Team news: Milan were without Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjær, Theo Hernández, Ismaël Bennacer, Sandro Tonali, Alexis Saelemaekers, Rade Krunić, Rafael Leão and Divock Origi. Kickoff was 19:00 CEST at RheinEnergieStadion for the Telekom Cup.

Goals: Giroud (16′, 36′), Dietz (86′)

1. FC Köln (4-2-3-1) – Steffen Baumgart
Marvin Schwäbe; Benno Schmitz (46′ Kingsley Ehizibue), Timo Hübers, Julian Chabot (72′ Bright Arrey-Mbi), Kristian Pedersen (72′ Jonas Hector); Dejan Ljubičić (26′ Kingsley Schindler (72′ Jan Thielmann)), Ellyes Skhiri (72′ Mathias Olesen); Sargis Adamyan (46′ Tim Lemperle), Mark Uth (72′ Linton Maina), Florian Kainz (72′ Eric Martel), Anthony Modeste (78′ Florian Dietz).
Bench: Horn; Kilian, Schwirten.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu (46′ Antonio Mirante); Alessandro Florenzi (61′ Andrei Coubis), Pierre Kalulu (61′ Nikolaos Michelis), Matteo Gabbia, Fodé Ballo-Touré (82′ Davide Bartesaghi); Tiémoué Bakayoko (75′ Marco Brescianini), Tommaso Pobega (82′ Giovanni Robotti); Junior Messias (61′ Chaka Traorè), Brahim Díaz (46′ Yacine Adli), Ante Rebić (61′ Daniel Maldini); Olivier Giroud (61′ Emil Roback).
Unused: Stanga; Gala.

Referee: Sascha Stegemann (Germany).

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Gbenga AJOSE

Imagine no one has made a single comment here.. This new owners are just killing our morale.. I know if we had sealed Sanches and CDK , everyone would be here and eager to know how they perform.

OLU milan

Yeah, The management are not serious,they want to rely on their laurels heading to the new season, look at inter who are on the verge of signing Bremer & juve with their quality additions, The match was entertaining, giroud with two great finishes were enough.. let us see what the management would do before the transfer closes.. FORZA MILAN..

Coach Seedorf

Inter are on the verge of signing Bremer to replace their departing best defender Milan Skriniar. Don’t make it sound like they are doing better than us currently. They have lost Perisic who was massive for their attack last season, Vidal, Sensi, Rannochia, Vecino, Skriniar and Sanchez are to depart also. They are signing replacements. Losing Perisic and Skriniar affects their attack and defence directly as their replacements may need time to settle Into the team


Diaz was useless as playmaker. Adli is still not ready to carry the responsibility as the playmaker alone. Kalulu showed his weakness. We need a proven tall CB because we don’t know how Kjaer will perform after long injury. RW is still the same like last season. Can Origi cover RW ? We need CDK. Pobega is not ready.


@agustina, the only thing not ready here is your disjointedly put comment. The boys did very okay.

Milan Boy

I can’t agree less


Well said. I don’t understand why some people are so inpatient, for crying out loud this is the first game of the preseason. Can you guys just calm down. Rome is not built in one day.