Team news: Milan were without Rade Krunić, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Marko Lazetić, while Bologna had to do without the suspended Riccardo Orsolini as well as without Mitchell Dijks. Kickoff time for Matchday 3 of Serie A was 20:45 CEST at Stadio San Siro.
Goals: Leão (21′), Giroud (58′)
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori (83′ Matteo Gabbia), Theo Hernández (75′ Fodé Ballo-Touré); Ismaël Bennacer (61′ Tommaso Pobega), Sandro Tonali; Junior Messias (61′ Alexis Saelemaekers), Charles De Ketelaere (61′ Yacine Adli), Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Florenzi, Kjær; Bakayoko, Díaz; Origi, Rebić.
Bologna F.C. 1909 (3-5-2) – Siniša Mihajlović
Łukasz Skorupski; Adama Soumaoro, Gary Medel (74′ Kevin Bonifazi), Jhon Lucumí; Denso Kasius, Emanuel Vignato (62′ Roberto Soriano), Jerdy Schouten (84′ Lewis Ferguson), Nicolás Domínguez (62′ Michel Aebischer), Andrea Cambiaso; Marko Arnautović, Musa Barrow (62; Nicola Sansone).
Unused: Bagnolini, Bardi; Amey, Angeli, De Silvestri, Lykogiannīs, Mbaye, Sosa; Urbanski; Raimondo.
Referee: Gianluca Manganiello.
Goallll Leao, huge thanks to CDK for the hastle and assist.
Maldini just cannot stop making golden signings.
I noticed Leao is a lot more focused and determined.
De kaatalare too good
He can still use some training on the first touch and team chemistry. This can be improved over time. He is very intelligent and determined, that is quality not everyone possess.
Great goals. Kudos to the team. New kaka impressive. The only thing is, we need a right winger badly. Or we needed 1 since last season. Some1 with some speed and can actually cross.
Also, adli awareness is really impressive, great vision. Great asset. We’ll where he’ll fall in the line up along the season. Really would like to see him play more.
I do believe CDK has more quality than Adli. CDK has that creative spark that we need, and he is already good enough. Adli on the other hand felt like Tonali’s first year. He has potential though. He is just not there yet.
Maldini and co. knew from the earlier that their budget won’t be enough for a top quality right winger, so they focus the big chunk of their money on the most urgent position which is now filled by CDK. The cheapest and the lowest risk option for the rw was signing Messias permanently.
Next season zaniolo is coming, for sure!!
Zaniolo is injured 60% of the season
I would say no to Zaniolo. The reason: he is super injury prone and super selfish. We don’t need that playing a team sports. We already have a great team.
the way CDK pass reminds me to Maradona. genious
If CDK is 80% of Maradona capacity we would be golden. Maradona carried club and national team to the dream land. CDK definitely has the potential though.