Team news: Milan were without Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Alexis Saelemaekers and Zlatan Ibrahimović, while Monza had to do without the suspended Nicolò Rovella as well as without Armando Izzo. Kickoff time for Matchday 11 was 18:00 CET.
Goals: Brahim Díaz (16′, 41′), Origi (66′), Ranocchia (70′), Leão (84′)
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) – Stefano Pioli
Ciprian Tătăruşanu; Sergiño Dest (46′ Pierre Kalulu), Simon Kjær (60′ Matteo Gabbia), Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernández; Ismaël Bennacer, Tommaso Pobega; Junior Messias, Brahim Díaz (53′ Charles De Ketelaere), Ante Rebić (60′ Rafael Leão); Divock Origi (78′ Aster Vranckx).
Unused: Jungdal, Mirante; Ballo-Touré, Thiaw; Adli, Bakayoko, Krunić, Tonali; Giroud.
A.C. Monza (3-4-2-1) – Raffaele Palladino
Michele Di Gregorio; Valentin Antov, Pablo Marí, Luca Caldirola (54′ Andrea Carboni); Patrick Ciurria, Andrea Barberis (46′ Filippo Ranocchia), Stefano Sensi (66′ Warren Bondo), Carlos Augusto; Matteo Pessina, Gianluca Caprari (66′ Christian Gytkjær); Dany Mota Carvalho (54′ Andrea Petagna).
Unused: Cragno, Sorrentino; Birindelli, Donati, Marlon, Marrone; Colpani, Machin, Valoti; D’Alessandro, Vignato.
Referee: Livio Marinelli.
Rushing people back from injury again. Kjaer and Messias should have been rested this weekend ffs. Smh
Hope vranckx gets a decent amount of minutes today. We need him ready
Super diaz. What a goal. Thats what cdk has been lacking. Not the scoring part, but picking up the ball deep and carrying it up the field.
Damn origi is looking horrible so far. Hopefully its just his lack of playing. But again, the whole team is not looking all that good.
Origi made an assist. A big improvement, still not Milan standard but he can get there.
Hence “lack of playing”
Bravo Diaz nice second goal
Brahim is on steroids. Fantastic goals.
We are winning from early first half. Wtf is leao playing ? Shouldn’t he rest for the upcoming matches
Nice missile from Origi
Milan does not have a goal keeper. We need to agree on this. Like how did that freekick go in?
If we have magic Mike we would’ve been perfect this match.
Well it was a great free kick mate! Mike too has conceded some. For a 36 y old backup ,he’s doing well unlike last season. Haven’t yet seen any serious errors from him.
Pretty average performance by the team. Thankfully when we were 1-0 up monza missed their chances and we won comfortably enough.
Still we are way to easy to get through
Brahim, Bravo, great goals!! He has such skill and heart
But lets be honest we looked decent against a poor team
Now we must address the elephant in the room CDK The lad is clearly struggling massively with his confidence. He looks so scared After Theo passed to Leao for the 3rd goal instead of him, he just kept walking away and didn’t celebrate. Seems like he has not integrated in the group I feel bad to see him struggling so much, that chance he failed to connect with was embarrassing.. He was obviously given time away to sort his head out, and was brought on with the game won, taking all pressure off him and yet he was frozen People… Read more »
CDK just isn’t ready for top level football, I think he’s forcing himself to join Theo X Leao combo, hence leaving him disappointed. He probably needs to learn a thing or two from Brahim. Do your thing, play good football and take initiatives.
De Ketelaere and Diaz should be starting together with the former out wide. It’s not like the extra spot would otherwise be occupied by a superstar!
Not really, Leao went through similar path and needed like two seasons to come out banging. We called him Niang 2.0 and wanted him sold. There are many factors like expextations pressure and language barrier which are not easy to embrace. Also, look at Paqueta now, all top teams want him. Patience with CDK cause when he opens up and overcomes these starting difficulties, then he’ll be a scary strong addition.
Cdk walked off the pitch and down the tunnel tonight while the team were cheering the supporters.
Of course he needs time and patience.
The point is even Leao etc in the early years didn’t struggle as badly.
I feel worried for the lad, he looks so out of sorts mentally and not integrated with his teammates
It means he’s hungry and wants to show his worth but he’s just too hard on himself. Needs to ease a bit and relax.
Easy win even thou Monza was given too much freedom to pass the ball around at the San siro. That Vranckx seems a good midfielder. I will start counting on him. The lack of good deep midfielders in the team worries me. Good to see Krunic not having a minute!! Unless he’s resting him for the CL which would drive me crazy
Haha! Most likely the Maestro is being rested for CL.
Haha I’m afraid !