Team news: Sampdoria were without Omar Colley, Harry Winks, Simone Trimboli and Manuel De Luca, while Milan had to do without Alessandro Florenzi, Rade Krunić, Ante Rebić, Marko Lazetić, Divock Origi and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff for Matchday 6 was 20:45 CET at San Siro.

Goals: Messias (6′), Đuričić (57′), Giroud (67′ pk)
Red card: Leão (47′ – second booking), Giampaolo (97′)

U.C. Sampdoria (4-1-4-1) – Marco Giampaolo
Emil Audero; Bartosz Bereszyński (59′ Manolo Gabbiadini), Alex Ferrari, Jeison Murillo, Tommaso Augello; Gonzalo Villar (85′ Ronaldo Vieira); Mehdi Léris, Tomás Rincón, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Filip Đuričić (78′ Valerio Verre); Francesco Caputo (78′ Fabio Quagliarella).
Unused: Ravaglia; Amione, Conti, Murru; Yepes; Pussetto.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Pierre Kalulu, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Tommaso Pobega (78′ Aster Vranckx); Junior Messias (59′ Fikayo Tomori), Charles De Ketelaere (71′ Ismaël Bennacer), Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud.
Unused: Mirante, Tătărușanu; Ballo-Touré, Dest, Gabbia, Thiaw; Adli, Bakayoko, Díaz, Saelemaekers.

Referee: Michael Fabbri.

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SJF

Be nice if we had a good first half, because Theo and Leao need some rest. Hopefully get subbed off early

Dont care how they muddle through today so long as we have no more injuries

Coach Seedorf

Starting Giroud every 3days is quite risky. I would have played CDK as CF, Adli as AM, Salermakaus on LW, Messias on RW, Sergino Dest as LB. Giroud, Leao and Theo needs some rest, especially Giroud due to his age

SJF

Totally agree with you Coach

Emmy Apache

with this your formation and players who are you going to play against with such selection, Napoli?

Coach Seedorf

If I’m right our next opponents are Dinamo and Napoli, we need them rested for those matches. As it is now, we will play Napoli without Leao. I hope Origi starts against Dinamo and stays fit to play on the left in place of Leao when we play against Napoli. Hope Rebic recovers on time also. Grateful for the win tonight

Quan

3 points all the way

AC Milan

Goal, Messias, what a beautiful team goal.

Nesta1

Goooooaaalllll messias!!

AC Milan

Goalll, CDK’s first goal. Not sure why it’s canceled.

Last edited 16 days ago by AC Milan
Milancrazyfan

Giroud offside.

Milancrazyfan

Theo looks gassed out. Needs some rest.

Dindudre

Our midfield players hold onto the ball for too damn long. There’s a reason why we only work side to side and back to defenders. Pioli needs to do something about this cos our midfield is not creating anything atall. This will not go well in the champs league and when we play against better teams.

Milancrazyfan

Because we are still struggling in am department. Plus pobega is not the best distributor, he is there to destroy attacks mostly. Our ams havent gotten into rhythm yet. Move aroud, ask for the ball, cover for the other midfielder when they go forward etc. Diaz and cdk are not quite there. I dont know but you are right though. We’ll struggle in champions leauge if that doest get addressed. Matter of time before opponent slap 3-4 guys on leao and game over. All the pur chances start or come from that side only.

Last edited 16 days ago by Milancrazyfan
AC Milan

Oh no, Leao is sent off.

Milancrazyfan

Yeah unfortunately. Hopefully its only one game. He could use some rest. But yeah that sucks. Classy guy though, hugged that samp dude that got injured.

Last edited 16 days ago by Milancrazyfan
AC Milan

We can’t fault him for his striker instincts.

Milancrazyfan

Definitely not at fault . It happens.

Oluwa Shevy

On a norm Leo should have been rested today because of the CL and Theo on a num am sure with this now poili will think outside the box for the next game

Dindudre

Cross the ball into the middle and you can get lucky. This is something we just don’t do. Smh

Oluwa Shevy

What a careless mistakes from the players good three point now looking like no point anymore only on miracle that can occur

AC Milan

Nice Penalty Giroud!!

Milancrazyfan

Hell yeah. Super giroudddddddd

Dindudre

I have really been impressed by Pobega today. He’s done great.

Milancrazyfan

Yeah ran his sucks off.

Rossi

Glad that people noticed his good play. He still needs to adapt to Pioli tactics tho. He is still playing like in Torino going forward too much sometimes, since he played as a AM in Torino. But he is better and better with every game.

Ronaldinho80

Off topics Kesse have played only 37minutes for barca. He did not understand that he was perfect for our system you cant play for Fcb if you cant pass the ball. Donna played 2000 min laat year and 4000 when he was with milan

Ronaldinho80

I hope not playing is worth 2mil more for them

AC Milan

An ugly win is a win.

Ronaldinho80

Great great result giving the circumstances

Milancrazyfan

To sum up. Leao broke “ferrari”, our boys grinded their teeth, and we the fans grinded our fingernails. Congrats to our worriors and the gods smiled upon us tonight.

Last edited 16 days ago by Milancrazyfan
SJF

I dont like to question Pioli, given the great job he is doing… But…
Why does Giroud at 36 need to stay on the field until 98min
Hes our only fit striker!!
All we needed in the last half hour was someone upfield, someone quick. Dest could have come on and done that.

Oliver was a warrior tonight, but how much more can his body take?

Leao out for Napoli is tough, on the plus side he got a short shift tonight

Milancrazyfan

Hopefully rebic will be fit for napoli. Hate to say it, but it looks like giroud will have to play full 90 mins for the next to games. Despite his age, the guy is as tough as nails. Lets see hopefully he comes through and nothing happens to him.

Gems

Origi injured again ffucksake wots wrong with him
always injured after 20 mins of play
when he actually plays haven’t seen much,
lazetic probably could have made better contributions , hopefully Rebic can come back , that goal disallowed today was a joke

AC Milan

Maybe that’s why he was Liverpool’s permanent sub. Great skill set but very injury prone.

Emmy Apache

Nice game from Milan side not easy playing 45 minutes with 10 men in away and against former Coach who was sacked
I told everyone in my office that Milan isn’t easy to beat because we tasted victory and cup and now we know how great it is to be a champion
My question is what is happening to Origi? Played 25 minutes and miss next game always is not what we want
Giroud is getting tired and he needs help.
forza Milan hope Rebić should try and free himself from injury

Mario

If anyone should complain about being tired of working, it should be those who have to do regular daily work instead of footballers. Most of these footballers are paid well to play, they should not be complaining about having to ‘work’ every 3 days

Ink

Human bodies have limits.

Ink

No Leao against Napoli?
FFFFFFF********************************************

AC Milan

Napoli has the second best LW in the league. Good news they wont have their starting striker Osiem.

Ted

Two things that were positive for me – Pobega is finding his feet and 3 man defence formation works. There are several players missing and some need rest. 3421 with Adli and Diaz behind CDK or 3511 with either Adli or Diaz behind CDK. Defense, midfield and wings are covered in these two formations. It’s not the right time to experiment but with emergency up front it could work.

Last edited 16 days ago by Ted
SJF

Good solutions!