Team news: Hellas Verona were without the suspended Federico Ceccherini as well as without Diego Coppola, Paweł Dawidowicz, Ivan Ilić, Darko Lazović and Kevin Lasagna, while Milan had to do without Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Simon Kjær, Alexis Saelemaekers, Charles De Ketelaere and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Kickoff time for Matchday 10 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign was 20:45 CET at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.

Goals: Veloso (10′ own goal), Günter (19′), Tonali (81′)

Hellas Verona F.C. (3-4-2-1) – Salvatore Bocchetti
Lorenzo Montipò; Isak Hien, Koray Günter, Giangiacomo Magnani (70′ Juan David Cabal); Davide Faraoni, Adrien Tameze (65′ Martin Hongla), Miguel Veloso, Fabio Depaoli; Ajdin Hrustic (54′ Roberto Piccoli), Simone Verdi (70′ Yayah Kallon); Thomas Henry (65′ Milan Đurić).
Unused: Berardi, Chiesa; Perilli, Praszelik, Sulemana, Terracciano.

AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Rade Krunić (60′ Ismaël Bennacer), Sandro Tonali; Brahim Díaz (46′ Ante Rebić), Yacine Adli (60′ Tommaso Pobega), Rafael Leão (83′ Malick Thiaw); Olivier Giroud (46′ Divock Origi).
Unused: Jungdal, Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Dest; Bakayoko, Vranckx; Messias.

Referee: Davide Massa.

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Agustinar

I like this line up. Finally Adli

dan

Everyone has been asking for him. Hope he does well. And if he doesn’t, don’t crucify him yet either.

Niels8

Really exciting line-up!

Dindudre

Krunic In the lineup again. If we’re planning to attract young players, this is not the way to go. We’re benching good young player like Vranckx for a washed player like Krunic. Does this guy have anything on Pioli or what ???

Ruskin

Stop under rating krunic ,that guy is good in his own way ,the coach sees and won’t want to mess up ,if krunic is not good trust me he will sit on the bench

Milan10

he’s not good. vranckx is much better footballer than him

Dindudre

Thank you!

SJF

Nice to see some fresh faces.

George

First I hope Adli can finally prove Pioli wrong leaving him from CL Squad out by peforming well. Finger crossed for you Adli!!
Second, why always HIM (KRUNIC)???Why so Krunic, Mr Pioli??

Milan10

it’s nice to see that leaonaldo is still producing and that brahim and adli are finally playing rw and am respectively, like i’ve been suggesting. but giroud need to stop his silly fancy flicks and start putting the ball into the net; what a horrible miss. oh, and its his fault milan lost vs napoli at home

Gbenga AJOSE

Hnmmm…this our defense is becoming leaky..we can’t even defend a goal for few minutes.

Milancrazyfan

Silly mistakes. However in general weve been conceding because our defense is exposed, not much cover from midfield. And krunic plays in an adnce role due to his “superb” padding and vision. ( im being sarcastic of course)

SJF

We really miss Kessie. His physicality in midfield was huge for us and is one of the reasons we now are so open and concede so many goals

Ronaldinho80

What a beautiful goal scored by Gabbia

Ronaldinho80

And for the first 25 mibutes Verona has been playing well

AC Milan

Adeli has been ghosting. CDK is better.

Ronaldinho80

Maybe Pioli knows who should play after all

AC Milan

That’s why he is the coach.

Dindudre

Yes that’s the comment I was definitely expecting. Lol. Very predictable of fans like you. Keep a guy on the bench for as long and then bring him to expect miracles. Lol. Smh

AC Milan

I don’t even want adili start, I want CDK or even Pobega is much better.

Ronaldinho80

If i took a shot of vidka after every misplaced pass i would be dead by now

AC Milan

Adili lost the ball again. If our fans doesn’t like Krunic who offers something. Adili offers nothing.

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AC Milan

We did not have a shot on target for the first half. Playing Adili is like playing with a men down.

Oluwa Shevy

Well I really am not blaming adil he hasn’t seen game time at all this season so I feel poili should be gradually playing him with time he will get confidence what I saw him play in pre season he was ok that’s why most of us were angry he was not selected for ucl list he needs confidence I won’t totally write him off for just one game just been optimistic am sure the 3point is coming to us

AC Milan

I just don’t want us to to lose 3 points simple because some fans want to see a player play. I want us to win even if it means to not satisfy some of the fans.

agus

why didn’t Tonali take control the deep playmaking role?

Niels8

Exactly my question. I am afraid Tonali has lost his playmaking sense after having played with Bennacer continuously.

milan4lyf

Tonali has the vision but his short passing is awful AF. Long passes is not how Pioli plays the team which limits Tonali’s only attacking weapon. But he is good defensively. So Pioli uses him for what he does best, disrupt opponents plays.

SJF

God they are brutal

Elliotazzuri

Krunic is going to be a Milan player as long as pioli is coach, because pioli likes him and he will probably play for Milan till 35years he will be our captain, the rest of our good talent will be purchased by other big teams but only krunic will remain

AC Milan

Fans will expect players to play even they do not have the quality. Maybe we paid Adili to be a backup?

Ronaldinho80

I hope Napoli isnt to strong this year

Ronaldinho80

This fuckers cant lose

Niels8

The players look so tired. Misplaced passes, weak pressing, and no cohesion.

Gems

Milan are playing like a pile of shit lately
we’ve lost our aura , blame injuries wotever
but we’ve been pathetic
Giroud missing that sitter could be costly

SJF

They have been awful!!
So lucky to win tonight, despite playing one of the worst teams in the league.

Lets not mention the 5-0 aggregate beating we took from Chelsea, a team who were in transition. Which lets be honest was an embarrassment to Italian football.

Credit to Napoli who are showing in Europe that Serie A is not a farmers league

AC Milan

Finally Adili is off, we now have a chance.

Ronaldinho80

O for fucks sake same as against Chelsea fucking 10 corners in a row

Ronaldinho80

Yesss our Pirlo 2.0 great goal

Raven

Tonalli will never leave for Juventus.

AC Milan

Thank you Pioli, thank you Rebic, thank you Tonali. Goal.

Ronaldinho80

Fuck i cant stand this corners

Dindudre

Pobega came on and did multiple things better than Krunic. Thiaw came on and saved 2 goal scoring chances, and Origi came on and did MUCH better than Giroud. makes me wonder why Pioli keeps them off the team

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AC Milan

Pobega was for Adili. Ben was for Krunic. At least get your fact striaght.

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Dindudre

He came on for Adli yes but he played in Krunic’s position pushing Tonali up to Aldi’s position. Get your eyes straight.

AC Milan

We took over the game after Adili got subbed. Again get your fact straight.

Ross Oneri

Two great blocks from Thiaw, they were both goal bound.

Dindudre

I saw that too!!! He seems like a good fit. He can and should start next week against Monza. Should help him get more used to the playing style.

dan

Ahead of Gabbia? What’s everyone’s take on Gabbia? I know we value speed but then again Nesta, Staam , Baresi didn’t have speed and were amazing. His lack of speed is killing him but I don’t want to write the kid off yet

AC Milan

He is clueless, Gabbia was man of the match before our second goal for 80 minutes. Then Thiaw came in did well for 10 minutes and he will start? Those are the Smh moments.

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AC Milan

Baresi was a speed demon. A freak in nature defensively. He is one of the best defender of all time for a reason. If you don’t know who he is I just youtube it for you:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr2xKLsKAMs
Imagin prime Cannavaro with a 50% boost in every category.

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SJF

Oh man Baresi was quick

Ronaldinho80

Win is a win but this one was ugly guys

AC Milan

After Adili was off all of a sudden we created several goal threaten chances. Some of the fans put pressure on the coach so we could almost lose points.

Jon

Wtf is going on with you dude???
This is the young boy’s first start for Milan and you expect Miracle from him?
Why are you going crazy… have some patience you pathetic fan.

AC Milan

Because people always complain why Pioli not playing him. Well, he played him for majority of the game and showed why Pioli does not play him. He was completely useless.

milan4lyf

Damn Thiaw is gooooood. Saved two goals for us. Another beast signing from Maldini it seems. If he’s good in the air, he will become a starter sooner than we think. We need to see more of Vrankxx. As always, we dont have any attacking plays, we just wing it and see if Leao does it or not. That’s just it. Milan as a team is a living example of the phrase ‘defense wins you titles’ tho I am happy about it. Pioli really needs to work out some attacking plays or at least teach some of the players how… Read more »

Ted

Thiaw what was that?? Having such crop of talented CB’s, Pioli seriously needs to consider a 3 man backline. We sure have players for that kind of formation. Ugly but really a necessary win. It shows once more our boys don’t back down easily. Forza Milan!

Jon

50-50 match but we got real lucky. Thiaw was phenomenal! We probably need to have a little more faith in this guys (Thiaw, Kalulu and Gabbia) as we wait for Kjaer’s retirement, hopefully he does retire with us. As for the midfield, Tonali and Bennacer desperately needs some help, Adli, Pobega and Vrankx seems they aren’t yet at the level we need… A player like De Paul would be an ideal transfer cause he literally covers every inch of the pitch.
Lastly, We need a RW and Origi really needs to leave this club.

AC Milan

Great comment except maybe Pobega, he is good enough to rotate with ben when he is tired.

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Filippo

Tonali, Kessie even Leao needs more than 2 seasons to be the player they are now. Remember that we are investing on young squad (except Origi and Messias). We probably will see them including CDK shine in the next seasons.

dan

What’s everyone’s take on Thiaw vs Gabbia? Both young both with potential. Gabbia lacks speed but speed isn’t a defining feature to be a great CB

SJF

Thiaw had some great blocks but we haven’t seen him for a full game. Positioning, discipline, passing etc yet to be tested

Yusfull99

I think this is the perfect time for us to steal the league with the easy fixtures we have compared to Napoli and Atalanta… Thiaw.. Adli.. CDK.. Origi.. Vranckx time to shine and it’s nice to see Rebic in the RW position

Ted

Easiest fixtures are the trickiest for mindset.