Team news: Atalanta were without José Luis Palomino, Éderson and Marco Carnesecchi, while Milan had to do without Rade Krunić, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Marko Lazetić. Kickoff time for Matchday 2 of Serie A was 20:45 CEST at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
Goals: Malinovskyi (29′), Bennacer (68′)
Atalanta B.C. (3-4-2-1) – Gian Piero Gasperini
Juan Musso; Rafael Tolói, Merih Demiral, Berat Djimsiti (82′ Caleb Okoli); Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Mæhle (89; Nadir Zortea); Ruslan Malinovskyi (73′ Ademola Lookman), Mario Pašalić (73′ Giorgio Scalvini); Duván Zapata (73′ Luis Muriel).
Unused: Rossi, Sportiello; Ruggeri, Soppy; Boga.
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria (84′ Alessandro Florenzi), Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Ismaël Bennacer; Junior Messias (66′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Brahim Díaz (58′ Charles De Ketelaere), Rafael Leão (66′ Divock Origi); Ante Rebić (58′ Olivier Giroud).
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia, Kjær; Adli, Bakayoko, Pobega.
Referee: Fabio Maresca.
Link pls. Hesgoal is not working for me.
For now forget link oo because the boys are not linking up oo this first half
Lol. Make dem arrange oo. It’s too early in the season to lose
The way we concede goals scares me.
Pioli can’t outrun Atalanta, Brahim brings 0 creativity to the final third.
CDK must come in from the start.
Bad defense that led to the first goal. Bad plays from Brahim Diaz and Rebic. Our players are just looking exhausted from the first minute, lack of gameplay. Seems like we keep playing side to side expecting a miracle. Smh. If Maldini thinks we can win the serie A and go far in champions league with Salaemakers and Messias on our RW, he’s joking. I have been disappointed with our transfer market so far honestly. Napoli, Inter, Juve, and Roma all look like they want it all this season and we’re depending on our last season’s glory. Smh
Its very strange that every transfer window for years we need a rw and never get one.
Coming into the summer we needed a starting rw, am and striker.
We got 2 am in adli and cdk and a back up striker in origi.
As you say we also need to replace kessie and Romagnoli
Are we stronnger than last season?
Our defence and midfield were sorted but the attack needed attention.
Now it seems we need players in defiance, midfield and attack
it is going to be a very long season for us.Tonali and Bennacer alone cant do it.
Leao is just strolling around the pitch like he won the ballondor
No, he is running, but Brahim-Rebic are not creating enough spaces in the middle. Theo Is frustrating tho
he runs, but if we analyze it, every team knows we are only good on the left. Theo and Leao are good but it’s hard if teams know to put all their efforts on that side. Atalanta changed their formation just for that, after the yellow card.
Teams know and unfortunately, theo and leao are still super young and get frustrated easily. (not to say an Ibra doesnt get frustrated)
Tonali was the weak point , Y is Adli on bench
I’ve said Tonali is overrated. Don’t expect amazing plays from him. Adli can do a job in that middle two. Still need another midfielder and Ziyech. I don’t want to see junior Messias starting a game again. Not the worst result away to Atalanta thou.
Please open your eyes, here is the proof that Tonali was one of the best during the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYMnoZYIwnc at 1:00 Tonali was marking really well when defending. at 1:10 again Tonali was marking the mid well forcing the attacker to pass elsewhere. at 1:30 Tonali’s pass allowed Leao to get through the defender who had to foul Leao. (getting yellow carded) at 1:47 Tonali rushed in by himself and all Messias had to do was a pass that would’ve been an easy tap in. There was nothing Tonali could have done when Messias was selfish? at 2:13 – 2:16… Read more »
The pass to Rebec, it’s one on one. The waiting in the mid for Messias to pass for an easy tap in, but Messias decided to be selfish? The lob to the middle only for Messias to miss his header? I mean how many chances do you want Tonali to create to be not considered the weakest link? How many chances did other players created? 3 total besides the self created goal by Ben, Tonali alone created that many chances.
with a starting line up of Giroud and Charles, we could easily have won this game, cause we dominated the game all through after they scored.
This would hav been easier for us to win but Pioli selection cost us the game
Rebic is good from the left flank in a second half substitute when leao is tired because he(Rebic) was always coming to the flank instead of being the point man in the opponent box.
Giroud would have started with CKD in the first half instead of Tonali. Milan dominated the game all through but it’s okay let keep going
Hope he learned something from this
Well, this is just one game. Atalanta is definitely a tough team to beat in their home ground. So a draw is a welcome result. BUT, The worst part is, our players didnt even try to win. They were unmotivated. Only CDK and Bennacer wanted to win it seemed. The rest were just.. running. I really dont know what happened to our players. They looked unmotivated and played like they already lost from minute one. WTF? RW. We desperately need a RW. Messias is far below avg. Salamander is a DM basically. We need Ziyech. I read reports that management… Read more »
Tonali tried to win on several occasions. One time wasted by selfish teammate. Another by having a a good goal keeper. Two more time he was there but one was a goal and another one was captured by the goalie.
My question is – what’s with Adli? He had good preseason. Why not start him instead of Brahim or maybe put Brahim on RW instead of Messias with Adli and CDK rotating in the hole.
Pioli wanted to give Brahim the benefit of the doubt since he had a great game last time. It bit him in the a_ _ . I think the real crime was taking too long to make the changes.
One last thing, Brahim played RW on his MC days, so he can do it. (so can Rebic for that matter, although he has publicly said he hates it)
Calm your nerves: we’ve got a long way to go…Liberia is following.
the goal by malinofsky showed the weakness side of duo ben & tonali in midfield. they are both not a good DMC who covered/blocked an attack from that area
Please take a look at :50 right before the Atlanta’s goal and tell me who was lazy and not marking someone. Hint: Tonali was marking Zapata.
See for yourself how Tonali performed from the game highlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYMnoZYIwnc at 1:00 Tonali was marking really well when defending. at 1:10 again Tonali was marking the mid well forcing the attacker to pass elsewhere. at 1:30 Tonali’s pass allowed Leao to get through the defender who had to foul Leao. (getting yellow carded) at 1:47 Tonali rushed in by himself and all Messias had to do was a pass that would’ve been an easy tap in. There was nothing Tonali could have done when Messias was selfish? at 2:13 – 2:16 Tonali was marking Zapata, and he saw Malinovski… Read more »
There has been reports of a formation change being tried.
Given we have no decent rw and Adli looks a good prospect, perhaps 4-3-2-1 is worth a try….
Bennacer. Adli (Pobega)
The forward 3 players could change positions with each other
A fair group stage compare to last season first position is a most here
Much better group this time around compare to the group of death last year.
The group of death now belongs to inter Milan this time hope there triumph won’t wish them bad but I still feel Milan need one more quality signing
For sure RW or CM/DM.
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