Team news: Milan were without 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 Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Simon Kjær, Alexis Saelemaekers and Charles De Ketelaere, while Chelsea had to do without Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kanté and Hakin Ziyech. Kickoff time for Matchday 4 of the CL Group Stage was 21:00 CET at San Siro.
Goals: Jorginho (21′ pk), Aubameyang (34′)
Red card: Tomori (17′)
AC Milan (4-3-3) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia,
Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández (80′ Fodé Ballo-Touré); Rade Krunić, Ismaël Bennacer (62′ Tommaso Pobega), Sandro Tonali; Brahim Díaz (37′ Sergiño Dest), Olivier Giroud (62′ Ante Rebić), Rafael Leão (80′ Divock Origi).
Unused: Jungdal, Mirante; Coubis; Messias.
Chelsea F.C. (3-4-2-1) – Graham Potter
Kepa Arrizabalaga; Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly; Reece James (62′ César Azpilicueta), Jorginho, Mateo Kovačić, Ben Chilwell (89′ Marc Cucurella); Raheem Sterling (62′ Ruben Loftus-Cheek), Mason Mount (46′ Conor Gallagher); Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (80′ Kai Havertz).
Unused: Bettinelli, Mendy; Chukwuemeka, Zakaria; Broja, Pulisic.
Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER).
sweet jeebus on motorbike, KRUNIESTA AGAIN?! it’s official, stupioli, kruniesta and saladinho had threesome and the latter 2 had the tape
At least Tonali is playing center of the middle. I actually like this formation.
nope, bendondo does, and it suits him perfectly. tonali should play as modric-esque mezz’ala, like i said he should, and he does. too bad the ref ruins the game
Welcome back milan 10.
Krunic again!!! What does this guy have on Pioli that he keeps playing him??? smdh
I hope its a 433 and not krunic at 10
Why must krunic start, the guy is a perfect definition of an average player, he is not even supposed to be a AC Milan player anymore
Who would you put there ? Pobega is quite raw still. I’m not sure Pioli wanted to throw him into the fire like that. I’m not happy about it either but it goes to show our depth is very young. Say we put Pobega and we does poorly. What would that do to his confidence?
The question is why did the coach not choose adill over krunic, or if Adil is too raw also tell me what krunic has achieved that makes him qualify to start a cl games against Chelsea, he can’t even get better anymore
Simple. Whoever the slot is for, it’s a slot for a backup player. For that purpose, Krunic is more useful.
No answer to that. I’m with you dude.
The Italian league is definitely not ready to win a UCL in the next ten years unless some fluke happen, the quality of serie a can make average players like krunic, salamakers, Messiah e.t.c shine all this players are people that if they where in pl they would have been playing for Burnley
Bitter truth. We should sincerely ask ourselves as milanista how many of our starters can make first 11 of best four teams in epl and laliga. We were once dominating Europe but how long are we going to be depending on free agents from these leagues in order to regain our lost position in Europe
And we are the champions of Italy we are supposed to be Italy best team in Europe this season
Well pioli may have been forced to change but thank the lord we have Diaz on rw.
Hope Gabbia does well, very hard stepping up to this level having not played any games.
Not sure about Giroud starting, his form has dipped, hes clearly burnt out
I have a good feeling about this game. Milan 2:1.
You were saying?
I can’t predict the 12th man on their team.
milan always get ruined by the ref in europe
Come on. Looked good at first. Gabbia seems very attentive tonight. Then this absolutely unneccessary situation. Stupid.
Ref just killed the game before it even started.
Fukin joke penalty
since when do u get sent off for a hand on a guys shoulder
How are we going to get screwed by the referees every year in the CL?
That’s because we are not paying our dews now with Salzburg winning now it will be very difficult now and it’s a win win situation for the last two games
Why must we keep on using ref excuse every UCL am tired, why can’t we beat them with red card
Even the Jamie Carragher, English analyst agreed along with several analyst that it was not a penalty, let along the red. The referee got bought. UEFA need to investigate this and send this crook to jail for life.
True am not against the fact we were cheated, but must we give up because of that
You can’t win in CL with 10 players from minute 18. It’s just football. Red cards are way to powerfull and yellows are useless.
Are you saying no team have won a ucl game with a man down, does it makes sense that with a red card, a match has automatically ended in just 18 min
It’s easy for you to say that because you are not the one that’s running.
I am Milan fan and I am angry. You should too if you are a Milan fan. The fact that you are not even angry just shows me that maybe you are not a Milan fan because you simply do not care if we got mistreated?
Saddly that is the state of football today. A lot of fixed games and a lot of corruption. UEFA is one of the most corrupt organizations out there. Thats why i stopped being too exited about football long time ago. If it wasn’t for Milan i would have probably even stopped watching this sport.
I gotta agree with you on every count. Uefa, the bastard child of Fifa, has helped ruin the great sport we once knew. But what about Tomori? Is this guy still on the books at Chelsea? He’s been nothing short of disappointing over these two legs, and it’s been quite appalling considering that the opponent is his former employer.
The only team i watch buddy. Yes the corruption with uefa and fifa, i gave up watching all the games a while ago. Honestly, i haven’t watched champions league final in 4 years.
That is why i was actually for our own league i fuckibg hate uefa
Wow! Tomori of all people ♂️
THIS. IS. EFFING. BULL$HIT.
Milan keeps getting screwed By referees every fucking season. Last season literally UEFA got ATM qualified over us and now this crap.
Sick of this shite with these refs screwing us over, what a joke and ruined this match, nightmare.
Our best defender tomori played garbage against Chelsea home and away, if it’s juventus he can score, now play well when the world is watching so they can know we have a CB that deserves a good fifa rating he flops badly
i said get auba in 2017 but morontella and fatsobelli chose kalinimovic
no blames that’s past everyone one way or the other make mistakes atlist let’s talk about this summer mercato who and who did we buy how much did we spend many lapses we didn’t cover and injuries plagued the team as well it’s well let’s just pray Zagreb do miracle for us to qualify o by beating or playing draw with Salzburg
my point is, i could build stronger team than these “pros”. some of these morons dont even know that kessie and brahim aint AM like i do
The Ref is out of control.
Let’s hope the curva sud Milan ultras hunt this ref down after the game
Say what you want about this disgraceful red card, but this is clearly an example of a coach being outcoached and a team being out played. simple! I’m yet to see the impact of Krunic in this team ever! Pobega played against a top team like Juventus, but he didn’t seem him fit to play against Chelsea?? what a coach. smh
Krunic is using black magic on pioli, we have to snap pioli of his hipnosis
I think thats a bit harsh. We got a red card in the 18th minute. We didn’t really had the time to show anything on the field.
Give Mirante a game
tatarasanu is an embarrassment
I knew with maignan out we would lose both games to Chelsea , should have signed a decent reserve keeper to play at this level
we need to get knocked out of champions
and concentrate on scudetto
I somewhat understand your point but you know that’s not gonna happen. We either finish 2 or 3.
Yeah I’m sure you said that last year and you’ll say it again next year and the year after.. interesting low table fan you are
well, at least dynamo zagreb scored. milan can still finish 2nd
Lost cause. Good thing the management is watching.
UEFA is a joke, bring on the Super Leage.
I already know pioli subs plan and when he is going to make those sub, today game ended so fast that the only thing I have to do now is chat till it over, I was excited away and home, only to get heart broken both leg, Milan should refund me my ticket money, am just a student
Ref wiped his ass with this game, period. The dumbest red card in a long time if not ever. We were playing a great game up to that point. Dominating in my opinion. Ben was having game of his life, beautiful to watch. Feel sorry for diaz have to leave because of refs fuck up. Uefa and fifa always corrupt.
Also, krunic starting again definetly pioli’s brain farted again. Give up on the guy already.
krunic is good squad player, like brocchi or galli, but he should only play when no one else is available. then again, stupioli made brilliant decision by giving adli the hauge treatment so he’s not available for ucl matches
Agreed. I think pobega would have been the better choice for starting 11, and crunic warm the bench. Oh well, hopefully we get a good italian player this winter so we can get more players in champions league squad. ( allthough i dont know what the exact uefa rule is on that)
The only good thing is that Dinamo equalized against the Austrians.
And that foul from james is not a yellow. Fuck this ref. And his bosses. Disgusting.
sterling studs were high, as were cuadrado’s last weekend, but none of them got red. i wonder if var is actually useful. they should’ve asked the ref to check the monitor as well to overrule the red card
Var is working in our League that is why Juventus is not winning and we get penalties.
actually, var works AGAINST juve this season. i watched that salernitana game and the last 10 minutes of the match was total entertainment lmao
Bring Origi on for Giroud for fucks sake! When Giroud is useless on the pitch, he’s super useless!
This man really took out our best midfielder Bennacer for Pobega and left useless Krunic in the game??????????????
Unless he was trying to save them from injury, that was very retarded
Games over mate
he’s obviously resting them idiot .
listening to theses Pommy cunt commentators is
Chelsea is up by 2 but I see a sense of urgency for them when they have the ball compared to our players constantly passing the ball backwards and walking around the field.
win vs zagreb and vs red bull and milan will finish 2nd. not bad, all things considered
As long as we don’t get screwed by the ref again. I mean Tomori touched his shoulder and end up with red. Since when is football a contactless sport?
No tomori I don’t know if kjaer would be back by next week I just feel for tomori the only time and chance he needs to prove himself against his old teammates the ref spoil the party for him
tomori denied clear goalscoring chance. it’s harsh but its not incorrect call. had tomori touched the ball or there had been another milan cb between mount and tata, it would’ve been just penalty, but tomori fouled him from behind, denying clear goalscoring chance, hence red card. it is what it is
It wasnt that a hard foul to be given red milan10. In premier league that wouldnt even be a penalty, in most champions league matches too. Players uses their hands a lot. Hell, even in some instances last night Chelsea players held our boys with their hands and nothing happened. THAT MORON REF SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN ANY STADIUM EVER AGAIN, PERIOD. yes tomori messed that one up too. Its done now. Lets win our next 2.
remember that red card ramos got after he “tripped” neymar? or that milan’s paletta’s foul on roma’s salah? those were soft as well but correct calls.
you can’t foul someone from behind while he’s having goalscoring chance, especially if you can’t touch the ball. that’s straight red. there’s reason why lassana diarra, marcelo etc didnt foul messi when messi scored that solo run goal in 2010/11 ucl semi. not everyone is nesta
No one said this was the first bad call in football’s history. Many bad calls were made and will still be made. Even with stupid var. Some are deliberate and some are from stupidy.
it’s really not bad call. remember that red card fiorentina player got after being last man tripping ibra (if im not mistaken). it was soft foul as well but since he’s last man and deliberately fouling a player through on goal, having goalscoring chance, he got espulso-ed. it might be controversial but its rule of the game. tomori should’ve known better
Now let’s forget about whether it was a foul or not as we may not agree with each other. Let’s try to talk common sense. The fact you can recall only a few similar penalties in a decade says something. There’s always going to be exceptions in life. Now how many times such touches in similar situations were not given? Just last night Cuadrado was denied a similar one for Juve and there was less fuss because in general they are better not given as penalty than otherwise. Here common sense teaches to rather go for less damage/controversy. With less… Read more »
i dont care how rare it is (it’s not), a correct call is correct call. tomori should’ve kept his hands to himself when he’s in that position. clearly he’s not calm enough and it showed even before the incident. i also don’t care if it’s minute 20 or 90, it’s all the same. many criticized the ref for not giving de jong red card after he bruce leed xabi in 1st half of wc final. he was probably afraid of making a scene by doing the right thing but had netherlands won that final, many would’ve said it’s unfair coz… Read more »
Well it’s not a foul for me and I also based it on the rules. Not all contacts are necessarily a foul. It depends on the heaviness of the touch and there’s no particular measurement for how heavy a touch must be to be considered a foul. So you must do some balancing. For most people including Mount himself and former refs, Tomori’s touch was not intense enough for a foul ,especially when the attacker was still able to keep going and got the shot away. There’s a reason no one calls for a penalty before ref points to the… Read more »
Honestly as tough a call as that is to take, it is a penalty all day long. Red card is very harsh and unusual, pity the ref had to spoil the game. What Milan fans are really angry about is being schooled by Chelsea twice. Its not nice and its not good enough. Management as in Maldini, Massara, Pioli etc need to seriously consider the state of our squad /team. A lot has been done well but this summer gone by was a real step backwards. Also much and all as i love Pioli, we have no more time or… Read more »
well obviously you didnt see ramos’s red card after he fouled neymar in the box. also, had that german ref been wrong, uefa would’ve punished him. it was harsh but right call. deal with it. just because former italian refs said no in italian newspapers like la gazzetta doesnt necessarily make it so
Mason Mount just confirmed his surprise. Got anything else to say? It was not a foul.
if leao had goalscoring chance like that and james had his hands all over him causing him to lose balance failing to score, you would sing different tune, wouldnt u? and i bet you celebrated fiorentina’s red card vs milan a year ago, didnt you?
u cant do what tomori did, especially when ur last man. so, instead of blaming the ref, milan players need to stop committing silly fouls in their own box. napoli game should’ve been enough lesson
Mason Mount is Tomori’s best friend at Chelsea. Naturally he will say something “nice” about it..
This penalty reminds me of Taribo against Ariel Ortega at Atalanta “96
Hi guys, anyone can find me the video of the foul where Gabbia was boked?
That was a frustrating one thanks to the ref giving away stuffs just like that. Unbelievable. I’d be so happy seeing one of our players punching that freak in the face. Krunic should’ve done that and he’d be banned for some time which would be ok
I love the idea, but why Krunic? Why not Zlatan? Since Zlatan cant play anyways. Getting banned makes no difference. UEFA can ban Zlatan the rest of the year for karate chopping + kicking the referee. It serves 2 purposes: 1. It does no harm to us. 2. From now on referee has to think twice about making stupid calls against us.
Because having Pioli would then be forced to play better players having Krunic banned lol. Zlatan could be too much for him. On Tuesday night I would let any dangerous guy deal with the idiot but now that I’ve lost some bitterness I’d consider not having him kicked and kill by a karate man !!
I was excited when Adli performed well at Ligue 1 and during pre-season. I expected that he will get more playing time with milan, but surprisingly it is KRUNIC who got nod before Adli and Pobega. Never understand it. Milan played basically with the same squad with the last season. The squad sho failed to qualify to the next round in CL. I am really wondering whether Pioli approved all signings. What is the point signing many players if Pioli keep using the same lads like Krunic and Diaz. Just for fun, capital gain, etc?? New players should give Pioli… Read more »