Team news: Milan were without Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Simon Kjær, Alexis Saelemaekers, Junior Messias, Marko Lazetić and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Juventus had to do without the banned Ángel Di María as well as without Mattia De Sciglio, Paul Pogba, Kaio Jorge and Federico Chiesa. Kickoff time for was 18:00 CET at Stadio San Siro.

Goals: Tomori (45+1′), Brahim Díaz (54′)

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătărușanu; Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer (84′ Aster Vranckx), Sandro Tonali; Brahim Díaz (64′ Charles De Ketelaere), Tommaso Pobega (58′ Rade Krunić), Rafael Leão (84′ Divock Origi); Olivier Giroud (64′ Ante Rebić).
Unused: Jungdal, Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Dest, Thiaw; Adli, Bakayoko.

Juventus F.C. (4-4-2) – Massimiliano Allegri
Wojciech Szczęsny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado (46′ Weston McKennie), Manuel Locatelli (56′ Leandro Paredes), Adrien Rabiot (80′ Matías Soulé), Filip Kostić (56′ Fabio Miretti); Dušan Vlahović (78′ Moise Kean), Arkadiusz Milik.
Unused: Perin, Pinsoglio; Gatti, Rugani; Fagioli. 

Referee: Daniele Orsato.

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Milan10

4-3-3? finally, brahim as rw, like i’ve been saying for almost 2 yrs now

Gems

Play adli on the right instead of Diaz ffucksake

Milan10

adli/cdk/rebic, hell even dest should play there. then again, rebic the juventus killer should play replacing giroud

SJF

Im glad to see Pioli has reacted to that midweek disaster.
This side has better balance and strength

Dindudre

But I still think he should have started Adli to be able to push forward. This formation and midfield trio makes me think he’s playing scared and just wants a draw. But I hope I’m wrong and it works out.

Dindudre

They should let Leao play our free kicks forreal. Cos his placing and curve is on 100. Lol

AC Milan

Tomori, the juve killer.

Ranajaya

I bet they shit their pants everytime they see him on dead ball situation now

Ronaldinho80

Great goal by Tomori

Milan10

nice first half but vlahovic committed handball in pen box and cuadrado’s studs clearly hit ben (red card). orsato at it again

SJF

At least we are showing more energy and movement.
Diaz not the strongest but hes a trier and hes quick.

Hopefully see rebic in second half to add more movement as the game gets stretched.
Also may be worth giving some minutes to vranckx and Adli.

I think 433 will be a better option for us v Chelsea.

Ranajaya

And he’s fearless. Anyway he has to learn from Giovinco or D. Silva when he has to release the ball early or to drive

AC Milan

Brahim freaking Diaz!!!!!!

SJF

Amazing goal. Really delighted for him

Milan10

fantastic ribery-esque solo run by brahim. like i said, he’s winger NOT am. also, vlahovic thought he’s ibra lmao

Ronaldinho80

That was crazy good from Diaz. I am speechless

Dindudre

I wonder what Krunic has on Pioli that makes him play him all the damn time. Smdh

Dan Ban

He’s a soldier. A smart one. I’m sure you put the guy as a GK and he do his usual average. Sometimes you need a guy with no ego who does what you ask and doesn’t complain

AC Milan

He is a team player who is willing to sacrifice for the team. He lacks technical ability but he is brave and he tries hard to get his job done. Every team needs that player. I am much prefer him over Origi who is very technical but selfish.

Ronaldinho80

Referees are horrible to the point it is funny

Milan10

lol at pioli telling brahim not to take off his clothes when celebrating a goal. good win at home. they better win vs chelsea next

SJF

I think Diaz was making a point by holding up the no. 10, he’s claiming his position. Deserves it too
Dont think Pioli loved it as its a dig at cdk

AC Milan

CDK has a lot more creativity than Diaz. I’ve seen usually several key passes a game from CDK. We need to give him more time. CDK is quality.

Milan10

it was ance-esque 4-3-2-1 so no real #10 role there. brahim played rw last nite and, like i’ve been saying for half decade, good wingers need to be fast and/or have good dribbling skills and brahim has those qualities in abundance, as his goal definitely can attest to that.
brahim, adli and rebic should fight for rw spot. like i’ve been saying for 2-3 yrs, milan never had rw problems, its just that pioli doesnt have the balls to do the right thing. playing slow kruniesta as rw vs fast epl side like chelsea, wtf was he thinking?

SJF

I know he was playing on the right, just meant he claiming a starting spot after being left out so often to accommodate cdk.

Diaz, Rebic or cdk can operate there.
Makes such a difference to our attack to have balance. Kalulu also helps to make it functional

3 man midfield is the way to go, at least in CL. Only the best or most suicidal team can play 4 attackers at that level.

Tonali, bennacer, Adli, krunic, Pobega would all be suited by it
#FREEADLI

AC Milan

I understand what Diaz want, but he is not a 10, he is more of a 7 or 11.

Milan10

like i’ve been saying for 2 yrs, zidane and pep are avid users of 4-3-3, obviously they wanted brahim coz they wanted winger not am. brahim always plays with his head down trying to beat his markers, that’s a winger. cdk or even paquelme play with his head up trying to spot teammates up front, that’s am. football is simple

Dapito

and he cant play that position. In january i hope milan buy the real RW. messiah, sale and diaz are terrible… sale good but sometimes he made some stupid mistakes for example he made some stupid tackle in area penalty… what a worse…

meanwhile, messiah and diaz, they cant dribbling, no speed…

we will see when play vs chelsea…

Milan10

brahim literally dribbled past 2-3 juventus players before he scored

Dan Ban

I am very impressed with Pobega. He needs time to adapt to new tactics. He’s not used to playing in a more defensive role with less space. But, he has the heart and energy to fight every ball.

Dan Ban

Plus you can tell he has technique. He looks comfortable going forward. I like the kid. He’s the muscle we lost when kessie left.

AC Milan

I can see Pobega bully others in the middle field.

milan4lyf

Milan literally played the best game of 2022 this match.

Well done to the entire team. Finally Pioli got the [email protected] to use 433 and look at the difference.

Scoreline should’ve been 4-0 if referee was even 5% neutral. Instead of the referee Jersey, Orsato should just put Juve jersey on in the pitch. Somehow, Orsato gets to referee ALL the juve big & important games.. and every match $hit like this happens. How is that issue not raised by any other clubs?

AC Milan

I think referee did a pretty decent job besides the hand ball.

SJF

Good game and good attitude.

Juve had plenty of chances tho too. Eventually they fell apart, Chelsea won’t do that.
Really think 433 for champions league is needed. That extra man in midfield helps
Also we have more players available now for that system

In Europe we got to be starting dynamic players to match the pace.
Hopefully Leao, Rebic, Diaz in attack v Chelsea. We could really stretch them
Keep our defence the same as tonight

I’m surprised Pioli didn’t take tonali and bennacer off earlier, they must be exhausted!

Here’s hoping we are back on an upward trajectory

SJF

Also a special Bravo for little Diaz. Great heart!!

Nasatik

So happy for this win. But let’s point a few things out. Although Pobega does not impress me, he helps out the team.in ways CDk doesn’t. Which helps our midfield and ultimately our defence But each time he is on the ball I am worried. Kudos to Pioli for trying something different tonight. I mean damn. Theo was really needed. I love Diaz. I don’t think he is better than CDK nor adli but he brings a different energy. He defends, he drops down to get the ball to make things happen, although the execution is lacking. Anyway I love… Read more »

SJF

Right now Diaz shud start in CL. Cdk needs some time. I felt bad for him in the Chelsea game,he looked so anxious.
Best to build his confidence back slowly in Serie A
He looked much brighter when he came on tonight as the game was open and pressure was off

Last edited 1 month ago by SJF
Jon

Great game from the team. Origi still his usual self (selfish). What a clown of a player.

Nesta1

He could have squared ball to rebic late on for a certain goal but chose to shoot at a tight angle and fell in process. Good performance and massive 3 points, well done lads

Ranajaya

When a player falls when he shoot, he isn’t great finisher or has lost the touch.

Milan10

he’s a striker and the angle was not that tight so we can’t really blame him. theo though, he should’ve laid the ball off to rebic rather than trying to be van basten

Gbenga AJOSE

For those of us who usually criticise Pioli that he is too static and doesn’t try something different…He tried new thing today and we won Juve convincingly. A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR PIOLI !!!

SJF

Well he was forced to change but change he did and it made a big difference.
Bravo Pioli!!

Hopefully that means he will use Diaz, Rebic, Cdk for rw from now on.
We’ve been desperate for this for so long

AC Milan

He won’t use Rebic on the right wing because Rebic hates to play on the right side.

Dindudre

Exactly what happens when you try something different so yes, I applaud him for it. But I’m just not sold over one game. Juve was terrible today but Chelsea won’t give us same so I’ll hold my judgment for now. Great game today tho. Forza Milan

AC Milan

Having Theo coming was huge. Him and leao at one point was our entire attack. Hopefully we get more aggressive in CL. I felt like CL is not our priority this year. It shows on players play versus Chelsea and the subs too.

Gbenga AJOSE

Lol…..ok let’s wait for Chelsea then.

Dapito

Milan's attack played badly, luckily the Milan defenders played solidly and Juventus played even worse. Diaz can't play in RW. Look at the first half, Milan was dominant on the left while Diaz made the wrong ball pass, dribbled the ball, always lost to the Juve defender. Luckily he scored a goal from a Juve player's mistake. Attacks on the right kick in as CDK plays, and Krunic comes in midway and it's natural that Pobega is focused on defense. One more thing that must be a concern, Pioli must trust other players. Don't let other starter players like Tonali… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Dapito