be bigger achievement than 98/99 because the refs have… Read more »

Phildadon1899

And on Sunday we have Doveri as a referee again. A self proclaimed Interista. Lol. Serie a is a joke