Team news: Milan were without Sandro Tonali and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Udinese had to do without Leonardo Buta, Tolgay Arslan, Mato Jajalo and Destiny Udogie. Kickoff time for Matchday 1 of the 2022/23 Serie A season was 18:30 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Becão (2′), Theo Hernández (11′ pk), Rebić (15′, 68′), Masina (45+4′), Brahim Díaz (46′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer, Rade Krunić (84′ Tommaso Pobega); Junior Messias (72′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Brahim Díaz (72′ Charles De Ketelaere), Rafael Leão (84′ Divock Origi); Ante Rebić (72′ Olivier Giroud)

Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Florenzi, Gabbia; Adli, Bakayoko.

Udinese Calcio (3-5-2) – Andrea Sottil (Probable)
Marco Silvestri; Nehuén Pérez (66′ Enzo Ebosse), Bram Nuytinck, Rodrigo Becão; Brandon Soppy, Roberto Pereyra, Walace (76′ Sandi Lovric), Jean-Victor Makengo (76′ Lazar Samardžić), Adam Masina (83′ Festy Ebosele); Gerard Deulofeu, Isaac Success (66′ Beto).
Unused: Padelli, Piana; Abankwah, Benković, Bjiol, Guessand; Palumbo; Nestorovski, Pafundi.

Referee: Livio Marinelli.

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SJF

Let’s get off to a winner!!

Be excited to see some of the new guys at some stage.

Forza Milan

Milan10

benvenuto lega calcio. finally, we get to watch ac milan again. its about damn time milan win their 2nd star. the squad is complete, at least quantity-wise. with adli, cdk and origi, milan will have young and versatile attack, able to do permutation of positions at will. and although a new rw, cb and dm would be nice, if pobega and gabbia dont leave then i think milan will have enough players to play in 3 comps. inter is still strong but losing their mvp perisic will hurt them badly. and i hope skriniar leaves as well. juve have many… Read more »

Oluwa Shevy

Well I hope Milan make good use of this opportunity because currently we playing draw at Sansiro

Milan10

milan looked so fragile at the back but their attack more than made up for it. exciting, to say the least

Oluwa Shevy

Goal
down so early

AC Milan

Messiah has been bad, wasted one on one and poor defending.

Last edited 1 month ago by AC Milan
spencer

How and why on earth did we renew Messiahs. Man he is just down bad!! Scoring goals against farmers in the preseason. Now he can’t even pass the ball.

Dindudre

Yeah we can blame him for that goal but he’s been making good runs thruout the game, Krunic just doesn’t know what to do with the ball whenever he has it. He can be a slasher all he wants but he’s just terrible whenever he has the ball on his legs. We need better midfielder. At this point, pobega will do a better job than him. Smh.

WhereIsTheSpirit

I dont understand why Pioli did not give a playing time for Adli. Adli is like the raw Zidane or Zidane in the making.

Raven

Ok guys focus, we can’t lose any points.

Adli and CDK have the titanic task to win this one at home. Fuck I’m excited. Forza Milan.

Rose

Messias, krunich????? Like wtf are they still doing in that club?? They’re a joke

Coach Seedorf

How are we playing please?

AC Milan

They only got 2 shots and got 2 goals, other than that we pretty much dominated.

Coach Seedorf

Thanks for the update bro

AC Milan

Much stable in the second, our team has so much quality, we can go far in CL as long as we stay injury free.

Coach Seedorf

Thanks a lot!! Please is there a reliable site where I can stream our matches live going forward?
I’m glad about our win today but not happy with shipping in goals already. We need that tight defense that we used to end last season. Great win guys!! Let’s keep the wins coming

SJF

Stream2watch. Co works well for me

Last edited 1 month ago by SJF
Coach Seedorf

Thanks bro, will try this out in next match

AC Milan

I paid for paramount+ to stream.

Coach Seedorf

Thanks a lot

Christian

Kalulu is the new Costacurta !

SJF

Id play 11 kalulu’s if it was possible!

Christian

LOL, exactly 😉

Milan10

lol why would you play 11 costacurtas? 11 gullits, sure. definitely not billy

SJF

Definitely lacking some muscle in midfield so far.
Both teams suffering a bit in the heat.
Udinese are a step up from the level of recent friendly opposition.
Hopefully can get the job done but looks anybodies game at half time

dejan10

Freakin’ Udinese always give a tough time. I’m sure we’ll sort it out tho.

AC Milan

Goal, Diaz

dejan10

DIAZ! He’s not as bad as the haters make out as we saw from the beginning of last season until he caught WuFlu.

revshev

We definitely need another defender and a defensive midfielder

SJF

Testify brother

AC Milan

Rebic a brace.
Credit to messias and Brahim for the fighting spirits.

Last edited 1 month ago by AC Milan
Nasatik

Pobega seems extremely slow. He seemed to be the weakest link once he got in. We definitely need that extra midfielder. I love Krunic’s reliability and versatility but we need to do something in that mid. As for de Ketelaere I mean wow. Impressive 20 min. The ball control + vision and and quality of passes, and the physicality…our number 10 position competiton is going to be amazing

SJF

Cdk looked bright eh! In fairness to diaz he really brought his game tonight.

As u say no. 10 role is gonna be stocked. Hopefully pioli will find the right balance and system to fit them.

ZionTrain

Yes.Pobega looked like shit. Yacine Adli is much better and he can definitely challenge Tonali and Bennacer for a starting position in the double pivot. I think that’s where Pioli should use him. Adli should have replaced Krunic.

Rossi

Pobega is not slow trust me. He is actually fast for a mid. But he did look lost on the field. He will need time to adapt especialy to a more defensive role. Since he is more attack minded player, that might be a problem. I agree that we need a new mid so we wont be caught off guard if Pobega dosent really manage to adapt as expected. Ilic (age21) from Verona was one of the best defensive mid in Italy last season, Lazio want him and they have strike a deal for 12mil. Nothing is over tho. Milan… Read more »

ZionTrain

He’s slow as fuk and clueless. His positioning and reading of the game is bad. Adli shoud always be ahead of Pobega even at DM, CM or AM. Smh

Rossi

Ah here we go again with the experts who can judge a player just by watching him once, for 10min. Same as Leao was like Niang after one bad game etc… Never mind.

AC Milan

Wait til Tonali comes back and he will boss the mid.

SJF

Problem is we have no replacements for him. Having kessie gave us 3 great midfielders to rotate

Mario

Pobega just returned from injury and he hardly played during the preseason because of that. Its ridiculous how inpatient and ignorant some so call milan fans are. Its still early to judge him or the team after only one match

Milan10

what a night, what a feast. the attack picked up where they left off, with lovely triangle passes which showed that they’d been planned and executed those movements in training sessions. however i dont know if its already in guardioli’s milan’s dna or not but they seemed unable to kill the game off, especially in 1st half of the season. milan always took the foot off the pedal with their sloppy passing and lazy movements right after they took the lead. as for the defense, maldini wanted big tall strong cb but obviously nazidis didnt think that way. and the… Read more »

Jay

Saladmaker as usual hopeless ! We need a RW

dejan10

I was a bit worried about Udinese but knew the boys would pull through. So funny how everyone’s putting us 3rd or 4th behind Inter, Juve, and freakin Roma.

Deku

I have been saying this the entire summer: Rebic is better as a striker and Origi is better as vice-Leao. Judging from todays game Pioli thinks the same.

Milan10

lol no. like i said, rebic is the most complete attacker of milan because he can score, dribble AND pass but just because origi, like i said, is versatile enough to play as winger/am doesnt mean he’ll be leao’s reserve. the only reason why he played as henry-esque st vs udinese was because there’s already giroud playing st and since origi’s more dynamic (anyone who says slow giroud is dynamic st doesnt know football), pioli, like klopp, asked him to drift out wide often. but there’s no doubt that origi will be milan’s main st, that when rebic/leao and origi… Read more »

lando

despite his assist, calabria needs to stop trying for fancy pass when he rarely able to do a simple ones

Oluwa Shevy

CDK the few minutes he played was a master class bennecer also a gifted midfielder nice one nice win for a start

SJF

I think its worth noting the attitude and commitment of 2 players in particular. Diaz has suffered the fans ire for some time. He gave 100% and was involved in all 4 goals. He always had talent and a good attitude, hopefully he continues his progression. Leao on the other hand really never impacted the game and looked pretty lethargic. We all know he can be this way and turn it on when he likes. He still has lots of improvement to do in terms of commitment and consistency. I hope his contract situation is resolved soon, he needs to… Read more »