Team news: Milan were without Ciprian Tătăruşanu, Malick Thiaw, Aster Vranckx, Yacine Adli, Tiémoué Bakayoko and Zlatan Ibrahimović who were out of the Champions League list, as well as without the injured Alessandro Florenzi, Rade Krunić, Ante Rebić and Divock Origi, while Dinamo Zagreb had to do without Boško Šutalo and Luka Menalo. Kickoff time for Matchday 2 of the Champions League Group Stage was 18:45 CEST at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Giroud (45′ pk), Saelemaekers (47′), Oršić (56′), Pobega (77′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Mike Maignan; Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (78′ Rade Krunić), Sandro Tonali (67′ Tommaso Pobega); Alexis Saelemaekers (78′ Sergiño Dest), Brahim Díaz (78′ Junior Messias), Rafael Leão; Olivier Giroud (68′ Charles De Ketelaere).
Bench: Jungdal, Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Gabbia, Kjær.

GNK Dinamo Zagreb (4-5-1) – Ante Čačić
Dominik Livaković; Stefan Ristovski (78′ Josip Drmić), Josip Šutalo, Dino Perić, , Robert Ljubičić; Sadegh Moharrami (63′ Dario Špikić), Luka Ivanušec, Josip Mišić, Mislav Oršić (84′ Antonio Marin); Bruno Petković (84′ Martin Baturina).
Unused: Zagorac; Dilaver, Lauritsen, Štefulj, Théophile-Catherine; Bočkaj, Bulat; Emreli.

Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain).

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dan

No Easy games here. I really hope Leao runs his socks off. He has the weekend off.
What’s a better result for us on the other game?

Calm down

A draw. But l love cheering on underdogs so I personally want a Salzburg victory!. A pretty risky bet but would be cool to see Chelsea going out !

Borgetti

Pls link to watch the ball

Tega

Link for livestream please

Jay

As usual saldmaker and Diaz having no impact

SJF

Pretty ordinary stuff so far.
Theo and Leao as usual the only creative spark

philldadon1899

You really should give up posting. You are just a debbie downer. All the time. You also said Pobega was a waste of time and wouldnt be able to contribute. He’s slow and lumbering I believe were your words.

Well. More champions league goals now than Kessie…..

SJF

Ive never mentioned Pobega in a post u weirdo
I’d rather see him play a bit first.
Delighted for him getting that goal tonight!

Ronaldinho80

Nice pass from leao. He gave us penalty and assist so far man of the match

AC Milan

Pobega what a beautiful goal.

Ted

Looks like Pioli converted to 343 – Calabria, Tomori, Kalulu; Dest, Krunić, Pobega, Theo; Messias, CDK, Leao

Dan Ban

Not enough time to see if it worked. But it’s an interesting proposition.

philldadon1899

I loved it.

What I honestly think is the best solution for Sunday against Napoli would be.

Move Theo to LW to replace Leao and put in Balo at LB.

It keeps the speed there and gives us double coverage on that flank.

Ross Oneri

Good game from lads.

SJF

Good result tonight, without expending too much energy or getting injuries.

Hopefully Pioli can pull some magic out v Napoli.

With limited options on the wing maybe a 3-4-2-1 be an option. Theo and Dest/salamakers out wide.
CDK and Diaz/Adli behind our striker…
Problem really being, is Giroud going to have to start again? What happens when he gets injured?

Last edited 12 days ago by SJF
Oluwa Shevy

Let’s be optimistic he stays fit there will be a time self he will rest when others are available now he just have to be fit and keep the team going let him do his part for now we hope and pray she stays fit good a thing INtL break is around he can fully rest well

SJF

Of course we hope he stays fit but he can’t play every game, so an alternative idea is required.
I hope he does get a break during international break, but he’s been playing for France pretty regularly

Oluwa Shevy

He has not been playing he didn’t go to euros cup there might call him due to the fact of benzema injury at the other hand Chelsea drew I think this Salzburg are pretty tough our next game Chelsea there will come all out to play but i pray our prayers fully recover after this break

Philldadon1899

But I thought we were supposed to be horrible. I mean inter and juve did so much better than us on the market right? Your words. Our opponents are getting stronger and oh no we didn’t replace kessie and Romagnoli were going to suck.

oh yeah and Giroud sucks lol. Right?

you owe this whole board an apology.

Last edited 12 days ago by Phildadon86
SJF

My words were about us getting in the right players early in the market so they could integrate.
I have been proven right as its obvious to everyone we dont have enough cover in midfield and the likes of Vranx arrived to late to be included in CL squad.
I also said we need a striker as Giroud cant be expected to play every 3 days, right again.
We are still lacking a rw also

So it has been clear so far we are relying on playing Theo, Tonali, Leao, Giroud, Bennacer in almost every match. Its a problem.

philldadon1899

Oh now you want to lie?

Should I pull up your posts about how we have no chance to compete with Juve and Inter because they spent more (they didnt) and had such better transfer campaigns? You are now backtracking. Milan is back. Just admit you were over reacting and be done with it.

SJF

Please pull up whatever posts you see fit. Milan were slow in the market and that cost us. We are a very thin squad in many positions. Honestly im tired of addressing this nonsense, when every pundit, journalist, fan, maldini, pioli have all acknowledged our need to strengthen. Especially if we want to improve and be competitive in Europe and therefore not lose our best players. Your some delusional fan boy who thinks we can win CL with this squad. Also i remember you saying how World class Origi is and how he’ll score 20 goals. Lol Get a life… Read more »

dan

Dude. It’s one game. Let’s revisit this at the end of the season. I Think what a lot of us are afraid is having a busy schedule and no depth. Think of liverpool a few years ago. Van Dyk went down and their season went down with him. I have no doubt Bennacer and Tonali can be (or already are) better than any pairing with Kessie. But, what if they get injured ? . I am playing devil’s advocate here. Our starting 11 can go toe-to-toe with anyone. I am concern of depth over a long season. WE did good… Read more »

LOCO

So you want u’s to play with 12 men or is maignan playing as a striker? I dont get it

SJF

Well spotted!
I meant 3-4-2-1

Amos K. Dennis

Bit by bit, we’re getting there…Liberia is following.

agus

we have the replacement of Kessie already. Pobega !

Montolivo

With Krunic being back he will start on the left this weekend with Leao suspended, Please Pioli use CDK on the left this weekend